Valley City Area Chamber & Development Corporation Banquet Highlights

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation annual banquet was held last night. Valley City native Paula Bestge Klein the owner of Smartt Interior Construction of Fargo was the keynote speaker. She was awarded the 2015 North Dakota Small Business Person of the Year and North Dakota...
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State Fire Marshall said house fire at 243 3rd Avenue Nortwest was accidental on April 13th. Photos by Steve Urness.

House Fire Displaces Valley City Family

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( A house fire at 243 3rd Avenue Northwest in Valley City was accidental. The fire was reported just before midnight on April 13th. Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath said the house is considered a total loss. Meanwhile, a fund has been set up to help the Leslie Uecker family...
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Maple Valley School District Referendum Vote April 25th (Audio)

TOWER CITY, N.D. ( – Maple Valley School district voters will be going back to the polls on April 25th to vote up or down on a school bond issue. Superintendent Brian Wolf said the measure asks patrons to support a $14.3 million dollar school bond issue that would shut-down two schools in the...
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The 2017 North Dakota LifeSmarts team. Photo: Jamestown High School LifeSmarts Facebook.

Jamestown High School Students LifeSmarts Representing North Dakota

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The Jamestown High School Team #1 won the state LifeSmarts Competition in February and will be representing North Dakota in the national spotlight. Nine high school teams competed in several double elimination rounds before Jamestown emerged victorious. The state champion team members are Ligia Schulz, Cris Dupre, Julia Shirley, Courtnay Kiecker,...
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Department of Agriculture Awards Community and School, Garden Grants

BISMARCK, N.D. ( - Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded grants totaling $52,500 for 13 projects to plant orchards and gardens in local communities. “The North Dakota Community Orchard Project provides educational opportunities and fosters community spirit by bringing people together to plant and tend these orchards and gardens,” said Goehring. “The fruits and vegetables produced will...
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Latest Fishing & Hunting News with Biologist Doug Leier

BISMARCK, N.D. ( – Spring is well underway for the area and Game & Fish Biologist Doug Leier is encouraging people to get out and enjoy the outdoors. During the weekly talk with JD on Big Dog 95.5, Leier talked about warmer temperatures making it ideal for anglers to dust off the tackle box...
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Fire Chief Brings Forth Concerns on Vacated, Burned Property

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – A fire that occurred on New Year’s Eve in 2016 left a home unlivable and vacated. Jamestown Fire Chief Jim Reuther reports that crews extinguished the fire at 403½ 3rd Avenue NW. They were called back the next day after it rekindled. It has since been vacated and unlivable  while also...
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Police Chief Asks City to Consider Aladtec Online Scheduling for Department

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger came before the Police and Fire Committee Thursday evening to request acquiring a new, electronic system for scheduling. Chief Edinger pointed out that the department had been scheduling and keeping track of services through a paper system. Edinger reported that they had narrowed down their...
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