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January 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools implement CCSS

Standards mean higher expectations for collaboration, critical thinking

STATE WIDE – While the Common Core debate is heating up in the editorial sections of newspapers, area teachers and school administrators are quietly going about their business of educating area kids and preparing them for success. More...

Special Sections

Community

Poignant prose

Arnold Braaten's poetry spans nearly 40 years

In his 82 years, Arnold Braaten has faced many of life’s everyday struggles. More...

English, Nilson to exchange marriage vows March 7

Stephanie English and Thomas Nilson announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Rick and Mary English of Grafton and Brad and Bette Nilson of Hoople. More...

Promotion donation

As part of its holiday loan promotion, North Star Community Credit Union employees donated money towards a non-profit of their choice. More...

Obituaries

Bernice Lunde

Grafton

Bernice V. Lunde, age 93, of Grafton and formerly of McMinnville, Oregon, and St. Thomas, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton. More...

Lindy Beyer

Grafton

Lindy “Lou” Renee Beyer of Grafton, age 34, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Altru Hospital. Formerly from Dickinson, Lindy resided at the Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton until her death. More...

Roger Burns

July 27, 1947- January 5, 2015

Roger Burns was born July 27, 1947, the son of Norman and Winnifred (Sevigny) Burns, in Grafton. He grew up in Grafton and went on to attend the University of North Dakota, graduating with a degree in electrical engineering. More...

Sports

Spoilers knock wind out of Tornadoes

Grafton maintains lead over Cavalier during home game

Spoilers 56 Tornadoes 49 The Grafton Spoilers hosted a doubleheader game against the Cavalier Tornadoes on Friday. The boys team played before the girls and took home a 56-49 victory over the Tornadoes. More...

Grafton sails over Cavalier in home game

Three-pointers lead to victory

Grafton 47 Cavalier 28 The Grafton girls basketball team unleashed a barrage of threepo inters in the first half against the Cavalier Tornadoes on Friday in Grafton to capture a 47-28 Region 2 victory. More...

Hockey life in Kazakhstan

Park River native settles into foreign life for husbands hockey success

Brandon Bochenski grew up in Blaine, Minnesota where he attended high school and was a part of the 2000 state championship hockey team. He graduated that year and moved on to play hockey for the UND Fighting Sioux for three successful seasons. More...

JANUARY RAINBOW

Grafton residents were pleasantly surprised by a full rainbow that appeared shortly before sunset last Thursday. More...

Grafton flood diversion plan flows forward

Project options narrowed down

GRAFTON – The Grafton Citizen Advisory Group (CAG) met on Monday night at the Grafton City Hall for an update on the progress of the Flood Diversion Project (FDP) More...

Common Core resistance

Testing phase begins

STATE WIDE – “Parents need to pay attention to what is going on in our schools,” said Renae Ahlberg who is traveling to Bismarck from the northeast corner of the state to testify before the legislature for H.B. More...

News

Watershed stakeholders offered financial help

Homme Dam cleanup peaks interest

Walsh County Three Rivers Soil Conservation District ( WCSC) invited area landowners and farmers to come together at the Walsh County Extension office on Jan. 8 to hear representatives from the N.D. Department of Health (NDDOH), N.D. More...

Winter fun

These kids are enjoying playing on the river during the snowcat races held in Grafton earlier this month. They were watching the races from the play area. More...

Sevigny hearing scheduled

Bond reduction denied by Judge Geiger Tuesday

Gregory Sevigny appeared in Walsh County District Court on Tuesday for his preliminary hearing and/or arraignment. More...

Happenings

Camp Good Mourning part of Giving Hearts Day campaign

Altru Health Foundation will participate in Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event on Thursday, Feb. 12. More...

New date for property tax credit, renter rebate app assistance

The Walsh County Nutrition Program is offering assistance with completion of property tax credit or renter refund applications. More...

Blood drive set in Park River

A blood drive will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 1-6 p.m., at the Park River American Legion main room. To register to donate, contact Dena Larson at 701-360- 1157 or go to www.bloodhero.com, sponsor code: parkriver. The drive is sponsored by St. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mandatory politician testing

The recent arguments back and forth regarding how to educate the future of America hangs on the voting button of a select few individuals that convene in state capitols every other year. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Carl Fischer was presented with a letter of congratulations by President Dwight D. Eisenhower for being Walsh County’s oldest pioneer. Carl Fischer was celebrating his 100th birthday. More...

School

Print journalism making a comeback at PRAHS

Student staff hopes to revive school newspaper

After an absence of more than a quarter of a century, a handful of students at Park River Area High School (PRAHS) have aspirations of bringing a fullfledged student-run newspaper back to life at their school. More...

Polar Communications awards $2,500 tech grant to Fordville-Lankin School

Polar Communications recently announced that Fordville-Lankin Public School was awarded a Polar Technology Grant in the amount of $2,500. More...

Martinez is student of the month

Angela Martinez has been selected as the December Student of the Month at the North Valley Career and Technology Center. More...

Religion

AFLBS choir to 'Proclaim' God's word

The Association Free Lutheran Bible School (AFLBS) will present a concert of sacred music at Bethel Free Lutheran Church on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 10:30 a.m. More...

Coming soon to Bethel Baptist Church

Special showing of movie “Hoovey” Feb. 8 in P.R.

Bethel Baptist Church in Park River will offer a special showing of the movie “Hoovey” on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Remove not I was thinking about some of the changes we are seeing today? Do we have the right to be upset when seeing these changes in this country we so love and cherish? More...