2018-08-01

2018-08-01 E-Edition

Down on the farm

Agriculture update with NDSU Extension

COUNTY – Combines are out around Walsh County and Brad Brummond, NDSU Extension agent in Park River, said the dry weather has been taking its toll on local farmers. “Early wheat is disappointing,” he said, with it yielding 25-30 bushels. “Apparently some of this dry weather did have an effect on our early wheat.” Brummond hasn’t lost hope, however, and […]

City of Grafton launches pop-up project near school

Designed to improve safety

The City of Grafton launched a short-term, low-cost and rapid action active transportation demonstration project at West 15th Street and Lavergne Avenue last Thursday. The project will test potential street improvements designed to improve safety and enhance the community. The pilot project will be installed until Monday, Sept. 3. It includes temporary curb extensions and high-visibility crosswalks. The demonstration project […]

Four counts dismissed for Benavidez

Judge Fontaine drops felony charges

At the preliminary hearing for Guadalupe Rodrigo Benavidez, Jr., Judge Laurie Fontaine wasn’t sure how to proceed with the case. Benavidez was charged with three counts of terrorizing against an adult, class C felony; two counts of kidnapping an adult, class A felony; one count of kidnapping and releasing victim unharmed, class B felony; failing to inform officer of concealed […]

Wanted on active warrants

Bronson Moen escapes on furlow

Walsh County Sheriff ’s Office is asking the public for assistance in locating Bronson Moen, 20, of Grafton. Sheriff Ron Jurgens said Moen has three active warrants after he jumped out of his mother’s vehicle and ran while on furlow. They have reason to believe he is in the Grafton/Park River area. Jurgens said he’s not sure if Moen is […]

Dusek joins team at Lifetime Dental



Lifetime Dental welcomed a new associate dentist, Paul B. Dusek, DDS. Dusek is a Grafton native and will be working five days a week, splitting his time between two locations. He is a recent University of Minnesota graduate.

County Court Report



JUNE 2018 DISPOSITIONS Garrett James Pic, Lawton, hunt migratory birds during closed season. Defendant shall pay $350 in fines and fees. Defendant shall violate no criminal laws, one year unsupervised probation and 30 days in Walsh County Correction Center with 30 days suspended. Austin D. Beavers, Grafton, simple assault-domestic violence. Defendant shall pay $585 in fees. Defendant shall attend Choice […]

Life’s too short to drink bad beer



Luscious Boutique hosted Rhombus Guys Brewing from Grand Forks last Thursday evening, serving craft beer to a local crowd. The beer squad included, from left, Jacob Suda, Abbie Smith, boutique owner Mary Kippen-Morgan and founder and owner of Rhombus Guys Arron Hendricks.

Good Samaritan garden party



Good Samaritan Society in Park River will be hosting a garden party Sunday, Aug. 12, from 5-7 p.m. at their location. A free-will offering dinner will be served that includes barbecue on a bun, potato salad, baked beans and watermelon. Entertainment will be provided by K-Street Band and there will be basket ticket drawings. All proceeds go toward a new […]

Car wash fundraiser



Grafton Parks and Recreation lifeguards are holding a car wash fundraiser Monday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the North Star Community Credit Union parking lot. All proceeds will go to Leistikow Park outdoor pool improvements. Car washes will be $10 or $15 for a van or SUV. Lemonade and baked goods will also be for sale.