3.25.2024 Mayor’s Message



  • Hello Everyone,
  • A big change in the weather!  Hopefully it will be short-lived and spring-type weather will resume soon.
  • Congratulations and thank you to Wade Hesch and Sherry Keys, who operate our water treatment plant, for winning first place in the North Dakota Rural Water Association Water Taste Contest.
  • If someone pops into your mind, call & say “Hi”, you may make her/his day.
  • Last week the North Dakota League of Cities (NDLC) held its spring conference in Minot.  In addition to good networking, a few session topics were open records laws, tax incentives, working with the legislature and our staff did a nice job presenting two sessions about the municipal calendar.  Thank you.  The following were recognized for Leadership Training Hours:  Brandy Johnson – 60 hours, Brenda Klein – 100 hours and Gwen Crawford – 200 hours.  Congratulations.
  • With recent snows and soon spring clean-up, we older folks need to be aware of “heart health”.  Being we haven’t had much snow this winter, I am not in the best condition for shoveling and blowing snow.  That said, it will be important for me to be working at a “conversational pace” to reduce chances of a heart attack.  Take it easy and “be careful out there”.
  • A friend was recently a patient for a few days in our CHI Mercy Health Hospital.  He sent a text telling me “I had really good care” and asked that it be shared.  We are Blessed to have a critical access hospital in Valley City.  Thank you to Ryan & the CHI Team.
  • For you and your family’s safety, remember to turn your signal lights on EARLY so vehicles around you have chances to avoid hitting you.  The faster the traffic, the earlier signals need to be activated for your safety.
  • The most famous female gunslinger was Annie Oakley.
  • Thanks to all who provide and proof material for this article.                   
  • When a man hits a target, they call him a marksman.  When I hit a target, they call it a trick.  Never did like that much.”   ~ Annie Oakley
  • Blessings, Pray, be Grateful and Respectful,


Dave Carlsrud

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