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Ten talented students from North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota were selected for the inaugural Digital Impact Fellowship for Giving Hearts Day 2021. Powered by The Nice Center at NDSU, The High Impact Institute, and Dakota Medical Foundation, students partnered with nonprofits througho…

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This morning our District Emergency Response Team (DERT) met to discuss and update our District COVID-19 Plan.  Specifically, we addressed a CDC recommendation regarding individuals traveling out of country.  Below, please see the out of country requirements that will be implemented in our s…

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North Dakota has a handful of nicknames, the one on our license plates reading “The Peace Garden State.” The phrase was first placed on state plates by the North Dakota Motor Vehicle Department in 1956. In 1957, the North Dakota legislature adopted the phrase as the state’s formal nickname. 

Sioux Falls, SD - The 2021 Girl Scout Cookie™ season launches on February 19 which is also National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend.  Consumers are encouraged to invest in the girl leaders of today, and the future, by purchasing Girl Scout Cookies. This season innovative girls are offering a numbe…

On February 17th Superintendent Josh Johnson sent out a message to all VCPS parents, family and guardians regarding announcements and revisions made to the VCPS 2020-2021 District Calendar.

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The Valley City Fire Department, Barnes County Ambulance and Rescue Unit, VCPD and NDHP are have been notifed and are on their way to assist with a reported one vehicle, with trailer, rollover near mile marker 285.

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Valley, ND.  Valley City High  School announces their winner of the school level contest for Poetry Out Loud (POL) National Recitation Contest. The student winner, and 2021 St. Valley City High School POL Champion is Lillian Kiefert.  Currently in 12th grade, Lillian will advance to the stat…

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On my way to class every day, I pass a construction site. It is a massive project and the eyesore it once was is becoming something of a marvel. The sheer size and grandeur of the building is a representation of massive support for the arts. It embodies a sense of opportunity for hundreds of…

Valley City High School will be represented in the 2020-2021North Dakota All-State band and choir with the selection of 8 students to the ensembles.  Due to Covid restrictions not all of the VCHS students will be able to perform with the ND Honor ensembles but they have been selected and hav…

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Valley City Public Works Department is asking Valley City residents to limit water usage until further notice due to the current power outages and rolling blackouts. Watch for more updates to come.

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Rodeo is an activity best described as energetic above all else. A few things are an integral part of the rodeo experience, like watching the cowboys ride bulls, bucking broncos and rodeo clowns. Let us not forget eating the definitely-not-optional fried Oreos and kettle corn added on top of…

ON THE MOVE at City County Health District recently held virtual trainings, “Healthy Cooking with Kids”, for local childcare centers to offer ideas for healthy snacks that children can help make in the kitchen.  Sue Milender, NDSU Extension (an ON THE MOVE partner) and Andrea Winter, ON THE …

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On Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. a COVID Vaccination Clinic will be setup in the Hi-Liner Activity Center.

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We celebrate the many great leaders of our country on February 15th. In the past, the celebration focused solely on Presidents George Washington but has evolved evolving over the many years since the holiday’s inception. Though it’s designated as Presidents’ Day in many cities and states, th…

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Forging ahead with the theme of spring, which might sound a little hard to muster in our current temperatures, it’s about the perfect time to put in an order for baby chicks. 

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The North Dakota Winter Show has announced that the North Dakota Winter Show Concert which is normally set during the show in Valley City has been pushed back until 2022.

Happy 100th Day of School at Valley City Public Schools! Check out the photo album on our Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/VCPSHL1/

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Giving Hearts Day, an annual 24-hour event in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota is the longest-running giving day in the United States. Founded in 2008, Giving Hearts Day offers a platform for charities to secure funds for their missions through a community of donors. Since 2008, tens of …

The January Students of the Month for Valley City Jr. High School are Kailee Nielson, Jack Lerud, Naomi Hanson, and Andrew Nelson. The criteria for selection are the following: being a hardworking student, showing respect for staff and peers, being honest and trustworthy, and being involved …

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Midwesterners are no stranger to extreme weather. Though we don’t worry about hurricanes or tsunamis happening here, we have all experienced the brutal conditions to which North Dakota plays host. In addition to knowing what it feels like to be outside when the temperature feels like 50 or 6…

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Each year, more than 250 million roses are produced for Valentine’s Day. Giving loved ones or friends these multi-colored flowers to convey messages like “thank you” or “I love you,” is just one of the many ways roses have been used in human history. They’ve long been symbols of love and bea…

On Wednesday, February 10th, we will celebrate 100 days of school for 2020-2021! This year, the day will bring added meaning because of COVID-19 and the overwhelming challenges we have all experienced in the past 11 months.  This would not have been possible without the tremendous effort fro…

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The North Dakota Department of Health has re-designated Valley City as a Cardiac Ready Community. Christine Greff, Stroke and Cardiac System Coordinator with the NDDoH’s Division of Emergency Medical Systems, sent CHI Mercy Health’s Alana McClellan the official letter and certificate at the …

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Since 1976, there has been an annual presidential decree designating February as Black history Month. It’s a time dedicated to celebrating the central role of Black Americans in United States History and serves as a time to learn, listen, reflect and chart a path forward through the continue…

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The Virtual Concert Series is a collaboration between Bridges Arts Council and the Valley City Barnes County Public Library, in the hopes to provide quality music to the residents of Valley City/Barnes County.  During this pandemic gathering in groups is not possible, but art and music bring…

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Valley City, N.D. – Valley City Green Dot, a violence prevention program, is hosting their next Virtual Overview Bystander Training on Wednesday, February 16, from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. via the online platform Zoom. 

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What: Dangerously cold wind chills as low as 50 degrees below zero. When: Friday night through the weekend and into next week. Where: Northern Plains into the Upper Midwest, to include eastern North Dakota, and west-central and Northwest Minnesota.

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With the financial help of two local organizations City-County Health District (CCHD), Valley City, was able to purchase a new Plusoptix vision screening system for the early detection of vision disorders in children (preventative eye care). These vision disorders can cause permanent loss of…

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PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — For the first time in three years, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Tuesday morning at a chilly, snow-splashed Gobbler’s Knob.As legend has it, that means six more weeks of winter. This was the 106th time in 135 years that Phil emerged from his burrow and made such a pred…

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Valley City High School held its second Poetry Out Loud competition in the high school theater this week. Three seniors competed for a chance to go to state Poetry Out Loud, which is typically held at the ND State Capitol but will be held virtually this year.

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This morning Mayor Carlsrud signed Order 2020-05.6, amending the City Mask Plan to Green in accordance with Governor Burgum’s announcement of a change in the statewide risk level. The city face covering requirement will remain in place until February 19 per city Order 2020-05.5. As of 8:00 a…

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Michael Kjelland, a Valley City, ND resident and Assistant Professor at Mayville State University, has been awarded a 2020 North Dakota Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) grant, under the ND-ACES CCBSE Emerging Area/Seed Awards.

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Tourism launched its first winter campaign showcasing cool-weather activities and open-air living to inspire discovery of the state’s outdoor recreation, entertainment options and support of small businesses. A new television commercial is airing, along with dig…

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While doing some grocery shopping in town, Mary Undem walked past a stack of Coca-Cola products and a sign advertising an enter-to-win giveaway. It said those who entered had a chance to win $5,000 to put toward college tuition or student loans, so Mary decided to stop for a moment and follo…

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