August 14th, 2013
An accident Wednesday morning in southern Barnes County east of Litchville claimed the lives of two people.
The accident occurred at about 9 a.m. at the intersection of North Dakota Highway 1 and North Dakota Highway 46. A semi going eastbound on highway 46 failed to stop at the intersection of highway 1. A northbound truck struck the eastbound truck, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Both trucks came to rest in the northeast ditch of the interchange. Both drivers died on the scene. One driver was wearing seatbelts while the other was not.
Shirley Olson of Valley City was the winner of $1,000 in gas certificates at the Valley City Times-Record Free Gas Giveaway held at the Valley City Eagles Club Monday.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
The 2013 JakeStar Festival takes place Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17that the LaMoure County Memorial Park (Granny Park), just north of LaMoure.
Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization aimed at inspiring young people to succeed in a global economy, now has a presence in Valley City.
Tydise Reed Peltier, 39, has registered as a sex offender in Valley City. Peltier's registered residence is 250 3rd Avenue, Apartment 13, Valley City.
Peltier is a lifetime offender assessed at a moderate risk to reoffend.
Peltier was convicted in 1997 of abusive sexual contact without permission for having intercourse with a nine-year-old girl whom he gave a sexually transmitted disease.
In 2008 Peltier was convicted of sexual assault and solicitation of a minor after having sex with a 17-year-old developmentally disabled girl who was pregnant with his child.
The Barnes County Sheriff's Department is seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Allen Nelson, a lifetime registered sex offender who was assessed as a high-risk offender.
Nelson is wanted for four outstanding warrants: failure to comply with registration requirements, a class C felony; failing 24/7 drug testing; drove or actual physical control of motor vehicle-failure to appear; disorderly conduct-failure to appear.
Corn growers interested in learning about sulfur deficiency in corn should attend the Fingal corn plot tour scheduled to begin at 8 am on Thursday, Aug. 15.
Greg Endres, NDSU Extension Area Agronomist, will discuss why sulfur deficiency was such a widespread problem this year.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Friday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded Valley City's Mercy Hospital with a Bronze recognition level for its organ, eye, and tissue donation and registration efforts between September 2012 and May 2013.
Camille Settelmeyer, Mercy's assistant administrator for clinical services, said Friday Mercy was recognized for the fact that families of 100 percent of deceased persons eligible to make tissue donations agreed to do so and because the hospital worked with organ procurers to make the process of providing information about donations to families.
A groundbreaking took place Friday morning where the Dakota Spirit AgEnergy ethanol plant will be built near Spiritwood.
Midwest AgEnergy Group, an upper Midwest biofuels enterprise owned by Great River Energy, will build a biorefinery capable of producing 65 million gallons of ethanol, 198,000 tons of distillers grains for livestock feed and 6,900 tons of fuel-grade corn oil for use in biodiesel.Â Â
Arrest warrants have been issued for a Towner man suspected of a series of storage unit burglaries in Valley City.
According to a press release from Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson, Zachariah Mitchael Grotberg, 31, has been implicated in burglaries in Valley City and elsewhere in the state.
Arrest warrants were issued for Grotberg for three counts of burglary â€“ a class C felony, and one count of theft of property â€“ a class B felony.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.