‘Everybody has a story’

Robideaux shares how early detection affected her journey

GRAFTON – At this time last year, Heather Robideaux was reeling after hearing the words so many fear – she had breast cancer. October has been known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month since 1985 and after her biopsy on Oct. 3, 2018, the importance of awareness and early detection runs deeper for her. “It was kind of unbelievable. Being 42 […]

Harvest delays continue for area farmers

Historic October flood crests at 36.72 feet

COUNTY—During a time of the year where county roads and state highways would be full of harvest traffic, things have been eerily quiet in the northern Red River Valley. The main reason for this is the area has been extremely wet. An early October snowstorm dumped 17 to 25 inches of snow in western Walsh County and between 6 to […]

Poor weather helps attendance at this year’s Walsh County Fair

Kodi Bell sets rare showman mark

COUNTY—The 105th Walsh County Fair is in the books. The attendance at the annual fall fair always seems dependent on the weather and this year poor weather conditions may have contributed to a slight increase in those attending. Paul Klose, Hoople, this year’s fair president and CHS elevator manager at Lankin said although he hadn’t seen any numbers he believed […]

Aune waives preliminary hearing

Jury trial set for January

Steven Donald Aune, 66, of rural Adams waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday, Oct. 16, and was arraigned on the charge of Class AA murder. Attorney Alex Reichert stood in for Aune’s court appointed attorney Steven Mottinger for the arraignment and subsequent not guilty plea. Northeast District Judge Barbara Whelan went through the arraignment process with Aune so that he would […]

Burns pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

Court dismisses Class C felony

Adam John Burns, 34, of Grafton was all but exonerated of the Class B felony charge of child abuse and the Class C felony charge for interfering with an emergency call at a pretrial conference held Thursday, Oct. 17, in Northeast District Court. A plea agreement was reached with Burns’ attorney Todd Burianek and Walsh County State’s Attorney Kelley Cole. […]

Special response team activates in Grafton

Bismarck woman faces multiple felonies

Tri-County Special Response Team (SRT) was called out to execute a warrant on a camper parked by the elevator in Grafton early Friday morning. According to officials from Grafton Police Depart- ment (GPD), there was a warrant issued for the arrest of Lorie Beth Hjelmstad from Bismarck for terrorizing charges in Burleigh County. “We had intel that she was homicidal […]

County Court Report

SEPTEMBER 2019 DISPOSITIONS Nathan Tebay, Minto, sexual assault-victim 15-17-defendant parent/guardian. Defendant shall pay $25 in fees. Defendant shall serve five years in Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with first serve five years. Counts three, four and five shall run concurrently with each other but consecutive to counts one and two. Nathan Tebay, Minto, possession of certain materials prohibited. Defendant shall […]

Agri-women to meet in Grand Forks

The North Dakota and Minnesota Agri-Women will be hosting their annual conference Oct. 25, at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Michelle Miller, an Iowa farmer, ag advocate and blogger is the keynote speaker. Known on social media as “The Farm Babe,” Miller works to dispel […]

North Dakota Pigeon Association annual fall show

North Dakota Pigeon Association (NDPA) is holding their annual All Age Fall Show, Saturday, Nov. 2, at the theater building at Heritage Village on Highway 17 West in Grafton. Birds are to be cooped by noon and judging begins at 1 p.m. The show is open to the general public and admission is free. Coffee, apple cider and cookies will […]

Park River’s Spooktakular third annual Halloween Bash

Park River is holding their third annual Halloween Bash, 5 – 7 p.m., at Park River City Hall for ages pre-school through sixth grade. Games and prizes will be offered, including door prizes with one boy’s bike and one girl’s. Hot dogs, chips and a beverage will be served – free will donation. A free showing of E.T. with a […]