Algae to be removed from Homme Dam

New program to help improve water quality status

PARK RIVER – A new program aimed at reducing soil erosion and fertilizer loss that will also improve water quality in the Homme Dam watershed is underway. The program provides up to a 60 percent cost share on approved practices through the Homme Dam Watershed 319 Project. (HDWP). The Homme Dam recreation area is located along the south branch of […]

Grafton council approves utility rate hikes

More money appropriated to Grow Grafton Fund

GRAFTON – At Monday’s regular meeting, the Grafton City Council passed the first reading of ordinances that will raise water, sewer and electrical rates for residents of the city. As far as water rates are concerned, the plan is for the city to charge a base rate of $14.07. For each thousand gallons used after the first one thousand, the […]

Tax increase to start April 1

Grafton says yes to Measures 1, 2

GRAFTON – The voters in Grafton passed two local measures on last Tuesday’s ballot. Measure 1 passed with over 57 percent of the vote and dealt with a state requirement of having voter approval for the power of city government to grant tax exemption status to new and expanding businesses in cities under 40,000 residents. Measure 2 which dealt with […]

Kjelland promoted to editor

GRAFTON – Jackie Thompson, publisher of the Walsh County Record (WCR) has announced the promotion of sports editor Todd Kjelland to the position of editor after the resignation of long time employee Mike Steinfeldt. “We are excited to have Todd (Kjelland) step into the role of editor for our newspaper,” said Thompson. “I would like to invite everyone to stop […]

Caribou Coffee time

RRCF funding helps local business

Senator Heitkamp announces federal funds increase

In a statement released Nov. 6, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp announced that more than $1.1 million in federal funding will be transferred to the Red River Corridor Fund (RRCF) to incentivize private companies to help small businesses and local economies grow. These funds are authorized through the U.S. Department of Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) and will be […]

State officials denounce United States takeover of surface water regulation

In joint comments to be filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, leading North Dakota officials are urging the agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw a controversial, proposed rule governing U.S. surface and subsurface groundwater. “The so-called ‘Waters of the United States’ (WOTUS) is not just an agriculture issue, but creates uncertainty for homeowners, business, industry, […]

Children will ‘turn up the music’ at story hour

“Play me some music,” says Story Lady at November story hour for Pembina County. Keep the beat to “Jazzmatazz,” “ Thump Thump Rat – ATat Tat,” but “Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo.” The flannel graph story will be “All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir” and the write-your-own-story is “Violet’s Violin.” For the craft we’ll […]

CanCerVivor Relay For Life team to host fundraiser

The CanCerVivor Relay For Life team is planning a fundraiser to coincide with National Lung Cancer Awareness Month on Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Minto Community Center. The event will begin at 11 a.m., with a bake sale that will run until all goodies are sold. Also starting at 11 a.m. and running until 1 p.m., will be a baked […]