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Starting June 22nd, 2021, the intersection of Main Street West and 7th Avenue West will be closed through June 23rd to June 24th, 2021 for paving operations. A detour route will be in effect for the Main Street closure. The detour route will run from 9th Avenue Northwest to 2nd Street Northw…

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Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry/Pop-up Perishable Food Program will be stopping in Valley City on Thursday, June 24th from 12:15-2  p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, located at 680 8th Ave SW in Valley City with distribution lineup in gravel lot at VCSU/Shelly Ellie — Lokken…

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Though there is mention of celebrations honoring fathers going back to 1508 in Southern Europe, the first known Father’s Day service in the United States was held on July 5, 1908. It came in the aftermath of a tragedy: the worst mining accident in United States history. At about 10 a.m. on D…

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The Valley City Times-Record reached out to our readers and asked, “Do you have the greatest dad in the world?” and we invited you to bust out your art supplies for our 2nd annual 2021 “Draw Your Dad” contest.

This date—June 19th—serves as a special opportunity to recognize, learn, educate, mourn, hope, rally and push reform as America observes Juneteenth. This date was chosen for an annual observance because of the historical importance of June 19, 1865, in the United States’ journey to making on…

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The Valley City Area Chamber Ambassadors made a stop at Brockopp Brewing to chat with owners Scott and Nicki about the journey into the microbrewery business. While ambassadors enjoyed samples of the wide variety of beer and frozen seltzer options on the menu, Nicki explained how this busine…

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Valley City Area Chamber Ambassadors made two stops on Wednesday. The first was to Golden Paws Dog Salon, where they met with owner/groomer Chelsey Hannig and held an official ribbon cutting. Hannig has been grooming dogs since 2007.

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An important part of our community parade system is the Valley City Police and Fire Department recognition. The excitement for younger people seeing lights and sirens, and for some adults to see friends, family, and coworkers in a parade is almost unmatched. However, this year’s community pa…

Effective 06/15/21 a.m., a portion of Barnes County 37 (Barnes/Cass County line) will be closed ½ mile north of its intersection with Barnes County 34.  Crews will be replacing a culvert.  This closure will is expected to last 1 day with a tentative reopening of 5:30 PM today.  No detour wil…

BISMARCK, N.D. – Newly released numbers from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s (NDGFD) 74th annual breeding duck survey indicate a below-average breeding season for waterfowl. The main cause of the decline is lack of water – the 2021 May water index was down 80% from 2020, and near…

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Producers, 4-H’ers, agricultural business professionals who work with producers and those interested in goats or sheep will have an opportunity to learn more about internal parasites during a webinar North Dakota State University and University of Minnesota Extension are hosting Tuesday, June 15.

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BISMARCK, ND - Saturday, June 5, 2021, marked the 40th anniversary of when the first five cases of AIDS were officially reported. In addition, June 5 was a day to commemorate the 32 million people who have died from AIDS-related illnesses worldwide and honor the long-term survivors.

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On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress took a break from writing the Articles of Confederation and passed a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new co…

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Barnes County Emergency Services Manager Sue Lloyd is informing the public that the Board of Barnes County Commissioners has rescinded the proclamation of the county-wide burn ban, meaning the ban is canceled, effective June 10th. The burn ban was due to abnormally dry conditions in the area…

Should women be allowed to vote? Or should they stay home…cook, clean and take care of the children? That is the topic of the play, “Persistence” which focuses on the role of Suffragist Elizabeth Preston Anderson who was a Tower City-Valley City native (with relatives still in the area)  and…

The Valley City Public District school board election was held Tuesday, June 8th at the Hi-Liner Activity Center with one district at-large position on the ballot.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will begin mowing a seven-to-ten-foot clearance along shoulders of state highways the week of July 5. Mowing was originally scheduled to begin next week but has been delayed.

On Wednesday, June 9, Greg Hager of Valley City will be sharing his music at the City Park Bandshell starting at 7:15 p.m.   As part of the 25th Anniversary of Music in the Park, Carole Flatau will be recognized for her accomplishments and contributions in growing the arts and music in Valley City.

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Effective Immediately: Barnes County 38 is closed approximately 5 miles West of the City of Litchville due to overland flooding conditions.  No detour is provided.  Please seek alternate routes. Motorists are advised to drive with caution in South West rural Barnes County.  Overland flooding…

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The 25th Annual Sheyenne Valley Soap Box Derby race was held this weekend, hosting 32 young racers in two divisions (Stock and Super Stock). The cars sped down Central Avenue, going for gold, starting bright and early in the morning. By afternoon, it was a sizzling-hot day, but the action on…

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The School Board Election will be held tomorrow, June 8th, 2021. Voting will be held at the VCPS Central Administration Building, 460 Central Ave N. The polls will be open from 11:00am to 7:00pm.

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On March 17, 2020, Valley City Mayor Dave Carlsrud declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 health crisis.  In consideration of a decline in positive cases locally and across the state, and widespread availability of vaccines, along with the end of the school year, it is ant…

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Being proactive is the best way to deal with heat stress in cattle, according to North Dakota State University Extension livestock specialists.

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Attention, kids! Do you have the greatest dad in the world? The Times-Record is inviting you to find the ‘Draw Your Dad’ ad in the 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 to PO …

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Sheyenne Valley Soap Box Derby action begins bright and early on Saturday, June 5th. The hay bale bumpers will be set up along Central Avenue for the trial runs, which begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. Then, the races commence at 9:30 a.m. and will go until all racers in each division hav…

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In addition to Music in the City Park Bandshell every Wednesday at 7:15 p.m., locals also have an opportunity to take in more music outdoors. The Bridges Art Council presents this annual “Summer Afternoons in Pioneer Park” in the Amphitheater, where you can enjoy music, spoken word and comed…

Producers who are experiencing drought-related challenges will have an opportunity to learn more about the programs the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has to offer during a webinar that North Dakota State University Extension and the North Dakota FSA are hosting o…

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The country looks back on the 101st anniversary of women’s suffrage this year—which will be a “round two” celebration of the centennial. The 100th anniversary came and went in 2020 without the fanfare it was due, because of COVID-19. This year will be as an extra opportunity to celebrate the…

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Each year, I plant a container herb garden on my deck for convenient access to fresh herbs such as basil, oregano, parsley, cilantro and rosemary.

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MANDAN, N.D. — The 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at noon Monday, May 31, at theNorth Dakota Veterans Cemetery, 6.5 miles south of Mandan on North Dakota Highway 1806. This annual event, hosted by the North Dakota National Guard, honors all deceased American servicemen and women and i…

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Jefferson Elementary Principal Troy Miller was a good sport on Thursday, giving the students and staff there a memorable way to end the crazy 2020-21 school year. Each year, the student who raises the most as part of Jefferson PTO, as well as any student who raised $200 or more, during the y…

Music in the City Park Bandshell is back. The Valley City Parks & Recreation is excited to start the year off with a local group, the Valley Troubadours, on Wednesday, June 2 at 7:15 pm in City Park. There will be cake served starting at 7 pm in observance of 25 years of Music in the Park.

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When you visit the Valley City Barnes County Public Library on Central Avenue, you might be unaware of the historical significance of the shelves, tables, desks, windows and walls that surround you. In addition to being the city’s public hub of information and a huge influence on education f…

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Valley City, ND – The Thundering Saints donated $15,000 to Hospice of the Red River Valley, generated from charitable gaming proceeds in Valley City, N.D. The donation will be used to provide compassionate end-of-life care to those in Valley City and the surrounding communities.

Check out the updated activity information for Rally in the Valley!! It's going to be a great day in beautiful Valley City!! We're still looking for vendors and parade entries! Contact the Chamber for more information!

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