2022-04-27 E-Edition


Dozens of area roads, bridges affected

COUNTY – Approximately two inches of rain over the weekend caused torrential flooding in the region as rivers, streams, legal drains and ditches couldn’t keep up with the runoff. Emergency sandbag crews were called to duty to save homes, schools and other property all the while flooding tore through saturated infrastructure damaging dozens of roads and in some cases moving […]

Two felony charges dismissed in Shutt case

New arraignment date scheduled for May 12

A new arraignment hearing has been set for May 12 at 2:30 p.m. for Sam Paul Shutt, 48, of Minto who has been charged with felony sexual assault and two Class A misdemeanors for solicitation of a minor and indecent exposure. Shutt and his attorney Robert Fleming argued Feb. 17 at the original arraignment that two of his three felony […]

Sexual offender registers residence in county

Fordville man considered high risk

Walsh County Sheriff ’s Office ( WCSO) on Tuesday released notification on James Vernon Tanke, 53, a convicted sex offender and his subseq uent resi- dence. Tanke, who is 6-feet tall and weighs approxim ately 210 pounds is a white male residing in Fordville. The offender is not wanted by the sheriff’s office and they will not tolerate the abuse […]

County Court Report

MARCH 2022 DISPOSITIONS Seferino Garza, Warren, Minnesota, criminal trespass. Defendant shall pay $200 in fines and fees. Defendant shall serve 10 days in Walsh County Correction Center with all suspended for one year on condition the defendant comply with payment agreement and have no further criminal violations of law. Charles Ulrich, Grafton, driving under suspension. Defendant shall pay $500 in […]

Grafton’s blood drive brings in 53 volunteers

The Grafton community hosted a blood drive with Vitalant on March 31 at Valley Ambulance and Rescue which helped collect a total of 58 units of blood products for patients in need. A total of 53 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 49 individuals were able to successfully donate. A total of 10 donors also came forward to donate Power […]

GPS to hold strategic meeting

Grafton Public School District No. 18 will hold a strategic planning meeting on Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30 a.m. in the Grafton High School library. The school district’s demographics, staffing and financial projections will be shared. The public is invited to attend.

Scouting for Food

Minto Area Cub Scouts No. 3143 will be “Scouting for Food” Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to noon. Pickup will include non expired and nonperishable food, baby items and cleaning supplies. Items will be picked up from doorsteps in the community. If not able to donate items Saturday morning, donations can be taken to the Minto Post Office, KodaBank […]

VFW Auxiliary to distribute poppies

Grafton V.F.W. Auxiliary 9367 will be distributing poppies throughout the city of Grafton on Thursday, May 5. All donations given for the poppies will go to support veterans and veterans’ programs.

Parent meeting set for Grafton School District

A parent/guardian meeting of incoming 2022-2023 kindergarteners will take place in the Grafton Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 6, from 1:30-3 p.m. Enter through door 27 near the Performing Arts Center auditorium. During this meeting staff will go through kindergarten enrollment, what to expect, programming and opportunities for families and busing. Parents attending will meet the teaching team and […]