2021-01-20 E-Edition

Vaccinations reach Phase 1B

More doses expected to be available soon

COUNTY—Walsh County COVID-19 vaccinations have been rolling out albeit very slowly. More vaccines are to be available next week for those included in Phase 1B. Walsh County Health District Administrator Wanda Kratochvil briefed the commission on Tuesday in regarding to how vaccinations are going in Walsh County. “Vaccine distribution in the county is going fine,” she said. “You hear these […]

Walsh County Commission puts in two month mask mandate

Face covering required in county

COUNTY— Walsh County Commission on Tuesday voted to continue what is in effect a continuation of the North Dakota State Health Officer’s statewide mask requirement for an additional two months. The commission’s 4-1 vote comes on the heels of the announcement by Gov. Doug Burgum that the statewide mask mandate was allowed to expire as of 8 a.m. Monday morning. […]

Walsh County jail removed from probationary status

City to receive COVID funds

COUNTY—Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens brought some good news with him, reporting to the county commission on Tuesday that the probation status for the jail located in Walsh County Law Enforcement Center (WCLEC) has been lifted. “We worked really hard to get back to where we needed to be. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) has been pleased with […]

Area legislators review North Dakota 67th Legislative session, issues

COVID-19 driving legislation in Bismarck

STATE—The Walsh County Record recently asked District 19 and District 10 legislators a series of questions pertaining to the 67th legislative session that is currently in full swing. Three of the six legislators responded, senators Robert Fors from District 19 (Larimore), Janne Myrdal, District 10 (Edinburg) and Gary Paur, Representative District 19 (Gilby). This session is Fors’, second and he […]

Aune loses his manslaughter appeal case

State Supreme Court upholds sentence

Steven Donald Aune, who is 67 years old, lost an appeal of his prison sentence as the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Jan. 12 that they did not find his past criminal history played any part in his manslaughter sentence. On June 4, 2020, Northeast District Court Judge Barb Whelan sentenced Aune to 10 years in the Department of Corrections […]

Reward issued for turkey slaughter

Birds found north of Homme Dam

North Dakota Game and Fish Department and Walsh County Sheriff ’s Office are seeking information pertaining to the illegal taking of 14 wild turkeys near Park River on Dec. 16, 2020. According to North Dakota Game Warden Peter Miley, the incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. when Walsh County Deputies located 14 recently killed birds on 69th Street NE west […]

Einarson named new recreation manager

Outdoor rinks popular this winter

Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) announced last week that the park board has hired Landon Einarson as the new recreation manager. He replaces Keith Blattenbauer, who in 2020 took a position with Wahpeton’s parks and recreation department. Einarson is a Grafton native and graduated from Grafton High School in 2017. GPR is pleased to welcome him to their team. He […]

Accident claims life of Drayton man

An accident on Interstate 29 last Wednesday resulted in the death of 38-year-old Ross Mapel of Drayton. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, a North Dakota Department of Transportation snowplow pulling a plow trailer was being driven by Kevin Kirkeby, 44, also of Drayton. He was pre-treating roads for icy conditions, traveling southbound on I-29 from mile marker 172. […]

54th annual Walleye Fish Fry

St. Thomas Booster Club is holding their fish fry on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 4-7:30 p.m. Takeout only. For takeout at the cafe call 701-257-6897 or call St. Thomas Legion at 701-257- 6777. Ticket are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. Pick up your meal where ordered. Advance tickets are available from booster club members or at these […]