2021-01-27

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Senior meals need volunteers

Grafton site looking for drivers

GRAFTON—Pam Landsem, director of Walsh County Nutrition and Transportation Program ( WCNTP) is desperately seeking volunteers to help deliver meals in Grafton. Senior meal sites throughout Walsh County have been closed since March, but WCNTP has been preparing senior meals for residents throughout the county to pick up or for home delivery. “We are not having a problem getting meals […]

Pampered Paws partners with Tractor Supply

Russell teaches dog obedience classes

GRAFTON—Pampered Paws, which has been owned and operated by Sue Russell for more than 20 years, continues to provide a myriad of services to dog owners. Besides dog grooming, Russell is also boarding dogs for those looking for a safe place to leave their dogs while they are gone for the weekend or for an extended vacation of a week […]

County preservation committee conducting oral histories

Interviewees, interviewers sought for project

COUNTY—Do you know anyone who has a good story to tell pertaining to the life and times of Walsh County? If so, Walsh County Historic Preservation Commission (WCHPC) would love to hear from you. WCHPC is starting an oral history project. The goal of the project is to collect and memorialize interviews with Walsh County residents to preserve local history. […]

Health officer issues county mask mandate

End date of order is uncertain

COUNTY—Walsh County Health Officer Ja red Marquardt, MD, issued a mask mandate for all of Walsh County on Thursday. The mandate went into effect Friday morning at 12:01 a.m. Marquardt’s mandate came on the heels of Walsh County Commission’s mask mandate that was put into effect Jan. 19. There was some blowback to that ordinance, leaving some to question the […]

Park River native appointed Northeast District judge

Agotness replaces Fontaine on bench

Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Ramsey County State’s Attorney Kari Agotness of Devils Lake to a judgeship in the Northeast Judicial District, effective Feb. 1. Agotness was appointed Ramsey County State’s Attorney in 2017 and elected to the position in 2018, overseeing criminal prosecutions, juvenile court, child support enforcement and civil actions, among other duties. She previously served as Ramsey […]

KodaBank merger approved

Federal and state banking authorities recently approved the merger of KodaBank and the Bank of Hamilton, with KodaBank named the surviving financial institution. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the North Dakota State Banking Board affirmed the merger in January 2021. The two community banks will merge effective Feb. 19, 2021. The Hamilton office will retain its existing staff and will […]

Grafton Volunteer Fire Department holds election

Grafton Volunteer Fire Department held its annual election on Monday, Jan. 18. Brad Martinson was reelected as fire chief. Rick Beyer remains president, with Chad Ruzicka filling the position of vice president. All terms are for one year. First Assistant Fire Chief is Jeff Moe; Second Assistant Fire Chief is Lance Heck; with Chris Klie elected as director-at-large. All terms […]

Lawmaker hunts for approval with pink jacket



Sen. Kristin Roers, R-Fargo, geared up in her illegal, pink hunting coat for her bill hearing on Thursday, Jan. 21. The District 27 representative is the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 2143, which would add fluorescent pink as a second clothing color option for hunters. Roers said her interest in the issue started when she had to buy her own […]

Takeout fish fry

The Allan Sitzer memorial scholarship fundraiser will take place Friday, Feb. 19, from 4 p.m. until gone at The Minto Community Center. Walleye, baked potato and mixed vegetables will be served. $10 per plate, stop in or call to have the meals brought out to your vehicle. Raffle tickets and board squares will be sold at the community center. To […]