2016-07-06

Senator negotiates additional time in Drayton dike debacle

FEMA gives city six-month extension for planning

DRAYTON – Residents of Drayton have invoked the right of free speech to take on one of the nation’s most powerful agencies. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) performed open space compliance inspections on July 10, 2014 and it was determined that the city of Drayton had levees built across sixteen properties that were deed-restricted and are not compatible with open […]

Let Freedom Ring



Photo by Todd M. Kjelland Riata Ranch Cowboy Girl Sarah Thompson carries the flag during the Wojos Rodeo in Park River on the Fourth of July. See additional Independence Day photos on B-1.

Brummond named Sustainable Ag Hero

Walsh County Extension agent reflects on achievements

COUNTY – Brad Brummond looks forward to next Tuesday when he along with another nationally honored hero travel to Columbus, Ohio to be honored for their contributions to the agricultural industry. The Park River resident shares one of his special memories in reflection of the award. “One thing that many people may not know is that the Green Ash tree […]

Park River endures infrastructure updates

Water pipes first, pavement waits

PARK RIVER – Residents and visitors in Park River noticed a few signs scattered throughout the town over the Fourth of July holiday. The bright orange “Road Closed” reminders are just the surface of an underlying problem; corrosion ridden water mains. This year city officials bravely made the decision to raise water and sewer rates to offset much needed community […]

Charges filed for Pisek church vandalism

Two adults, three juveniles arrested

Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens confirmed the arrest of five individuals in connection with the vandalism of St. John’s Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pisek that occurred back in April. Two young adults and three juveniles have been charged with criminal mischief according to Jurgens. Joshua Trebor Weis, age 20, and Michael Joseph Young, age 18, were the two adults charged […]

Thompson accused of forgery, fraud, theft as bookkeeper

Grafton native arrested in Minnesota

Former Grafton resident Rebecca Rae Thompson, age 41, was arrested in Minnesota by the Polk County Sheriff ’s Office June 9 and appeared in Polk County District Court the next day on three felony charges: check forgery, financial transaction card fraud and theft by false representation. Pulkrabek Farms in rural Polk County filed a complaint Jan. 19 that a bookkeeper […]

Rolf charged with intent to deliver methamphetamine

Simple assault warrant leads to drug charges

Blake Levi Rolf, age 25, was arrested June 15 after a warrant executed for a simple assault charge added drug charges when a body search of Rolf uncovered drug paraphernalia, clear baggies containing methamphetamine and a baggie containing marijuana. Rolf was charged with an A and B misdemeanor which consisted of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled […]

Construction begins on North Dakota Highway 17 near Adams



Construction begun Wednesday, June 29 on North Dakota Highway 17 from Adams to North Dakota Highway 32. Work consists of milling and asphalt overlay along with shoulder work. During construction: Speeds will be reduced to 55 mph or as otherwise posted. A width restriction of 12 feet will be in place. Flaggers and pilot car will be present and motorists […]

Law office takes advantage of Renaissance Zone tax incentives in Grafton

Hope for Haiti receives storefront improvement match

GRAFTON – The Economic Development Committee (EDC) met June 22 at 7 a.m. at city hall in Grafton. In attendance were Len Wysocki, Don Hutson, Keith Bjorneby, Phil Ray, Jason Carlson and Mary Houdek. Others present were Nick Ziegelmann, Chris West and Connie Johnson. The special meeting was called to hold a public hearing regarding the Einarson Law Office (ELO) […]

All shook up



Volunteers for the Walsh County Sunshine Hospitality Home Team carwash fundraiser held in Grafton June 24 are, from left, Patti Milhelich, Life Skills and Transition Center, Elvis – aka Scott Gerszewski, and Jan Bjork, event organizer. The carwash earned $1,565 for the cause.