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Valley City, N.D. – There were two additional positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in Barnes County over the weekend. One individual is a male in his 40s and the other is a 19-year-old female, both of whom were close contacts to positive cases. Currently there are four active cases of COVID-19 …

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Watch for numerous garage sale listings in our Wednesday, Thursday and Friday issues of the Times-Record this week!

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Good news…the good old fashioned fun with your horse returns. The North Dakota Winter Show  (NDWS) will hosts the second Fun Night Horse Show in the Outdoor Arena on Thursday, July 16th with 5 p.m. entries, start at 6 p.m.

The whole month of July is dedicated to celebrating Parks & Recreation organizations throughout the country, and Valley City’s Parks & Rec has packed it full of fun activities. This week, there are a few events that you just might want to check out include Tuesday’s free outdoor pool…

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That’s become a bit of a buzzword in our region. Making agriculture sustainable is the key challenge of our age, and the USDA is fully backing the research of such practices.

Saturday July 11th, from 10am-2pm we will be hosting a Grand Opening for D & C Home Improvement. Our show room will be fully stocked and ready for showing. It will include a free Quarter pounder hamburger from Valley Meats as well as a free beverage. There will be music and a shaded tent…

The Valley City Department of Motor Vehicle is providing on-site title services by appointment only. Vehicle tabs should be renewed by phone from 9:00-11:00 and 12:00 – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday at 701-845-1891.

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In April of 1970, a small town in Cavalier County, North Dakota, welcomed a new neighbor: the Stanley R. Mickelson Safeguard Complex (SRMSC), a nuclear defense system. 

Valley City’s newest police officer, Ian Jacobson, took the oath of office at the beginning of this week’s City Commission meeting. Valley City Mayor Dave Carlsrud administered the oath and Police chief Phil Hatcher pinned on his badge. 

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The Barnes County Commission approved bid letting to prospective contractors for the new jail and law enforcement center in May, and at their regular meeting this week approved the motion to move forward with building the new jail and dispatch facility. The motion passed on a 4-1 vote, Commi…

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City-County Health and CHI Mercy staff, in collaboration with state entities, conducted a free drive-thru COVID testing event at the North Dakota Winter Show building on Wednesday, July 8th

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Holly Osland first contacted Wes Anderson, curator at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum, in 2017. She was looking for information that would lead her to her great-great-great grandmother’s gravestone.

Barnes County Dispatch reminds residents that the City of Valley City will be testing tornado Sirens TODAY 7/7/2020 at 9 am. This will only be a test.

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Eugene Butler was a New Yorker who had purchased three-quarters of farm and near Niagara, North Dakota, in 1880. After building a successful farming operation, his behavior began to change, alarming his neighbors. He was committed to what is now the Jamestown State hospital for “insanity” in…

Valley City, N.D. – There is one additional case of COVID-19 confirmed in Barnes County. The individual is a female in her 80’s with source of exposure still under investigation by the North Dakota Department of Health. There have been 21 cases confirmed in Barnes County to date, with three …

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Even with the recent rainfall the Loves Travel Center site has made significant progress in leveling out the ground and making way for construction.

A recent Barnes County Resident Alert was sent out to let residents know that that the Army Corps of Engineers increased the lake levels due to recent rainfall. As you can see the geese in City Park seems to be enjoying their new found water puddles.

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The North Dakota Department of Health, North Dakota National Guard, CHI Mercy, and CCHD staff are collaborating to conduct FREE drive-thru COVID-19 at a testing event Wednesday, July 8, from 2-6 p.m. at the North Dakota Winter Show facility in Valley City.

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Since 2012, Donny Eberle and Zach Rohde, owners of Bridgetown Builders, have designed and built custom homes, eco-friendly buildings, garages, duplexes, additions and more using the latest technologies and products.

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Valley City Public Schools will be reopening all School Playgrounds,Tennis Courts, and "Sam's Field" at Washington Elementary beginning on Monday, July 6th.  We welcome the community to use these facilities and expect that individuals will follow the recommendations from public health and the CDC.

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A District 24 candidate forum will be held on Friday, July 10 at 6:30 pm at the Valley City Pioneer Park Amphitheater, located at 800 4th Street NW in Valley City. All district 24 Republican and Democrat-NPL candidates will address the audience. 

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Starting Tuesday, June 30 a.m. the Barnes County Highway Department will be closing County Road 34 approximately 3 miles east of the City of Fingal for a paving project.  This project is expected to be completed by 5:00 PM.  No detour will be provided.  Motorists are advised to seek alternat…

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There is one additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Barnes County. The individual is a male in his 30’s, with source of exposure identified as possible travel. This newly confirmed case brings the county total to 19, seven of which are considered active. 

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Center for the Arts at Valley City State University was held Wednesday morning, June 24. University officials, along with community, regional and state leaders, gathered with representatives from the architectural, construction and site preparation firms to …

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June of 2020 has not been easy. The murder of George Floyd sparked protests and riots all around the world. What some don’t know, is that these are not the first riots the month of June has hosted. However, the June 28th, 1969 Stonewall Riots occurred not because of racial injustice, but rat…

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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A memorial benefit roping event will take place on June 28 at the RAS Arena in Leonard, ND. The event will honor Zoey Anderson, the toddler who passed away in a tragic accident this past April, and will help the young family with the expenses they have incurred. There will be a free will don…

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What a better way to start off Father’s day weekend than with Valley City Freedom Fest 2020. The morning began with kayak racers and people who wanted to take a relaxing stroll on the river. Noah Gabel took first place out of the racers. Uria Gabel took first for the females, and Dan Bjorum …

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Over the last few days, millions of Americans have taken time to recognize the historical importance of June 19, 1865, in the United States’ journey to making one of its founding principles—“All men are created equal”—true.

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As Teresa Perleberg and Chris Armbrust work bring the long-abandoned Nome School back to life, they’ve saved as many of the original features as possible to preserve the historic charm of the building. They are utilizing old fire escape stairs, flooring, woodwork, doors and bricks in the res…

The staff at the Sheyenne Care Center and at the many other long term care facilities in North Dakota have been courageous and compassionate in their work and care in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why Governor Doug Burgum signed a proclamation making June 23rd, 2020, a special da…

Each year, two ensembles—one vocal and one instrumental—are selected to be the Governor’s Official State Band and Choral Programs. The groups are chosen based on musical talent, achievement and community involvement, and 2020’s honored ensembles are the Valley City High School Choir and Farg…

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After a devastating tornado ripped through Fargo-Moorhead the night of June 20, 1957, Dr. Ted Fujita spent weeks onsite, speaking with witnesses, looking through photographs and video footage and observing and recording damages. Though you might not know him, you probably know the meteorolog…

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