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August 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Leighton inducted to Hall of Fame

Ameriprise recognizes local man’s years of service

GRAFTON – Mike Leighton, a certified financial planner with Ameriprise, was recently inducted into the company’s prestigious Hall of Fame in a ceremony in San Francisco, California this month. More...

Special Sections

Community

Grouse and Gopher lands on the prairie

New Park River restaurant to open early September

Sean and Bobbi Cantellay came to visit friends in North Dakota for the Fourth of July and simply fell in love with the state. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

Thank you to everyone that donated baskets, cash, time and talent for our garden party!  Activities this week  Thursday, Aug. 16: Elvis trivia, 3 p.m.; movie night, 6:30 p.m.  Friday, Aug. More...

Ms. Rinde turns 90

Betty Rinde is turning 90 and will be celebrating with a birthday open house on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Frances Riskey

Moorhead, Minnesota

Frances Margaret Riskey, 92, Moorhead, Minnesota, formerly of Grafton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at Lilac Homes of Moorhead.  Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Aug. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at St. More...

Raynold Bodmer

Grafton

Raynold W. Bodmer, 98, Grafton, formerly of Hoople, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Unity Medical Center of Grafton.  Funeral serviceswere Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at 2 p. m. at Grafton Federated Church. Visitation was from 12: 30 to 2 p. More...

Janet Gritz

Hoople

Janet Gritz, 58, Hoople, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Lutheran Church in Hoople. Visitation was held Friday, August 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

School

Grafton district announces new teachers

Staff attend workshop this week

Grafton area schools has 11 new teachers in all areas of the district this year. All attended the new teacher workshop at the school Tuesday, Aug. More...

Only a few days left

Minto third grade teacher Eli Rzaszutak hangs up the final days of August on a pocket calendar in her classroom while completing the finishes touches before the first day of school on Tuesday, Aug. 21.   More...

Take Note

Abbie Sondeland of Edinburg received the Paul and Lillian Larson Nursing Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Sondeland, who was last year’s Student Nurse of the Year at UND, will be a senior this fall and graduate in December.  More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

As one drives through the countryside, it is very apparent that we are in the press of harvest. I grew up on the farm and the one season that I loved more than any other was fall. More...

Diversion project takes advantage of dry weather

Drayton Rail Bridge to shut down for 60 hours

GRAFTON – City council held their meeting Monday evening, with Mayor Chris West and council members Chris Lipsh, Greg Young, Dave Fellman, Don Hutson, Brian Sieben, Phil Ray and Mary Stark in attendance, as well as auditor Connie Johnson. More...

Parks and rec examines tobacco-free policy

Campground expansion approved by board

GRAFTON - Parks and recreation (GPR) met last week with Ryer Stark, Scott Hills, Cory Burns, Jessica Tanke and Todd Storey present, as well as director Bill Dahl and business manager Matt Oppegard.  More...

GRAFTON FARMERS MARKET KIDS DAY

Young entrepreneurs were out in full force during kid’s day at the Grafton Farmers Market Aug. 7. More...

News

Sex offender notification for Grafton, Walsh County

Police department warns public of high risk man in area

Conviction information: 2015 – Gross Sexual Imposition, engaged in sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old female on numerous occasions; 2004 – Abuse or Neglect of a Child, twisted a female victim’s arm so hard that he broke the arm.& More...

Celebrating 20 years

Country Smokehouse celebrates 20 years in business with a youth sports fundraiser pig roast Monday, hosted by owners, from left, Tiffany Gosselin, Dave Moe, Kelly Moe and their grandson Marcus Moe, front.   More...

Renaissance Zone application approved

Restaurant receives EDC support

The city’s economic development committee (EDC) met last week with Mayor Chris West attending, as well as chairperson Chris Lipsh, Jayce Schumacher, Andrew Petersen, Kristy Jelinek, Don Hutson and Keith Bjorneby. More...

Happenings

Soil Conservation at farmers market

Walsh County Three Rivers Soil Conservation District will be visiting Park River’s farmers market this week to promote conservation practices in the county.  Park River’s farmers market is Thursday’s from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Group to tour the potential of Grafton

S.O.A.R. invites everyone to “Tour the Potential” of Grafton on Thursday, Aug. 16 with a pre-tour gathering from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Luscious Boutique.  More...

Kids and Kops at Leistikow

The annual Kids and Kops event is Thursday, Aug. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Leistikow Park. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The truth about fake news

RECORD EDITORIAL

It might not be surprising to see an editorial about the importance of freedom of the press in a newspaper. There are vested interests at play here. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  A new flag pole, erected in front of the Veterans of Foreign Wars club rooms on Fifth Street in Grafton, was dedicated to the memory of Earl A. Desautel, who died in service during World War II.  More...

Sports

Tackling the heat

High temps force athletes to be cautious

Summer 2018 proves to be going out with a bang after temperatures have averaged in the low 90s throughout last week.  Fall sports in the area are also just getting underway, forcing athletes to tackle the heat head on.  More...

M-M to field 6-man team

Low enrollment forces Mustangs to re-evaluate

The Midway-Minto (M-M) football program has struggled with numbers for numerous seasons now and after realizing they wouldn’t have enough athletes for a 9-man season, the decision was made to create a 6-man program.  More...

Drayton Rod & Reel tourney hosts 64 anglers

Kameron Dahl takes first place

Drayton’s annual Rod & Reel Rally Catfishing Tournament was held last Sunday with 64 anglers competing in 27 boats.  Drayton native Kameron Dahl won first place and a $1,000 prize with a channel catfish weighing in at 17.08 in the whop More...