Valley City Flood Protection Project on Hold Until Technical Issue is Cleared

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – The city of Valley City now believes it has all of its legal ducks in a row to move forward with work on the permanent flood protection in the city of bridges. On June 23rd, the city held a special meeting to get the final clarification as to what...
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North Dakota Lawmaker Says State Has Too Many Colleges

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck lawmaker says North Dakota has too many colleges. Republican Rep. Rick Becker told the state Board of Higher Education Tuesday that it’s time to look into “repurposing some of the campuses.” He says the only reason the state has 11 colleges is because of “parochialist economic development.” He...
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Barnes County Calls for Service

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – The daily calls for service that area law enforcement responded to is listed below. The daily calls for service include: Barnes County Sheriff’s Office, Valley City Police Department, North Dakota Highway Patrol, Ambulance and Fire & Rescue. The following attachments are calls for service received by Barnes County Dispatchers....
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The Class of 1967 Donates $1,300 to Valley City Public School District

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – Valley City Public Schools thanked the Hi Liner Class of 1967 for their $1,300 donation. Below is a letter that was given to the School District earlier this month. Dear Friends, Thank you for allowing members of our reunion group to inspect our old school. Enclosed is a check...
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Local Agencies Assisting in Missing Boater Search on Lake Metigoshe

LAKE METIGOSHE, N.D. ( – Rescue teams have been searching for a missing boater who disappeared on Lake Metigoshe over the weekend. 56 year-old Kelly Krebsbach was last seen Saturday night. Search and Rescue Dive teams from Devils Lake, Jamestown, and Ward County are all participating in the search. The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office...
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Easement Issue Raises Concerns for Landowners Near Hobart Lake (Audio)

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – A proposal to build an outlet to lower Hobart Lake by three feet is coming to a head after five years of planning by the Barnes County Water Resource District Board to move the project forward. The plan is to bury a 24 inch pipe for three quarters of...
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Bank Forward Donates $1000 to Local Summer Reading Programs

CARRINGTON, N.D. ( - As part of the Bank Forward’s 90th Anniversary Pay it Forward campaign, Grant Bollingberg, Market President of Bank Forward Carrington, has announced a $500 donation has been made to both the Carrington City Library and Fessenden-Bowdon School Library to support their respective summer reading programs. “We are very proud to support these...
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Annual Rodeo A Highlight for Stutsman County Fair

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The 120th Stutsman County Fair begins Wednesday, June 28th and continues through July 1st in Jamestown. One of the biggest draws for the fair has been the rodeo. James River Rodeo Committee member Richard Doerr says this rodeo has continued to grow for the past 16 years since the first...
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