2022-12-07 E-Edition

Super Santa Saturday

Twenty-month old Paul Nilson is not too excited about visiting with Santa, but his three-month old brother Otto is chill as can be at Super Santa Saturday activities last Saturday in Park River.

Commission appoints Barta to fill vacant seat

Thompson resigns his duly elected position

COUNTY— In a convoluted way the Walsh County Commission accepted the resignation of duly elected commissioner Chris Thompson. Canvassing of the Nov. 8 election took place on Nov. 21. A total of 8,916 votes were cast among the candidates running for three, fouryear terms on the commission. The results of canvassing determined that Denny Skorheim received the most votes with […]

Committees discuss upcoming street resurfacing projects

Chip seal work to begin 2023

GRAFTON—Committees of Grafton City Council met Monday night in preparation for this Monday’s city council meeting. Public Utilities Committee Grafton City Administrator Nick Ziegelmann unveiled the city’s plan to mill and overlay a series of streets in 2023 and chip seal the ones they did this summer. “The chip sealing will come out of the city’s street resurfacing fund. As […]

Regional council unveils workforce initiative

Sevigny changes roles, partners with North Valley

A consortium of partners has come together to solidify a rural regional workforce initiative with a two pronged approach which includes workforce attraction and student work based learning in rural Region 4, which includes Nelson, Pembina and Walsh counties. Recent business surveys completed by Red River Regional Council concluded the need for upwards of 1,000 new employees in manufacturing, healthcare, […]

Grafton blood drive brings in 39 volunteers

Next donation is Jan. 23, 2023

Grafton community hosted a blood drive with Vitalant on Nov. 9, at Bethel Free Lutheran Church which helped collect a total of 41 units of blood products for patients in need. A total of 39 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 35 individuals were able to successfully donate at the Vitalant blood drive.. A total of six donors also came […]

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, Dec. 8 First Care Health Center Auxiliary monthly meeting, 2 p.m., at Park River Ambulance Building. Walsh County Three River Soil Conservation District monthly meeting, 8 a.m., at conservation office. Grafton Senior Citizens Center Christmas party 4:30 p.m. social, 5 p.m. entertainment, potluck to follow, ham will be provided at Senior Citizens Center. Saturday, Dec. 10 Old Fashioned Christmas […]

Parade of Lights

Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce will present Spirit of the Season Parade of Lights, Saturday, Dec. 17, beginning at 5 p.m. The parade route will begin on South School Road and be led throughout the city of Grafton by the Grafton Police Dept., making is way to many neighborhoods and past the Lutheran Sunset Home. Line up begins at 4:30 […]

Historic Elmwood board to host event

A Historic Elmwood Christmas Open House will be hosted by Elmwood board members Thursday, Dec. 15, from 4-8 p.m. Come tour Grafton’s beautiful Victorian home decorated for the holidays. Serving Hors d’oeuvres, home baked goods, wine and hot apple cider will be served. Free will offering, all proceeds go towards utility bills and maintenance.

Police Blotter

Monday, Nov. 28, 8:06 a.m., extra patrol at Grafton Public School; 3:21 p.m., unattended death on Prospect Avenue. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1:11 a.m., security check on 13th Street; 8:01 a.m., extra patrol at Grafton Public School. Wednesday, 1:44 p.m., welfare check on 12th Street; 4:51 p.m., missing/found animal on Cooper Avenue; 6:23 p.m., fire alarm on School Road; 6:52 p.m., […]