3.4.2024 Mayor’s Message



  • Hi Everybody,
  • It is Winter Show time in Valley City; welcome to everybody and enjoy the event, admission is free.  There will be numerous events with something interesting for most everyone.  There’s a Senior Day, draft horse, pony, tractor & truck pulls,  a queen contest, PRCA Rodeos and much more.  For complete schedules & other information, please see: northdakotawintershow.com or call 701-845-1401.
  • The winter fine arts and sports seasons are wrapping up. Congratulations and thank you to all who compete in co-curricular activities. There are life’s lessons to be learned from the university to the elementary levels of competition.  Certainly we’d like to win every contest, but most important is that one gives her/his best efforts preparing for and during the competition.  When you give your best, you can be proud as sometimes we play our best and the opponent still wins.  With that, we “tip our hats”.
  • Congratulations to Paul McDonald for his United States Tennis Association (USTA) recognition.  Paul was honored with the USTA Northern Bob Larson Media Excellence Award for promoting and developing tennis.  Nice job Paul 🙂
  • March is “Women’s History Month”.  Many women have contributed positively to our world’s history.  Some women you may enjoy researching are: Mother Teresa, Florence Nightingale, Rosa Parks, Martha Jane Canary (Calamity Jane) and Cheryl Miller, https://www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/cheryl-miller .  Watch for a few more next week.
  • Last week while snow was falling here we were in Washington DC promoting public power where one day was nice while two other days had cold drizzle so it wasn’t all that great weather-wise.  All three of our Legislators, Senator Kevin Cramer, Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Kelly Armstrong arranged some time to visit with us.  Thank you to those guys.
  • Thanks to all who provide and proof material for this article.                   
  • I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.”   ~ Mother Teresa
  • Blessings, Pray, be Grateful and Respectful,


Dave Carlsrud

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