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Members of the Barnes County Ministerial Association met via Zoom conference on Monday morning to share about how they’ve been holding their services (whether it be on the radio or Youtube or Facebook Live) and what their plans are for Holy Week and Easter services. Those on the call shared …

Due to failing culvert, Barnes County 37 is closed approximately ¼ mile south of the intersection of Barnes County 38 Lucca.  No detour will be provided.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and to exercise caution while traveling on rural roadways as conditions are changing rapidly.


Candidates running in the 2020 City of Valley City election have been identified, and the official Ballot order was determined on April 6th.


April is a month dedicated to raising awareness about many different important topics. Three of these are Autism Awareness, Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness.

Barnes County 38 will be closed beginning at 9:00 AM today (April 7, 2020).  This closure is located approximately one (1) mile East of ND Highway #1 and four (4) miles west of the City of Kathryn.  No detour will be provided.  Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes and to exercis…


NORTH DAKOTA – An acrylic painting titled “The Sole Specklebelly” submitted by Daniel Schumacher of Linton, ND has been selected by judges to be the 2020 Best of Show winner in the North Dakota Junior Duck Stamp Contest.

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The Valley City Times-Record delivery vehicle is broke down in Fargo. We are working on the situation, however, have decided with the heavy snow cleanup there will be no newspaper carrier delivery today.

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VCPS Families,Due to the snowy conditions today, curbside meal pick-up will be available at the Jr/Sr High Door #6 only. Meals will be available from 11:30-12:30. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay warm and safe. VCPS Nutrition Services


This latest round of winter weather feels like a bit of bullying from Mother Nature, hitting us when we’re already down. Even so, the collection of unseasonably warm days we’ve recently had (as well as a relatively mild past few months) couldn’t last forever. It is, after all, April in North…

Jim Puppe grew up on his family’s farm near Hensel, located  in northeastern North Dakota in Pembina County. He is proud of his rural upbringing, North Dakota heritage, and service in the U.S. Armed Forces and to his fellow veterans.

The Valley City Times-Record Sheyenne Circle, Country Meadows and Webster's Thursday, April 2nd editions will be delivered with the Friday, April 3rd editions due to weather delivery complications.

Officials at Valley City State University have postponed its spring 2020 commencement ceremony, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 16.


You probably already know that this year is a census year, during which the nation recounts its population to determine electorate district and allocation of federal funding and services in communities across America.

The Valley City Fire Department has been busy of late, responding to a garage fire last week and most recently a kitchen fire on Sunday afternoon. Fire Chief Scott Magnuson says that firefighters were called to the northwest part of town on the 29th around 3:30 p.m. When they arrived, all oc…

ATTENTION PARENTS: Remember your children have been home waiting for this day and have had lots of "extra" time for team planning of pranks and shenanigans. Beware!

The Distributive Education Program (DECA) was formed at Valley City High School by North Dakota teachers who wished to develop “a respect for education in marketing and distribution and of promoting leadership and understanding of the responsibilities of citizenship in this country.” Now, st…


 The following is a message from Valley City Schools Superintendent Josh Johnson thanking the community for their support and patience during the COVID-19 school shutdown.


If this social distancing thing has put your spirits in a bit of a lurch, you’re not alone. With the whole country encouraging (and some states enforcing) social distancing and isolation, we are all adjusting to a different day-to-day norm. All of the anxieties that come with a new way of li…


At the press briefing on Thursday, governor Burgum updated North Dakotans on the COVID-19 situation in the sate.

In the 1942 North Dakota State Class B Boys Basketball championship game, the Elbowoods Warriors and Lakota Raiders took the court to battle for the state title. In the end, Lakota was on top, 32-31, and though the winner seemed clear, the final buzzer was only the beginning of the battle.


On 3/22/2020 at 20:07, the Valley City Fire Department was called to 3585 Sunrise Drive for a garage fire. The garage was attached to the house and was a total loss. The fire department did a great job stopping the fire. Also, there was significant smoke damage to the home.


Several young people from our area took steps toward reaching their full potential as capable, competent, caring citizens by participating in the Extension 4-H Communication Arts in Barnes County contest held on Tuesday, March 10 at the Sheyenne Valley Area Career and Technology Center.

At a joint press conference, Governor Doug Burgum announced the confirmation of 2 additional positive COVID-19 cases in the state. It brought the total number of cases in North Dakota to 30, 4 of which are hospitalized. Additionally, he stated that around 300 tests taken in Cass County have …

100 years ago on May 26th, 2020, one of the area’s most famous residents was born in Jamestown, ND.


Update on the District Plan for COVID-19 at VCPS Valley City Public Schools has already begun implementing our distance learning plans and e-learning plans with all students across the district.  I learned yesterday that very few districts have had the response from educators the way that we…


Pursuant to Executive Order of Governor Doug Burgum, as of 12:00 PM (noon) on Friday March 20, 2020:1.            All restaurants, bars, breweries, cafes and similar on-site dining establishments in North Dakota are closed to on-sale/on-site patrons; take-out, delivery, drive-through or off-…

March 18, 1920, a bouncing baby girl was born to Rosalie and Thorsten Anderson. Lila shared her special day with her mom, Rosalie, as it was her birthday as well.

Valley City Public Schools Administration released more information about how the district will proceed with academic learning as COVID-19 impacts face-to-face education.

Valley City, ND – Valley City High School hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, on March 9 at Valley City High School which helped collect a total of 43 units of blood products for patients in need.


Jim Nelson (right), NDWS Board of Directors, hands 2020 NDWS Polaris Ranger raffle winner Lyman Hannig of Valley City, ND, the keys to his prize. Congratulations, Lyman!


Valley City Public Schools has made the decision this evening to cancel school for the week of March 23rd-March 27th due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in the state of North Dakota. Any decisions beyond the week of March 23rd-27th will be made at a later date and shared with our students,…

Valley City Public School District personnel have been hard at work refining and implementing pieces of their COVID-19 plan. In a statement this morning, the key areas which the school highlights reflect a plan that has been thoughtfully designed to keep students and families healthy, safe a…

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