COUNTY—Over the last week more than 850 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Walsh County thanks to the efforts of critical care hospitals, Unity Medical Center (UMC) in Grafton and First Care Health Center (FCHC) in Park River. FCHC, in conjunction withWalsh County Health District, Park River Fire Department and Walsh County Emergency Management, tested 328 people from Walsh […]
GRAFTON— Grafton Community Foundation (GCF) recently awarded Save our Strand (SoS) group with its first $50,000 SuperGrant. SoS was one of four finalists for the $50,000. Other finalists included Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, City of Grafton and a group of moms advocating for the Walsh County Playcenter. The city’s project, according to Russell Carignan who is the chairman of the […]
GRAFTON—Now that the Fourth of July has passed, governmental entities have turned their attention to the upcoming 2021 budget. Walsh County Commission began budget talks on Tuesday and gave department heads some guidelines on how to begin their budgets. Human Resource Director Tanya Wieler asked the commission if department heads can pencil in scheduled steps in the pay plan for […]
Bagpipers with Heather and Thistle Pipes and Drums dance, dress and play in sync while making their way through the annual Fourth of July Parade in Park River last Saturday.
North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is teaming up with American Bikers Aiming Toward Education (ABATE) of North Dakota through the North Dakota Motorcycle Safety Program to ask motorcyclists to take personal responsibility on the roadways by wearing All The Gear, All The Time (ATGATT) and taking a rider safety course. Whether experienced or novice, all riders can benefit from […]
The driver and passenger of a Polaris RZR side-by-side offhighway vehicle were involved in a crash with injuries at 1:30 a.m. on July 5 in Gardar. According to North Dakota Highway Patrol, the offhighway vehicle driven by Colton Evenson, 29, of Edinburg on Gardar Street and 128th Avenue NE in Gardar, when he attempted a backing maneuver. The vehicle ran […]
Chase Cody Stewart of Grafton had his bond revoked on Tuesday, June 30, for the second time in Northeast District Court when it was determined by Judge Barb Whelan that he did in fact violate his bond conditions by failing to halt when instructed by a police officer and disobeying a judicial order. It is alleged that on June 7 […]
An early morning fire in Crystal, Thursday, July 2 claimed the life of Joshua Schmitz. Schmitz, 35, who according to authorities was residing in his mother’s house, had been a resident of the city for some time. He was pulled from the bedroom and pronounced dead as the result of the fire. The fire, while still under investigation by the […]
Local retailers will be setting out their merchandise and offering “crazy” deals during Grafton’s Crazy Daze beginning Thursday, July 23, and going through Saturday, July 25.