August 20th, 2014
The Dazey Sodbusters Club will celebrate its 69th anniversary this year with the 11th Sodbuster Stampede Bullorama in Sibley on Sunday. Along with a full day of bull riding, dancing and pedal tractor pulling, the Sodbuster club will honor Keith Nudell as the 2014 Outstanding Sodbuster of the Year. More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Valley City Public School buildings will now be accessible by a key fob only. Faculty and staff will receive fobs to open the doors, and guests can be admitted by pushing a button on the door. More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Legion Post 60â€™s Jesse Johnson, Jake Miller and Ben Baasch, sporting honorary attire, showed off their skills to scouts and college coaches in Sundayâ€™s Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts in Dickinson, N.D.
â€śCongratulations,â€ť Baseball Factory director Bryan Dunkel wrote in respective letters to Johnson, Miller and Baasch.
City-County Health District invites residents to stop by the the new public health building to see the vegetables and herbs as well as various types of edible flowers that are growing in planters outside the former First Community Credit Union building that CCHD purchased.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
A major renovation of Valley City State University's President's House Guest Inn is nearly complete, said Greg Vanney, director of marketing and communications. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Andrew Miklas, 25, and Nicole Lindermann, 18, are expected to plead guilty to arson and burglary charges for their roles in the October arson of Faith Lutheran Church in Valley City.
Change of plea hearings for both suspects are scheduled in Barnes County District Court for Aug. 25. Lindermann's plea hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Miklas' hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
Highlights of this day in history: Mongol ruler Genghis Khan dies; Women in U.S. clinch right to vote; James Meredith graduates from Univ. of Miss.; Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita' published in U.S.; Actor-director Robert Redford born.
Valley City's The Vault will soon appear on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, said David Brekke, who owns the coffee house operated on the honor system with wife Kimberly Brekke. More in Monday's Times-Record.
The New Life Assembly of God church will host its first Amazing Backpack Give-Away at the church on August 18 and 19 from 5:30-9 p.m. when area students can pick up backpacks and back-to-school supplies free of charge. More in Monday's Times-Record.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) â€” A man who played college football in North Dakota has been convicted of killing one man and wounding another outside a Minneapolis club last fall.
A Hennepin County jury convicted Cedric Chappell Jr. on Thursday of murder and attempted murder. He's scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 11.
The 22-year-old played football at ValleyÂ City State University in ValleyÂ City, North Dakota.
He was charged in connection with an October gunfight outside the Blue Nile restaurant and bar in Minneapolis. Prosecutors say an argument broke out between two gangs, and 35 shots were fired.