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Kids are fascinated by these lionesque golden orbs. They’re a bright, golden yellow when blooming, have fascinatingly sticky sap, and when they’re done blooming, it’s more fun than blowing bubbles to poof the fluff everywhere. What’s not to love?

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On Thursday, June 4th after 8pm and into Friday, June 5th in the morning, weather permitting, Valley City Public works will spray for mosquitoes. Parents are advised to keep children and pets out of the streets and away from the spray machines. Motorists are urged to use caution when traveli…

Covid-19 is obviously not the first pandemic to impact the world. Between 1882 and 1940, one out of every seven American and European citizens were killed by the infamous condition known as tuberculosis (TB). Like the Corona Virus, the main way to stay safe from TB was to isolate yourself fr…

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Need a cool refreshing break -- Valley City outdoor pool is open Sunday - Saturday at 1:00 p.m. daily for open swim. For more information call Gaukler Center at 701-845-3294.

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New this summer, Glamping (glamorous camping) at historic Fort Seward in Jamestown will be a way to see what life was like when the fort was in operation. Though it won’t be quite as “glamorous” as a decked-out-in-pink camper or tent, visitors will get to stay in a Civil War-era tent, called…

The vision came years ago, and then came the funding from the legislature with the governor’s approval. Next was the design process, and then the redesigning and value engineering. Now we’re entering the home stretch, as the construction process for our new Center for the Arts begins in earnest.

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Barnes County 911 Dispatch Center will be siren testing on Wednesday, June 3rd at 9 a.m. This is just a testing of our emergency tornado sirens during the summer.

Attention Kids! Do you have the greatest dad in the world? The Times-Record invites you to find the ‘Draw Your Dad’ ad in the Times-Record newspaper and draw us a picture of your dad inside the space available. Then drop off your masterpiece at the Times-Record office, 146 3rd St NE or mail …

Barnes County 18 and Barnes County 2 are now open to traffic. Barnes County 37 is expected to be opened later this afternoon.

The District 24 legislative race has some new faces with one returning to the election scene.  On the Democrat side, Sen. Larry Robinson is running for re-election while Naomi Muscha, who previously served the district from 2012-2016, and newcomer, Brad Edin, are on the ticket for House.

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VCPR summer program will be starting the week of June 1st. This includes Play Park, Summer Tennis, Youth Baseball /Softball, Adaptive Programs, and Swimming Lesson.

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Two county commission races will be on the June ballot. The top 2 candidates will move on to the general election in November. District 1 and District 5 seats are up this year. In District 1, the incumbent Cindy Schwehr is challenged by Rockne Earles. In District 5, the seat is currently hel…

Just south of the Slade National Wildlife Refuge and steps from Lake Isabel, you’ll come upon Elks Camp Grassick.

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For North Dakotans (and many people around the country), life is better on the deck—or patio or porch—because the drinks are cold, the company is good and the food is great. That sentiment is now the namesake of a Fargo-based, locally-owned company, Big Deck Barbecue Co., committed to making…

Mid-afternoon on Wednesday, May 27th, the Valley City Fire Department and other emergency personnel responded to a fire at the landfill south of town. The warm, dry weather and breeze helped the fire jump to a nearby shelter belt where it burned trees and other brush.

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Norma Egstrom, better known as Peggy Lee, was one of the most important musical influences of the 20th, becoming the first female artist nominated for a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1958. In 2020, the world celebrates her centennial birthday, taking time to recognize her incredible…

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Spring Road Restrictions will be lifted on all asphalt county roadways, with the exception of Barnes County 17s (Old #1).  Restrictions will remain in place on county gravel roads until further notice. Barnes County 17s (Old #1), will remain closed to all truck traffic.

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During the week of May 19th, 1980, North Dakotans—and many across the Great Plains—observed traces up to a half-inch of grayish powder in their yards, on trees, windows, vehicles. Satellite images showed exactly where it had come from, though its origins were thousands of miles away. The ash…

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Meal pick-up (FREE) will be continued ALL summer long!! Same locations, same times, same great food prepared by our amazing food service staff! We are so excited to be offering this service & seeing the students of VCPS all summer!

“Guess I’ll have to go to plan B” is a common expression all of us use when it’s obvious that what we are trying to do is not working and we need to try something else. I’m guessing just about every farmer in Barnes County would say that 2019 was a year they had to go to “Plan B” more often …

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A follow-up on the 3-part series about the Chaffee family legacy and Titanic disaster:

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It’s planting season!  Students in Barnes County will have the opportunity to start their own garden at home this spring. Grab n’ Grow seed planting kits were assembled by ON THE MOVE partners and distributed to 550 students and children from Valley City Public Schools, Litchville Elementary…

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The tradition of the Teacher of the Year award began in Valley City Public Schools in 1983 as a way to recognize an extraordinary educator in the district each year. Each year since then, VCPS has bestowed upon one of these fine teachers the title of Teacher of the Year.

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Firemen rushed to, what appears to be a grass fire in the train underpass near Exit 294 on Interstate 94, with flames being put out shortly after their arrival. Watch for more details.

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This class photo for the Valley City High School graduating class of 2020 was taken on the Dacotah Bank Track on Hanna Field by photographer George Dutton of Dutton’s Photography.

Valley City Park and Recreation playgrounds are open for public use. The VCPR encourages all to take precautions by washing hands and continuing to practice social distancing. The restrooms will remain closed.

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Old cars, new cars, motorcycles, ATV's and many other "wheels" cruised Central Avenue and Main Street tonight. The first cruise night, held a few weeks back, had a tremendous turnout. Tonight Valley City community outdid themselves again and came out in full force with endless lines of 100's…

The Bridge City Cruisers facilitated a unique way for the community to get together (while practicing proper social distancing), having some fun together while taking a cruise. Old cars, new cars, fire trucks and so many other “wheels” packed Central Ave. that traffic was backed up for blocks.

The Barnes County Auditor’s Office has, thus far, mailed out 2,607 ballots. The election is 3 ½ weeks away on June 9th. If they have not already done so, voters should send in their ballot application as soon as possible, as it does take time to process the application, mail out a ballot and…

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Ivy Real Estate Group recognizes the great community in which they’re based with honoring a weekly “Yard of the Week” winner series. This summer will be the second year of the annual summertime event, during which the Times-Record teams up with Ivy Real Estate Group to collect nominations fo…

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Faith Lutheran Church in Valley City is hosting its annual Diaper Drive through May and June to collect these vital supplies for families in need. The donations Faith Lutheran collects will be given to the Barnes County Food Pantry and Social Services.

The Barnes County Jail was reclassified in 2018 as a Grade Three correctional facility after the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) found compliance issues during multiple inspections. As a Grade Three Facility, the jail was allowed to house inmates for no more …

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The 34th Annual Big Spenders Raffle sponsored by the Barnes County Wildlife Federation (BCWF) will begin raffle drawings on May 16th at 1:00 p.m. at the Valley City Eagles Club. The public is invited to attend or watch on the BCWF Facebook page BCWF.

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North Dakota and agriculture: agriculture and North Dakota—words that are almost synonymous to many people, including its own residents.  It is the land itself that has been a major factor in the development of the state and its culture.  It is through the eyes of the publications documentin…

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Driver Licenses and Motor Vehicle Tabs dues March 1, 2020 or after, remain valid and do not need to be renewed at this time, per the Governor’s Emergency Declaration, that waived expiration dates until further notice. Our local DMV office remains closed to walk-in traffic but is available fo…

Check out the Q & A in the Tuesday, May 12th Times-Record to get to know the candidates for Valley City Public Schools School Board. We asked candidates the three candidates—Arthur Frieze, Ryan Mathias and Sherri Horsager—a series of questions so that voters would get to know more about …

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