October 24th, 2014
VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun, the Seattle
The North Dakota University Systemâ€™s VCSU Presidential Search Committee has been informed that finalist Daniel Shipp has withdrawn from consideration for the VCSU presidency. The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education plans to interview the remaining finalist, Tisa Mason, on the VCSU campus the morning of Oct. 30. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
An eight-month long effort to update the Barnes County Multi-hazard Mitigation Plan is nearly complete, with a goal for Barnes County commissioners to approve the draft plan on Nov. 4. More in Friday's Times-Record.
Mark Cox is lucky to be alive, his doctors say, after a motorcycle accident this summer. While the Berlin, N.D., man made a quick recovery, he still has medical bills to pay. His longtime friend Brian Mindt of Valley City organized an "Iron Butt" motorcycle ride, in which riders must successfully ride a certain number miles in a certain amount of time, to raise funds for Mark.
With harvest season in full swing, area motorists need to be wary of farm equipment on the road and farmers need to be courteous when using public roads. More in Friday's Times-Record.
North Dakota Measure 1 would not affect end-of-life decisions or the future of in-vitro fertilization, according to Christopher Dodson, Executive Director and Council for the North Dakota Catholic Conference, who spoke before an informational meeting held by the Valley City chapter of the North Dakota Right to Life Tuesday about what Measure 1 wouldn't do, and how the opposition â€“ using primarily outside funding from Planned Parenthood â€“ did not use facts that can be backed-up but instead used fear tactics in an attempt to dissuade voters from approving the measure.
Bruce Carlson of Moorhead, Minn., recently approached the Times-Record with questions about a medallion he found with his metal detector about 20 years ago. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week on Thursdays submitted by our readers.
Don Malec brought in this photograph of an August, 1950, train accident that took place in the Barnes County town of Lucca. The accident happened between a combination freight and passenger train and a freight train.
"They t-boned," Malec said. The accident between a Soo Line train and a Northern Pacific train resulted in one person dying, several injuries and a number of cattle being transported in freight cars dying.
Valley City State University student Lisa Jensen's senior art exhibition reception will be held Friday, Oct. 24 from 5-8 p.m. in VCSU's McCarthy Hall 356. More in Thursday's Times-Record.
Members of Valley City's Congregational United Church of Christ are gearing up for their annual Chuck Wagon Dinner, the 50th, set from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the church basement. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.