Valley City

Teen Hits 120 MPH While Fleeing Highway Patrol, Arrested For DUI

A trooper tried to stop 18-year-old Zander Johnson around 1:30 Saturday morning

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — A Valley City teen is arrested for drunken driving after fleeing the North Dakota Highway Patrol. A trooper tried to stop 18-year-old Zander Johnson around 1:30 Saturday morning for an equipment violation, about 9 miles south of Valley City. Johnson took off on Highway 1 at speeds hitting 120 miles per hour. He slowed and pulled…

Elevations On Lake Ashtabula And Reservation Dam Being Lowered

Preparing for potential spring snowmelt

ST. PAUL, Minn. — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is lowering reservoir elevations within the Red River Basin based on recent snow measurements, in order to prepare for potential spring snowmelt. The Corps is currently lowering the elevation of Lake Ashtabula, located near Valley City. It will be drawn down nearly 2 feet in time for spring runoff. Reservation Dam,…

Four People Sent to Hospital after Fire Destroys Their Home

The fire chief says the house is a total loss.

Photo Credit: NewsDakota.comVALLEY CITY, N.D.–Authorities say a fire destroyed a home in Valley City and sent four family members to hospital. Fire Chief Scott Magnuson says that neighbors heard an explosion before the fire broke out about 9 p.m. Wednesday. He says four people in the home were taken by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Magnuson…

Non Profits Help Formerly Incarcerated People Furnish Homes

They want to make transition easier for those coming out of jail or prison.

FARGO, N.D. – The F5 Project and Furniture Mission are collaborating for the first time to completely furnish a home that will belong to someone who was formerly incarcerated. They say the time to collaborate could not have been more ideal. All of the items needed to furnish a home were available at the same time the F5 project was…

Arizona Man Sentenced For Shooting & Robbery Last Year In Valley City

22-year-old Cornelious Johnson was given 10 years in prison for two counts of attempted murder and one count of robbery

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — A Mesa, Arizona man has been sentenced for a shooting and robbery in Valley City last November. 22-year-old Cornelious Johnson was given 10 years in prison for two counts of attempted murder and one count of robbery. The sentence was part of a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to all three charges. The man…

Burgum Expected to Ask for Federal Help Following Storm

Seven Counties in North Dakota have already issued flood emergency declarations.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is expected to ask for federal help in dealing with record-breaking snow that fell last week in North Dakota and subsequent flooding. Officials say seven counties in central and eastern North Dakota and the cities of Jamestown, LaMoure and Valley City already issued flood emergency declarations. Burgum spokesman Mike Nowatzki says more cities and counties are…

Valley City Leaders Declare Flood Emergency

They passed a resolution requesting emergency flood assistance.

VALLEY CITY, N.D .- Last week’s snowfall raised the Sheyenne River beyond flood stage. Now, the Baldhill Dam is being raised to prevent the lake from overflowing. “Right today it’s at 31, 3,100 feet per second, cubic feet per second, and they’re talking about tomorrow going to 3,500 cubic feet per second which takes us to the 15th foot range…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Increases Releases Baldhill Dam

The extra water could flood low lying areas and roads

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Minor flooding is expected along the Sheyenne River downstream of Baldhill Dam near Valley City. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing releases from the dam following the snowstorm. They are encouraging lakeshore property owners on Lake Ashtabula to take necessary precautions to protect their property. The extra water could flood low lying areas and roads….

Portions of I-94 and US 2 Closed Due to Weather Conditions

Snow plows have been pulled from roadways in Devils Lake due to zero visibility.

FARGO, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol are closing roadways due to heavy snow and wind. I-94 is closed westbound from Bismarck to Fargo and eastbound from Bismarck to Valley City. I-29 is closed northbound and southbound from Grand Forks to the Canadian Border. US Highway 2 is closed eastbound and westbound from Rugby…

Travel Alert Issued For Large Section of North Dakota

Drivers are being encouraged to reduce speeds

Jackknifed Semi Near Carrington On Highway 200BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota DOT and Highway Patrol have issued a Travel Alert due to heavy snow, reduced visibility and icy roads. Cities included in the alert include ¬†Jamestown, Courtenay, Valley City, Ellendale, Velva, Harvey, Towner, Devils Lake, Carrington, Langdon, Rolla, Cavalier, Adams, Cooperstown and surrounding areas. Drivers are being encouraged to reduce…