Commissioners tugs at state restrictions

$17.6 million needed to replace 76 bridges with a sufficiency rating of 50% or less 133 bridges are currently posted for weight limits 26 bridges are functionally obsolete, 70 bridges are structurally deficient COUNTY – Residents inWalsh County may soon be divided by rivers, coulees and streams because of a lack of usable funds to fix aging bridges. Walsh County […]

Unattended candle sparks blaze

BY TODD M. KJELLAND GRAFTON – A fire at the Winter Park Apartments on 14th Street in Grafton on Monday was caused by an unattended candle in a juvenile’s bedroom according to Grafton fire chief Ken Popiel. The Grafton Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD) received the 911 dispatcher’s page at 6:39 p.m. and arrived on scene about 3-4 minutes later. According […]

City to lease tractor for 2015

Spring clean-up discussed

GRAFTON – The Grafton City Council (GCC) met on Monday at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of the city hall for their regular monthly meeting. Members in attendance were Greg Young, Dave Fellman, Don Hutson, Chris Lipsh, Shane Mohn, Brian Sieben, Mary Stark and Len Wysocki. Also attending were Connie Johnson and Nick Ziegelmann. Young called for the approval […]

B & D Flooring to improve storefront

Committee gives to entrepreneur camp

GRAFTON – The Economic Development Committee (EDC) met last Wednesday at the city hall committee room for their regular scheduled meeting. The minutes from the January 29 meeting were approved as were sales tax, lodging tax and budget reports. The committee discussed and approved an application from Brad and Denise Moe, dba B & D Flooring for a storefront improvement […]

Librarian resigns at GHS

Kohler case under investigation

Grafton School District librarian Kelly Kohler resigned her position in a letter to the school board signed on March 5. Her decision stems from her pending felony charges that are currently under investigation with the Grafton Police Department. Kohler was arrested on March 3 on four counts of criminal trespass, each count a Class C felony which accumulatively carries up […]

I’m coming

Polar Communications and Insight Technologies announce partnership

Polar Communications announced they have entered into a partnership with Grand Forks and Fargo based Insight Technologies. Also involved in the partnership are Dickey Rural Networks of Ellendale and Dakota Central Telecommunicat ions of Carrington. The affiliation will bring new opportunities to Polar customers such as network monitoring and maintenance, security, vulnerability scanning, remote support, virtualization and more. Karl Blake, […]

North Dakota State Spelling Bee tradition continues

Although the North Dakota State Spelling Bee was going through a spell of uncertainty just a year ago, this long-standing North Dakota tradition will continue. The North Dakota State Spelling Bee is scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Ramkota in Bismarck, North Dakota. The North Dakota Masonic Foundation, a longtime supporter of the state spelling bee, provided additional […]

Walsh County Historical Society to meet March 22

The Walsh County Historical Society will hold a quarterly meeting on Sunday, March 22. They will meet at Carnegie Regional Library in Grafton at 2 p.m. Reports will be shared, new business discussed, as well as the date and location of the next meeting. Everyone attending will have the opportunity to see the changes and improvements made to the local […]

Police Blotter

March 2, 10:06 a.m., request for a welfare check on Summit Avenue. March 2, 4:59 p.m., report of a theft at Hugo’s. March 2, 9 p.m., report of traffic hazards on Highways 17and 81. March 2, 11:10 p.m., report of a domestic disturbance on Eastern Avenue. March 3, 12:53 a.m., request for a welfare check on Prospect Avenue. March 3, […]