2023-01-11 E-Edition

Title 1 criteria could be changing

NVCTC yet to receive grant money

GRAFTON—Looking forward 2023 will be a busy year for the Grafton School District. Not only is it a legislative year with all the nuances that go along with that, but it’s also a negotiation year, not to mention a major parking lot and drain tile project slated for the summer. Superintendent Darren Albrecht began Tuesday’s school board meeting talking about […]

Council discusses summer street projects

City floodplain set to expire Jan. 19

GRAFTON—Grafton City Council on Monday discussed at length upcoming street and avenue projects and how best to fund them. While there are many projects, they were condensed into two. The first being School Road north of Highway 17. The other project is a list of streets that are scheduled for a mill and overlay over the summer. These streets and […]

City to extend Renaissance Zone

Area comprised of Hill Avenue, Highway 17

GRAFTON—The City of Grafton Renaissance Zone (RZ) has been signed off on by all local taxing entities, with Walsh County approving and acknowledging the city’s effort to revitalize the city’s core business districts. The deadline to submit a 5-year extension to the state is Feb. 1. The city’s RZ has been in place for the past 20 years. Originally the […]


Candlelight Hike

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, Jan. 12 First Care Health Center Auxiliary monthly meeting, 2 p.m., at Park River Ambulance Building. Walsh County Three Rivers Soil Conservation District monthly meeting, 8 a.m., at conservation office. Grafton Community Blood Drive, from noon – 5:15 p.m., at Valley Ambulance and Rescue service. Friday, Jan. 13 Benefit for Dory Kosobud, from 4-7 p.m., at the Minto Community […]

Police Blotter

Monday, Jan. 2, 2:53 a.m., residence checks on McHugh Avenue; 2:58 a.m., residence checks on Lavergne Avenue; 5:39 p.m., warrant on Wakeman Avenue; 5:58 p.m., welfare check on 12th Street; 8:12 p.m., domestic-verbal on 12th Street; 9:13 p.m., property lost on Burgamott Avenue. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1:34 a.m., person removal on Lavergne Avenue; 2:50 p.m., natural gas leak on Stewart […]

Bingo at St. Mary’s Catholic Church

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Park River will host Winter Bingo on Sunday, Jan. 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. Everyone is […]

Monday night speaker at Carnegie Library

Children’s author Joan (Silewski) Warnke will be speaking at the Carnegie Regional Library on Monday, Jan. 23, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the community room. A Grafton High School alumni, Warnke, class of 1982, decided to fulfill a lifelong dream and wrote a children’s book. She started writing in the spring of 2020 and was inspired by a maple tree in […]