Valley City Resident Threatens Lawsuit Against Two City Officials (Audio)

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( Valley City resident Bob Drake believes the city commission was given the wrong information from City Administrator David Schelkoph and City Building Inspector Dave Andersen concerning the law behind the flood buyout process. Drake believes homes in the city could have been purchased and moved to other locations. He believes the city commission should have done their due diligence by taking a closer look instead of relying on the opinion of two city officials.

Drake says his group is seeking an attorney’s advice as to whether they should pursue a class action lawsuit against the city or pursue an individual lawsuit against Schelkoph and Andersen. He believes the city has lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential property tax collections and that these men should be reprimanded or fired.

Schelkoph and Andersen told Dakota Country Radio they did nothing wrong and they have not mislead the city commission concerning the flood buyout process. They believe they gave the city commission the best facts available during the buyout process.

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Body Of Rural Jamestown Man Found Tuesday Morning

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a rural Jamestown man found outside of his home Tuesday morning.

According to the report, the Sheriff’s Office received complaints from a semi driver around 9:30 PM Monday night when his vehicle was side-swiped on U.S. Highway 281. The suspect vehicle fled the scene, but debris from the crash remained on the roadway. On Tuesday morning, officials found an abandoned vehicle South of the North Dakota State Hospital.

Deputies tracked the registration to the vehicle owner’s home and found the owner dead outside of his rural Jamestown home. An autopsy is being conducted and the man’s name is being withheld pending investigation and notification of family members.

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Coyote Catalog Available For Hunters, Landowners

BISMARCK, N.D. ( The Coyote Catalog, a statewide effort connecting coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who want fewer coyotes in their areas, has been reopened by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

NDDA officials estimate livestock producers in North Dakota lost more than $1 million last year to coyotes.

Landowners can sign up on the NDDA website at Required information includes county and contact information.

Hunters and trappers can sign up at the NDGF website at sign up

Throughout the winter, hunters or trappers will receive information on participating landowners, and they can then contact landowners to make arrangements.

Anyone who registered for the Coyote Catalog in the past must register again to activate their names on the database. The Coyote Catalog will remain active through March 31.

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Deb Beilke Named Hi-Liners Cross Country Coach

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (Valley City Public Schools) Valley City Public Schools is excited to announce that Deb Beilke has been named the new head girls and boys cross country coach for the Hi-Liners.

Deb is in her 27th year as an educator, the last 19 in Valley City. She started coaching 32 years ago, including 17 seasons as a girls basketball coach, 12 seasons as a boys basketball coach, 16 seasons with track and field, 4 seasons working with softball, and 8 seasons in volleyball.

Deb is an under graduate of Valley City State University and later earned her Master of Science in Education from Dakota State University.

Deb is an accomplished runner and has participated in road races for over 36 years. She has completed 30 marathons along with numerous half marathons and 10k races. 

Deb is excited to share her passion with her athletes and looking forward to working with them to strive to do their best by reaching their running goals and making running a part of their lives.

Deb is married to Scott Beilke, an insurance agent at Dakotah Insurance. They have one son, Jason, who is a 6th grade teacher and coach in Thompson.

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