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The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2020 Community Grant Round. Thanks to the generosity of our community through our annual fundraising event last fall, we were able to award $24,700 to nine nonprofits in Barnes County.

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During a morning press briefing to update North Dakotans on the COVID-19 situation, Governor Doug Burgum outlined the new strategies now being implemented across the state to address the increase in state cases.

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The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Times-Record to give Barnes County voters a chance to get to know the local candidates. Being informed is vital in deciding who you will be casting your vote for in the November General Election. 

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Barnes County 38 will be closed 2.5 miles west of Barnes County 7 for a culvert replacement beginning at 8:30 AM today.  This closure is expected to last one day with an approximate reopening at 4:30 PM.  No detour will be provided.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes. 

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Nice Idea is a free entrepreneurship program for North Dakota middle and high school students where they learn to be creative and entrepreneurial, connect with mentors and actual problems that need solving, and showcase their ideas to win support to make those ideas a reality.

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Farming and ranching are both a sort of paradise, as long as you love hard work. And it’s well worth the work, for a closeup view of a beautiful blue sky over our native plants. 

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The A-Maze-N Clown Pumpkin Patch is hosted each year by the El Zagal Jamestown Shrine Clowns, and the site is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and every Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. through October 25th.

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Don Malec, Valley City Eagles Club 2192 representative, has presented a donation to the Riding For Dreams organization. Riding For Dreams is an Adaptive Riding Program, found in Southeast North Dakota. 

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Valley City Public Schools will be dismissing all students 2 hours early due to the Water Main Break and Issues in the City of Valley City. School Buses will run a schedule 2 hours earlier than usual. All home activity events and practices have been cancelled. Any out of town activity events…

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The Valley City - Barnes County Development Corporation Board of Directors met for their regular meeting Monday morning during which they voted unanimously to transfer to the county 3.11 acres of the I-94 corridor via Warranty Deed for the construction of the new county correctional facility. 

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Now is a good time to be thinking about farm safety.

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In the center of Lower Manhattan, a memorial plaza covers an 8-acre expanse in the shade of surrounding skyscrapers. The footprints of the North and South towers, each nearly an acre in size, are now reflecting pools, where thin sheets of water cascade from the sides and fall toward the basi…

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In Valley City, the Cub Scouts are led by Joe Sykora, who is inviting parents to an informational meeting on Thursday, September 10, from 7-7:30 p.m. at Chautauqua Park. Parents are encouraged to stop by to get more information about having their son(s) join Cub Scouts. The program is open t…

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A Drive Up COVID-19 testing will be held on Wednesday, September 9th by City-County Health District staff from 3-5 pm in the Shelly Ellig Field/Lokken Stadium parking lot. Event is first-come, first served. No insurance is processed and there is no cost for the test. Please attempt to pre-re…

North Dakota’s land-grant research university has an extension arm that serves to get the research out to the public. Part of that includes the North Dakota Parent Education Network. ND PEN, as it’s known, is specifically targeted at parents in North Dakota to give them another source of res…

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Valley City’s annual Clean-Up Week will run from September 14-18, during which citizens are encouraged to “clean up, clean off, and clean out their properties,” the city says. After that, put what you want to get rid of out for disposal and Public Works will pick it up with your garbage at n…

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A small-scale, free testing event will be held on Friday, September 4th at City-County Health District from 11:00 am-12:30pm. “If you weren’t able to be tested on Wednesday, please call 845-8518 to pre-register for a spot on Friday the fourth,” she added.

The Titanic Museum is in Branson, Missouri.  As you are standing in line to enter, a crew member hands you a boarding pass. On the back is a short story about one of the passengers and you find out their fate at the end of the tour. 

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Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals, a group focused on advocating for stray or abandoned animals, will host its animal Spay/Neuter Week September 21-25, offering a 15% discount plus a $25 SVFA incentive to help pay for spaying/neutering your pet. 

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At the Barnes County Commission’s regular meeting on Tuesday, commissioners allotted time to hear from representatives of the Stop the Jail Committee. The group put together and circulated a petition to county tax-payers who are against the construction of a new jail. 

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When Stephanie Hoffarth left her driveway on Friday, she spotted smoke pouring out of the white building nearby. She reacted quickly, getting to Dennis and Gail Pederson’s door as fast as possible and ringing their doorbell insistently. It’s Hoffarth’s quick thinking, the Pedersons say, that…

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VCPS is looking forward to hosting the Roughriders on Tuesday, September 1st for 9th/C/JV/Varsity Volleyball. Below are the information sheet for the EDC Volleyball match, HAC procedures and protocol as well as seating chart for the HAC. 

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On 8/27/20 at 1907, Troopers located a vehicle that had just been reported stolen traveling southbound on Barnes County 11. Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle which fled entering I-94 eastbound west of Valley City. The vehicle fled eastbound on I-94 through Valley City where the pursuit …

Free Face Masks to be Given to Barnes County StudentsJ&S Marketing will be giving away free cloth face masks and travel size hand sanitizers to any Barnes County student on Friday, August 28th from 2pm to 4pm in the parking lot of J&S Marketing is located at 1025 Bottle Drive and is …

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Did you grow up always wanting to be a firefighter? Loving the sound of the big engine horn when you watched them drive by in the parade?

Those countries all had a unique way to preserve a cultural food: Dry berries mixed with dried meat and tallow make Native American pemmican, the Germans love their fermented sauerkraut, North Dakotans tend to appreciate pickled beets, and the Chinese were among the first to smoke bacon.

The whirring electrical sounds hovering above our heads are a sign of the season: the dog days of summer. If you’ve seen an exoskeleton that one of these sound-producing insects has left on a tree trunk, you might think you’ve seen an alien creature with malevolent intent. That’s not quite i…

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Walking and biking to school can be part of the solution to be COVID safe with the re-opening of schools. By walking or biking to school families can also contribute to the health of the community by leaving space on the school bus for those who need it. There are also many benefits for ment…

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The Sheyenne Valley Special Education Unit serves around 241 students in five school districts: Barnes County North, Hope-Page, Maple Valley, Oakes and Valley City Public Schools.

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Owning pets is one of the greatest joys of life for many people, but training them can be quite a challenge. If you’re looking to “up” your dog’s obedience skills, check out the Beginning Dog Obedience classes in Valley City this month through October. 

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Valley City State University has set August 25th to be its first full day of classes. Faculty and staff are excited to welcome students back, whether or not it’s in person or online. Students now have various options for attending classes available to them. In-person classes will feature red…

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Downtown Valley City will be rocking for the 2nd Summer Nights on Central event and the band Tripwire from 6-9. That combined with great shopping savings, Farmers Market from 4-6 p.m. and Hi-Lite's Dance Team car wash in Veterans Park from 5-9 p.m. will make for a great night of family fun!

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When North Dakotans mark up their 2020 General Election Ballot, whether it’s in person or mail-in, they’ll see three measures to consider.

Help us choose furry friends to be crowned the Times-Record Cutest Pets 2020  in our Cutest Pet Contest, August 19th-26th.

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