2021-06-16 E-Edition


Chad Korynta, left, and Jeremy Nordling of Stampede Concrete redo the concrete around the flagpole and they also recently completed the cement work around steps leading into the Walsh County Courthouse.

County approves 2021 assessment rolls

Overall valuation increase $37.4 million

COUNTY—The Walsh County Board of Equalization completed its official business for the year Tuesday by approving all real property values for the county’s 36 townships and 13 incorporated cities. Walsh County Tax Equalization Director Ed Sevigny presented final values to the commission for approval. Final assessments for all real property in 2021 as presented by Sevigny totaled $1,165,250,052 in true […]

City submits LOMAR to FEMA

Mayor meets with Marvin executive

GRAFTON—Jon Markusen, lead project manager for the city’s flood reduction plan and engineer with KLJ, briefed the Grafton City Council on Monday concerning the operations and maintenance (O&M) manual the city signed off on in regard to the project. The letter of map revision (LOMAR) application has been submitted. Markusen said he and street superintendent Rock Desautel will make the […]

Grafton School District No. 3 entrusted to annuls of history

Newly reorganized board to take over in July

GRAFTON—Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting of Grafton School Board was the last for Grafton School District No. 3. When the board meets next it will be as Grafton School District No. 18 and include the former St. Thomas School District. St. Thomas School District last year approved reorganization with Grafton School District and in doing so the two boards with approving […]

Park district reviews usage agreements

City increases utility payments, cuts mills

Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) reviewed its Centennial Center (CC) usage contracts with Grafton High School and North Stars Youth Hockey as well as the financial participation contract with the city at last Wednesday’s ( June 9) meeting of the board. The current five-year financial contract with the City of Grafton expires next year. Currently the park district receives three […]

Park River’s blood drive brings in 48 volunteers

Park River Ambulance hosted a blood drive with Vitalant on June 1, at the Park River Ambulance building which helped collect a total of 51 units of blood products for patients in need. A total of 48 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 41 individuals were able to give. A total of 10 donors also came forward to donate Power […]

Police forced to taze Grafton man twice

Bail for Nord set at $25,000 cash

Jacob Scott Nord, 39, of Grafton was tazed twice by Grafton police June 5 on Burgamott Avenue after he threat- ened officers with a knife. He is currently being held in Walsh County Law Enforcement Center (LEC) on a $25,000 bond. According to the affidavit, North Dakota Highway Patrolman Matthew Peschong a call came into dispatch of a reckless driver […]

Sunday night fire destroys home on Noben Avenue

Cause of blaze under investigation

Grafton Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 100 block of Noben Avenue at approximately 8:45 p.m. Sunday evening. Grafton Fire Chief Brad Martinson estimated that about 15 firefighters were on scene for about two hours. Martinson believed the fire started somewhere along the soffit/overhang of the two-story house on the west side of the home. “When we […]

Rhubarb Fest at Elmwood

Start SummerFest off with Rhubarb. The jelly is done so come and have fun at the Rhubarb Fest, Thursday, June 24, from 1-4 p.m., at Historic Elmwood in Grafton.