Grafton, ND Government

Grafton named City of the Year

GRAFTON— The City of Grafton got an unexpected feather in their hat over the weekend when the community was named 2021 City of the Year on Saturday at the annual North Dakota League of Cities (NDLC) conference held in Bismarck. In presenting the award to Grafton NDLC Executive Director Blake Crosby outlined some highlights of their nomination. “Grafton has shown […]
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Grafton events coming up

1. FREEZER MEAL WORKSHIP; 2. BARBRI Bar Talk with Danae Weidemann; 3. Hillcrest Extreme Tournament; 4. First Day of Sunday School!; 5. Beyond Breath - An Introduction to SKY Breath Meditation - Grand Forks;
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Grand Forks to offer $50 gift cards at COVID vaccine clinic next week

Grand Forks city administrators plan to use publicly subsidized gift cards to entice people to get a COVID-19 vaccine. City staff plan to offer $50 “Support Small-Love Local” digital gift cards to people who receive the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at a large-scale vaccination clinic at the Alerus Center next week. The clinic is scheduled for noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the center.

Grafton events coming soon

1. The U.S. Air Force Band - Grand Forks, ND; 2. 7th Annual Pooches in the Patch; 3. NF (CO-OP) Girls Varsity Volleyball @ KCLHS (CO-OP); 4. Adult Mental Health First Aid (in-person); 5. Grafton Preliminary Competition — Miss North Dakota Scholarship Organization;
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Grand Forks County COVID-19 figures have risen since July

Metrics that track the spread of coronavirus and its variants through Grand Forks County have trended sharply upward over the past two months. The number of active COVID-19 cases in the county has risen from 14 in mid-July to 235 as of Sept. 12, the most recent date for which the North Dakota Department of Health had published data as of Tuesday morning. In that same span, the percentage of tests that have come back positive in a given week has risen from 0.76% to about 6%.
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Drought conditions improve slightly in ND

A tiny section of North Dakota has been dropped from all drought categories, marking the first time since the beginning of the year that the entire state wasn’t in some stage of drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows the southeastern tip of Richland County is not considered to be in any of the five stages of drought. That’s an area equal to 0.2% of the state. The monitor puts nearly 59% of the state in extreme drought, which is down from 65% last week. About 3.8% is in exceptional drought, down from 5.6% last week.
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New federal vaccine mandate unveiled

President Joe Biden has announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to curb the surging COVID-19. The mandate requires all employers with more than 100 workers to require vaccination – or test for the virus weekly. The executive order also requires vaccination for all employees of the executive branch and contractors who do business with the federal government.

Top Grafton news stories

(GRAFTON, ND) Here are today’s top stories from the Grafton area. Pulled from contributors around the region, here’s a glimpse of what’s going on nearby. For more stories from the Grafton area, click here.
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Family to move veteran's memorial to Grafton after UND takes down display

Family members of a World War II veteran are wondering why a long-standing memorial will not be reinstalled in UND’s new Memorial Union. According to Elton “Mick” Ringsak Jr. a memorial to his father Elton, including multiple medals, a portrait and a helmet with a bullet hole, were returned to family members in Grand Forks. The installation had been displayed in the previous incarnation of UND’s Memorial Union for more than 30 years.
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GF County looking at some big ticket projects

A plan to expand the Grand Forks County Jail took a step forward this week with approval of a revised RFQ and the naming of a selection committee to review potential construction managers. A similar request in July lacked certain legal requirements. The County Commission also agreed to roll planning...

Record recognized nationally

The Walsh County Record won 11 awards in this year’s National Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest, including four first place awards for best reporting on local government, best feature photo, best sports section/page and best breaking news story. “County Versus City” an article regarding City of Grafton and Walsh County negotiations as they pertained to the city’s police department renting […]
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North Dakota's legislative districts are getting a makeover. What could Fargo and Grand Forks look like?

FARGO — Ideas for North Dakota’s new political map are swirling as lawmakers charged with redrawing the state’s legislative districts consider how to divide up booming cities and increasingly desolate rural swaths of land. The 16-member redistricting committee met in Fargo on Wednesday, Sept. 8, to discuss preliminary proposals for...

Public Notices

City of Grafton, North Dakota was held in the City. Ray, Brian Sieben, Mary Stark, and Greg Young. Member absent: Shane Mohn. On unanimous roll call vote the following bills were. approved for payment:. Num Name CurAmt. 34159 BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY -17800.00. 39306.0 BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY 17800.00. 39307 WALSH RURAL...