2020-10-21 E-Edition

Police conduct manhunt by land, air

Alleged shooter arrested at DiverCity

GRAFTON—All in a day’s work. That phrase could rightly surmise the events and subsequent apprehension of Juan Pablo Martinez, 30, of Grafton on Wednesday, Oct. 14, by Walsh County law enforcement personnel, aided by state and federal authorities. According to Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens, Grafton Police Chief Tony Dumas was the incident commander of events that transpired Wednesday, which […]


Community spread attributed to increased cases

COUNTY—COVID-19 cases throughout the state continue to increase. The dramatic rise in cases and deaths prompted Gov. Doug Burgum to again update the risk levels for a number of counties. Walsh County went up from a low (green) risk to a moderate (yellow) risk. Last week the county had 60 active cases. This week the county clocks in with 76 […]

County approves delinquent tax list

More than 4,000 ballots sent out

COUNTY—Walsh County Commission on Tuesday made preparations for its annual delinquent tax sale. County Auditor Kris Molde presented the commission with the 2020 tax appraisal list, which included delinquent properties. Molde briefed the commission on the process, which allows delinquent property owners to purchase the property from the county, but they must pay all three years of back taxes and […]

Enbridge finishes Line 3 in North Dakota

Crews move to Minnesota to complete project

Enbridge last week announced that the 12-mile section of the Line 3 Replacement Project in North Dakota is largely complete. More than 400 construction workers, following strict COVID-19 testing and safety protocols, started on the project in August and are now just wrapping up pipeline construction. “The 665 miles of the project in Canada is already complete and in service […]

Park River blood drive brings in 40 volunteers

Park River community hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, on Oct. 6, at the American Legion which helped collect a total of 445 united of blood products for patients in need. A total of 40 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 39 individuals were able to donate at the blood drive. A total of six donors […]

First Lutheran Church’s fall supper

Hoople First Lutheran Church Fall Turkey supper will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., takeout only, drive-up delivery available, $15 per plate.

Haunting good time at community church

Grab your family and dress up your little goblins and come out to Thrives Trunk and Treat from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 at Thrive Community Church parking lot in Grafton.

LSH, Leisure Estates handing out candy

Trick or Treat Around the Block event to be held Friday, Oct. 30, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Children are invited to come in costumes and trick or treat around the block of Lutheran Sunset Home and Leisure Estates. For more information contact Susie Demers at 701-352-1901.

Scare Oaks runs until end of October

Scare Oaks all lives splatter, open Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 2 through Oct. 30, 8 p.m. to midnight. Halloween night 9 p.m. to midnight. Due to COVID hardships admission is $10 per person this year. Located just north of Fair Oaks Golf Course in Grafton.