2021-05-19 E-Edition

City of Grafton looks to attract people for employment

More than 150 jobs open in area

GRAFTON— The City of Grafton has been busy the last couple of weeks working on shoring up its economic development goals. On Wednesday, May 5, Red River Regional Council (RRRC) presented a Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Community Development Town Hall meeting at the Frosty Fox in Grafton. Many area business and community development leaders attended, along with people representing […]


Earlier this week, Alex and Maxx of Comstock Construction start taking down the chimney at Unity Medical Center literally one brick at a time so not to damage the new addition.

County lays out chip seal plan for summer

Commission approves request for vehicle

COUNTY— Walsh County Highway Superintendent Sharon Lipsh informed the commission at its meeting Monday that she has made changes to the original chip sealing plan scheduled for this summer. Lipsh said she was planning to do a few more miles of chip sealing in the county, but when she drove it she determined that they really don’t need it. “I […]

Usage agreements for Centennial Center being studied by committee

Park district looking for lifeguards

GRAFTON—Grafton Park Board discussed the challenges of finding lifeguards at its May meeting. Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) Director Bill Dahl said it was getting critical, as the park district had only secured four lifeguards. He explained the positions pay $12 an hour, plus bonuses to work weekends and if they finish, working until the end of the season. “We […]

North Dakota sees fourth highest growth rate in United States

Grafton nearly even, but still losing population

STATE—U.S. Census Bureau is preparing the results of apportionment population counts that determine each state’s representation in the U.S. House of Representatives. On April 26, the U.S. Census Bureau announced results of population totals for the nation and states as well as congressional apportionment totals for each state. North Dakota’s population increased 16 pecent from 672,591 to 779,094, which was […]

Park River man threatens family with sledgehammer

Bjornson violates supervised probation terms

Marvin Dean Bjornson, 43, formerly of Edinburg, with a current address of Park River waived his preliminary hearing in Northeast District Court on Monday and has been bound over for trial. Bjornson has been charged with two Class C felony counts of terrorizing-with a dangerous weapon-adult victim and preventing arrest on felony charge. He also faces a Class A misdemeanor […]

Polar hires McRoberts

Polar Communications recently announced they have hired Derrik McRoberts as a business technician. He will be responsible for installation and repairs of Polar business services including phone systems, broadband internet, video surveillance and security systems. McRoberts comes to Polar with more than three years’ experience working for J. Carlson Services, Inc. ( JCS) out of Shevlin, Minnesota. Over two of […]

Weather matters

We have an unsettled weather pattern that is going to be the story from now through the weekend with a daily chance of rain and a few thundershowers. It will be cooling off quite a bit with highs only in the 60s on Friday and 50s on Saturday, quite a change from the 80 degree readings we had early in […]

Deed Transfers


Iver Dahl Jr., Theresa A. Iver to Jeanie Haaland, Iver Dahl Jr. (Life Estate), Theresa A. Dahl (Life Estate), Lot 5, Block 2, Park River, Oak Ridge Estates. John L. Holt, Karen M. Daley, Judith A. Vollmers, Timothy M. Holt, Jennifer E. Enriquez to Luke F. Holt, Alex A. Holt, Section 11, Twp. 157, Rge. 53, W2NW4, $9,000. Casey Dusek, […]