2020-05-20 E-Edition

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Haugen looks back on losing his brother to suicide

GRAFTON—According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States for all ages. Wade Haugen’s life was forever changed in October 2010 when he lost his brother, who doubled as his best friend, in that unimaginable way. “It’s 10 years ago now and I will never heal but I’m just slowly […]

Planting becomes general in county

Rain forecast for weekend

COUNTY—Walsh County producers finally got some warm weather and planting in the area has become general. With rain forecast for the weekend farmers are scrambling to get planted what they can. Leading up to last week, however, any seeding or field work for that matter had been pretty scattered, Walsh County Extension Agent Brad Brummond said. Some producers west of […]


Grafton’s summer activities determined

GRAFTON—The fate of the annual Grafton SummerFest was recently decided at a special evening board meeting held on Monday, May 18. Items discussed were the latest protocols addressed by Governor Doug Burgum during the last North Dakota Department of Health press briefing regarding public events and large gatherings. “In discussions with community partners, many were undecided if they were interested […]

County gives City of Grafton until June 16

Courthouse to remain closed

COUNTY—Tensions continue to increase between county officials and the City of Grafton over Walsh County Law Enforcement Center (LEC) contracts, which nets the county $187,000 or approximately $15,500 a month. Emergency Manager Brent Nelson, who oversees the LEC budget said $187,000 is an arbitrary amount. “The reality is that we (the county) have never expended the full budget and on […]

Silva pleads guilty to Class A misdemeanor

Credit given for 28 days served

Arnold A. Silva, 20, of Grafton who had origi- nally been charged with a Class A felony for gross sexual imposition and served 28 days in Walsh County Law Enforcement Center reached a plea agreement Tuesday in Northeast District Court in Walsh County. He plead guilty to encouraging the depredation of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor. Silva admitted that […]

Kouba pleads guilty to misdemeanors

All felony charges dismissed

After posting $40,000 for bond and spending 27 days in Walsh County Law Enforcement Center Lynn Danial Kouba of Adams plead guilty to two Class B misdemeanors. According to the arrest affidavit, on Aug. 9, 2019 Kouba was allegedly driving his semi-truck erratically wes t on Highway 17. The person who eventually notified authorities had passed Kouba and said two […]

Hoople Post 240 to visit cemeteries

Hoople American Legion Post 240 will host Memorial Day services Sunday, May 24, with its honor guard visiting local cemeteries to honor deceased veterans. The honor guard will be at Park Centre Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., Zion Lutheran Cemetery at 10 a.m., North Trinity at 10:30 a.m. and Hoople at 11 a.m. You must be a digital subscriber to access […]

Free car seat check up in Grafton

A free car seat check up event hosted by Safe Kids Grand Forks will be held at the Walsh County Health District on Tuesday, July 28, 1-4 p.m. No appointment needed. The scheduled check up is tentative and maybe be adjusted due to social distancing. You must be a digital subscriber to access this content. Please login below or subscribe […]

Walsh County Food Pantry is open

The Walsh County Food Pantry in Grafton would like the people of Walsh County to know they are still open Monday through Thursday, 1-4 p.m. You must be a digital subscriber to access this content. Please login below or subscribe today!