Valley City

Great Plains Food Bank Continues Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution

According to Great Plains Food Bank, during the pandemic, they have seen a 44% increase in demand for food bank services.

FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank is continuing it’s distribution of meals through the Farmers to Families Food Box program by the USDA. The program helps bring food from farms that aren’t able to sell all of their produce to food banks across the country during the Coronavirus crisis. According to Great Plains Food Bank, during the pandemic,…

Great Plains Food Bank Helps Families in Valley City With Mobile Food Pantry

The last time they were in Valley City, they served just over 200 families.

VALLEY CITY, N.D.- The organization has been driving to different locations across the state and distributing food to make sure families know where their next meal is coming from. “There are so many people that are in need that can’t get ahead unless they have the resources that they need immediately to fill their needs, so that’s what I’m aiming…

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…