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August 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Community

Dakota Animal Care opens in Edinburg

Klose leaves Golden Valley to start her own vet clinic

Regardless if animals are big or small, Dr. Charlotte Klose loves to care for them all. The veterinarian, with 18 years of experience working at two other clinics in Walsh County, decided to go it on her own. She opened Dakota Animal Care, Inc. More...

County 4-H land judging teams place at local event

The Walsh County senior and junior division 4-H land judging teams placed second and third consecutively in a land judging contest held in Park River on Thursday, Aug. 7. More...

Grafton pair married for 50 years

Bob and Marlene LaHaise of Grafton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Aug. 22, with their family and friends. More...

Obituaries

Nicholas ‘Nick’ Plutowski

Casa Grande, Arizona

Nicholas “Nick” Plutowski, 71, Casa Grande, Arizona, formerly of Grand Forks, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. More...

James Hurt

Hoople

James Hurt, 81, Hoople, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at his home in Hoople. More...

Geraldine LaMont

Grafton

Geraldine A. LaMont, 75, Grafton, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Services will be Saturday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m., at Grafton City Hall in the Firemen’s Meeting Room, with burial in Grafton City Cemetery. More...

Sports

Three-time champion Avigail Narro

Narro dedicates Ringside championship to Lupe

Grafton’s Avigail Narro returned home with her third championship belt in a row from the Ringside Boxing Festival held July 28-August 2 in Independence, Missouri. More...

Sleepless Satisfaction

Loftsgard lives his dream behind 355 horses

Seventeen-year-old Brent Loftsgard from Grafton has two mottos that describe his love of auto racing. “The winner isn’t the one with the fastest car, it’s the one who refuses to lose,” said Loftsgard. The second is, “Race the track, not the cars.” More...

Football Fever

Former Midway-Minto Mustang returns to the field

Cody Ulness, a 2011 graduate from Minto High School returned to the football field this summer to fulfill his dream of once again playing the sport he loves. More...

Commissioners listen to request for overweight truck permits

Table matter until Sept. 2 meeting

COUNTY – Walsh County commissioners listened to a request by several area farmers to allow for a 10 percent overweight permit for their trucks during the three-month harvest period. More...

Precipitation hit and miss around county

Grain harvest right around the corner

COUNTY – Although some widespread portions of the state got substantial rain over the weekend things remained relatively dry here in Walsh County and most of the northeast corner of the state. More...

Park River High School lock down for shooter drill

Walsh County first responders work together on drill

PARK RIVER – The Park River Area High School (PRHS) staff and administration played host to the county’s emergency first responders in a mock shooting drill on Tuesday. More...

News

Kids 'n cops adventure

The annual Kids and Cops Day, sponsored by the Grafton Police Department was held at Leistikow Park Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m. More...

Campground shaping up at Leistikow Park

Trail system nearly 100 percent done

Grafton Parks and Recreation ( GPR) Director Bill Dahl informed the Grafton Park Board at its regular meeting last Thursday that the trail system in Leistikow Park was nearly 100 percent completed. More...

Health notes

West Nile Virus West Nile Virus is spread by mosquito bites. More...

Happenings

Tickets now on sale for annual FCHC Harvest Fest

“Giving Thanks with a Grateful Heart” is the theme of the 2014 Harvest Fest Fundraiser which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Park River Coliseum. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

Summer is about gone! We are getting out as much as possible before the leaves start to fall. We want to welcome Pastor Hinrichs as our volunteer chaplain. More...

Popple Ridge Pickers set to entertain at Skjeberg picnic

Skjeberg Lutheran Church of rural Drayton will host their annual Picnic in the Park Sunday, Aug. 24. The picnic will be held at Drayton’s Schumacher Park with serving from 5-7 p.m. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Response to terrorism weak

As legendary news commentator Paul Harvey used to say, “It’s not one world.” And he was truly right. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Herman O’Connell was named secretary of the GraftonVolunteer Fire Department. O’Connell filled the vacancy caused by the death of Harold Lunde and was to serve until the annual election the following year. More...

Religion

Kids in Christ’s Kingdom

Grafton Lutheran Bible school "K.I.C.K."s off

Fall is near and it’s almost time for Sunday school to begin again. That notion got Family ministry associate Stephanie Hanson thinking it would be a good time to host an event to get children of the church back in the Sunday school mode. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

A screw loose More...