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February 13, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

CLEARING THE WAY

Storms last week even forced the railroad to plow the tracks east of Family Dollar in Grafton in an attempt to keep the track clear. Peak wind gusts up to 41 mph blew and falling snow caused area schools and businesses to close last Thursday.   More...

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Community

One-stop shop

Couple keeps Adams General Store up and running

Living in rural North Dakota, one can get used to quiet winters. But since Brian and Lori Johanson took over Adams General Store on Sept. 1, this winter has been anything but quiet.  More...

Club news

Grafton American Legion Auxiliary  Grafton Ladies Legion Auxiliary met Monday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Sunset Home assisted living community dining room. Ten members were able to attend. More...

A lesson in kindness

Small-town scenes

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The best part about journalism will always be the people you get to meet and interview. More...

Obituaries

Louise Schanilec

Minto

Louise Schanilec, 77, Minto, passed away at Unity Hospital in Grafton, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Feb. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Minto. More...

Lucas Lutovsky

Voss

Lucas F. Lutovsky (Luke), 84, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Essentia Health in Fargo. He was surrounded by his family.  More...

Rose Gallagher

Bemidji, Minnesota

Rose Marie (Robertson) Gallagher, 89, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at her home in Bemidji, Minnesota.  More...

Sports

Seven wrestlers qualify for state tourney

Lopez finishes second individually

The Grafton Spoilers wrestling team competed the Class B Region 2 Individual Tournament in Larimore last Saturday and seven competitors placed fourth or above to qualify for the state tournament at the Fargodome next weekend.  More...

G-PR falls to number-one seed

Spoilers unable to keep up to Knights, sent to consolation semifinals

The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers went into the opening round of the East Region hockey tournament on Tuesday as the eighth seed and took on the firstplace Grand Forks Central (GFC) Knights at Purpur Arena.  More...

Grafton beats H-CV at home

Spoilers improve unscathed record at final home game

The Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team hosted the Hillsboro- Central Valley ( H - C V ) Burros in a rescheduled   Region 2 game last Saturday and blew them out of the water right out of the gate to take a powerful 70-31 victory and improve t More...

Shopko set to close Grafton store

Retailer carries heavy debt load

GRAFTON— Word was received in Grafton last Thursday that Shopko, the community’s long-standing department store and anchor of Western Plaza, will be closing its doors May 12.  More...

Grafton to host active shooter training drills

School board election set for June 11

GRAFTON—Although there will be no class Friday, Feb. More...

News

Postal service asks customers to help keep carriers safe by removing snow, ice

Watch for slow-moving delivery vehicles

United States Postal Service carriers will be working long and hard this winter season to provide the best service possible. More...

Winter or summer

The cold weather didn’t bother Rebecca Kjelland as she sported sandals while running errands Wednesday afternoon in Grafton. The temperature was 2 degrees below zero with a real feel of -23, but Kjelland says she’s just always warm. More...

Hoople’s blood drive brings in 20 volunteers

First Lutheran Church hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, on Jan. 25 which helped collect a total of 18 units of blood for patients in need.  More...

Happenings

Benefit in Drayton

A benefit for Aspen Pokrzywinski, daughter of Max Pokrzywinski and Terri Sehrt, will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at H.G. More...

Midway 3-on-3 tournament

The 19th annual Midway 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be Sunday, Feb. 24, beginning at 10 a.m. There will be divisions for boys and girls in third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade. More...

Free CPR classes

Free community CPR classes will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Park River Ambulance Building.  Call 701-284-4566 to sign up as classes are limited to 15 people.   More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A hard rain has been falling

There’s nothing simpler than pointing out the obvious, especially when there doesn’t seem to be a way forward.  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  A proposal to let 21 year olds be state senators and 18 year olds serve in the North Dakota House of Representatives was introduced by Senator Elton W. More...

Religion

'Love, grace and faith'

Women in ministry

Editor’s note: Women in ministry is a series exploring a growing number of Walsh County parishes led by women. This week’s woman in ministry is a question-and-answer session with Rena Peterson from Grafton Lutheran Church. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Maybe you have had an experience similar to the one I had recently in trying to take a trip.  More...