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Captured Prisoner Charged With Felony Escape And Bond Set At $100,000

Valley City, N.D. -29-year-old Joseph Megna, captured Wednesday in a corn field northwest of Tower City was charged with felony escape and his bond was set at $100,000 Thursday during his first court appearance. Barnes County Chief Deputy Don Fiebiger says Megna also has a $100,000 bond from Washington state on a child molestation...
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Escapee Captured After A 22 Hour Search Ends In Corn Field

Tower City, N.D. – The search for a convicted sex offender Joseph Megna who bolted from a prison transport van Tuesday is over. He was captured 22 hours later in a corn field northwest of Tower City on the Dennis Smith farm Wednesday afternoon about 2:30pm. Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin says Megna ran...
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Valley City Administrator Resigns One Day After The City Voted To Keep The Position.

Valley City, N.D. – One day after the city voted to retain the position, City Administrator Jon Cameron submitted his resignation to the Mayor and the city commission. Cameron says he felt his decision to do so was in the best interest of the city and his family following the summer long dispute that...
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Corps Plans Ashtabula drawdown

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, initiated the annual drawdown of Lake Ashtabula on October 3rd. The plan is to draw the lake down to 1262.50 feet by mid-January, and the re-evaluate the need for further drawdowns based on the conditions at that point, as well as the forecast information from...
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Hundreds Participate In Walk To School Day In Valley City

Valley City, N.D. – Hundreds of Valley City and St. Cathrine students and parents walked to school on Wednesday during the International Walk to School Day. Barnes County On the Move coordinator Mary Lee Nielson says the show of support and the participation in the event was fantastic on Wednesday. She says she hopes...
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Pomeroy Appreciation Dinner Saturday

Valley City, N.D. – Former Congressman Earl Pomeroy will be honored on Saturday in Valley City for his decades of public service to North Dakota. Pomeroy, a Valley City native and Hi Liner and VCSU graduate was first elected to public office in 1980 as a legislator from District 24 as a state representative....
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Valley City Schools Locked Down Wednesday Til Sex Offender Was Captured

Valley City, N.D. – Valley City schools were in a “lock down” Wednesday until the sex offender was captured northwest of Tower City Superintendent Dean Koppelman says the situation warranted a lock down of our Valley City school buildings until he was captured to ensure safety.   Koppelman says the safety of our children...
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Construction Students Building Press Boxes

VALLEY CITY  (NewsDakota.com)–Area High School students have begun work on a major project that will eventually be a part of Hanna Field. Students in the Construction Careers class at the Sheyenne Valley Area Career and Technology Center are building two structures that will serve as press boxes for the football field, boxes that will...
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