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August 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Park River hires city coordinator

Devils Lake native brings city government experience

PARK RIVER – Nancy Thompson has been hired to fulfill the duties as Park River’s city coordinator, a position previously held by Jolene Halvorson. Thompson, who grew up in the Devils Lake area started Aug. More...

Special Sections

Community

Presenting proven practices

Alexa Holt shares FCHC successes at national conference

Since January 2016, the medical staff at First Care Health Center (FCHC) in Park River has implemented strategies to decrease readmissions in an effort to provide better care for patients. More...

Sunset employees pay it forward

Lutheran Sunset Home employees donated items for a rummage sale they organized and held during the citywide event held in July. More...

Walsh County Agricultural School class of 1956 reunites

Walsh County Agricultural School (WCAS) class of 1956 reunited to celebrate their 60-year reunion July 3-4 in Park River. More...

Obituaries

Diann Suda

Miles City, Montana

Diann F. Suda, 71, of Miles City, Montana, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family. Diann was born in Grafton on May 16, 1945, the daughter of Henry and Stephie (Helmowski) Wosick. More...

Richard William Demers

Blackduck and Bemidji, Minnesota

Richard (Rick) William Demers, 65, of Blackduck and Bemidji, Minnesota, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in his home surrounded by family. More...

Virginia Barta

Grand Forks

Virginia E. Barta, 69, of Grand Forks, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in her home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. More...

School

Making a difference in young lives

Eleven new instructors at Grafton schools

Students arriving for the first day of classes this morning at Grafton Public Schools were greeted by 11 new faces. More...

School Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 25 Midway Public School first day of school. Valley- Edinburg Public School first day of school. Friday, Aug. 26 Minto kindergarten begins. Monday, Aug. 29 St. Thomas School ESP begins. More...

Open House at Grafton Public School

Photos by Sue Matcha Century kindergarten student Izabella Jenkins stopped by her classroom to meet her teacher and put her school supplies in her cubby Monday during Grafton Public School's open hou More...

Religion

Becca's second family

PRBC has been a blessing in young woman's life

Park River Bible Camp (PRBC) board of directors recently announced Becca Kjelland is the new director of ministries at the camp, a position she has filled as an interim for more than a year. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Dehydrated water More...

When it rains, sales pour in

Kringstads fills towing niche with SlingShot

PARK RIVER – Kringstad Ironworks in Park River is well known for their SAFE-T-PULL hitch and towing system that helps farmers pull trucks, tractors and other equipment through tough conditions like Red River Valley mud during the harvest season. More...

GPR cools hockey rumors

Entities discuss Centennial Center options

GRAFTON – Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) invited members of Grafton’s Blue Line Club (GBLC), Grafton Youth Hockey and Grafton Schools to a committee meeting last Wednesday to discuss the Centennial Center Lobby Roof Project and the up More...

News

Achieve Therapy and Fitness to open in Grafton

Progressive treatment center offers variety of wellness options

Achieve Therapy and Fitness carries a corporate motto, “Performance for life.” With the modern physical therapy treatment company now opening a branch in Grafton, located in the former Pop’s Bottle Shop building on 12th Street and H More...

Honoring police officers

Folks around town took notice of this flag of a different color as it caught a breeze last week on Lawler Avenue. The flag, flown by Keith and Tammie Vavrovsky, serves as a testament to valor of police officers across the country. More...

Grafton police end foot pursuit with taser

Seven outstanding warrants prompts chase Saturday

Thomas John Anderson, 31, from Minto stopped traffic on 12th Street in Grafton after running from Grafton Police Saturday. More...

Happenings

Pollinator garden showand tell Sept. 7 in Grafton

This spring, a group of Walsh County Master Gardener interns were awarded a $500 grant to plant and maintain a NDSU Master Gardener model pollinator garden. A garden show-and-tell is planned on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 4-7 p.m. More...

Annual threshing show to roar into Park River Sunday

Northeast North Dakota Pioneer Machinery Association will host its 41st annual threshing show Sunday in Park River. More...

CanCerVivors to serve lunch at P.R. market

CanCerVivors Relay For Life team will serve concessions at Park River Farmers Market Thursday, Aug. 25, from 5-7 p.m., at the little park in Park River. Menu will include sloppy joes, chips, beans, water and dessert. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Flushing bathroom policy

RECORD EDITORIAL

In July, North Dakota joined a federal lawsuit over a directive from the Obama administration regarding transgender restrooms. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Walsh County ranked fifth in acreage and fifth in number of bushels of potatoes produced during the 1954 season among all of the counties of the United States, according to figures released this week by the census bureau of the Department of More...

Sports

A family that skis together...

Kern boys make the most out of summer at Lake Metigoshe

Janice and Joe Kern spend most of their summer weekends at Lake Metigoshe near Bottineau with their four boys and this summer Kenny, Tommy and Jack took on a new level of skiing when they joined the ski club, Club de Skinautique.  More...

Mustangs battle Thunder in season opener

Midway-Minto takes home first loss in 2016

Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs nineman football team lined up for their 2016 season opening game in Hatton against the Hatton- Northwood (H-NW)Thunder last Friday night. More...

Local teams face the net in scrimmage

Grafton's Paige Rudnik is quick on her feet as she pushes the ball over the net during a scrimmage match against North Border on Saturday. More...