2020-03-18 E-Edition

Coronavirus recommendations being adopted in North Dakota

Area schools close by order of governor

COUNTY—The coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19 has come home to roost in Walsh County. As of Tuesday morning, there had been no cases reported but many of the measures recommended by the Centers of Disease Control ( CDC) and North Dakota Department of Health have been adopted at the local level. Gov. Doug Burgum at the urging of the North […]


Spring corn harvest continued in Walsh County over the weekend. Here Luke Holt of Holt Farms is combining corn east of Grafton along Highway 17, after tunneling through the snow to make his way into the field. Many area farmers were forced to leave their corn in the field last fall with the hope of getting it harvested in the […]

Commission closes courthouse to public

Auditor’s office to hire for new position

COUNTY—Walsh County Commission on Tuesday did what it thought was necessary to protect their employees and the public from the coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19 and closed the courthouse and other county buildings to the public. Commissioners discussed the matter with Walsh County Health District Administrator Wanda Kratochvil, RN. As a result of COVID-19, which is a severe respiratory illness […]

Park district awarded game and fish grant for dock

Orchard to be planted this spring

Thanks to the efforts of Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) and North Dakota Game and Fish (NDGF) access to the Park River has been greatly improved. Through a joint effort between the two groups a boat ramp and dock will be installed at the north end of Leistikow Park in Grafton. This project has been a goal of the park […]

Grafton skating show canceled

Other Centennial Center activities in question

Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) announced on Monday that its annual skating show scheduled for this weekend has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus, which the World Health Organization has labeled a pandemic. “With sadness, GPR has decided to cancel this weekend’s skating program,” park board chairman Ryer Stark said. “We know this is disappointing but feel it’s in […]

Minto man faces numerous charges

Bond set at $15,000 cash

Ranulfo Moreno, Jr. of Minto was in Northeast District Court Friday, March 6, on the charges of preventing arrest and simple assault on a police officer, both charges are Class C felonies. He is also facing three Class A misdemeanors for menacing and two counts of bodily injury-domestic violence, second offense. A Class C felony carries a maximum sentence of […]

Warm welcome

The Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently visited Thrifty Home, which recently opened on Highway 17 next to B&D Flooring and Furniture. Representing the ambassadors are Tim Martin of The Walsh County Record; Shirley Burns of the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce; Natalie Hefta, owner of Thrifty Home, Brian VanBruggen of KXPO Radio and Phil Ray of Hanson’s Auto […]

Grafton man facing felony domestic charge

Allegedly choked girlfriend out

Chase Cody Stewart of Grafton has been charged with felony domestic violence for allegedly choking his girlfriend. It is alleged that on Feb. 1 on Prospect Avenue in Grafton, Stewart grabbed the victim by the throat and choked her to the point she passed out. Once the victim regained consciousness, he allegedly hit the victim with a broom handle in […]

Forest River man charged with Class C felony

Bail set at $5,000

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Nathan James Ryan, Forest River, for March 14, at 3 p.m., in Northeast District Court on the charge of domestic violence, serious bodily injury, Class C felony. A Class C felony carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and or a $10,000 fine. On Dec. 24, 2019, in Grafton, officers were […]