2019-09-04 E-Edition

Potato yields appear to be average at best

Lack of rain stressed area tubers

COUNTY—Dry conditions over the summer growing season have reduced yields but also lessened the risk of disease. This year’s potato crop is a perfect example of how on one hand dry conditions have reduced the yield and size of the potatoes, but this year’s crop is showing good quality and should store well over the winter. Conditions have prompted some […]

County to receive federal bridge money

Structure located in Lampton Township near Dam 5

COUNTY— Walsh County Highway Superintendent Sharon Lipsh informed the commission at its Tuesday meeting that North Dakota has been awarded $6,511,000 in bridge replacement money. The money is part of a larger grant where $225 million was awarded to 18 states. These grants will fund a variety of bridge improvements including replacement and rehabilitation. In North Dakota the rural bridge […]

Social service zone named

Commission votes to share expenses

COUNTY—Progress is continuing to keep everything on track for Walsh County Social Services to become one of the 19 human service zones. The North Dakota Legislature passed Senate Bill 2124 during the last legislative session and mandated these zones be set up and in place by Dec. 1. Walsh County Social Service Director Twila Novak informed Walsh County Commission at […]

County spending down surplus funds

Public hearing scheduled for Sept.17

COUNTY—Walsh County’s budget as prepared by the county commission is set for final approval Oct. 1. The commission by law is allowed to lower expenditures but won’t be able to increase expenditures. According to Walsh County Auditor Kris Molde, state law requires any political entity that has a budget of more than $100,000 to have a public hearing. That meeting […]

What’s up

Grafton residents and officials are perplexed to some degree on the recent resurfacing of Highway 17 by the State of North Dakota in Grafton. Asphalt was poured over the concrete making for an uneven surface. Many wonder how that will hold up to the extensive harvest truck traffic.

Fire department responds to two calls on Monday

Siren sounds indicate different emergencies

Grafton Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD) had a busy Monday responding to a residential fire in the morning and a car fire at night. According to Grafton Fire Chief Brad Martinson, at approximately 5:56 a.m. (GVFD) responded to a structure fire at 664 Burgamott Avenue in Grafton. Martinson said it was a single story structure with a basement that appeared to […]

City Court Report

JULY 2019 DISPOSITIONS Jesse Olson, Roseau, Minnesota, disorderly conduct. Defendant shall pay $250 in fees. Defendant shall serve one year unsupervised probation, violate no criminal laws, receive a chemical dependency evaluationmust comply with treatment recommendations and file proof of completion with the court no later than Dec. 31, 2019, and 30 days in Walsh County Correction Center with first serve […]

Early morning crash sends Cavalier woman to hospital

A two vehicle accident early Thursday morning at the intersection of Highway 17 and Highway 18, approximately seven miles east of Park River sent one driver to the hospital with significant injuries. According to North Dakota Highway Patrol ( NDHP), Michael Garza, 37, of Grafton was driving a Peterbilt semi with an empty gravel trailer on Highway 17. Jennifer Mathe, […]

Brunch benefit planned in Park River for Krile family

A free will donation pancake brunch will benefit Mike and Lisa (Karas) Krile in Park River on Sunday, Sept. 15. The benefit will be held at Hillcrest Golf Club, 100 Sandwood Place, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to the brunch, the event will include a silent auction and bake sale. All proceeds from the benefit will go […]