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December 29th

Kettle drive doubles goal, raises $44K

December 29, 2011

After setting out to raise $22,000 with this year's red kettle donation campaign, the Barnes County Salvation Army Unit is proud to report that county residents have helped them shatter their goal.
"This year, we raised $44,736. It's just unbelievable," said Barnes County Salvation Army Chairman Lee Isensee.

Annexation rolls on

December 29, 2011

An area south of Valley City, including Woodland Park and several surrounding businesses, was recently annexed into city limits.

A court decision handed down last week will allow the City of Valley City to annex property north of 35th Street SE between the Kathryn Road and the Sheyenne River and south of I-94 into city limits.

December 28th

Hi-Liner wrestlers ready to Rumble on the Red

December 28, 2011

Note: The original story read that Larson wanted to be the first VCHS wrestler to go undefeated in a season. Since publication, it has been verified that Larson would not the be the first to finish undefeated. This version of the story has been updated to reflect that.

At the beginning of the year, Valley City High School wrestler Brandon Larson set the bar high.
He wants to be the join the short list of wrestlers in school history to finish a season undefeated.
"It was just my goal at the beginning of the season to be the first person from Valley City to ever do that," Larson said.

December 27th

Minnesota Vikings expect Peterson back for 2012 season

December 27, 2011

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The athletic abilities of star running back Adrian Peterson led the Minnesota Vikings to give him a seven-year, $100 million contract extension before the season started.
Now, they hope his recuperative abilities are just as good and he is able to live up to being the highest-paid running back in the NFL.
Minnesota expects Peterson to be recovered from left knee surgery for two torn ligaments in time to start the 2012 season.

VCSU men ready for rule changes at Wesmen Classic

December 27, 2011

The Valley City State University mens basketball team had a largely traditional practice Monday when it returned from its short holiday break.
But as the team worked its offense, there was one subtle change — rather than running the shot clock at 35 seconds, the Vikings were working the ball with only 24.
It was a strategic move to help prepare the team for the Wesmen Classic tournament, which starts Wednesday at the University of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

December 23rd

Barnes County Commission meeting minutes for Dec. 6

December 23, 2011

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Barnes county commission
Tuesday December 6, 2011
Valley City, North Dakota
The Barnes County Commission met in regular session Tuesday, December 6, 2011, with all members present.
States Attorney Lee Grossman called for nominations for chairperson. Commissioner Knutson seconded by Froelich, made a motion to nominate Schwehr.
Commissioner Berntson made a motion, seconded by Froelich, to cease nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Schwehr as chairperson. Upon a roll call vote with all voting “yes,” motion carried.

VCSU Digest: Frenette named new track, cross country coach; hoops sweep DAC awards

December 23, 2011

Staff report
The Valley City State University cross-country and track & field teams are getting a new coach, and one with plenty of NCAA Division I experience no less.
Ken Frenette, who spent 23 years coaching the mens and womens cross country teams Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., was named the Vikings' new head coach in a release Friday.

Rise of the Raiders: Maple Valley girls off to 4-0 start

December 23, 2011

Entering this season, Maple Valley High School girls basketball coach Jeff Miller was cautiously optimistic.
"I knew we'd be better than last year and I knew we'd be able to surprise some teams," Miller said. "I thought we would maybe get off to a slower start and then start picking it up at the end of the year once they started playing together."
But after beating Griggs County Central 54-31 Tuesday, "better than last year" is a goal the team has already achieved.

December 22nd

UBS out for blood

December 22, 2011

United Blood Services will be at Stoudt Ross Ford in Valley City for a blood drive today and tomorrow (Dec. 22, 23).

The two-day push will run from 11:30 a.m to 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday.

UBS worker Rachel Jipson said early Thursday afternoon that the turnout had been good so far.

"We are always looking for people to give," she said. "We've got lots of open spots."

LMM girls lose, boys win; BCN girls beat LaMoure

December 22, 2011

The Litchville-Marion/Montpelier basketball teams had mixed success in Tuesday’s games at Ellendale.
On one hand, the girls struggled to score and lost 65-28, but on the other, the boys picked up their second win of the year.
In the girls game, the Rebels were hurt by a bad first half in which they were outscored 39-7.
Ellendale led 20-2 after the first quarter and then scored 19 more in the second.
LMM had scored 21 points in the second half, including 13 in the third quarter.
Tasha Piehl and Tanys Ulmer led LMM with six points each and Brenna Rodin had five, including a 3-pointer.

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