Valley City State University students spent Thursday packaging up books and other supplies for soldiers as a service learning project and charity campaign.
The students in professor Jonna Zinielâ€™s human communication course have spent the past two weeks gathering donations, including books, cards and letters and basic toiletries, to send to soldiers serving overseas.
The organization, called â€śBooks for Soldiers,â€ť has grown from sending just books to much more.
Early on in the Valley City High School wrestling team's 40-34 dual loss to Carrington Thurday night, the Hi-Liners seemed like they would simply run away with it.
The Hi-Liners won five of the first six matches, which started at 145 pounds, all by either pinfall or major decision. But as the night continued, the Cardinals showed why they're one of the top Class B teams, getting pins at the lower weight classes, and clinching the win with a decision at 138 pounds.
Minnesota brothers Jake and Austin Rambow have signed letters of intent to play sports at Valley City State University, the school announced Thursday.
Austin, a 6-foot-5-inch forward, will play for the mens basketball team, coached by Jeff Kaminsky. Jake will play baseball, signing his letter with VCSU coach Casey Olney.
The two are from Willmar, Minn., and will join the Vikings for the 2013-2014 seasons.
Jake, the older of the two, will be transferring into VCSU from Ridgewater (Minn.) Community College.
After starting the game on a 9-0 run, the Valley City State womens basketball team never fell behind en route to their most convincing victory of the season with, a 90-49 win over Presentation College Thursday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse.
It's the team's first 90-point game since the Vikings beat Minnesota â€” Morris 93-88 in overtime in the 2010-2011 season.
Though the Saints responded and cut the Viking lead to a two points on two occasions early in the first half, the Vikings controlled the rest of the way.
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North Dakotaâ€™s new smoke-free law, passed by more than two-thirds of North Dakota voters, will take effect on Dec. 6. The new law strengthens North Dakotaâ€™s existing smoke-free law by making all public places smoke free.
For the second year in a row, deputies with the Barnes County Sheriffâ€™s Department are working to make the holiday season a bit brighter for county families in need.
Deputy Scott Crump said he and fellow deputy Don Fiebiger started Deputy Secret Santas in 2011, to benefit families in Barnes County. â€śWe specialize in families in need with financial burdens.â€ť
The emergency room nurses at Mercy Hospital were recently honored for their efforts in talking with families about tissue donation.
The group was given the 2012 tissue partner of the year award from LifeSource, a nonprofit organ and tissue donation organization that serves North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota.
In October, hospital administrator Keith Heuser attended the North Dakota Hospital Association annual meeting.
With the help of a $150,000 grant, Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons is creating a Girl Scout camp volunteer delivery program to reignite camping experiences for todayâ€™s busy girls.
Through the grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, Girl Scouts will create a new training platform for volunteers which will bring camp opportunities into the many communities served by the council.
The grant will benefit Valley City Girl Scouts, said Ann Metli, a spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons council, which serves Girl Scouts in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.
During the regular Valley City City Commission meeting Monday, Ryan Mathias, owner of the NuBar in Valley City, presented the commission with his plans to build a windbreak smoke shelter to accommodate his smoking customers when a new law takes place Thursday.
During the regular November election, North Dakota voters approved a smoking ban that would prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and 20 feet from any door.
Editor's note: The story that ran in Wednesday's paper incorrectly identified the commissioners that were sworn in at Tuesday's meeting. This article has been updated with the correct names.
Two newly re-elected county commissioners, Cindy Schwehr and John Froelich, were sworn in during the regular meeting of the Barnes County Commissioners on Tuesday.
The commissioners approved a contract with Valley City for a financial split and a return of funds to the county for operations of the 9-1-1 system.