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Beautiful Valley City is the county seat of Barnes County.  The population of Valley City is about 6,500 and is the 12th largest city in North Dakota.  The city is known for its bridges, using the moniker “City of Bridges”.  Our city is a “small town with a down town”.  We also provide our own Municipal Utilities, including electric.  Valley City is located on I-94 which is only 1 hour from the largest city in North Dakota, and is home to Valley City State University, a top notch institution of higher education.  The Midwest Living Magazine claims Valley City as one of the best 100 small towns in the United States.  Our Rosebud Visitor’s Center holds the key to our local area information, plus houses an 1881 Northern Pacific Superintendent’s railcar with the original furnishings!


There are many job opportunities in our manufacturing, education, construction and agriculture sectors.  The city can boast a very active business community and is home to the North Dakota Winter Show, an entity which is diversified and provides agriculture and other events throughout the year.