Valley City

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…

Body of Man Missing Five Weeks Found In His Submerged SUV Near Kathryn

The cause of the crash is still under investigation

KATHRYN, N.D. — The search for 40-year-old Mark Davies of Valley City has ended after authorities recovered his body inside his submerged SUV. Earlier this week, the sheriff in Barnes County asked the US Army Corps of Engineers to lower the Sheyenne River so crews could search a section of the river. The body and vehicle were recovered in the…

BCI Investigates Alleged Sexual Assault by Jail Officer

The sheriff's office says the male officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.

VALLEY CITY, N.D.–The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating an alleged sexual assault by a male correctional officer against a female officer at the Barnes County Jail in Valley City. The sheriff’s office says the male officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while the BCI conducts its investigation. No charges have been filed. The sheriff’s office…

No Trial For Man Accused Of Shooting A Man Last November In Valley City

22-year-old Cornelious Johnson has reached a plea deal in the case.

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — The trial for an Arizona man accused of shooting a man in Valley City last November has been called off. 22-year-old Cornelious Johnson has reached a plea deal in the case. He has pleaded guilty to attempted murder and robbery. Sentencing has been set for October 24. The man Johnson shot is now 20 and continues…

Fargo Man Injured During High-Speed Chase With Highway Patrol

Troopers attempted to stop 59-year-old Jeffrey Boese early Thursday evening near Jamestown

BARNES CO., N.D. — A Fargo man faces numerous charges after running from troopers before crashing and hurting himself near Sanborn, North Dakota. Troopers attempted to stop 59-year-old Jeffrey Boese early Thursday evening near Jamestown after he failed to move over for another trooper on I-94. The pursuit covered about 30 miles and reached speeds of 100 miles per hour….

Two Teens Injured In Rollover Crash Near Valley City

It happened Thursday night

BARNES COUNTY N.D. –Two teenagers were injured in a rollover crash near Valley City on Thursday night. Barnes County Sheriff Deputies and the Highway Patrol were called to 119th Avenue Southeast and 33rd Street Southeast. Officers say the 16–year–old driver of a 2007 Dodge Caliber was transported to a Fargo hospital and treated for her injuries. The 14–year–old passenger was…