2022-12-28 E-Edition

Legislators field questions on upcoming session

Spending continues to be priority

REGION—The Walsh County Record sent out a series of questions to District 19 and 20 legislators as they prepare for the upcoming North Dakota 68th Legislative Assembly that begins right away in January 2023. All but District 20 Senator Randy Lemm and Representative Jared Hagert replied to The Record. All legislators in districts 19 and 20 are Republicans. The questions […]


Editorial board compiles list

No. 1 spring flood Few could argue that the spring flood of 2022 had a strong impact on Walsh County from the western end of the county east to the Red River. Not only did the flood disrupt transportation into the summer months, but bridges that have been displaced by the flood haven’t been repaired and one is still in […]


Photo by Jackie L. Thompson Sun dogs were a common site last week as temperatures dipped below zero for most of the week. A sun dog or mock sun, also called a parhelion[1] (plural parhelia) in meteorology, is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that consists of a bright spot to one or both sides of the sun. Two sun dogs often […]

Water board meets with commission over payments

Year-end appointments made by board

Heading into the new legislative session Walsh County Water Resource Board (WCWRB) and the Walsh County Commission are hoping to come to a resolution on what is perceived to be a 60-40 cost share. WCWRB members Daryl Campbell, Albin Jallo and Larry Tanke met with the county commission Dec. 20 to go over some bills that remain outstanding on a […]

County Court Report

NOVEMBER 2022 DISPOSITIONS Darrin Lee Rudnik, Minto, injuries to highways. Defendant shall pay $25 in fees. Defendant shall serve one year deferred imposition, one year unsupervised probation and violate no criminal laws. Defendant shall not blade, injure or work on any township roads, including but not limited to Forest River Township roads. Defendant must also either pay for or haul […]

City Court Report

NOVEMBER 2022 FORFEITURES Speeding, $15 – Amber Meyer. Animal at large, $50 – Andre Jean- Pierre, Barney Hoff and Andre Jean- Pierre. Driving without liability insurance, $150 – Chris Shambaugh, Ernesto Gonzalez Jr., Jayme White, Phillip Brooks, Royel Rodriguez and Tanner Flaaskog. Failure to display plates or tabs, $20 – Jayme White. Driving without a license, $20 – Jennifer Herrera […]

Local man honored upon retirement

Kosmatka earns top industry award

Professor Steven H. Kosmatka, formerly of Warsaw, retired in June from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, where he was associate director of the concrete sustainability and resilience center and an Steven H. Adjunct Kosmatka Professor of civil and environmental engineering since 2019. He was vice president of Research and Technical Services at the Portland Cement Association (PCA) from 2004 to […]

Local Events Calendar:

Saturday, Dec. 31 New Years Eve party and dance, music by Matt Hodek band from 2-6 p.m. at Lankin Legion. Monday, Jan. 2 Committees of the Grafton City Council meet at city hall beginning with ways and means at 5:30 p.m., followed by public utilities. Lankin American Legion and Legion Auxiliary monthly meeting, 7 p.m., at the Lankin Legion. Walsh […]

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. […]