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FEI Inc., whose headquarters is in Valley City, recently announced a partnership agreement to be a distributor for Walkabout Mother Bins. The company, owned by David R. Hedt, is based in Faulkton, SD. Hedt is a native of Australia, where the concept of the bins is common practice due to the …

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The purpose of the Valley City Public Schools Hi-Liner Pantry is to help alleviate child hunger through the provision of food/essentials to children and their families at school. The Hi-Liner Pantry is located on the grounds of the school and aims to provide anonymous and confidential food/e…

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Her hands grip the reigns, grabbing onto the horn. Boot in the stirrup and her body lands in the seat. Adjusting the bobby pins, she straightens her hat. Crown set right, grabs a sponsor flag and into the arena she goes. Steed under control, she gallops around and awaits her next activity. 

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Valley City Public Schools online registeration for the 2020-2021 school year starts today Monday, August 10th.  Please note, regardless of whether your student will be attending school in-person or virtual, you will need to make sure your student is registered prior to Thursday, August 13th. 

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At their regular meeting on July 7, 2020, the Barnes County Commission approved a motion to go forward with the construction of a new jail, minus the law enforcement center, at its proposed maximum construction cost of $15,890,637. On July 21, the commissioners revisited the issue, passing a…

The Valley City CROP WALK for HUNGER raised $6047.77 through its 3 mile walk that was held from May 3-9.  The new option to walk anytime over the entire week was because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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While studying the impact of neutrons on uranium atoms, Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann inadvertently split the uranium and led to the creation of barium. In asking physicist Lise Meitner what she thought their results could mean an hearing her answer, they realized that in their bombardment …

The Valley City Outdoor Pool with be open from 1:00-4:30 p.m. Augsut 5th for a FREE Kids Swim Day. The event is sponsored by First Community Credit Union of Valley City.

Marsha and Durand (Duke) Johnson took breathtaking photos of Comet NEOWISE while vacationing in North Dakota this month. Both were back in their home state—Duke is from Fingal and Marsha is from the Glenfield/McHenry area—and the two met while attending Valley City State University. They cur…

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Valley City, N.D. – There are three additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Barnes County over the weekend. The individuals are females, one in their 20s, one in their 50s, and one in their 60s. Sources of exposure are still under investigation by the North Dakota Department of Health (NDD…

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Zebra Mussels, native to eastern Europe and western Asia, were introduced to the US in the 1980s, originating from the discharge of ballast water in the Great Lakes. It has spread since then by the movement of waters and the transfer of unclean equipment from one body of water to another, wr…

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The Valley City Community Closet will be open on Monday, August 10 for a Back to School event. From 5-7 p.m. in the parking lot of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, tables will be set up with tons of free shoes, blankets, jackets and other items for the whole family.

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Here’s something to put on your calendar if you haven’t yet: RiverFest 2020 (check out the article in the Friday, July 24th Times-Record for all the details). 

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Motorcyclists have been out on the open road all summer long. With the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally coming up August 7-16, that traffic will increase exponentially in the coming days. Last year, the rally brought in total vehicle traffic of 499,654, the South Dakota Department of Transportation …

Teri and Jeff Undem recently hosted a Backyard Prom for a group of Valley City High School Seniors. Ladies glammed up, their dates crisp and clean in tuxes and ties, and paired up for the grand march  on the back patio.

A town favorite is returning to Valley City’s Central Avenue on Thursday, July 30th: Summer Nights on Central. The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce will host the series of Thursday night events July 30, August 20 and 27, featuring games, live music, shopping, street vendors and more—all …

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The Valley City Fire Department is dependent on the equipment working properly and meeting certain standards. To keep up to date with the standards in the industry, equipment upgrades are a necessity. Within the last year, the department upgraded the ladder truck to better serve the needs of…

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The Valley City Public School Board approved the 2020-2021 District Reopening Plan on Monday, July 27th.  The approved plan is attached with this email and will continue to be used as our guide in preparing for the first day of school on Monday, August 31st.  Please see the highlights of thi…

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Mr. Eagle has been arrested and is in custody at Barnes County Corrections according to an early morning press release from the Barnes County Sheriff Office. Dehl Eagle, an inmate from the Barnes County Correctional Facility, was released at 10:17 AM, Friday, July 24th, for work as a conditi…

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Since 1931, The National Speech and Debate Tournament has elevated the platform of public speaking competition in the United States. Every summer more than 6,000 middle and high school students travel to the largest academic competition in the world to debate current events, voice their view…

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Effective 7:00 AM Monday, July 27th Barnes County 21 (Kathryn Road) near the junction of Barnes County 38 will be closed for a culvert replacement project. No Detour will be provided.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.   

The Great Plains Food Bank will be in Binford from 10-11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 607 Whinery Street, Binford, and then in Valley City at the Epworth United Methodist Church, 680 8th Avenue SW, Valley City.

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Have you ever wondered about the link between live animal and final product? How the yield grading system works? How to evaluate a beef animal?

While the Northern Pacific and Great Northern were transcontinental railroads running east to west, the Midland Continental Railroad was intended to run as a north-south transcontinental line between Winnipeg and Texas’ Gulf Coast.

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The Barnes County Highway Department is reminding motorists that River Road (Barnes County 19) is closed at the junction of 115th Ave. SE. Heavy rainfall resulted in a culvert washout at that location, and it will take some time to repair the road and open it back up to traffic. There have b…

Due to a close contact with COVID-19 and quarantine protocols, 32 Below and the VC Chamber have decided to cancel the Summer Nights on Central scheduled for July 23rd.

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Emergency responders were called to the scene of a train derailment around 9 p.m. Tuesday night. They found that the last ten cars of a westbound Canadian Pacific train had derailed just east of where the tracks cross 117th Avenue north of Valley City. The train was not carrying any hazardou…

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Six candidates for the North Dakota state legislature had a chance to speak their mind and answer questions at a candidate forum at the Pioneers Park amphitheater late in the week. The forum was sponsored by the Valley City Chapter of the ND Women’s Network. Gail Pederson was the moderator.  

Valley City, N.D. – One additional case of COVID-19 is confirmed in Barnes County today. The individual is a male in his 20s and source of exposure is under investigation by the North Dakota Department of Health. Of 27 total cases, this is the only active case of COVID-19 in the county.

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Barnes County 19 (River Road) is closed at the junction of 115th Ave SE, due to a washed out culvert.  No detour is provided.  Please seek alternate routes.  Motorists are reminded to use caution when traveling during and after heavy rainfall events.  Road conditions can rapidly change at any time.

On Wednesday, July 22, the Chamber and local businesses are hosting the annual Crazy Daze celebration in Valley City. From 8 a.m.-6 p.m., local businesses will be offering one-time crazy deals, as well as gift card drawings and a $250 Chamber bucks grand prize giveaway. 

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