2022-12-14 E-Edition

Firefighters respond quickly save home

Dog treated also survives blaze

GRAFTON— An early Sunday morning fire on Kittson Avenue in Grafton has displaced Red River Regional Director Dawn Mandt, her daughter Katharyn and dog Charlie. Grafton Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire at 1:52 a.m. on Dec. 11. Mandt, who owns the onestory home said she escaped the fire that started in her living room by exiting her bedroom […]

Thompson makes initial appearance via Zoom

Preliminary hearing scheduled for March 3

GRAFTON—A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Chris Thompson, 46, of rural Grafton who has been charged with a pair of felonies for driving under the influence causing death and bodily injury. Thompson’s preliminary hearing has been set for Friday, March 3, at 1 p.m. He had an initial appearance on Tuesday via Zoom with Northeast District Judge Kari Agotness, […]

School board deadline fast approaching

Staffing remains a challenge for district

GRAFTON—Grafton Public School will hold a special election for the seat vacated by Sharon Lipsh, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Grafton Armory in the community room. It was moved by Chad Bigwood and Nathan Green to approve election judges for the special election. The motion passed unanimously. The school board and the city’s special election […]

County looks at operating multi-county jail

Samuels Group to give presentation

COUNTY— The Walsh County Jail Committee ( WCJC) met Tuesday and discussed the operational procedure of the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center (SWMCCC) with Rachelle Juntunen, administrator of the facility. WCJC is interested in the operational procedure of the facility in Dickinson because several counties have come together to not only build and construct it but also manage and fund it. […]

Winter in the Alley

Deadline nears for special election

City cancels animal ordinance

The city council on Monday night appointed election workers and set the rate for the special city election to be held in the Grafton Armory on Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The special election is for the at-large Grafton City Council seat vacated by Chris Lipsh. The council has appointed retired law enforcement officer Brian Erovick to […]

Legislators receive committee assignments

Monson moved from Education Committee

North Dakota Legislative leaders announced committee assignments, Wednesday, Dec. 7, for the upcoming session of the North Dakota State Legislature. Given the multiple retirements of veteran legislators, incumbent primary losses, and election upsets, several notable chairmanships are new. Senate Majority Leader David Hogue has altered the structure of some of his committees. Notably, Hogue created three subdivisions of appropriations to […]

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, Dec. 15 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Group meets at 5:30 p.m., at Shananigans in Grafton. All area widows, widowers as well as those who live alone are welcome for an evening of visiting and dinner. Cancer Support Group meeting, 7 p.m., at Good Samaritan Apartments in Park River. Saturday, Dec. 17 Spirit of the Season Parade of Lights, […]

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 […]