2020-04-15 E-Edition

Red River crests at Oslo

State flood declaration questionable

COUNTY—The Red River at Oslo, Minnesota crested late last week at 38 feet unofficially and the crest at Drayton is expected today (Wednesday) at 43.31 feet. According to Walsh County Emergency Manager Brent Nelson, he expects the water to remain high along that Red River corridor from Manvel north. “That’s where most of the damage appears to be,” he said. […]

Business resources available

COVID-19 cases continue to increase

Congress recently passed the $2.2 trillion CARES Act offering financial relief to small businesses with 500 employees or less, which includes sole proprietors, independent contractors, self-employed individuals and nonprofit and veteran’s organizations. Loans being offered and processed right now, according to a local banker are part of Payroll Protection Program. These loans are being processed as quickly and efficiently as […]


A newly serviced tractor and a new cultivator from Hanson’s Implement makes its way down highway 17 on its way to a farm west of Grafton. Farmers are itching to get into the field.

Grafton council approves drive through car wash

Economic Development discusses sales tax

GRAFTON—Grafton City Council met virtually for the first time via Zoom on Monday. Prior to the meeting the Grafton Economic Development Committee held a public hearing for a Renaissance Zone application. Marvin and Angela Longtin along with Brad and Denise Moe made the application in hopes of putting a twobay car wash west of B&D Flooring and Furniture, on property […]

Grafton man jailed for terrorizing

Cruz faces probation revocation

Luis Gerardo Cruz, Jr., 22, of Grafton was in court April 9 for a preliminary hearing on the charge of ter- rorizing, stemming from a DUI charge. As a result of these charges the state has petitioned the court to revoke his probation on two Class C felonies. The felony complaint alleged that on Feb. 25, on Second Street in […]

Grafton woman allegedly stabs boyfriend

Bond set at $1,500

Cassandra Lopez, 23, of Grafton has an initial appearance scheduled for May 18 at 9:30 a . m . i n Northeast District Court on the charge of aggrav ated assault, domestic violence, a Class C felony. It is alleged that on March 2, at approximately 4 a.m., Lopez stabbed her boyfriend in the neck. The couple who aren’t married […]

County Court Report

FEBRUARY FORFEITURES Open container-passenger – Michael Jon Langerud, Hoople. Failure to wear seatbelt – Shane Michael Burns, Grafton; Karin Marie Helmeke, Park River; Ethan Markus Houska, Grafton; John Alan Kinney, Manvel; Matthew Jason Nelson, Drayton; Dale Alan Paulson, Grafton; Kimberly M. Sass, Minto; Jerry Lynn Spangelo, Hensel; Cole Austin Williams, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Justin R. Williams, Grafton; Timothy Daniel […]

Moreno waives preliminary hearing

Bond remains at $15,000 cash

Ranulfo Moreno, 37, of Minto had his preliminary hearing April 9, in Northeast District Court on two felony charges stemming f rom a domestic disputethat occurred Feb. 18, in Minto. According to the felony complaint, Moreno allegedly assaulted a family member by punching him several times in the ribs. He also allegedly hit John Doe in the face numerous times, […]

GHS strategic planning meeting

Grafton Public School District No. 3 will hold a strategic planning meeting on Thursday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. The school district’s demographics, staffing and financial projections will be shared. The public is invited to attend through live streaming. Access will be available at www.gospoilers.org.