2021-06-02 E-Edition

Two inmates escape law enforcement center

Culprits back in custody two hours later

GRAFTON—Karlin Edward Dahl, 30, of Hillsboro and Bo Dick Carrier, 29, of Walhalla staged a jail break last Friday, May 28, escaping from Walsh County Law Enforcement Center (LEC) at approximately 6:48 p.m. According to the criminal complaint, circumstances around the escape began at approximately 6:39 p.m. when the female Walsh County correctional officer entered the A Cell in which […]

Honoring Their Service & Sacrifice

Members of the Grafton American Legion Post 41 Honor Guard are, from right, John Adriano, Rodney Riske, Dave Petersen, Lester Langowski, Lauren Wild, Rod Alme, Leland Anderson, John Lien and Rodney Ebertowski.

Unity Medical Center honored by Polar Communications

Hospital named business of the year

GRAFTON—Construction is nearing completion on a 36,000 square foot addition to Unity Medical Center (UMC) in Grafton. As the new addition is unveiled, accolades for the new hospital are spreading. On Tuesday, May 25, UMC staff, board members and administration gathered to listen to Polar Communications CEO Karl Blake award the hospital with its business of the year award. Quite […]

County residential values below state tolerance

Three townships to see 8 percent increase

COUNTY—TheWalsh County Board of Equalization met Tuesday as scheduled to hear individual requests and go over information gathered through the assessment process. Walsh County Tax Equalization Director Ed Sevigny went over 2020 sales ratio statistics, which basically compare commercial and residential sales in 2020 to where the county’s assessments are at. Sevigny reported that the commercial and vacant lot median […]

Continuing to serve

Legionnaires of Novotny-Kachena Legion Post 208 conduct Memorial Day services at St. John’s Cemetary in Pisek.

Dahlgren exonerated of all 2019 charges

State dismisses case day before trial

David Dahlgren, 39, of Pisek took the position from the beginning going back to July 14, 2019 that he wasn’t going to take a plea agree- ment as a result of a bar fight that netted him Class C felony charges for reckless endangerment with extreme indifference and aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon. He was also initially charged with […]

Hjelmstad sentenced to four years in prison

Judge Whelan revokes probation

It’s been a long road for Lorie Beth Hjelmstad, 3 9 , o f Minot and f o rmerly of Adams, stemming f rom an arrest in Grafton back in October of 2019. Northeast District Court Judge Barb Whelan on Tuesday revoked her supervised probation and executed her sentence as a result of failing to abide by the terms of […]

Fire department to hold event

Park River Volunteer Fire Department is holding their fireworks fundraiser picnic on Monday, June 7, from 5-8 p.m. at the Firehall. Take-out, sit down or call 701-331-9422 (after 4) for deliveries or driveup. They will be serving grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, chips and lemonade.

PRBC comes out of pandemic fighting

Park River Bible Camp is thrilled to be planning a new camp season. The board of directors and staff alike are very excited to welcome children, adults, friends and family back to the grounds for all the amazing events they have planned for 2021. Executive Director Rebecca Kjelland is, “hopeful about the upcoming camp season.” • June 20-22: Camp Hope […]