Harvest Season Underway

Beets, wheat and potatoes going this week

COUNTY – Due to late planting and recent wet weather several different harvests finally got underway in earnest this week. The pre-pile sugar beet harvest for the Drayton factory district of American Crystal Sugar Company got underway Tuesday for certain growers. The pre-pile is expected to run through the end of September with the full beet harvest campaign to begin […]

O’Neil enjoying position at UMC

Mayville grad has ties to county

GRAFTON – For the past three months Alan O’Neil has been busy as the new CEO of Unity Medical Center in Grafton. O’Neil and his wife of 32 years, MaryAnn have three children, Joel, Leigh Ann and Jackie. Mary Ann is an elementary school teacher in Manvel. O’Neil has ties to Walsh County as his father was from Fordville and […]

Commission approves overweight permits

Issue to be revisited next harvest season

COUNTY – Farm trucks hauling products from the field to the first drop-off point will be allowed to run up to 10 percent overweight. That’s after commissioners agreed to sell overweight permits at Tuesday’s regular meeting in the commissioners room at the Walsh County Courthouse. For years the state has sold overweight permits and Pembina County also allows the practice. […]

Dutch elm disease continues to kill trees in Grafton

Approximately 40 trees marked for removal in Grafton this summer

GRAFTON – For the last 30 years and longer, elm trees in the upper midwest, including North Dakota have fallen victim to Dutch elm disease (DED). Grafton Wastewater Department Superintendent Rock Desautel has worked for the city of Grafton for 29 years. He said that each year he’s been here they’ve been cutting down diseased elms and this summer has […]

PUC recommends ordinance regarding draining into sanitary sewer system

Grafton PD hires new officer

Grafton City Council’s Ways and Means (WMC) and Public Utilities Committees (PUC) met for their regular monthly meetings Tuesday at city hall. The WMC meeting was brief, with no action taken. The WMC considered items for the upcoming auction. The PUC discussed the ordinance dealing with prohibiting residents to let their sump pumps drain into the sanitary sewer system with […]

Water donation

County Court Report

JULY 2014 FORFEITURES Speeding-Jeremy Paul Adamsen, Alejandrina Aleman Lira, Jeffery Lewis Allen, Justin Wayne Anderson, Allen Robert Anderson, Edward Frank Beneda, Joleen Rae Bjorneby, Brianna Marie Braathen, Brian Larus Brandt, Tammy Elizabeth Brooks, Jessica Jo Bumgarner, Roel Cantu, Wendy Jo Carter, Jose Luis Castilleja Jr., Roger Allen Chaput, Jim Thomas Chyle, Dale Michael Collette, David Lyndon Convy, Barbara Kay Dahlen, […]

Revenue projections reflect North Dakota’s robust economy

General fund to total $5.17 billion

The Office of Management and Budget ( OMB) today released updated revenue projections for the 2013-2015 biennium and preliminary revenue projections for the 2015-2017 biennium. The revenue projections are prepared by OMB in conjunction with Moody’s Analytics, the North Dakota Tax Department and the state’s Advisory Council on Revenue Forecasting. North Dakota prepares a preliminary revenue projection during the summer. […]

Benefit planned Thursday for Debbie Ladouceur

A benefit will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, for Debbie Ladouceur, a longtime Grafton resident who has battled cancer since 2010. The event will be held at Marketplace on 8th in Grafton from 3-7 p.m. A turkey and dressing dinner will be served and there will also be a bake sale and silent auction. Cost of the meal is $10 […]

Tours, presentations planned for Minto School District

Patrons of the Minto School District are encouraged to attend building tours and presentations regarding the school building improvement project. Tours of Minto School will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 10 and Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Patrons will have the opportunity to see areas of the school that need improvement, as well as ask questions and […]