Class B District 5 Volleyball Tournament Pairings Released

OAKES ( The 2014 North Dakota Class B District 5 Volleyball Tournament starts Thursday October 30 in Ellendale.

Opening round play starts at 3 p.m. with #1 LaMoure (7-0 Class B District 5) versus #8 Litchville-Marion-Montpelier (0-7). 25 minutes later, #4 Ellendale (4-3) and #5 Barnes County North (3-4) take to the court.

The 6 p.m. matchup features #2 Oakes (6-1) versus #7 Edgeley-Kulm (1-6), and the evening ends with #3 Carrington (5-2) taking on #6 Midkota-Kensal (2-5).

The bracket can be downloaded by clicking here.

Coverage of the entire tournament can be heard on TED-FM 98.3 and, with Oakes games simulcast on KDDR-AM 1220/95.9 FM

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Measures #4 & #8 Public Forum Oct. 27

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( The Young Professionals Network will sponsor another voter information session Monday, October 27 at 7pm in the Skoal Room of the Student Center, on the campus of Valley City State University.

Though eight issues will be decided November 4, the evening’s discussion will focus on two: Measure # 4, relating to the fiscal impact of measures to initiate constitutional amendments and to the placing of initiated measures on the ballot; and Measure #8, which would require school classes to begin after Labor Day.

Speakers who have been involved with the issues will explain the two measures, with a question and answer period to follow their presentations. Sam Stover will moderate the program.

Valley City Senator Larry Robinson will address the implications of Measure #4. Robinson has served on the North Dakota Senate since 1988, spending several of those years on the Senate Appropriations Committee. Robinson has also worked at Valley City State University for 40 years. He is a 1971 graduate of VCSU and received my Masters Degree in Educational Administration from N.D.S.U.

Valley City Schools Superintendent Dean Koppelman will discuss the ramifications of Measure #8, which would set the start date of the school calendar after Labor Day. Koppelman has worked in K-12 education for more than 30 years, many of those as a superintendent of schools. He has been the superintendent of Valley City Schools for 17 years. In 2005, peers voted Koppelman the North Dakota Superintendent of Schools of the Year.

The Young Professionals Network is a recently created Valley City group active in a wide range of issues. The meeting is free and open to the public.

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Vikings Update 10/22


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Poaching Case Being Investigated in Emmons County

BISMARCK, N.D. ( – North Dakota Game and Fish is investigating a poaching case south of Bismarck.

Game Warden Erik Schmidt says it happened in Emmons County last weekend.

Schmidt says it appears the same person or persons are responsible. A $1,000 reward is being offered in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the report all poachers hotline (800) 472-2121.

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