2017-03-22

2017-03-22 E-Edition

Through the eyes of recovery

Grafton woman shares TBI perspective

GRAFTON – Brain Injury Awareness Day is today, Wednesday, March 22, as part of a larger month-long campaign to bring awareness to people affected by Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Grafton resident and sixth grade teacher Ranell Hanson is in the midst of her recovery from a TBI sustained in a fall last April. Ranell hopes by sharing her story she […]

Walsh County township leaders meet in Park River

Ag valuations still a hot topic

PARK RIVER – Walsh County township leaders gathered for their 41st annual meeting Tuesday, March 14, in the basement of Park River City Hall. President Clint Sticha called the meeting to order before the secretary’s minutes were read. Lawrence Kadlec made a motion, seconded by Jay Skorheim to approve minutes as read. Treasurer Leah Skjerven gave the treasurer’s report. The […]

Flood emergency declarations being filed

Park River holding below nine feet

GRAFTON – Flood preparation checklists are being consulted in Walsh County towns, especially those that neighbor the Park River. Grafton has been signing and submitting the proper paperwork with state and federal authorities to assure governmental red tape doesn’t interfere with flood fighting efforts. Grafton Mayor Chris West signed an emergency declaration on March 13. Walsh County Commissioners (WCC) equally […]

Soils committee discusses valuation modifiers

Sidwell Company representative breaks down process

COUNTY – Walsh County Soils Committee ( WCSC) came together Tuesday, March 14, at the USDA Ag Center in Park River to discuss agricultural land valuation modifiers and listen to a presentation from Mel Obbink from Sidwell Company. Committee members present were Joe Bata, Tim Mondry, Hamilton Hurtt, Ernie Barta, Lawrence Burianek, Rita Sveen, Brad Brummond, Todd Morgan and Darren […]

Rostvet arrested for involvement with Delatorre case

Park River man threatens to hire hitman

Conrad Rostvet, age 62, from Park River was charged in two cases involving Raul Delatorre and his wife, Nicole Delatorre, from an incident that happened on March 13, first near Park River and the second in the city of Grafton. Rostvet was first charged with hindering law enforcement and preventing arrest by allowing Delatorre to hide in his vehicle during […]

Rock your socks



The Minto pre-K class shows their support for their classmate Charlotte Scott, standing in front, by wearing and coloring bright and mismatched socks on World Down Syndrome Day on Tuesday. Students are, front from left, Noah Anderson, Isaac Hefta, E’lee Hess, Josie Sobolik, Christian Middleton, Catie Pulak, Charlotte Scott, Juliette Lucatero, Jesus Garcia, Preston Maney and Asher Scott. Back: Keysha […]

UTV accident investigated

Adams man ejected from vehicle

Christopher Bata, age 38, from Adams was injured early Sunday morning after being ejected from his Polaris 4-wheeler Utility Task Vehicle (UTV). Bata was driving on a partially ice-covered dirt surface along North Dakota Highway 35 eight miles southwest of Adams around 1:30 a.m. when he lost control and was ejected from the UTV. He sustained significant injuries and was […]

Flaten pleads not guilty to GSI charge

Minto man faces 20 plus years in jail

Minto resident Andrew James Lee Flaten, age 26, pled not guilty Thursday in Walsh County District Court on charges of attempted gross sexual imposition, a Class B felony along with burglary and simple assault, a Class B felony and a Class B misdemeanor. Flaten with his lawyer Samuel A. Gereszek waived the right to a preliminary hearing and pled not […]

Donors needed for April 4 blood drive in Grafton



Grafton Fine Arts Club is sponsoring a blood drive in Grafton on Tuesday, April 4. The drive will be held in Grafton Lutheran Church’s fellowship hall and classrooms from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The blood drive will be conducted by United Blood Services. All donors should bring a photo ID and donor card. Free cholesterol testing is available with […]