2021-07-07 E-Edition

Former Bil-Vi-Dor location site of July 5 blaze

Fire department responds to three fires

GRAFTON—The city’s fire department was called out over the long holiday weekend at 12:09 a.m. on July 5, to a fire in the former Bil-Vi-Dor location in Grafton. The former Bil-Vi-Dor rooms have long since been converted to apartments, most recently managed by FJ Properties. While the cause of the fire is still under investigation it appears it started near […]

Longest Table event to be held in Grafton

Organizers preparing for 250-300 people

GRAFTON— Nothing speaks quite squarely to sharing than sitting down at a table and having a meal with someone. Whether it’s eating with family or friends conversations are sure to abound. That’s the goal of the Grafton SOAR group Longest Table event, for the community to sit down and have a conversation. SOAR is an acronym for Success, Opportunity, Action […]

Commission discusses County Road 19 funding

Right of way violations noted

COUNTY—Summer is always a busy time for Walsh County Highway Department. This year is no exception, but it’s possibly busier as paving nears on an overlay project that will pave 13 miles of Walsh County Road No. 19 from Forest River east to Interstate 29. Walsh County Highway Superintendent Sharon Lipsh briefed the Walsh County Commission on the project at […]

Forest River native deputy sheriff in Walsh County

Beaton graduated from Minto in 2017

Forest River native and 2017 graduate of Minto High School Dylan Beaton has chosen a career in law enforcement, working as a Walsh County Sheriff’s Department deputy since August of 2020. Beaton is one of two sheriff deputies stationed in Pa rk River, where he works primarily the city beat. Being familiar Walsh County and the community of Park River […]

Many Walsh County retailers fail tobacco compliance checks

On June 22, tobacco retailer compliance checks were conducted at random in Walsh County. Compliance checks are a requirement of federal funding because they are proven to be effective in decreasing youth access to tobacco products by ensuring retailers are following state and federal laws. Of the eight tobacco retailers assessed, four sold tobacco products to someone under the age […]

Community foundation grant deadline nears

North Dakota Community Foundation is now accepting applications for grants from its Statewide Greatest Needs Fund. Eligible organizations in the state include those designated by the IRS Code as 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt groups, government agencies, such as a park district or school district or an organization that has one of the above acting as its fiscal sponsor. Applications are […]

Commission approves JDA appointments

Walsh County Job Development Authority recently submitted the names of Diana Hahn, Julie Gemmill and Terri Gorder as membersat large; Wanda Lee, township officer/clerk representative; and Kyle Halvorson, City of Park River to be reappointed to the board. All submissions are for three-year terms, which expired Dec. 31, 2020. After some discussion, it was moved by Kristi Brintnell and seconded […]

Drayton Alumni to meet July 16

Drayton Alumni Association’s annual meeting and banquet will be held Friday, July 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Hastings Landing in Drayton. The classes of 2021 and 1971 will be honored. All alumni and their guests are invited. Meal cost is $13 plus alumni dues. Children are welcome to attend. For more information, call Barbie Steenerson, ‘87, at 701-520-0913 or […]

Bingo days are back in Park River

The St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Park River, will host bingo on Sunday, July 25 and Sunday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. in the parish hall. Twenty games will be played. Cost of cards is $5 each. Prizes include cash and assorted prizes. St. Mary’s is located at 505 […]