2.12.2024 Mayor’s Message



  • 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 Carlsrud

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