2018-03-14 E-Edition

EDC explores potential new business downtown

Stipulations discussed for eventual sale of Hill Avenue location

GRAFTON- Economic Development Committee (EDC) met last week with Mayor Chris West, chairman Chris Lipsh, Phil Ray, Andrew Petersen, Kristy Jelinek and Jayce Schumacher in attendance. Don Hutson and Keith Bjorneby were absent. Also in attendance was city administrator Nick Ziegelmann. The topic before the committee was the old Walsh County Bank building on Hill Avenue, which has been under […]

Faculty changes, staffing needs grow for school district

Board discusses new state student loan forgiveness

GRAFTON – The public school board held their retreat last week to discuss budget, finance, teacher contracts, school improvements, buildings and activities. In attendance were superintendent Darren Albrecht, school board president Donald Suda, Scott LeClerc, Jennifer Thompson, Greg Feltman, Kristy Jelinek, and Tom Torkelson, as well as Cathi Heuchert. Barry Kingsbury was absent. To date, there are 11 faculty changes […]

Grafton City Council reviews flood risk reduction bid amendment

Adjusted amount exceeds $11 million

GRAFTON – The long range Grafton Flood Risk Reduction project is nearing construction stages and city council reviewed an amended bid from Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc. (KLJ) at their meeting Monday night. Council members in attendance were Mary Stark, Greg Young, Chris Lipsh, Shane Mohn, Phil Ray, Brian Sieben and David Fellman, as well as city auditor Connie Johnson. […]


‘Democracy dies in darkness’ the Washington Post declares every day

The slogan pretty much defines why we have a week set aside to discuss, promote and celebrate America’s special place as a country that values transparency in governments by and for the people. This week, March 11- 17, is Sunshine Week, a nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. Yet even […]

Gold Coats visit area business

Ambassadors from Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce made a stop to visit Midwest Fabrication to learn what services they provide and what they manufacture. Pictured front from left, Mary Hills, U.S. Bank; Tim Martin, The Walsh County Record; Shirley Burns, Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce; Brian VanBruggen, KXPO Radio; and Ron Buchwitz, Midwest Fabrication. Back, from left, Ryer Stark, Choice […]

Woman pleads not guilty to meth charges

Narcotics task force conducts controlled purchase of drugs

Tanya Otto (French), 36, of Grafton and her attorney, Kyle Markwardt, waved her right to a preliminary hearing Monday in Walsh County District Court in front of Judge Laurie Fontaine. Otto is charged with delivery of methamphetamine, a class B felony, after the Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force conducted a controlled purchase of the drug late last year. On Nov. […]

Far Off Broadway to present ‘The Girl in the Mirror’

Grafton High School’s Far Off Broadway performing arts group will proudly present “The Girl in the Mirror” by Bruce Jacoby, at the Grafton Performing Arts Center at the high school. The screenplay is scheduled for Monday, March 26, and again on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. for both nights. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.gospoilers.org, at the […]

PRBC to host Easter retreat

Park River Bible Camp to host Easter retreat PRBC will celebrate the resurrection by hosting a Little Tykes Day Retreat, where children can play and learn about the love of Christ Jesus at the camp. The retreat is scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a program at 3:30 p.m. Cost for the day retreat […]