June 10th, 2012
Eric Olson, the Libertarian candidate for North Dakotaâs lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, has lived in Fargo for most of his life. He studied business administration and computer networking at Minnesota State University Moorhead and Northwest Tech. He runs XPI L.L.C., an inventory business that serves convenience stores, and also works for IMS, an internet retailer that sells military surplus equipment.
Thereâs been a lot of candidates going after that House seat, how do you think youâll fare this year?
The second you and I were born we became one. Most people were too busy goo-goo-ga-gaing over you to give you the proper title. As we age we should demand being recognized for being one. Iâm venturing to guess the entire economic outlook on our city would skyrocket if only we could teach each other that we are one to one another.
The thing about being one is that we too have to recognize all other breathing beings as being one too. But do we? âm learning that itâs not second nature to recognize it at all.
Kevin Cramer, one of North Dakotaâs three Public Service Commissioners, will face off against fellow Commissioner Brian Kalk for the Republican nomination to the stateâs lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Last week, Cramer sat down with Times-Record reporter David Luessen for an interview.
(Note: An interview with Kalk was published in the May 18 edition of the Times-Record and is available online at www.Times-Online.com)
The Byway Executive Committee is seeking ideas for expansion and improvements to the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway.
Contractor for the project is the engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson.
A series of meetings have been set, with the next one 7 p.m Monday in Valley City at the Regional Tech Center on Winter Show Road, and the final one June 14 at 7 p.m. at the Sodbusters Club in Sibley.
According to a letter from KLJ, âWe need your input. After 10 years the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway is ready to grow again.â
âDo you know if Erma is home?â Sandy Hall recalls a time when she was at a local business and overheard a woman ask another that question. The woman was referring to Hallâs mother, the school and county nurse, and just about everybodyâs friend.
âNo one had to say Erma Overby,â Hall explained, âMost everyone knew her by her first name.â
Erma Overby was a nurse in Barnes County who spent much of her career working as the school and county nurse. Overby was also instrumental in starting many of the healthcare organizations that exist today in Valley City.
Special to the Times-Record
A new program is debuting at Fort Ransom State Park this year called âCountry Farm Life: Portraits of North Dakota Living at the Turn of the Century,â announces FRSP Manager John Kwapinski.
Each Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. programs featuring pioneer living in North Dakota will be held at the parkâs Sunne Demonstration Farm.
The North Dakota Republican-GOP will hold the annual Republican Roundup on Friday and Saturday in Fargo, and state spokesman Matt Becker said the fundraising rally could not come at a better time.
âThis will be the largest summer event we have held in years,â Becker said in a news release. âWe expect to welcome a big crowd and energize a lot of new supporters.â
The District 24 Democrats held their Presidential Caucus and delegate selection meeting Tuesday night at the Skoal Room at Valley City State University.
The State Democratic party had similar meetings in every district in North Dakota on Tuesday. The meetings were part of a new process of selecting delegates to send to the North Dakota Democratic Non Partisan League meeting June 16 in Bismarck. At the state meeting, delegates for the National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., from September 3 through 6 will be selected.
Valley Auto Body and Storage, LLC has purchased what used to be Quality Auto Body Shop from former owner Ken Schwanke of Fargo.
The body shop and storage units are now under local ownership. Jerry Bennefeld, Craig Larsen and Dan Taylor, all of Valley City, decided to make the investment.
âWe all three have experience with rental property and we were looking to diversify,â Bennefeld said.
Larsen said that he and Bennefeld own rental property together and are always looking to find new opportunities.