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April 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

'Making sawdust'

Minto craftsman scrolls custom clocks

MINTO – The steady hand of Minto resident Russell Veurink creates timeless classic clocks through the intricate talent of wood scrolling of which he humbly calls, “making sawdust.” More...

Special Sections

Community

Better days for Kayla

Grafton girl celebrates her many successes

Her classmates still remember Kayla Laskowske as the girl who disrupted the classroom, often acting out - throwing tantrums, hitting and kicking when something in her environment became unsettling for her. They are not seeing that Kayla anymore. More...

State offers grants for autism training

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Autism Services Division recently announced that agencies and organizations in the state are eligible to receive small grants of up to $1,500 to support community autism training activities. More...

Hoople Auxiliary selected Girls State delegates

The Hoople American Legion Auxiliary No. 240 recently selected Elli Pastorek and Shelby Cyr to attend the annual North Dakota Girls State. Elli is the daughter of Kari and Darrell Pastorek and Shelby is the daughter of Wendy Danninger and Rick Cyr. More...

Obituaries

Omer Ellingson

Park River

Omer Ellingson, 93, Park River, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Center of Park River. More...

Kenneth Almen

Kent, Washington

Kent resident Kenneth R. Almen, age 77, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. More...

Ruth Dobson

Grand Forks

Ruth Dobson, 94, Grand Forks, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Services were held Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m., at Zion United Methodist Church in Grand Forks, with bur ial in Minto City Cemetery. More...

School

Grafton FCCLA members attend state leadership conference

Watkins elected vice president of community service

Youth from the Grafton chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) participated in the 70th Annual State Leadership Conference in Bismarck, April 12-14. More...

Clean and green

Park River Area Elementary School first grader Allison Gudmundson was presented a tree by the Walsh County Three Rivers Soil Conservation District last week. More...

Students added to Century Elementary wall of greatness

The wall of greatness at Century Elementary School in Grafton continues to grow with new bricks bearing the names of more outstanding students added each week. More...

Farmers ahead in spring planting

Farming French connection

COUNTY – Walsh County farmers are experiencing a relaxed spring planting season due to the mild winter allowing for an earlier than normal start. Relatively favorable conditions have put most farmers up to three weeks ahead of schedule. More...

Grafton contacted for drone testing

UND approached airport authority

GRAFTON – Earlier this year at the Feb. 3 Grafton Airport Authority (GAA) meeting members gathered for their regular scheduled meeting. Don Hutson, Mike Leighton, George Loranger, Kent Trontvet and Andy Tibert were present. More...

News

Wagner capitol bound

NVCTC seeks new director

North Valley Career and Technology (NVCTC) director Mark Wagner will be resigning his position to take on the assistant state director’s position in Bismarck. More...

Cleaning the town

Seniors from Grafton High School and Mayor Chris West take advantage of a sunny cool spring day last Thursday for the annual “Spring clean-up.” Crews worked throughout the morning and collected a tandem truck load of garbage. More...

Still dry despite recent moisture

A small chance of rain this next week

Walsh County residents can look forward to a week of higher temperatures with little to no significant moisture. Overall the plains area is considered abnormally dry for this time of year. More...

Happenings

Women invited to ‘come catch the joy’ at PRBC

Area women are invited to come and catch the joy found in Christ at a Park River Bible Camp weekend retreat. More...

May showers at story hour

It will be raining stories at Pembina County Story Hour for May. Story Lady says that children can take “A Walk in the Rain with a Brain,” have a “Rain Romp” or do a “Rain Dance.” More...

Grafton letter carriers to hold annual food drive May 9

The Grafton Post Office city and rural letter carriers will hold their annual food drive for the Walsh County Food Pantry on Saturday, May 9. More...

Opinion

Is justice obsured

RECORD EDITORIAL

" What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is."— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. 7, 1923 More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years The location for a new light plant was set to be just north of the water filtration plant in the northeast portion of the city. More...

Sports

Spoilers shut down Aggies

Grafton scores at least one run in each inning

The Grafton Spoilers played the Park River-Fordville-Lankin ( PR- F- L) Aggies in Park River on Monday and walked away with a sweeping 15-3 victory. More...

Mustangs defeat Blue Knights

D-ST-V-E ties the game in top of the sixth inning

The Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs played the Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley-Edinburg (D-ST-V-E) Blue Knights on their home field Monday afternoon and walked away with a 4-3 win in seven innings. More...

Spoilers shut down Grizzlies

PCN held to one hit

A slow start offensively isn’t always the worst thing for a softball team, as the Grafton Spoilers found out Tuesday in their 24-1 trouncing of the Pembina County North (PCN) Grizzlies in Grafton. More...