2020-12-16 E-Edition

Vaccines in county to roll out next week

General public still months out

COUNTY—Walsh County Health District Administrator Wanda Kratochvil updated the commission on Tuesday, regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and how it is going to be rolled out locally and in North Dakota. “So far one vaccine has been approved by the FDA, which is the Pfizer vaccine,” she said. “It is in North Dakota and was shipped to Sanford in Fargo and […]

Grafton School Board election set for Jan. 5

District COVID numbers low

GRAFTON—Without much fanfare, a school board election for the reorganized Grafton District No. 18 is poised to take place Jan. 5. A total of seven people have met the candidate filing deadline, which was Nov. 2. They are Jennifer Thompson, Donald Suda, Trina Pappenfuss, Chad Bigwood, Nathan Green, Maggie Suda and Sharon Lipsh. Since there are seven open positions and […]

American Crystal receives commission approval

Board lifts time restriction on permit

COUNTY—Representatives of American Crystal paid the Walsh County Commission a visit Tuesday in hopes of not only lengthening the time allowed to haul from the Voss piler but to increase the load limit from 105,500 pounds to 129,000 pounds. In what was the last regularly scheduled meeting of the commission Brian Ingelsrud vice president of Agriculture and Dan Gowan, director […]

Grafton council approves supplemental payment to KLJ

Diversion project 1.5 million under budget

GRAFTON—Jon Markusen gave an overview of the work completed for the Grafton Flood Risk Reduction Project (FRRP) at Monday’s city council meeting. Markusen said KLJ, the engineering firm in charge of the FRRP is waiting on some final numbers from contractors. Markusen informed the council they had a call with FEMA Monday afternoon and by his accounts it went well. […]

Winter park board programs running

Outdoor ice expected by Christmas break

Gov. Doug Burgum’s most recent executive order allowed practices to resume Nov. 30, which allowed Grafton Parks and Recreation to go forward with its figure skating program and open the Centennial Center for hockey practice to begin. Grafton Parks and Recreation Director Bill Dahl said Grafton Armory remains closed under order of the mayor and as a result the gymnastics […]

No one injured in one vehicle crash

Driver cited for care required

Walsh County Sheriff ’s Deputy Matthew Wark early in the afternoon on Thursday, Dec. 10, responded to a one vehicle accident near the Ardoch beet piler. According to the crash report, James Kasprick of Minto was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup owned by Lunseth Plumbing of Grand Forks north on Highway 81 when it left the road and headed […]

Grinch an a movie

Parish Movie Night, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m., in the parish center. They will be showing the original “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” followed by “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Popcorn and snacks will be provided. All ages are invited.

St. John’s to hold play after Mass Dec. 20

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is putting on a Christmas play, Dec. 20, after 9:30 a.m. Mass. We would love to have your child participate. There will be a full dress rehearsal on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 4-5 p.m., in the parish center. After the play there will be coffee, hot apple cider, hot cocoa and cookies. Please bring […]

Grafton Public Schools Virtual Academy registration

Registration for Grafton Public Schools Vi rtual Academy for semester two will take place Dec. 9 – Jan. 6, 2021. Virtual Academy for semester two will begin on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. To register, click on the Virtual Academy registration link on the Grafton Public School website at gospoilers.org. Registration will not be accepted after Jan 6, 2021. If your […]