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Attempted Robbery At Farmstead Near Wimbledon

Wimbledon, N.D. — Authorities say an attempted robbery was thwarted by the homeowner at his farmstead residence southeast of Wimbledon about 1 o’clock this morning. The Barnes County Sheriff’s office says two men walked into the home, pulled a knife on the homeowner and fled the residence a short time later. The two suspects...
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Farm Rescue Helps Injured Barnes County Farmer

Valley City, N.D. — Volunteers with the Farm Rescue organization helped an injured Barnes County farmer harvest 500 acres of wheat. Bert Pedersen suffered contracted a strep infection in one leg and that led to the injury of his other leg during recovery. Bert’s wife Dianne says these volunteers take vacation time to help...
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Jamestown woman wins North Dakota Sweepstakes travel package

Amy Patzer from Jamestown recently won the North Dakota Sweepstakes package featured in Country Living magazine. Area businesses and tourism organizations worked with North Dakota Tourism to develop the package, valued at $1,056 that includes such things as dining cards, hotel lodging, passes to area events, including JunkFest in Carrington, and a travel voucher. ...
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3rd Ave West Crossing Closing on Monday in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D.–Jamestown drivers are reminded that the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will be permanently closing the 3rd Avenue West crossing in Jamestown this coming Monday, August 29th.  The track in this area is scheduled for maintenance at that time and due to the timing of the quiet zone project shortly thereafter, the crossing...
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Authorities Release Cause Of Death From Tuesday’s Shooting And Crash

Valley City, N.D. — A Valley City man who fired gunshots into two businesses in the city died from a single gun shot wound before his pickup crashed into a power pole near Bald Hill Dam on Tuesday. Authorities say 21-year-old Matt Schaefer drove his pickup out of the city moments after he shot...
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Sanborn Outlet Slowly Taking Water Off Nearby Lake

Sanborn, N.D. — The Sanborn Outlet is up and running some 3 miles northeast of the city to reduce the rising lake level. Barnes County Water Resource District board member Duane Lettenmaier says the contractor H&S of Moorhead did a great job installing the 26-hundred foot, 36 inch, underground pipe in Hobart Township. He...
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Too Tall to Pass

JAMESTOWN, N.D.–An oversized load caused a temporary closure of the westbound lane of I94 near Jamestown today.  A semi was transporting a house but encountered a problem when trying to drive under an overpass.  It was too tall.   
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AgCountry Donates Acre Of Land To Valley City State University.

Valley City, N.D. — AgCountry Farm Credit Services has donated nearly one acre of land on which the Medicine Wheel Park rests next door to the agencies new building. VCSU professor and founder of the park Dr. Joe Stickler says students and volunteers in the community worked hard for years landscaping and building the...
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