Harvest begins in Walsh County

COUNTY – This year’s harvest has begun with a limited number of western county farmers getting into their fields at the end of last week. Cool, damp weather however has produced less than ideal conditions for farmers in the eastern half of the county. On Monday afternoon Wade and Darin Demers started their harvest a mile north of Oakwood. “It’s […]

Minto City Council nixes equipment purchase

MINTO – The city’s equipment inventory remains unchanged after Minto City Council, on a roll call vote, decided to nix the purchase of a new skid steer. An abbreviated council, with councilmembers John Narloch, Larry Jamieson, and Stanley Miller in attendance, passed a motion from Miller, seconded by Narloch to not purchase the T750 Bobcat skid steer discussed at the […]

Consultant secured for LSTC future

Achieve Therapy and Fitness coming soon to Grafton

GRAFTON – The Economic Development Committee (EDC) met last Wednesday morning to discuss Life Skills and Transition Center consultant position and new business Achieve Therapy and Fitness at 7 a.m. at city hall in Grafton. In attendance were Chris Lipsh, Don Hutson, Keith Bjorneby, Phil Ray, Jason Carlson, and newly appointed members Kristi Jelinek and Jayce Schumacher. Others present were […]

Citizens water concerns flood city hall

Grafton contracts for storm debris removal

GRAFTON – Grafton City Council (GCC) met Monday at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall for their regular monthly meeting. Members in attendance were mayor Chris West and council members Shane Mohn, Dave Fellman, Don Hutson, Brian Sieben, Greg Young, Chris Lipsh and Mary Stark. Councilmember Phil Ray was not present. Also attending were city auditor-treasurer Connie […]

Red Cross partners with Minto Fire Department to dispense smoke alarms

Agency installs 189 detectors in residents’ homes

The American Red Cross partnered with members of Minto Fire Department, going door-to-door visiting homes in Minto last Tuesday evening checking smoke alarms and preparing families with home fire safety information. Volunteers and partners visited 198 homes and installed 189 smoke alarms. Many homes had no working smoke alarms. Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a […]

Grafton Family Clinic receives immunization award

Extra effort pays off for Walsh County residents

Grafton Family Clinic (GFC) was presented with an achievement award last Thursday in Bismarck as one of 30 providers that increased their immunization rate by 10 percent or more. GFC increased their HPV vaccine (human papillomavirus) rate by 41 percent during the years 2015-2016. “We have been more proactive in the community to make sure everyone is up to date […]

Let there be light

Crew members from High Power Crane out of Fargo use a 50-ton capacity crane to off load Grafton water plant’s new backup generator last Wednesday. The unit will be capable of producing 500kw which can power the entire plant in the event of an emergency.

“Sunshine Home team to host final Minto Burger Night”

Thursday, Aug. 11, is “last call for burgers” on Main Street in Minto from 5-7:30 p.m. Walsh County Sunshine Hospitality Home team will host the event. This will be the final summer of 2016 Minto Burger Night – a collaborative effort by nonprofit community groups to raise funds by serving a summer meal. Walsh County Sunshine Hospitality Home team includes […]

Open house at Grafton Public Schools Monday, Aug. 22

Grafton Public Schools will host a back-to-school open house at Century Elementary, Central Middle and Grafton High schools on Monday, Aug. 22, from 3:45-6:45 p.m. Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet teachers and drop off supplies to classrooms and lockers. Purchased activity passes can also be picked up at the school office during the open house or […]

St. Thomas society, Valley Cruisers team up for fundraiser

St. Thomas Preservation Society will team up with Valley Cruisers Car Club at the Historic Garnett Home in St. Thomas for a fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 11. The society will be serving a brat supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Valley Cruisers members will arrive for a car show by 5:30 p.m. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour the historic […]