2.19.2024 Mayor’s Message

NEWS & NOTES

2/19/2024

  • Hello Everyone,
  • The mass shootings in our country are horrific.  Let’s all just do the right things and pray for those who are grieving.
  • The North Dakota High School Activities (NDHSAA) held its State Wrestling Tournament at the FARGODOME last week.  It was a cozy setting of eight mats with great seating and sightlines all around.  Over 300 wrestlers, numerous coaches and table workers on the floor together can be chaotic at times.
  • While wrestling is one of the most physically demanding sports in which one can compete, the numbers of high school girls competing continues to rise as is the quality of their wrestling.  Welcome and good job girls.
  • As with all competitions, emotions come into play too.  The mental preparation, physical conditioning and the exertion of the match itself, bring about an “explosion” of emotions for both wrestlers, “The thrill of victory & the agony of defeat” (Jim McKay, ABC).  Tears are common for both boys and girls as they “leave it all on the mat”.  Congratulations to all.
  • Tournament managers make the event happen, coaches build the programs and referees provide order to the matches.  Thank you everybody.
  • It was a real pleasure for me to be there as it became a reunion of sort too.  I was Blessed to visit with a number of people I hadn’t see in thirty-plus years, it was wonderful.  When an “old friend” comes to mind,  take a minute to call or text, it could turnout to be the best part of your day along with hers/his.
  • The weather has been great for walking, jogging and biking which often doesn’t happen this time of the year, be sure to enjoy the nice weather while it is here.
  • Remember pets come with responsibilities, please pick-up their “you-know-what”.  Thank you.
  • Thanks to all who provide and proof material for this article.                   
  • “Ethics is knowing what is right and integrity is doing what is right when no one is watching”.”   ~ Anonymous
  • Blessings, Pray, be Grateful and Respectful,

Dave

Dave Carlsrud

Agenda Available

2.20.2024 Commission Agenda

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
5:00 PM

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 5:00 PM CT, at the City Commission Chambers, 254 2nd Avenue NE, Valley City, ND.

The meeting is also available to view online https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87582109714 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID:  875 8210 9714.

Call To Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance (please stand)

Approval of Agenda

(Roll Call Vote needed when changes made to the Agenda)

 

Approval of Minutes

Approve Minutes from the 2.6.24 Finance & Commission Meetings, the 2.10.24 Special Commission Meeting and the 2.12.24 Special Commission Meeting.

Approval of Consent Agenda

Public Comments

Attorney General’s “A Citizen’s Guide to North Dakota Open Records & Open Meetings Laws” *A member of the public does not have the right to speak to the governing body at an open meeting.  The public is only entitled to see and hear what happens at a meeting, and to record or broadcast those observations.

  • No personal attacks to persons present or not
  • No inflammatory language used during time that you have the platform
  • 5-minute maximum or as directed by the chair
  • Thank you for participating in City Government.

Public Hearing

Ordinance

Ord 1148 An ordinance to amend and reenact sections 5-01-01 and 5-01-02, and create and enact section 5-01-00.1, related to possession of animals. (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Magnuson         Erickson           Bishop              Gulmon            Carlsrud

Resolution

New Business

  1. Approve Task Order for Construction Engineering for the 2nd Ave NW/3rd St NW/4th St N Reconstruction Project [NDDOT Project Number UGP-2-990(067), PCN 23951]. (City Engineer)

Roll Call:          Erickson           Bishop              Gulmon            Magnuson            Carlsrud

  • Approve NDDOT Urban Roads Project Submittal List for Fiscal Year 2025-2028. (City Engineer)

Roll Call:          Bishop              Gulmon           Magnuson         Erickson            Carlsrud

3.    Consider repeal of Resolution 2411 pertaining to advisory vote on flavored e-liquids and e-cigarettes

Roll Call:          Gulmon            Magnuson         Erickson           Bishop              Carlsrud

City Administrator’s Report
City Updates & Commission Reports
Adjourn

2.12.2024 Mayor’s Message

 NEWS & NOTES

2/12/2024

  • Super Bowl LVIII Parties:  $17.3 Billion was expected to be spent on last weekend’s parties equating to $86.04 per person.  At 1:00 PM Sunday “on the internet”, ticket prices ranged from $5,709.00 to $196,785.00 though they were expected to be a bit less nearer to game time; Oh boy!  The cost of a 30-second commercial was $7 Million!  Oh, shortly before game time the “over under” bet on the length of the National Anthem was 90.5 seconds …. Really?  I hope you enjoyed.  
  • Even though temperatures are a little cooler now, “we have a lot of good weather in the bank“.  More good news, we are nearing 10-hours of daylight and a higher sun is warming surfaces even when the temperature is below freezing.
  • Friday evening the Valley City Fire Department (VCFD) held its Annual Awards Banquet with good food, fellowship and entertainment.  Years of service pins were presented …. some of the veterans have more years of service than some of the younger firefighters are old!!  Spouses, significant others and families sacrifice and provide great support allowing firefighters to serve; thank you to all.  Entertainment was provided by Mylo Hatzenbuhler who presented his wholesome family show ….. I laughed often!  Following his show, he came out of character to sing “Happy Birthday“ and a heartwarming rendition of “Amazing Grace” honoring Karen Magnuson.  
  • *Remember, Wednesday is Valentine’s Day.
  • Gosh, the high school and university winter sports seasons are winding down already.  For many of us “older folks” time just seems to go so fast.  This Thursday through Saturday is the NDHSAA State Wrestling Tournament in the Fargodome; it is quite a sight, check it out.
  • While we have had comfortable weather, snowfall in the mountains feeding the Missouri River is below average.  More snow would be beneficial for our power generation and costs.  Pray for snow.
  • Thanks to all who provide and proof material for this article.                     
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”   ~ Nelson Mandela 

                                                  Blessings, Pray, be Grateful and Respectful,

Dave

Dave Carlsrud

Agenda Available

2.12.2024 Special Commission Agenda

Special City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Monday, February 12, 2024
12:00 PM

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 12:00 PM CT, at City Commission Chambers, 254 2nd Avenue NE, Valley City, ND.

Members of the public may view the meeting online https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86525183855 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID: 865 2518 3855

Call To Order
Roll Call

New Business

  1. Approve Sam Hill Benefit Raffle on 2.17.24 at the Valley City Eagles Club.

Adjourn

Minutes Available text with City of Valley City Logo above

1.16.2024 Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, January 16, 2024



President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.

Members present: President Carlsrud, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Gulmon via Zoom, Commissioner Erickson

Others: City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck, Finance Director Klein, Administrative Assistant Hintz.

Members Absent: Commissioner Magnuson

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PROCLAMATION

The week of January 28 through February 3, 2024, was proclaimed as Catholic Schools Week.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Remove the Public Hearing regarding Ordinance Violations by the Captain’s Pub.

Remove Item B. on the Consent Agenda, Tree Trimming & Removal License Application for Strom Tree Service Inc. 

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the changes, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Bishop moved to Approve the Minutes from the January 4, 2024, Finance and Commission Meetings, seconded by Commissioner Erickson.  Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

Approve Local Permit Application for a Raffle for Sanford Clinic of Valley City on February 2, 2024, at Valley City Town & Country Club.

Approve Application for Use of National Guard Building. Schindler Events. Mar 7 – 10, 2024.

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the Consent Agenda, seconded by Commissioner Bishop.  Motion passed unanimously.

RESOLUTION

RES 2438 A Resolution Regarding Participation in Funding for a Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART Grant Project. Grubb, project manager with AE2S discussed the Grant provided by the Bureau of Reclamation and shared that it is geared towards Energy & Water Sustainability. A very common application under this grant program is Water Meter Improvements.  Working with the Team here in Valley City they determined that a project to replace 600 Water Nodes would be a good candidate for this grant and assist Valley City in the funding of the replacements with 50% cost share funding.  The total cost estimate for the project is $101,304.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. Motion passed unanimously.

RES 2439 A Resolution Creating Paving Improvement District No. 129. City Engineer Petersen explained that this project is a combination of project corridors that were sealed in the past 7 to 10 years that have been over laid or reconstructed.  All projects on the map except the 6th St Project and the 5th Ave NW Project are identified as Projects that would not be Special Assessed.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon. Motion passed unanimously.

ORDINANCE

ORD 1147 Approved First Reading of Ordinance 1147, an Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Sections 12-02-02. 12-02-03, 12-02-06, and 12-02-08 Related to Junk. Junk Vehicles and Abandoned Vehicles on Public Property. City Attorney Martineck shared that this Ordinance will not change the process for junk vehicles on private property but adds a provision if a vehicle is red tagged for being a junk vehicle or an unregistered vehicle on the public right of way or public parking lot. There would now be some enforcement and the vehicle can be ticketed or towed if the issue is not taken care of.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon. Motion passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS

Approve Task Order Master Services Agreement with AE2S. Approve the master service task order agreement between the City of Valley City and the Engineering firm AE2S.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon. Motion passed unanimously.

Approve Task Order No. 1 – Valley City General Engineering Services with AE2S. Grubb shared that this is for Instrumentation & Controls work needed as well as other items at the Water Treatment Plant. This is not an exclusive Agreement. It is for $5000 per year for 3 years but the City will only be billed for what is actually used.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. Motion passed unanimously.

Approve Task Order No. 2 – Valley City WaterSMART Grant Application with AE2S. Grubb explained that this Task Order is for the more specific effort of the Grant Application process that was approved with Resolution 2438. With this order the City will now have the template and editable form to pursue future grants.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. Motion passed unanimously.

Consider the Visitor’s Committee Recommendation to Approve the Image Enhancement Grant for Arc of Barnes County Thrift E Shop up to $7500. The Visitor’s Committee recommends approval of this Grant. These funds come through sales tax dollars collected.  

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. Motion passed unanimously.

Approve Depositories for City Funds which meet the Pledge of Securities Requirement. 

Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. Motion passed unanimously.

Approve Amendment to City Engineering Agreement and Task Order. City Engineer Petersen explained that this Agreement & Task Order is for the City Engineering Agreement between the City of Valley City and KLJ Engineering. This is to extend the 3-year term that expired on the previous agreement on 12.31.2023. This amendment is to extend the agreement for an additional 3 years to 1.1.2027.This does include an increase from $87,000. to $90,000. per year. This is a “not to exceed” amount.The agreement also includes Moore Engineering as a subcontractor.

Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Bishop.

Roll Call Vote: Bishop – Aye, Gulmon – Aye, Erickson – Nay, Carlsrud – Aye, Motion Approved.

Accept Main Street Outlet Vault Project. City Engineer Petersen shared that this is the Storm Sewer Discharge Vault on Main Street down by the Elks building. Work was completed in the September timeframe but just had the final closeout and inspection with Public Works.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon. Motion passed unanimously.

Discussion on the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality – Water Service Line Inventory. City Engineer Eslinger explained this project has three components: historical records revue, customer survey and a sample site plan. He handed out a flyer and postcard sample that will be sent to the residents of Valley City explaining that there is a Water Site Inventory Revue happening. This Survey will be starting in February and will require a response by Valley City Residents about what their water lines are made of. Education of Residents about the survey will be very important.  

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Administrator Crawford gave an update on the Ice Storm Disaster Declaration and that the City is working feverishly at collecting the proper paperwork which is due 1.17.2024. David Wick has reached out and reported that he was not aware of the notifications for some of the properties and that he is working on getting that cleaned up. He will be working with Fire Chief Magnuson. Currently there are several projects that the City is working on in preparation for this summer. On the RFQ preliminary piece we are interviewing the three finalists to select the architect for the Public Service Center.

Commissioner Bishop explained that when he receives an anonymous letter in the mail it goes straight to the shredder. If you sign your letter, he would be more then willing to sit down and discuss your concerns. 

Mayor Carlsrud thanked all the city employees for their work during the Ice Storm. He was complimented by a colleague on how well the City of Valley City handled the Storm. Reminder, during these cold spells, try not run extra appliances and to be mindful during peak electrical usage times.

ADJOURN

Meeting was adjourned at 5:53 P.M.

2.6.2024 Commission Agenda

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
5:00 PM

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 5:00 PM CT, at the City Commission Chambers, 254 2nd Avenue NE, Valley City, ND.

The meeting is also available to view online https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82268349183 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID:  822 6834 9183.

Call To Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance (please stand)

Lead by Cub Scout Pack 562.

Oath of Office for Sergeant Knight

GIVING HEARTS DAY FEBRUARY 8, 2024, PROCLAMATION

Approval of Agenda

(Roll Call Vote needed when changes made to the Agenda) Lead by Cub Scout Pack 562

Approval of Minutes

Approve Minutes from the January 16, 2024, Commission Meeting.

 

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approve Monthly Reports from the Fire Chief, Electrical Superintendent, Building Inspector Finance Director and Municipal Judge.
  2. Approve Raffle Application For;
    1. Ducks Unlimited Barnes County Chapter, Raffle (Gun) on 3.22.24 at the VC Eagles Club
    1. Valley City JO Volleyball, Raffle & Raffle Boards on 2.10.24 at the VC Eagles Club
    1. Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals, Raffle on 3.30.24 at VC Eagles Club
    1. CHS Inc – Dakota Plains Ag, Raffle on 3.27.24 at CHS Inc – Dakota Plains Ag
    1. VCSU Trap Club, Raffle on 4.25.24 at Valley City State University
    1. Valley City Fire Department, Raffle on 3.23.2024 at Valley City Eagles Club
    1. Noah Gurrola Astorga Benefit, Raffles on 2.23.24 at Valley City Eagles Club
    1. ND Skill USA, VC ND Chapter, Raffle on 4.5.24 at the Sheyenne Valley Area Career & Tech Center
  3. Approve Application for Carr’s Tree Service, Inc for a 2024 Tree Trimming & Removal License
  4. Approve Public Hearing for Dangerous Building at 340 3rd St SE
  5. Approve Cancellation of Public Hearing for Captain’s Pub Alcoholic Beverage License

Roll Call:          Magnuson         Erickson           Bishop              Gulmon            Carlsrud

Public Comments

Attorney General’s “A Citizen’s Guide to North Dakota Open Records & Open Meetings Laws” *A member of the public does not have the right to speak to the governing body at an open meeting.  The public is only entitled to see and hear what happens at a meeting, and to record or broadcast those observations.

  • No personal attacks to persons present or not
  • No inflammatory language used during time that you have the platform
  • 5-minute maximum or as directed by the chair
  • Thank you for participating in City Government.

Public Hearing

Ordinance

ORD 1147 Approve Second and Final Reading of Ordinance No 1147, an Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Sections 12-02-02, 12-02-3, 12-02-06, 12-02-08 Related to Junk, Junk Vehicles, and Abandoned Vehicles on Public Property. (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Erickson           Bishop              Gulmon            Magnuson        Carlsrud

Resolution

RES 2440 A Resolution Approving Engineers Report & Directing Preparation of Detailed Plans, Specifications & Estimates of Probable Cost for Paving Improvement District No. 129. (City Engineer)

Roll Call:          Bishop              Gulmon            Magnuson        Erickson           Carlsrud

RES 2441 A Resolution Declaring Necessity for Paving Improvement District No. 129. (City Engineer)

Roll Call:          Gulmon            Magnuson        Erickson           Bishop              Carlsrud

New Business

NB1.  Approve Monthly Bills for the City and Public Works in the Amount of $1,618,408. (Finance Director Klein)

Roll Call:          Erickson           Bishop              Gulmon            Magnuson        Carlsrud

NB2. Authorize Farm Lease next to landfill to be re-leased and go out for bids (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Magnuson         Erickson           Bishop              Gulmon            Carlsrud

NB3. Approve City Buyout of 616 Main S East for $50,000. (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Erickson           Bishop              Gulmon            Magnuson        Carlsrud

NB4. Approve Agreement with NDDOT for Long-Term Temporary Highway Closure through December 31, 2025 (Finance Director Klein)

Roll Call:          Bishop              Gulmon            Magnuson        Erickson           Carlsrud

NB5. Approval of concurrence of project IM-NHU-2-094(159)290, PCN 22228 with local share estimated to be $83,806.06. (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Gulmon            Magnuson        Erickson           Bishop              Carlsrud

NB6. Accept recommendation for appointment of architectural firm for design of public works service center (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Magnuson         Erickson           Bishop              Gulmon            Carlsrud

NB7. Approve architectural services contract for design of public works service center

 (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Erickson           Bishop              Gulmon            Magnuson        Carlsrud

NB8. BEK Connect Service 5-Year Renewal Agreement. (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Bishop              Gulmon            Magnuson        Erickson           Carlsrud

NB9. Approval for Mayor to sign FEMA recertification form.  (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Gulmon            Magnuson        Erickson           Bishop              Carlsrud

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

CITY UPDATES & COMMISSION REPORTS

ADJOURN

2.6.2024 Finance Agenda

City Commission Finance Meeting

Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

3:30 PM

 The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 3:30 PM CT, at the City Commission Chambers, 254 2nd Avenue NE, Valley City, ND. 

Members of the public may view the meeting online https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84004509659 or listen

by calling (1.346. 248.7799) Webinar ID: 840 0450 9659.

Call to Order

Roll Call

Agenda items

  1. Department reports.
    1. Sanitation Department
    1. Water Department
    1. Electric Department
    1. Fire Department/Dangerous Buildings
    1. Police Department
      1. 2023 Annual Report
    1. Street Department
      1. Tree Count
    1. Administration
      1. 2023 Yearly Municipal Court Statement
  2. Review monthly bills/reports (10 minutes) – (Finance Director Klein)
  3. Discuss keeping livestock in city limits (Attorney Carl Martineck)
  4. Change of Location for VCSU Recycling Containers (City Administrator Crawford)
  5. BEK Connect Service Discussion – Renewal (City Administrator Crawford)
  6. Discussion regarding Dangerous Building Policy/Procedures (City Administrator Crawford)

Adjourn

2.5.2024 Mayor’s Message

NEWS & NOTES

2/5/2024

  • Hello Folks,
  • Do you donate blood?  Every 2-seconds someone in the United States needs blood and/or platelets.  Approximately 29,000 units of red blood cells are needed daily and nearly 16 million blood components are transfused annually in the United States.  You can be a life saver by donating, please do.
  • Our nicer than normal weather is bringing walkers, joggers and bikers out-and-about.  If you haven’t been getting out, even if it is just to take some “deep cleansing breaths”, do it while weather permits.  A friend said he is grateful to be getting out again as when he gets some walking, he feels so much better.  BE SAFE; wear reflective apparel and FACE TRAFFIC.  Many drivers are looking at phones and you are in danger when they are behind you.
  • Congratulations to Jon Skalicky who was recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant with the North Dakota Highway Patrol.  Way-to-go Jon.
  • February is Black History Month.  Many notable figures have influenced our history over the years, Martin Luther King in Civil Rights, Chuck Berry in music and Jackie Robinson in sports to name a few.  Surfing the web will provide you with a plethora of interesting information.
  • Valley City Parks and Recreation is beginning a card playing session with coffee and treats Thursday mornings at 10:00.  There are many card games available and one does NOT have to be a member to play.  Try it!
  • Boy Scout Troop 560 held an Eagle Court of Honor recognizing Teddy Hochhalter & Levi Trader for earning Distinguished Eagle Scout Awards.  Nationally 6% of scouts reach Eagle Scout Rank, though recently Troop 560 had a time where over 70% achieved said rank. Levi, Teddy and all Eagle Scouts, you are to be proud.
  • Thanks to all who provide and proof material for this article.                     
  • “Regret is a time machine to the past.  Worry is a time machine to the future.                        Gratitude is a time machine to the present.”   ~ Andrea Gibson 

                                                  Blessings, Pray, be Grateful and Respectful,

Dave

Dave Carlsrud

1.29.2024 Mayor’s Message

 NEWS & NOTES

1/29/2024

  • Hi Everbody,
  • I hope you have been enjoying this stretch of nice weather with which we have been Blessed.  Please try to drain water where possible to prevent some of the icing.
  • This is legitimate!  Moore Engineering,  as per the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality, will be surveying us concerning our water service line materials.  Within the next few weeks we will be receiving postcards explaining the survey.  We will be directed to access the survey through the QR code or website.  
  • Saturday, Valley City Public Schools hosted about 14 teams for a Robotics Tournament. The robots these teams build are amazing, congratulations to all and thank you for visiting Valley City.
  • Last week at VCSU there was a very nice breakfast for the VCSU Facilities Services and the Valley City Electrical Departments. The event was recognizing the collaboration of VCSU and the city during emergencies and other times of need.  Great job everyone.
  • * Giving Hearts Day is February 8th.  It is a great opportunity to maximize your charitable giving as many charities have matching fund agreements available when donations are made during the specified time.  Research your favorite charities to see how you can maximize your gifts.
  • Near the end of February, delegates representing Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) and American Public Power Association (APPA), will be in Washington DC visiting legislators  concerning “all things power”.  Regional transmission, permitting reform and tax exempt financing are a few challenges facing the industry.  As time draws near I will share more information as these issues affect us.
  • Are you aware of the Chamber Eblast?  The Eblast offers job service, business ads and numerous community activities that could serve your needs.  Please see: https://valleycitychamber.com/
  • Thanks to all who provide and proof material for this article.                     
  • The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.”   ~ Edmund Burke                                                                            

                                                  Blessings, Pray, be Grateful and Respectful,

Dave

Dave Carlsrud

1.22.2024 Mayor’s Message

 NEWS & NOTES

1/22/2024

  • Hello Folks,
  • Last week I had the privilege of visiting with Cub Scout Pack #562 and it was a delightful evening.  Thank you to the “Pack” for your gracious hospitality and nice card.
  • In case you haven’t heard, the NorthStar Conference in which VCSU plays, will dissolve after next year.  Currently there are a number of exciting conference options being researched.  Some include affiliations from the past and some are brand new concepts.  For further information, feel free to contact VCSU Athletic Director Dennis McCulloch.
  • Valley City High School is hosting a robotics tournament this Saturday at the HAC beginning at 9:00 AM.  The things the students do with their robots are amazing.  If you have never seen a meet, “pop-in” for a while, there is no admission.  Oh, did I mention, the concession food is “killer”!
  • A special shout out to Paul McDonald, North Dakota Associated Press Sportswriter of the Year.  Congratulations Paul, that is an extraordinary, well-deserved honor!
  • Storms around our area and the nation have downed power lines in a number of areas.  They are deadly, should you be near a downed line, stay away and if you are in a vehicle with downed lines on or near, stay in your vehicle!
  • Dawn Ihry has invested years serving youth in the Valley City area, take a few minutes to vote for Dawn in the “Catholic Life Give Back Contest”:  https://www.catholicfinanciallife.org/givebackcontest#:~:text=How%20it%20Works,will%20receive%20a%20%244%2C000%20donation  Thank you Dawn.
  • A number of the classrooms in our public-school buildings have heating issues.  Due to infrastructure deterioration, temperatures of 50 degrees are occurring in classrooms …… we need to treat our youth better.
  • The North Dakota joint interim Energy Development and Transportation Committee (EDTC) is researching resource adequacy in our state.  Advanced nuclear energy may be a consideration.
  • Thanks to all who provide and proof material for this article.                    
  • Be tough on the issues, easy on the people.”   ~ Tom Heller                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                       Blessings, Pray, be Grateful and Respectful,

Dave

Dave Carlsrud