Barnes County Road Closure Announcement For July 26

VALLEY CITY, ND – ( A house will be moved starting at 7:30 am on Tuesday, July 26th.

The route will be from the grain elevators west of Valley City and the house will be moved along County Road # 22 west toward North Dakota Highway 1. The house is about 45 feet wide and 75 feet long.

Vehicles will be unable to get around it, so that road maybe blocked off until the house reaches Highway 1.

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The 50th Anniversary Celebration of Clausen Springs July 30 (Audio)

CLAUSEN SPRINGS, ND – ( Everyone is welcome to attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the establishment of Clausen Springs on Saturday, July 30th.

The event will kick-off with a flag raising ceremony at 2pm, history of the park stories will be shared, then the planting of the anniversary tree and tour of walking trails.

Following the program, Chris Carlisle (professional kayak fisherman with Johnson Outdoors and a member of the kayak fishing team Adventures On The Water) will present a seminar at the beach including kayak safety tips and rigging your kayak for fishing.

Chris Carlisle is the grandson of John Carlisle, who was instrumental in establishing Clausen Springs.

After the program, the Litchville 4-H club will be serving lemonade, coffee, goodies and anniversary cake out of the concession trailer across from the ball diamond.

One of the employees Faye Rockswold talked to reporter Steve Urness about the excitement surrounding the upcoming event.

Rockwold says the crowd can enjoy the group Raw Sugar on the south side of the park near the ball diamond from 5pm to 7pm. Then Blind Joe takes the stage from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.

Concessions provided by Vera Walker, owner of the Tasty Treat in Litchville, North Dakota.

Rockswold says there is no admission for any of these events. She says Clausen Springs is asking for donations to help defray expenses. Any funds left over will go toward drain tile to make the playground area fully accessible and to help pay for new playground equipment.

In case of inclement weather, the program and both bands will be moved into the Kathryn Hall in Kathryn, North Dakota.



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Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson Addresses Police Shootings (Audio)

VALLEY CITY, ND – ( After several police officers have been killed in targeted shootings this year across the nation, many officers are on a heightened state of alert.

As the nation grieves for these officers who have been slain, many people remain grief stricken and angered by the shootings.

Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson says despite the bad news that appears to be weekly, he and his officers remain vigilant. During an interview with reporter Steve Urness, Thompson addressed some of the the myths associated with national news stories following the coverage of these fatal police shootings across America.

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Carrington Advances To State Class B Babe Ruth Championship

GRAFTON ( The Carrington Babe Ruth baseball team advanced to the State Class B Championship game Tuesday after winning two games on Monday.

In the first affair, Carrington won in 10 innings over Thompson by the score of 2-1. Each team scored a run in the first, until Drew Page drove in Payton Smith to win the game with the bases loaded and nobody out.

Game two saw Page earn the win as Carrington held off Mohal 6-3. Trey Rosenau scored twice and had two hits in the victory, while Seth Nelson had three hits.

Carrington meets Park River at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Park River defeated Carrington 10-0 in the opening day of the tournament on Friday. For Carrington to win the State Championship, they would need to beat Park River twice.

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