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In the final moments of the longest day of the year, the sun set over Valley City, and upon a hill, at the Medicine Wheel Park, a small group of community members gathered to watch it all go down, marking the twilight of the Summer Solstice.

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Autumn Elton, soon to enter fourth grade at Washington Elementary School, was seriously injured in a bicycle accident on Tuesday in Valley City.

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A community is defined by its shared history, heritage and traditions -- and few can speak more to these essential pillars of a community than its elders, who have seen how a community’s identity can endure no matter the changing tides of history. 

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The 2022 season continues with a familiar name to many on Wednesday, June 22 at 7:15 pm.   “Kroshus & Krew” from Wahpeton will be returning to the City Park Bandshell.

When Edie Johnson speaks about Leanne Wiest, she knows her by her tireless work ethic -- and her willingness to lend a hand to others. 

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I planted my apple trees about four years ago. One of the apple trees is very productive. It is the little tree that could, despite being my dog’s third favorite chew toy (the dogwood and lilac shrubs are numbers one and two).

St. Paul, MN— As the region’s leading provider of sexual and reproductive health care, Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS) proudly celebrates Pride Month with LGBTQIA+ and TGNB communities and recognizes shared strength during Pride Month and every day of the year.

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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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Valley City as a community will be joining hands for the 24th Annual Rally in the Valley, held on Saturday June 18th, organized by the Chamber of Commerce. Tracey Compson, event coordinator at the Valley City Chamber of Commerce shares why Rally in the Valley is important for people in the c…

Peggy Lee is a cultural icon whose roots are proudly set deep in the area around Barnes County and even beyond – and so Myron Sommerfeld, a devoted fan of Peggy Lee and local musician in his own right has set out to bring Peggy Lee Day to Valley City this weekend.

Natalie Wintch, Valley City Public School board member, has submitted her resignation from the board effective on June 30, 2022. The school board is seeking applicants interested in filling a one-year interim position during the 2022-2023 school year. The application process will begin on Mo…

The Kid’s Therapy Center (TKTC), located at 202 Central Avenue S in Valley City, serves more than just kids, and provides a variety of approaches to the complex issues that make up mental wellness.

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The image of the Bjornson Golf Course Bridge, seemingly ravaged by floodwater, sent waves of shock across social media and the community.

BISMARCK, ND – Several old scams are circulating once again in North Dakota, and they are catching people unaware, warned Attorney General Drew Wrigley.

On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, a mutual aid agreement was signed between the Spirit Lake Tribe and the North Dakota Highway Patrol. This agreement will enhance law enforcement in the areas of emergency calls, requests for mutual aid and other law enforcement functions on the Spirit Lake Reservat…

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The primary elections in Barnes County carried an additional layer of weight thanks to a dust-up within the District 24 Republicans that saw Dwight Kiefert lose his party’s endorsement – and win his primary all the same.

Coming to the Valley City Park Bandshell on Wednesday, June 15 is Kasey Moore & Evie Andrus.  They will begin at 7:15 pm.  The program will be held on the VCSU campus in the new VCSU Performaning Arts Center. This is due to the continued work being done in City Park following the water s…

Valley City as a community will be joining hands for the 24th Annual Rally in the Valley, held on Saturday June 18th, organized by the Chamber of Commerce. Tracey Compson, event coordinator at the Valley City Chamber of Commerce shares why Rally in the Valley is important for people in the c…

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Alice’s Community Days has gone on nearly 125 years – indeed, in 2025, the little town will be celebrating its quasicentennial, a true testament to the fun and community spirit that embodies the annual event.

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Children and their parents gathered at the Valley City Public Library Parking lot to attend the Zoomobile conducted by the Red River Zoo. Zoomobile is a program conducted by the Zoo in order to educate people about animals in a more interactive way. 

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The prices of gas, groceries and nearly everything else are rising with no end in sight. Where can we save some money?

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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds residents that preventing mosquito bites is the most effective way to avoid West Nile virus disease. Although there have not been any human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) reported to the NDDoH so far in 2022, there is ris…

BISMARCK, N.D. - Governor Doug Burgum has proclaimed June Safety Month here in North Dakota. The summer season is a time of increased rates of unintentional injuries and deaths and it's an appropriate time to focus attention on injury risks and prevention. "North Dakota residents and all wor…

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In life, Eugene Pederson loved to visit Hobart Lake, a great fishing spot some miles west of Valley City, and after his death in 2019, friends and co-workers of his sought to leave a testament to his love of the lake and nature by naming a landing in his honor.

Growing up with an interest in libraries and reading, Joshua Bartels was eager to take on the role of interim director at the Valley City Barnes County Public Library.

BISMARCK, N.D. – State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said North Dakota school board members have begun new leadership training sessions, which are intended to sharpen their focus on improving their students’ academic performance.

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Valley City Public School students, joined by the Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre, performed the play “Cinderella” on Friday, June 3rd in the Valley City High School Theater. This performance was put on in conjunction with the James Sheyenne Valley Cooperative, featuring a script and origina…

At the North Dakota State Water Commission meeting chaired by Lt. Governor Brent Sanford, the Commission approved $61.2 million in cost-share requests. The Commission voted to approve funding for several municipal, regional, and rural water supply projects, as well as projects related to flo…

The Wild Prairie Bakery raised $300 for the Barnes County Salvation Army on the National Donut Day. The Salvation Army has always been an helping hand for people in the Valley City Community and they use all the donations to help people in need.

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