2021-04-07 E-Edition

Foerster has led transformation of Life Skills and Transition Center

Jenkins to assume role as interim superintendent

GRAFTON—Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC) continues to evolve and adapt to the needs of its clients. As the facility has evolved with the times and the culture, so too does its leadership continue to change and evolve. This summer will mark the end of the tenure of Sue Foerster as superintendent of (LSTC). Foerster’s career has spanned 40 years […]

Countywide burning ban set until November 1

Senate Bill 2041 headed to conference

COUNTY— Walsh County Commission Chairman Denny Skorheim continued his resolve to support local fire departments and first responders by refusing to compromise on the burning burn. Walsh County Emergency Manager Brent Nelson reviewed with the commission that a week ago Monday the county issued a burning ban. Technically that ban expired Monday at midnight. Skorheim has authorization as chairman to […]

Committee denies abatement request

City reviews fence ordinance

GRAFTON—The Grafton city council met in committees on Monday in preparation for its full council meeting April 12, at 6 p.m. Ways and Means Committee City Administrator Nick Ziegelmann reviewed an abatement with the Ways and Means Committee ( WMC) filed by John Tweten on the property he owns at 504 Hill Avenue (Polly’s Bar). The abatement was for the […]


Taking a break to look in their Easter eggs are, from left, Lenni Otterson, Eva Otterson, Audrina Erovick, Maxx Otterson and Calvin Otterson. 300 children were at the Easter egg hunt at Heritage Village in Grafton last Saturday morning.

Township association holds 45th annual meeting

District officials elected in Park River

The 45th annual meeting of Walsh County Township Association was held at Park River City Hall on Tuesday, March 9. A number of Walsh County officials were on hand to present to township supervisors and officers. Treasurer Leah Skjerven, gave the treasurer’s report. The balance on hand as of March 1, was $5,039.30. A roll call of townships was taken […]

KLJ earns recognition for flood project

Engineering plan removes Grafton from floodplain

KLJ Engineering, of Grafton has earned a national recognition award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ ( ACEC) 54th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the City of Grafton’s Flood Risk Reduction Project. KLJ’s comprehensive strategy removes the city of Grafton from the 100-year floodplain, provides permanent flood protection and eliminates the need for citizens […]

Weather matters

High temperatures will be in the 50s on most afternoons this week across eastern North Dakota. There will be a few afternoon rain showers and there could be a quick snow shower on a night or two but nothing major. Critical fire weather conditions have affected us and will do so occasionally this spring. For wildfire safety, properly discard cigarettes […]

North Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1420 After voting against HB 1420 which would have legalized recreational marijuana the Senate voted against a resolution that would have put the question on the ballot. After defeating a bill that would have legalized recreational marijuana last week, House Bill 1420, the North Dakota Senate also defeated a resolution that came through the delayed bills committee. Introduced […]

Grafton school to host open house

Century Primary will host a preschool open house on Wednesday, May 12, from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in the preschool classrooms. Please enter through Door 13 and check in at the primary office. This event is for families wishing to enroll their child for the 2021-2022 school year. Children must have their fourth birthday by July 31, 2021, to be […]