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In Valley City, we’re lucky to have a vast array of products and services available to us from locally-owned businesses. Through every challenge presented over the last year and a half, they’ve continued to serve their community to the best of their ability, finding ways to reach out, suppor…

The southbound and northbound parking lanes on Central Avenue will be closed from Main Street to 4th Street South beginning Monday July 26, 2021 for construction operations. The roadway will remain open to thru traffic. Parking will not be permitted on the street. Pedestrian traffic will be …

Have you seen all the space stuff going on recently? The uber-rich are now into launching to the edge of space, which seems daring and exciting, but perhaps a bit expensive and risky. If you’re psyched about space—or just looking for a unique way to see our place in the solar system—Valley C…

Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved a petition calling for a recall election of Dwight Kiefert, State Representative in District 24. The petition request came from a recall sponsoring committee in District 24, comprised of Shane Anderson (chairman), Valerie Hubbard, Tamera Kleymann, Ph…

“Ladies of Another View” on BEK News is coming to Valley City to broadcast “My Hometown” to shine a light on the great people, history, businesses, and events that make it so special.  And Valley City is SO special that it will be a 2-part special with 10 interviews!

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Art creations were all the buzz at LET’S WALK VALLEY CITY this year, which was attended by nearly 600 people. Participants were invited to walk, bike, rollerblade or run the one-mile route that included City Park and the VCSU campus. There were games, fun activities, live music and a variety…

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The highest temperature ever recorded in North Dakota (though it might have felt like it was this past weekend – uffda), was 121ºF in Steele during July 1936. The coldest temperature ever measured in the state came on February 15, 1936, when the mercury dipped to -60ºF in Parshall.

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When I first moved to Valley City in 2008, I remember being enthused by one thing in particular in this little town I now lovingly call home. My parents took my brother and I to the museum here in town to see what kind of history our new city had behind it. Since I was no older than 5 at the…

Built in honor of Mindy Morgenstern, Mindy’s Garden on the corner of 9th St. NE and 5th Ave NE in Valley City is a blooming beauty. A special thank-you to all the volunteers who work so diligently to keep the garden a remembrance of one of Valley City’s most beautiful souls.

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Gov. Doug Burgum yesterday presented North Dakota’s highest citizen honor to the state’s first Olympic gold medal winners, officially inducting twin sisters and hockey world champions Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson into the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Hall of Fame.

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The Abused Persons Outreach Center (APOC) of Valley City is hosting their annual Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser on Monday, July 19th, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Valley City Eagles Club. The public is invited to come out and enjoy the free-will offering spaghetti feed to help raise money to support…

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The Valley City Area Chamber Ambassadors had a great visit with the folks at Dakota Dogs when they popped in this week for a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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It’s time to Shuffle Off to Buffalo! We are ready to open the doors of the school once again, and everyone is invited to come for a visit.  We will be hosting our Party on Pearl Street on the lawn of the historic school on Friday, July 16th as part of the Shuffle Off to Buffalo festivities. …

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The city of Wimbledon, ND, is hosting their annual Wimbledon Palooza, jam-packed with fun events, on July 15th, 16th and 17th.

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Come out and enjoy Barnes County Achievement Days at the North Dakota Winter Show July 13th, 15th, 16th and 17th. 4-Hers showcase the projects they have worked on throughout the year. All events are free and open to the public

Bismarck, ND – The temperatures are climbing throughout North Dakota. When it’s hot outside, it’s even hotter inside a car.

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Monroe Doctrine will be bringing their music to the City Park Bandshell on Wednesday, July 14th starting at 7:15 p.m. As part of the 25th Anniversary celebration Stretch Rogers along with her daughter, Roxanne, will be recognized for their contributions and dedication to the arts and music i…

New Life Assembly of God in Valley City regularly hosts an outreach ministry that provides backpacks and school supplies to students in need. The Amazing Backpack Giveaway began in 2014, the first of which served 63 students. It has grown exponentially, serving over 200 students each year si…

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The 25th Annual Sheyenne Valley Soap Box Derby, with Central Avenue as racers’ track, was held on Saturday, June 5, this year. The youngsters participated in two divisions: stock and superstock. Each year, the champion in each division in Valley City advances to the All-American Soap Box Der…

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Doug Burgum has proclaimed July Lakes Appreciation Month in North Dakota. North Dakota invokes images of the Badlands, wheatfields, and even oil wells. People certainly think of the Missouri River and the recreational opportunities it provides. Still, they may be su…

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The Landon’s Light Foundation held a very special First-Annual event at the Fargo Essentia Health Plaza toward the end of June: Landon’s Night at the Lights. Organized by the foundation, the inspirational event honored Landon and the work that Landon’s Light Foundation is doing to brighten t…

Long-lived perennials such as trees have to be tough to adapt to an ever-changing environment.

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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) has confirmed harmful algal blooms in twelve North Dakota lakes. Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) can produce toxins in the water called cyanotoxins.

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It’s that time of the year again. Nothing says “Happy Birthday, America” quite like launching miniature rockets into the night sky, while crowds of friends and family “oo” and “ahh” at the loud explosions and dazzling colors. Fireworks distributors in Valley City ensure no one has to go with…

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It’s hard to believe that we’re already creeping up on July 4th. As we get ever-closer to the day of Independence festivities, many organizations, communities and individuals are ironing out the details of their celebrations. Here’s what’s going on in this area:

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Of all the things to be missed during the COVID-19 pandemic, one rarely spoken about but sorely missed is live theater. With Broadway dark for the longest it ever has been, and now looking to open up in September with a limited show set, closing down live events seems to be the norm for almo…

Starting July 2nd, 2021, the temporary stop signs placed at the intersections of 2nd Street SW and 6th Avenue SW, 3rd Street SW and 6th Avenue SW, and 3rd Street SW and 7th Avenue SW will be removed. The intersections will return to being uncontrolled.

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