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April 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Committee throws out modifiers

New soils equalization formula to be explored

COUNTY – Walsh County Soils Committee (WCSC) came together Tuesday, April 18, at the USDA Ag Center in Park River to discuss agricultural land valuation and listen to a presentation from Andy Gudajtes.  More...

Special Sections

Community

4-H youth winners at annual variety show, awards day

The annualWalsh County 4-H Variety Show and Awards Day was held Sunday, April 9, at Park River City Hall. More...

Four Generations

This four-generation family includes, in front, greatgrandmother Johanna Dusek of Grafton holding her great-granddaughter, Emery Jo Motl, and in back from left, Emery’s grandmother, Sheila Trontvet of Grafton and her mother, Danielle Motl of Ma More...

Caribou kindness

Caribou Coffee employees recently made their 2017 first quarter tip jar donation totaling $1,568. They chose the Elderly Relief Fund as the recipient. More...

Obituaries

Beverly Jean O’Connor

March 10, 1935 - April 9, 2017

Beverly Jean O’Connor ( Preusse), age 82, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, passed away peacefully in her home on April 9, 2017, surrounded by family.  More...

Sister Elizabeth Martell

Little Falls, Minnesota

Sister Elizabeth (Betty) Martell, 89, died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls, Minnesota.  More...

Eleanor Lee

Park River

Eleanor Lee, 82, Park River, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held Tuesday, April 18, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of Park River, with burial at Vang Lutheran Cemetery of Fairdale. More...

Sports

Grafton, D-ST-V-E battle it out in eight

Spoilers remain undefeated with Region 4 win

The Grafton Spoilers hosted the Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley- Edinburg (D-ST-V-E) Blue Knights on Harris Halliday Field for a Region 4 baseball game last Thursday.  More...

Spoilers demand to remain undefeated

Droog gives up just two hits on the mound

The Grafton Spoilers fastpitch team hosted their second home game of the 2017 season against the Pembina County North (PCN) Grizzlies last Thursday in Grafton.  The Lady Spoilers dominated right away with 12 runs in the first inning and continue More...

Aggies shutout Grizzlies in Region 4 game

PR-F-L continues with unscathed season record

The Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies 2017 base- ball team hosted the Pembina County North (PCN) Grizzles for a Region 4 game in Park River last Thursday.  The Aggies went into the game with a perfect record and left with yet another More...

Background checks needed for applicants

Stark resigns from county position

GRAFTON – Walsh County Commissioners ( WCC) met Monday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bimonthly meeting. More...

READY TO SPRING INTO ACTION

Area farmers are busy getting their equipment ready for spring work. Some farmers in Walsh County have already planted wheat in western Walsh County.   More...

Counting down the days for Measure 5 patients

Medical marijuana signed into law Monday

STATE – North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum signed the legislature revised version of the citizen initiated Compassionate Care Act Monday making medical marijuana officially legal in the state.  The catch is that it will not be available for More...

News

Slominski arrested in Minto with fentanyl-laced oxycodone look-alikes

Bond set at $75,000

Drew Thomas Slominski, age 21, from Minto was arrested April 9 in Minto for delivery of a controlled substance, a Class A felony, possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class B misdemeanor.  More...

Fundraiser a huge success

Grafton Volunteer Fire Department drew a full house last Saturday at the Centennial Center in Grafton for their annual fundraiser. More...

Warning system to be tested April 26 in Grafton

This is only an exercise

A Warnex test exercise is scheduled in Grafton Wednesday, April 26, and will originate from the National Weather Service sometime around 11:15 a.m.   More...

Happenings

‘Retreat with Jesus’ May 6 at Park River Bible Camp

Park River Bible Camp will host “Retreat with Jesus” for children in first through third grades Saturday, May 6, at the camp.  More...

P.R. church announces date for Syttende Mai dinner

The congregation at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church is making plans for their 13th annual Syttende Mai dinner which will be held Wednesday, May 17, at the church in Park River. Serving will be from 4:30-7 p.m.  More...

Schools selling May baskets for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Students at Century Elementary and Grafton Middle School are again selling May Day baskets to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Baskets will be delivered to students Monday, May 1, during regular school hours.  More...

Opinion

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Big brother's child-heroes

RECORD EDITORIAL

Big Brother is a fictional character and symbol in George Orwell’s novel “1984.” He is ostensibly the leader (most likely a symbolic figurehead) of Oceania, a totalitarian state wherein the ruling party wields total power “for More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Officers of Post 41 of the American Legion in Grafton were at the Legion auditorium to assist veterans of the Korean war in making preparations for applying for the state bonus.  More...

School

Valley-Edinburg students attend SADD conference

Sixteen students from the Valley-Edinburg Upper Elementary School attended the regional Northern Lights SADD Conference in Grand Forks March 26-28.  This year’s theme was Survivor, encouraging students to inspire, inform and include others More...

Lili Robinson finalist for Distinguished Student award

Minto High School student Lili Robinson is among students listed by the North Dakota High School Activities Association and Farmers Union Insurance as finalists for the 2017-2018 Distinguished Student Award.  More...

Brandvold, Phelps selected to attend leadership seminar

Austin Brandvold, Park River Area High School, and Bailey Phelps, Valley-Edinburg High School, have been selected to represent their schools at the North Dakota Leadership Seminar May 12-14 at the University of Jamestown.  More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

We have just been through what is called the holiest day of the Christian calendar, the commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus. But I wonder if we really appreciate what happened on that day so long ago. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

Easter is a wonderful time to be thankful and glad for the many blessings in our lives. More...