2020-11-04

2020-11-04 E-Edition

In-person voting down in county

Polling overall went smoothly

COUNTY—The presidential election of 2020 continues to make history, with no clear cut winner as of Wednesday morning. Walsh County’s polling and elections, however, were without fanfare and went smoothly, according to election inspector Sondra Richardson, Walsh County deputy auditor. “I would suspect voter turnout was lower than most general elections, which was due probably to COVID,” she said. According […]

2020 General Election Results

Tuesday's unofficial results

North Dakota (Walsh County results) President and Vice PresidentJoe Biden/Kamala Harris (D). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,329Jo Jorgenson/Spike Cohen (L) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93Donald Trump/Mike Pence (R). . . . . . . […]

Commissioners urge residents to mask up

Commission juggles flood funds

COUNTY—Walsh County has reported some of the highest COVID-19 numbers per capita in the state of North Dakota. With that said the county commission on Monday took a stand and urged everyone to “mask up” in public to help curb surging numbers. “I would like to see us make a non-binding resolution. I realize we can’t make anything mandatory, but […]

County looks to take advantage of state surplus

DOT has money to spend on designed projects

COUNTY—Walsh County Highway Superintendent Sharon Lipsh informed the Walsh County Commission on Monday that she has received word from North Dakota Department of Transportation (DOT) that there is $28 million in federal highway money that has to be spent or the state is in jeopardy of losing that money. “If the counties don’t spend this money they will lose it,” […]

‘Grandma D’ officially a super-centenarian

Clarabell Demers takes 110 trips around the sun

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, one day after the state of North Dakota turned 131 years old, Clarabell Demers – best known as “Grandma D” – turned 110. Grafton’s oldest resident and only super-centenarian was celebrated with a parade around Lutheran Sunset Home led by the Grafton Police and Fire departments. She is the third oldest person in the state, which […]

Not your typical trick-or-treaters

Surprise visitors to The Walsh County Record office last Friday are Domestic Violence and Abuse Center employees, from left, Tara Balstad, Debra Olson, Diana Lopez and Julie Rostvet. These were not your typical trick-or-treaters though, they handed out hand sanitizer instead of expecting treats in return.

Martinez has initial appearance

Preliminary hearing set for Grafton man

Juan Pablo Martinez, who has been in custody since he eluded police most of the day on Oct. 14, was in court Tuesday for his initial appearance on charges of attempted murder and unlawful posses- sion of a firearm. Martinez, 30, who was raised in St. Thomas, has called Grafton home for a number of years. He has been in […]

Plea agreement accepted in sexual assault case

Hoople man sentenced to serve 90 days

Northeast District Judge Barb Whelan on Monday accepted a plea agreement in the gross sexual imposi- tion case involving Robert Edward Curry, 34, of Hoople. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Curry plead guilty to the amended charge of sexual assault, a Class C felony. Before being sentenced Curry apologized to all parties involved. Whelan sentenced him pursuant to the terms […]

Weather matters


It is a pretty good-looking weather pattern for our area through Friday with partly cloudy skies and a rapid warming trend but changes come just when the weekend arrives. I expect mid-60s for the highs on Thursday but then it begins to drop 10 degrees every day with mid-40s on Saturday, mid-30s on Sunday and only in the 20s on […]