2018-03-14 E-Edition

Grafton man arrested on drug charges, bond hearing held

Narcotics task force racks up another meth bust

Joshua Lovell, 34, of Grafton was arrested by Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force last week and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, class B felony. He appeared in Walsh County District Court Monday morning in front of Judge Laurie Fontaine for his bond hearing. Lovell was arrested after the task force entered an address for a separate […]

Grafton VA ready for appointments

The new Grafton Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), located at 1319 11th St. West, Grafton, N.D., is scheduled to be fully operational and open for appointments on March 19. Veterans should report to the new location for care beginning March 19. There will be no other change or interruption in medical services to veterans. All veterans medical […]

McLeod enters not guilty plea

Judge Fontaine sets summer trial date

Thomas Seth McLeod, 20, appeared in Walsh County District Court Monday with a representative from his attorney’s office on the charge of gross sexual imposition, a class A felony, stemming from accusations made by a 13-year-old girl. The alleged victim was attending a sleepover at the defendant’s home in Grafton with McLeod’s younger sister on December 27, 2017. McLeod waved […]

Pembina County man arrested following theft of guns, property

Johnson out on bond after multiple criminal charges

Theft of weapons, possession of methamphetamine and burglary are just a few of the charges Drayton man Heath Johnson, 30, is facing. Johnson was arrested on March 7 by Pembina County Sheriff ’s deputies after they received a call of suspicious activity. Two snowmobiles were reported traveling east on County Road 11 outside Drayton. One of the drivers was sitting […]

Meth bust preliminary hearing held, plea entered for Johnson

Narcotics task force officer testifies to controlled purchase

April Johnson, 46, appeared in Walsh County District Court Monday for a preliminary hearing with her attorney, Robert Woods, on the class B felony charge of delivery of methamphetamine. On Dec. 14, 2017, Johnson allegedly sold one quarter of a gram to a confidential informant during an undercover investigation. Andy Alt of Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force testified at the […]

Gold Coats go to K-Line

Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Gold Coats” were out and about again. This time, they visited K-Line Agriculture to learn about assembly services they provide. Pictured, front from left, Tim Martin, The Walsh County Record; Shirley Burns, Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce; and Brian VanBruggen, KXPO Radio. Back: Joe Symington, K-Line Agriculture; Andrew Petersen, Choice Financial; Ryer Stark, Choice Financial; […]

Preliminary hearing set for accused sex offender

Vrooman faces life in prison without parole if convicted

Jeremy Vrooman, 34, of Edinburg made his initial appearance in Walsh County District Court in front of Judge Laurie Fontaine on Monday on the charge of gross sexual imposition. The state amended the charges to reflect the age of Vrooman and the alleged victim, 6, at the time of the incident, making the charge a class AA felony. Vrooman is […]

Dabble with Dell

Oftentimes after a big holiday meal such as this Easter one coming up, turkey is served and part of it is left over, especially if other meat such as ham is served. This turkey salad is good for that, or chicken may be used. Here is a recipe you will like. Turkey Salad 3 cups turkey pieces (cooked)3/4 cup slivered […]