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October 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Car accident causes power outage

Some areas without service for more than five hours

COUNTY –A car accident on Walsh County Road 11 east of Grafton last Wednesday put the communities of Grafton and Oakwood in the dark for quite some time. More...

Alco Stores Inc. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

No definite plans for Grafton store yet

GRAFTON – It remains unclear if the bankruptcy filing of a national department store chain will affect a Grafton business. More...

Special Sections

Community

Life flight a financial fright

Air ride adds up to $67,000 bill for Park River man

When Jarrod Rost of Park River became critically ill in June, his physicians determined he needed to be air lifted to Minneapolis for immediate medical treatment. More...

Great-grandmother doesn’t quite even the score

Birth of five girls, one boy closes the gender gap

In July of 2013 Barbara Jarolimek of Pisek was in conversation with a friend and brought up the fact that she had 22 grandchildren – 11 grandsons and 11 granddaughters. More...

New Arrival

Landon Jay Latraille, son of Jason and Christy Latraille of Grafton, was born Sept. 8, 2014, at 8:26 p.m. At birth he weighed 8 pounds, 15.2 ounces and measured 22 inches. He has one big brother, Hudson. More...

Obituaries

Vivian Setness

Bemidji, Minnesota

Vivian Rosella Setness, 93, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Sanford Medical Center, Bemidji, Minnesota. More...

Orval Myrvik

Park River

Orval Myrvik, age 98, of Park River, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the Park River Good Samaritan Center. More...

Adele Anderson

Cavalier

Adele W. Anderson, age 91, of Cavalier and formerly of Edinburg, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital of Cavalier. More...

School

Unity Day: Taking a stand against bullying

Grafton Schools "Make it orange to make it end"

The theme for the day at the three Grafton schools last Wednesday was “Make it Orange and Make it End.” A sea of orange could be seen throughout the hallways as students wore the signature color of Unity Day, a national movement in school More...

Nelson named NVCTC student of the month

Breanna Nelson was selected as the North Valley Career and Technology Center Student of the Month for September. Nelson is a senior from Grafton High School enrolled in the health careers program at North Valley. More...

School Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 30 St. Thomas School flu shot clinic. Tuesday Nov. 4 Grafton School parentteacher conferences, 3:45-8:15 p.m. Drayton, St. Thomas and Valley- Edinburg students attending Pembina County Honor Band in Walhalla. More...

Religion

Lillian leaves a legacy

The Park River Bible Camp Quilt Auction scheduled for this Sunday, Nov. 2, will be bittersweet for the family of Lillian Clemens. More...

Former local pastor named to Concordia hall of fame

Dale Moe served at Grafton Lutheran

When he stands behind the pulpit, no one would ever know that Rev. Dale Moe was a standout basketball player back in his college years, unless the soft, kind-hearted soul gives it away. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

- Rev. Scott Berg, Grafton Baptist Church

So how should I vote as a Christian? You may already have your mind made up on how you will vote. But sometimes people will ask me to discuss the issues and politics of the day or they are curious how a preacher sees things and what his opinion is. More...

FEARLESS

ABOVE: Kat Perkins performs her new single “Fearless” for the students from Grafton and St. Thomas last Thursday in Grafton. More...

RRR Council holds meeting at St. John's

Sen. Heitkamp keynote speaker at annual event

GRAFTON – The Red River Regional Council (RRRC) held its annual meeting Tuesday at St. John’s Parish Center in Grafton. RRRC board president and Park River Mayor Dan Stenvold was the master of ceremonies for the event. More...

News

This week is Severe Winter Weather Awareness Week

Governor Dalrymple declared Monday, October 27 through Friday, October 31, “Severe Winter Weather Awareness Week.” More...

Pretty in pink

Grafton High School student body thinks pink last Thursday in Grafton during the breast cancer awareness volleyball match against Drayton-Valley-Edinburg Titans. More...

Marvin Windows and Doors recognized as most ethical large company in the country

Marvin Windows and Doors was awarded the 2014 American Business Ethics Award (ABEA) by the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals during an awards presentation on Tuesday in Warroad, Minnesota. More...

Happenings

Grafton blood drive set for Veterans Day

A United Blood Services blood drive will be held on Veterans Day in Grafton. The drive, sponsored by the Fine Arts Club is scheduled on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the fellowship hall and classrooms at Grafton Lutheran Church. More...

Nov. 9 pancake breakfast fundraiser for Bechyne hall

The Bechyne Heritage Hall Fall Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast will be held Sunday, Nov. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mass will be heard at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 8:30 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. More...

Chili cook-off planned Nov. 6 to benefit county museum

Area residents are invited to come out and sample some of the area’s finest chili at the annual chili cook-off at the Minto Community Center on Thursday, Nov. 6. The competition will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Opinion

Conway Columnist

Poll brings new vigor to waning campaign

As expected, the conduct of a poll on candidates and ballot measures threw new vigor into an otherwise waning election campaign. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It's our money, our decision

Voters in North Dakota will have several ballot measures to decide on in the upcoming general election. All could have lasting implications. More...

Sports

Aggies hunt down Lions

PR-F-L tames Linton-HMB in Class A playoffs at home

PR-F-L 27 Linton-HMB 6 The Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies football team defeated the Linton-HMB Lions on Saturday 27-6 and advanced to the Class A 11-man quarterfinals scheduled for 2 p.m. next Saturday in Oakes. More...

Injuries hamper Grafton runners at state

Grafton teams struggle in Minot

The Grafton cross country team had high hopes for a top 10 finish at the North Dakota State Cross Country Championships held on Saturday in Minot but nagging injuries ran the Spoiler runners off the pace. More...

PR-F-L weathers Tornadoes storm

Aggies defeat Cavalier in five

PR-F-L 3 Cavalier 2 The Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies volleyball team weathered a storm of the region’s top kill team of Whitley Car r ier and Ronica Helgoe of Cavalier on Tuesday night in Park River. More...