2017-06-14 E-Edition


An abandoned cast iron water pump is overshadowed by Mother Nature’s natural ability to water the earth last Wednesday evening east of Park River.

SummerFest activities finalizes

City to give up ownership of Unity Medical Center property

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, councilmembers Dave Fellman, Don Hutson, Phil Ray, Greg Young, Brian Sieben, Shane Mohn and Mary Stark. Also attending were city auditor/treasurer Connie Johnson, city attorney Nicholas Hall and city administrator […]

K-Line Agriculture expands to Grafton

Centennial Center lobby project numbers top $1.3 million

GRAFTON – The Economic Development Committee (EDC) met Wednesday at 7 a.m. at city hall in Grafton for their regular monthly meeting. In attendance were Chris Lipsh, Andy Petersen, Keith Bjorneby, Phil Ray, Jayce Schumacher and Don Hutson. Others present were mayor Chris West and city administrator Nick Ziegelmann. Guests included Bill Dahl, Grafton Parks and Recreation director. Kristi Jelinek […]

City of Minto receives Safe Routes to School grant

Sidewalks and accessible curb ramps near school are top priority

The second application for a grant from the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) was a charm. Tami Ulland, Minto city auditor, notified Minto city council at their June meeting that the city’s application for a Safe Routes to School grant was approved. The funding will cover 80.93 percent of the cost of phase one of the proposed three phase […]

Area school board election results

Grafton turns out 231 voters

COUNTY – Unofficial school board election results for Grafton, Minto, Valley-Edinburg and Park River Area came from over 400 total voters Tuesday in their respective districts. Grafton Public Schools had 231 voters hit the polls at Grafton High School with two positions available. Tom Torkelson ran unopposed to retain his seat and received 208 votes with two write-ins receiving one […]

Dirty job

Kaylee Seim, left, and Jaymee Sangrait use the buddy system to empty a garbage can at the Dairy Queen in Park River May 16.

Sugarbeets rate 90 percent good to excellent

North Dakota crop progress and condition report

For the week ending June 11 dry conditions persisted over much of the state, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The western half of North Dakota received little to no rain while parts of the east received up to an inch. However, many areas receiving rain were still short and need additional moisture soon to help crop development. […]

Millennial Views

Innovation around the corner Over the past week I got the opportunity to attend and speak as part of a panel at the North Dakota Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education held at Legacy High School, a brand new school in Bismarck. There were over 550 educators, administrators, legislators, and students in attendance. Unfortunately Governor Doug Burgum could not be there […]

Summer concerts return to Park River Bible Camp

Park River Bible Camp will host another Summer Concert Series at the camp beginning Sunday, June 18. The weekly concerts will start at 7 p.m., with the exception of the July 9 concert featuring Peder Eide which is the camp’s annual worship day celebration. That concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The 2017 summer concert series lineup includes […]