New ordinance discussed for right of way violators

Hodny to fill in for Kratochvil while deployed

COUNTY – Walsh County Commissioners ( WCC) met Monday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bimonthly meeting. Karen Anderson, Jack Karas, Lawrence Burianek, Ernie Barta, Luther Meberg and Walsh County Auditor Kris Molde were present. After approval of the May 17 meeting minutes and monthly bills Cheryl Osowski, representing the Walsh County Historical Society along with Dennis Markusen, […]

Slippin’ n Slidin’


GRAFTON – Leistikow Park swimming pool opened last Thursday for the 2016 summer season. The pool is open daily from noon until 5 p.m. for public swimming. Daily admission is $4, a yearly single pass is $75, a family pass (immediate family only) is $150 and a daycare pass is $75 (10 kids maximum). The pool is available for private […]

Road grader purchase clarified

Water ordinance dispute tabled

MINTO – A dispute regarding the ordinances governing Minto’s water service and metering was put on hold when the citizen questioning the charge to turn on a meter did not attend the early morning meeting. Resident Hody Mach had requested the agenda item be added. The council decided to wait to discuss the matter until Mr. Mach was able to […]

City pulls trigger on street sweeper

Police issue abandoned vehicle notices

GRAFTON – Grafton Ways and Means Committee (WMC) gathered at city hall Monday for their regularly scheduled meeting. In attendance were Dave Fellman, Greg Young, Don Hutson, mayor Chris West, Nick Ziegelmann and Connie Johnson. Mary Stark was absent. Ziegelmann informed the committee of an Employee Assistance Program orientation that was scheduled for Tuesday. There wasn’t any new business presented […]

Ford goes up in flames in Grafton

No injuries reported

An older Ford F-150 Ranger pickup truck owned by Larry Dusterhoft was in the process of being relocated from his residence near the intersection of Western Avenue and Seventh Street in Grafton on Saturday when it caught fire. The Grafton Volunteer Fire Department was called at 6:18 p.m. and when they arrived on scene five minutes after the call the […]

Mosquito spraying scheduled for Grafton

Anticipated hatch due to recent rains

The city of Grafton is planning to spray for mosquitoes on Friday and advises residents with breathing difficulties to be cautious while chemical is being dispersed. Todd Hanson, Grand Forks Health Department, Mosquito Control Manager says recent rains have the potential to hatch a large number of mosquitoes. Currently he said the trap count is very low, but it takes […]

Time honored

Seventy years and going strong as Major John Laddie Bata, left, presents his grandfather, Laddie Bata with his 70th year American Legion membership certificate at the Adams American Legion Memorial Day program.

USDA seeks applications for grants to help socially disadvantaged rural businesses

USDA Rural Business- Cooperative Administrator Sam Rikkers today announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants to provide assistance to socially-disadvantaged business groups in rural areas. “ Rural America is an incredibly diverse place with many types of businesses and business owners participating in the economy,” Rikkers said. The funding is being provided through the Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant (SDGG) […]

BackPack program fundraiser planned for noon Thursday

The Walsh County Food Pantry BackPack Program will benefit from a brat fundraiser at the Choice Financial parking lot in Grafton on Thursday, June 9. A free will offering will be taken for a meal of a brat, potato chips and water or pop. Serving will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Guests will also have the opportunity to […]

Park River Library announces summer reading program

Readers of all ages will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as Park River Public Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” during their summer reading program. Activities include costume creation, group games, physical challenges, art projects, science and engineering experiments and more. The 2016 summer reading program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, […]