Denton Berntson Estate Donates $790K to Relay for Life of Barnes County

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – The Denton Berntson estate donated $790,000 to the Relay for Life of Barnes County on Friday, June 16th. $640,000 will go toward colon cancer treatment and another $150,000 will go toward breast cancer treatment. Last year the estate donated $500,000 to the Relay for Life. Local Relay for Life...
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All Reunion Marching Band Honors Robert Bowen During Rally in Valley

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( The Valley City High School Reunion marching band and Flag Corps honored their former band leader Robert Bowen during the annual Rally in the Valley parade in Valley City. 85 Hi Liner band members who graduated in the 1970′s 1980′s and 1990′s under the director of Robert Bowen saluted Bob...
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Legal Haze Surrounds North Dakota’s Budding Hemp Industry

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — As North Dakota’s hemp industry grows, legal questions have kept producers from making one of the crop’s most desirable products. Bottles of cannabidiol were recently seized from in Watford City and Bismarck stores, where the owner faces felony charges for selling it. Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive substance derived from cannabis...
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Regulators: North Dakota Natural Gas Project Moving Forward

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Public Service Commission says Montana Dakota Utilities can move forward with a project that would provide natural gas service to two counties and a manufacturing facility in Gwinner. MDU will be providing the service through the construction of a 12-inch, 21-mile long pipeline. Estimated cost of the...
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North Dakota Sees Fewer Dollars for Entrepreneurial Programs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — With less money in their budgets, the entrepreneurial programs run by the North Dakota Department of Commerce are making tough adjustments to their operations. The cuts resulting from a state budget shortage are hard to swallow when they hit programs meant to reduce the situation that caused the funding shortfall...
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Bank Forward Donates $1,000 to Barnes County Senior Center

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – As part of the Bank Forward’s 90th Anniversary Pay it Forward campaign, Bank Forward Market President Josh Kasowski of Valley City recently announced that the company gave a $1,000 donation to the Barnes County Senior Center. The donation will help offset the cost of purchasing new furniture for the...
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Medicine Wheel Park Celebrates 25 Years in Valley City June 17 (Audio)

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – It’s the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Medicine Wheel Park on Saturday in Valley City. Medicine Wheel creator Joe Stickler talked about how he got the idea to build a medicine wheel in Valley City in an interview with Steve Urness on our Voice of the Valley program. Enjoy...
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188th Army Band Highlights in Valley City

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – It was a special evening of music thanks to the 188th Army Band who played in the City Park Bandshell on June 14th in Valley City.  Event coordinator Diane Sommerfeld said it was a great opportunity to recognize those who have served or are serving our country. The VFW...
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