Threshers dig into history

Group holds 39th annual event in Park River

PARK RIVER – Each year for the past 39 years, members of the Northeast North Dakota Pioneer Machinery Association have been meeting in Walsh County with the goal of remembering the “good old days” of farming and passing that knowledge along to the general public. That passion reveals itself each August at the Northeast North Dakota Pioneer Machinery and Threshing […]

Grafton passes first reading of 2015 budget

Utility rates set to increase next year

GRAFTON – Grafton’s City Council held a special meeting Monday at city hall to approve the first reading of the 2015 preliminary budget. Grafton City Administrator Nick Ziegelmann explained the highlights of the proposed budget with a PowerPoint presentation. The estimated taxable valuation for the city of Grafton is $6,194,398. Homestead and Disabled Veteran credits approved by the City Board […]

Rain pushes back wheat harvest

Row crops benefit from recent moisture

COUNTY – Two weeks ago, farmers in Walsh County were praying for rain. Now most are hoping the rain will hold off for a while so harvest can get under way. Midweek last week, Walsh County farmers were expecting to be full into the spring wheat harvest for the weekend. However, clouds and rain dotted the forecast over the weekend […]

Icy challenge

Man charged with possession of methamphetamine near school

Drugs discovered after traffic stop

GRAFTON – A Grafton man is in custody after a traffic stop and subsequent search turned up a quantity of methamphetamine. Christopher Anderson, 35, was stopped last Thursday, Aug. 21, at approximately 10:57 p.m. in Grafton across from the Migrant Head Start school. Anderson, driving a black, 1994 Jeep Cherokee was pulled over for neglecting to use his turn signal […]

The grain is off, now what is there to eat?

The small grain harvest is late this year, but there are still fields to harvest and there are still stubble fields everywhere. If we are thinking about the soil, we should ask, “What are the microbes eating?” For now, there is still the diet of decomposing small grass roots. But for soil to thrive, living plant roots are needed up […]

Walsh County seeks public input on mitigation plan

Walsh County is seeking public input on a draft of the county’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan is for Walsh County including the cities within the county. The plan is already in place, but federal law requires the plan to be updated every five years. Through the update process responders, government officials and the general public are invited to comment […]

Guy Miller Memorial 5K set to run Sept. 20

The family of Guy Miller has organized the Guy Miller Memorial 5K Walk/Run in memory of the Minto man who lost his life after being swept away by floodwaters last spring. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, with all proceeds benefiting the Northeast Regional Water Operations Team whose members were key in the search for Miller. The Minto […]

Minto Benefit Bridge Club reorganizes for new season

Minto Benefit Bridge Club will resume play for the 2014-15 year with a joint meeting for all groups on Tuesday, Sept. 9. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., at the home of Ellen Misialek. Dues are $15 and will be collected at the September meeting. Members have been organized into the following groups: Grand Forks group – Ramona Slivicki, […]

Senior citizens gathering to be held at Park River Bible Camp

The senior citizens fall gathering and hymn sing will be held at the Park River Bible Camp Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 2-4 p.m. The camp staff invites seniors from throughout the area to join them for a time of devotions, singing, refreshments and a hayless hayride – weather permitting. The camp is located five miles west of Park River on […]