Storms rumble through region to start week

Mid-July starts out with very active weather

REGION – With the Fourth of July holiday nearly two weeks ago, Mother Nature again provided for some natural fireworks late Sunday afternoon into the evening, and then struck again Tuesday afternoon. Sunday storms According to information from the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Grand Forks, storms began entering the Red River Valley shortly after 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. […]

Dumas presented with award

City leaders sign pledge of support

GRAFTON – The Grafton City Council (GCC) met on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers of the city hall for their regular monthly meeting. Members in attendance were Chris West, Greg Young, Dave Fellman, Don Hutson, Len Wysocki, Shane Mohn, Brian Sieben and Mary Stark. Chris Lipsh was not present. Also attending were Nick Hall and Nick Ziegelmann. […]

Calling St. Thomas home for 100 years

Town holds many fond memories for Ethel Torgerson

ST. THOMAS – For her entire life, Ethel Torgerson has called St. Thomas home. Her neighbors and friends in the tiny Pembina County town are more like her family and treat her as such. The petite lady is thought highly of elsewhere as well, which was evident in the stacks of cards and well wishes she received when she recently […]

Camping camaraderie

Canadians find relaxation in Grafton

GRAFTON – Leistikow Park Campground in Grafton was first created back in 2008 as more or less a man camp for Henkels and McCoy Construction Company and others as they worked on the first Keystone Pipeline project in western Walsh County. Since those days when most of the campers were transient workers that followed the job trail, Leistikow Campground has […]

Olivarez released from custody

Judge Christofferson cuts $100,000 bond in half

Daniel Olivarez III, 35, of Grafton was released from the Walsh County jail after posting bond last Thursday following a bond review Wednesday. District judge Lee Christofferson lowered the bond from the original amount of $100,000 set by Judge Laurie Fontaine to $50,000. Walsh County States Attorney Barb Whelan asked that the original bond order remain. However, after Christofferson heard […]

Deadline given for Winter Sports Arena

Walsh County Health pushes tobacco free parks

Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 8 at city hall. In attendance were Brad Burianek, Cory Burns, Todd Storey, Scott Hills and Kerry DeMars. Staff members included, Dean Feltman, Kristy Jelinek, Mike Steinfeldt and Bill Dahl. A presentation by Stacy Langen on behalf of the Walsh County Health Department regarding tobacco free parks was […]

Bing oh

A Bing 360 degree camera mapping car was caught on the streets of Grafton last month. Microsoft’s Streetside service maps public roads for a visual experience of finding addresses and landmarks without the burden of using street names or addresses.

Riverfest to feature auto tour of early Drayton

Ox Cart Trails Historical Society is sponsoring a “Self- Guided Auto Tour of Early Drayton Sites and Buildings” over Riverfest weekend. Numbered signs will be located on the appropriate sites or buildings indicated on a map provided with the tour information. The signs will be put in place on Thursday morning, July 16. Copies of the map and guide may […]

Carnegie summer reading program to award winners

The Carnegie Regional Library Children’s Summer Reading Program will come to a close on Wednesday, July 22, when the top readers for the summer will be announced. Since June 8, children from second through fifth grade who registered to participate have spent part of their day reading. Parents assist their children by tallying the minutes their child/children read so that […]

Brent Hermans to appear at Park River Bible Camp

The Park River Bible Camp summer concert series will continue Sunday, July 19, with a program by Brent Hermans. The concert is set to begin at 7 p.m. in the camp chapel. Everyone is welcome to attend. The concert series will continue every Sunday evening with High Plains Trio on July 26 and Amy Redding presenting the final concert on […]