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February 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

An unexpected friendship

A dinner that changed lives

When a first grade teacher from Drayton named Brittany Johnson went out for a dinner date at Texas Roadhouse in Grand Forks with her boyfriend Robert, she never could’ve expected she would meet someone on that October day who would change her life fo More...

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Community

To give and to receive

Flag gives back to auxiliary members who gifted it

The Grafton VFW Auxiliary recently received the gift of a flag from Grafton VFW member Paul Daley. In turn, the women gifted it to Carnegie Regional Library. More...

County employees recognized for years of service

Several employees of Walsh County were recognized for years of service at the annual employee appreciation party held recently. More...

Paul Moran LSTC quarterly award winner

For going “above and beyond” in supporting individuals to achieve outcomes, the Life Skills and Transition Center’s Positive Employee Recognition Committee (PERC) recognized Paul Moran as the 2014 fourth quarter “Fishing for S More...

Obituaries

Arnold ‘Arnie’ Lizakowski

Grand Forks

Arnold “Arnie” J. Lizakowski, 76, of Grand Forks, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks. More...

LaVonne Narlock

Warren, Minnesota

LaVonne Narlock, 76, Warren, Minnesota, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. More...

Lola Houdek

Grafton

Lola Mae Houdek, age 80, of Grafton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton. More...

School

JetToy Cars: an ultimate STEM learning experience

Central teachers work together to enhance project

Three Central Middle School instructors recently collaborated on a STEM project, giving seventh grade students the ultimate learning experience. More...

Superintendent's Report

On Sept. 23, 2014, the Minto community approved through public vote, a school facility improvement plan. I wanted to take this opportunity to give an update on where we are at in this exciting district improvement process. More...

Rylan Setness named to Academic All-State Team

Rylan Setness has been selected to the Academic All- State Silver Team. More...

Religion

On a mission

President Kay Kreklau visits countries LWML supports

In June of 2011, Kay Kreklau of Drayton was elected the National Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) president. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Do the dead hear

Do you think a dead person can hear? We may hope that somehow a loved one who has passed away may be able to hear us or at least be thinking of us. But, we have gone to many funerals and we know that the deceased person cannot hear. More...

LONE RIDER

Among the sundogs out last week, a snowcat rider was out as well enjoying the cold winter day. After a week of below zero temperatures the weekend looks to be in the mid-20s and partly sunny. More...

Grafton True Value secures RRRC loan

Crystal paving project helps low income home owners

GRAFTON – The Red River Regional Council voted last Thursday to help DeMars Hardware Inc., dba Grafton True Value Hardware and Lumber, by awarding a $100,000 Progress Fund loan for the lumberyard expansion. More...

News

Life's a ditch

Tuesday morning’s sunrise revealed the evidence of icy road conditions that developed overnight. More...

Bruce arrested for aggravated assault

Charges carry minimum four year sentence

Grafton resident, 20-year old Joshua L. Bruce was arrested for aggravated assault, burglary and criminal mischief, the first two being Class B felonies and the third being a Class B misdemeanor. More...

Rostvet faces more criminal charges

Sex offender disobeys court order

Conrad Rostvet, 60, of Park River, was in court on Monday for a disobedience of a judicial order stemming from his previous charge of solicitation of a minor. More...

Happenings

Grafton site of local foods grant workshop March 10

The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service is holding workshops in March to help those applying for a federal grant through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program. More...

Spaghetti feed fundraiser to be held for Close Up trip

Fordville-Lankin students who will be taking a Close Up trip to Washington, D.C., in April are holding a spaghetti feed fundraiser on Sunday, March 1. Serving will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Fordville- Lankin School. More...

Police Blotter

Feb. 9, 8:50 a.m., report of suspicious activity at Simonson’s Gas Station. Feb. 9, 8:57 a.m., report of a domestic disturbance on East 14th Street. Feb. 9, 11:50 a.m., report of fraud, forgery or counterfeiting. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Little drones on the prairie

Last week it was announced that two-thirds of North Dakota will soon be open for drone (UAVunmanned aerial vehicle) testing. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Walsh and Pembina county youths enrolled at the North Dakota Agricultural College in Fargo for the fourth annual midwinter short course in agriculture. In all there were 116 young men enrolled in the program with the average age being 19. More...

Sports

Aggies pull reins on Burros

Park River-Fordville-Lankin advances to championship

Aggies 52 Burros 41 More...

Spoilers fold to Thompson

Grafton's hopes crushed on shot in final seconds

Thompson 40 Grafton 39 The Grafton Spoilers lined up against the state-ranked Thompson Tommies for a semifinal Region 2 matchup in Grafton on Tuesday. The Spoilers fought hard for a victory, but ultimately lost 40-39. More...

Grafton falls to Bearcats in OT

Spoilers take a lead with minutes left in regulation

Bearcats OT, 63 Spoilers 56 The Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team lost a close game in overtime to the North Star Bearcats on Saturday by a final score of 63-56. Jayden Komrosky of More...