2020-09-02 E-Edition


Growers hope to avoid last year’s disaster

COUNTY—Normal potato harvest operations start traditionally after Labor Day in Walsh County and the northern Red River Valley, and while this is still the norm, Tri- Campbell Farms (TCF) of Grafton likes to get a jump on the harvest. “We are harvesting potatoes in Big Lake, Minnesota right now,” Greg Campbell of TCF said. Their plan is to have no […]

Walsh County Commission discussed COVID-19 reimbursement

Board adopts resolution increasing 911 fees

COUNTY—Walsh County should be seeing some money coming back to them through the CARES Act to help offset some of the expenses as the result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. It was learned at the Walsh County Commission meeting Tuesday that North Dakota Association of Counties (NDAoC) has been working with the state’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to […]

Commissioner Wild expresses grievance concerning column

Editor added to county’s agenda

(Publisher’s note: With no advance notice the editor of The Walsh County Record Todd Morgan on Tuesday was added to the agenda at the beginning of the Walsh County Commission meeting. The following is a transcript of that dialogue between the commission and Morgan, concerning his column, Whose to Say, “Battle Ax” that ran in the Aug. 26, Walsh County […]

Enbridge replacing pipe in Pembina County

Pipeline workers upgrade 12-mile stretch

REGION—Approximately 400 pipeliners are in the area to work on replacing a 12 stretch of the Enbridge petroleum pipeline that runs from Edmonton, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin. According to Juli Kellner, communications specialist for the company, Enbridge has been part of the North Dakota business community for 70 years. “Enbridge got its start as the Interprovincial Pipe Line Company in […]

Search warrant nets numerous drugs

Grafton couple faces felony charges

Tuesday, Aug. 17, on Fernwood Drive in Grafton, Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force conducted a search warrant at an address where it is alleged numerous grams of methamphetamine were found. Residing at the residence were Gilbert Garcia, 29, and Roxanna Marquez, 29. Marquez made her initial appearance Monday, Aug. 31, on a number of drug charges including possession of a […]

Life Skills and Transition Center’s blood drive brings in 22 volunteers

Life Skills and Transition Center hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, on Aug. 25, at Collette Fitness Center Gym which helped collect a total of 24 units of blood products for patients in need. A total of 22 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 20 individuals were able to donate. A total of four donors also […]

State receives unused highway funds

North Dakota is receiving $34.4 million of additional federal funding this month for transportation projects as part of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) annual August redistribution. The redistribution dollars represent federal transportation improvement funds that were allocated, but not used by others. “We are investing nearly $400 million in infrastructure projects across North Dakota this year, and these additional dollars […]

French fry feed to be held Saturday, Sept. 19

Minto Fire Department is hosting a community picnic and french fry feed on Saturday, Sept. 19, 5-7 p.m., at Minto firehall. Come support the local fire department and rescue with a free will picnic of hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, french fries and all the fixings.

Uggerud benefit to be held Thursday, Sept. 17

A benefit is being held on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2:30-8 p.m., at Heritage Village in honor of Tracy Uggerud, who was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Tickets are $10 per plate and can be purchased at the door or by contacting Susie Corneille. Money raised will go toward medical costs.