Barnes County Commission Candidates Forum (Audio)

VALLEY CITY, N.D.( A forum for Barnes County Commission candidates was held and two candidates addressed a question from the audience about the divide between Barnes County and Valley City.

Candidate Bill Carlbloom says the two entities need to compromise and begin talking to each other. He says the community needs to find a way to work together.

District 3 candidate Bill Carlbloom.

District 3 candidate Bill Carlbloom.

His opponent Ryan Mathias agrees that more communication is needed to help solve a divide between the county and the city.

District 3 candidate Ryan Mathais.

District 3 candidate Ryan Mathais.

A question concerning the Veteran’s Affairs office was addressed during the forum as well and candidate Phil Leitner believes it’s a tough balancing act for the current officer to split his office work with his other duties required outside the office on a daily basis.

District 2 candidate Phil Leitner.

District 2 candidate Phil Leitner.

Candidate Mike Metcalf says as a former business owner he understands how schedules have to change any moment referring to the current Veterans Affair officer’s job.

District 2 candidate Mike Metcalf. Photos by Steve Urness.

District 2 candidate Mike Metcalf. Photos by Steve Urness.

Mike Metcalf and Phil Leitner are running for the Barnes County District 2 position and Bill Carlbloom and Ryan Mathias are vying for the District 3 position in the November 4 election.

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Public Input Encouraged on Future Zoning Ordinance (Audio)

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( The Valley City Planning and Zoning committee is in the process of re-writing the zoning ordinance for the city of bridges.

Several business owners and residents attended the first public input meeting on October 30 in Valley City.

KLJ’s Project Manager Carron Day says public input is important during this process as the community updates its ordinance to match the wants and needs of residents and businesses in Valley City.

Some of the questions centered on proposed changes the public may want concerning the residential housing and commercial zoning ordinance. Other issues addressed where parking issues, temporary storage units, sidewalks and more.

Day says more meetings will be held but residents and business owners can make their opinions known online at

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North Dakota High School Volleyball Scores 10/30

BISMARCK, N.D. (Associated Press) Benson County def. Dakota Prairie, 25-15, 23-25, 25-11, 23-25, 15-6

     Beulah def. Glen Ullin-Hebron, 25-17, 25-12, 25-11

     Bismarck Century def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 25-5, 25-8, 25-18

     Bismarck High def. Dickinson, 25-19, 26-24, 25-10

     Burke County def. New Town, 25-6, 25-12, 25-12

     Fargo Davies def. West Fargo, 25-18, 25-13, 25-16

     Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page def. Cavalier, 25-11, 25-17, 24-26, 25-12

     Flasher def. Turtle Lake-Mercer, 22-25, 25-18, 25-27, 25-18, 16-14

     Grand Forks Red River def. Fargo South, 21-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-22, 15-6

     Harvey-Wells County def. Dunseith, 3-0

     Hatton-Northwood def. Midway, 25-15, 25-16, 25-6

     Heart River def. Watford City, 25-20, 18-25, 27-25, 25-16

     Hettinger/Scranton def. Faith, S.D., 3-0

     Hillsboro/Central Valley def. Grafton/St. Thomas, 25-13, 25-22, 25-15

     Jamestown def. Minot, 25-13, 25-9, 25-17

     Langdon def. Lakota/Adams-Edmore, 25-13, 25-21, 25-10

     May Port CG def. Minto, 25-11, 25-16, 25-16

     New Rockford-Sheyenne def. Rolla, 24-26, 25-20, 25-13, 21-25, 15-10

     North Border def. Drayton/Valley-Edinburg, 25-15, 25-19, 25-19

     North Star def. Rolette-Wolford, 25-16, 25-11, 25-10

     Park River/Fordville Lankin def. Griggs County Central, 25-10, 21-25, 25-13, 25-13

     Powers Lake def. Trenton, 25-22, 25-23, 25-20

     Ray def. Trinity Christian, 25-21, 25-13, 25-13

     Sheyenne def. Grand Forks Central, 19-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-12

     Shiloh Christian def. Underwood, 17-25, 25-10, 25-18, 25-17

     Stanley def. Killdeer, 25-21, 25-15, 23-25, 25-18

     Thompson def. Larimore, 25-10, 25-17, 25-18

     Valley City def. Devils Lake, 25-19, 22-25, 23-25, 25-16, 15-8

 Class B District 1


     Lidgerwood-Wyndmere def. North Sargent, 3-2

     Lisbon def. Fairmount-Campbell-Tintah, 3-0

     Sargent Central def. Milnor, 3-0

 Class B District 11


     Bottineau def. Velva, 3-0

     Newburg-Westhope def. Towner-Granville-Upham, 3-0

     Sawyer def. Drake/Anamoose, 3-0

 Class B District 2


     Central Cass def. Richland, 25-19, 25-12, 25-19

     Fargo Oak Grove Lutheran def. Enderlin, 25-8, 25-17, 25-8

     Kindred def. Maple Valley, 25-11, 25-9, 25-12

 Class B District 5


     Carrington def. Midkota-Kensal, 25-5, 25-15, 25-23

     Ellendale def. Barnes County North, 25-14, 25-11, 25-23

     LaMoure def. Litchville-Marion/Montpelier, 25-13, 25-9, 25-9

     Oakes def. Edgeley-Kulm, 25-17, 25-7, 25-21

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Tree Trimming To Begin In Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – Jamestown City Street Department Crews along with the City Forester will start their annual tree branch clearing in the Northeast section of the city beginning November 3rd.

Tree and shrub branches overhanging streets and alleyways in each area will be removed to prevent interference with traffic and City maintenance equipment in accordance with City Ordinances. Any tree branches interfering with the view of any traffic signs and signals will be removed.

Other things crews will look for are any totally dead branches above clearance zones and trees that have signs of hollowness in the trunk. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain tree and shrubbery. The clearance procedure is not a complete pruning of the tree.

If you have any questions, contact City Hall at 701-252-5900.

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