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January 3rd, 2012

VC Mayor candidate Q&A: Dean Ross

January 3, 2012

The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. Mayor candidate Dean Ross's interview appears below.

Dean Ross

Occupation: Officer with Valley City Police Department, 1973-2000, Chief of Police 2000-2011
Education: B.S. in Agricultural Economics from NDSU
Family: Wife Deb, daughter Jennifer (Bryan) Kriewald, son Michael (Erica) Ross, and four grandchildren.
Organizatons: Member of Our Savior's Church, ND Peace Officers Association, Fraternal Order of Police, and Valley City Eagles.

VC Mayor candidate Q&A: Bob Werkhoven

January 3, 2012

The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. Mayor candidate Bob Werkhoven's interview appears below.

Bob Werkhoven, current Valley City Mayor (term began June 2010)

Occupation: (retired) Former District Engineer at the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
Education: B.S. Civil Engineering from NDSU, Associate Degree Wildlife Management from Bottineau School of Forestry.
Family: Wife Darlene and children Dawn, (West Fargo) Dan (Valley City) and David (Jamestown).

Fewer funds for flood repairs

January 3, 2012

In a memo from the North Dakota Department of Transportation to officials in the state, Local Government Engineer Paul Benning said that the state will receive $100 million less than needed to repair flood damage.

December 30th, 2011

Hi-Liners bring defense, but can't sink shots in loss to Jamestown

December 30, 2011

JAMESTOWN — There's no question about what's ailing the Valley City High School boys basketball team.
"Our offense," junior forward Chase Carpenter said. "We just can't score.
"We're taking bad shots, forcing the ball into the post, just not doing anything great."
The Hi-Liners lost 58-45 Thursday at Jamestown High School. It was the fifth loss in a row.
Similar to the team's loss to West Fargo earlier this month, it wasn't necessarily bad play that lost the game. The shots simply weren't falling.
The Hi-Liners finished the game 18-45 from the field with no 3-pointers.

VCHS girls struggle all around in loss to Jamestown

December 30, 2011

JAMESTOWN — Valley City High School girls basketball coach Jim McDaniel had a hard time pin pointing exactly what was off with his team in Thursday's 62-46 loss to Jamestown.
Unlike the boys, who simply couldn't make shots, the girls struggled to overcome a concoction of turnovers, missed shots and early offensive success from their opponents.
"We were just kind of out of our game, out of synch right from the start," McDaniel said. "We just couldn't get anything going at all."

Vikings advance to Wesman Classic final

December 30, 2011

The Valley City State University mens basketball team
beat the tournament host University of Winnipeg 93-85 in
overtime in the semi-final of the Coca Cola Wesmen Classic
Thursday.
The teams were tied at 81-81 after regulation time forcing
the extra period where the Vikings outscored Winnipeg
12-4. Valley City advances to the tournament championship
Friday at 8:00 p.m. against Brandon (Canada) University.
Sekani Milligen led the Vikings with 26 points. Sylvester
Walker added 19. Aaron Duske finished with a doubledouble
17 points and 11 rebounds. Fourth year forward Eric

Flooding ranked top 2011 N.D. headline

December 30, 2011

BISMARCK, N.D. — Few cities were slammed as hard as Minot, N.D., by the spring and summer flooding that ravaged the Great Plains.

The devastation from the swollen Souris River forced thousands to flee their homes and drew the national spotlight when The Black Eyed Peas performed a benefit concert there.

The flooding, which ultimately damaged more than 4,000 properties in Minot, Bismarck and beyond, was rated North Dakota's biggest story of 2011, based on a survey of print and broadcast members of The Associated Press.

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.

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