2022-12-21 E-Edition

Ag land values increase 5 percent

Commission meeting times to change

COUNTY—Walsh County landowners received a reprieve last year from any increase in agricultural land valuations. An anticipated increase in land values for Walsh County was handed down from the North Dakota State Tax Department resulting in the commission increasing values by 5 percent at Tuesday’s meeting. The state tax department with the aid of NDSU determined the 2023 average value […]

Final authorization of flood project remains unclear

Tentative date for flood insurance requirement Jan. 19

GRAFTON—With the new year fast approaching many residents in Grafton have been wondering about their flood insurance and when they will be able to cancel their policies. While the officials at city hall haven’t received a definitive word from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), they’ve been notified that Jan. 19 will be the end of the public comment period, […]


Temperatures remain frigid

Snow continues to fall in Walsh County and surrounding area. Last week marked the beginning of accumulating snowfall. After a brief warm-up at the beginning of the month, snow amounts were minimal except for a few piles that had been stacked up in the area. Last week all that changed from between 8 to 10 inches of snow falling Tuesday […]

Open skates scheduled over holiday break

Light up the trails fundraiser set for Jan. 7

Christmas break is fast approaching for many students and families and with that in mind Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) has released its schedule for open skates at the Centennial Center. All public skate times are from 1 to 3 p.m. admission is $2 and for those who need skates the cost is an additional $2. The first date is […]

Christmas praise

Pastor Carter Hill sings into the microphone at Sunday’s Candles & Carols service held at Grafton Lutheran Church. He is accompanied by Joe Kern, to his right. Back are from left, Lisa Blanchard, Kenny Kern and Tommy Kern.

Ballots set for upcoming elections

City, school will vote Feb. 21

Filing deadlines have passed for a pair of special elections in Grafton that will will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21. Brad Burianek and Brian Erovick have filed for the atlarge city council seat vacated by Chris Lipsh. The city council in the interim has appointed Erovick, but that appointment is contingent to the city’s election in February. Grafton Public School […]

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, Dec. 22 Christmas Bake and Book Sale, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Carnegie Regional Library. Friday, Dec. 23 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Eve Party, from 8-midnight, listen to Twilight at the Frosty Fox. Saturday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Candle Light service, 4 p.m., at Bethel Free Lutheran Church located at 1566 Hill Avenue. All are welcome. […]

Police Blotter

Monday, Dec. 12, 1:15 a.m., parking violation on Eastern Avenue; 2:13 a.m., vandalism on Sixth Street; 11:00 a.m., parking complaint on Griggs Avenue; 11:33 a.m., traffic hazards at 12th Street and McHugh Avenue; 1:55 p.m., welfare check on Burgamott Avenue; 3:35 p.m., vandalism on 15th Street; 10:02 p.m., suicide threatened on Sixth Street. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6:28 p.m., vehicle accident- […]

Bingo at St. Mary’s Catholic Church

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Park River will host Winter Bingo on Sundays Jan 8 and 22 and Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at the parish center. Twenty games will be played. Cost of cards is $5 each. Prizes will include cash, gift cards and miscellaneous items. Participants are asked to bring treats to be sold at the concession stand. […]