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June 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

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Community

Cancer survivors gather for dinner

Cancer survivors, from left, Merle Fedje, Maxine Larson and Wally Nomeland visit during dinner. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

The weather has helped with watering and that has been great for the gardens! It’s great to get outside and enjoy the flowers! More...

Park River PA wins award

Clemetson North Dakota Physician Assistant of the Year

Tammy Clemetson isn’t the best at reading her personal email. She says she doesn’t even check it. More...

Obituaries

Ordean Lofthus

Mesa, Arizona

Ordean Earl Lofthus, age 88, of Mesa, Arizona passed away June 4, 2018, at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa. He was born Jan. 28, 1930, in Adams, to Ernest and Florence (Mills) Lofthus. More...

Priscilla Helland

Park River

Priscilla “Patsy” Ann Helland, 81, Park River, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Sanford Hospital of Fargo.  More...

Ardys Mandt

Park River, Edinburg

Ardys I. Mandt, 95, West Fargo, formerly of the Park River and Edinburg area, passed away on Feb. 28, 2018, at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo.  Memorial services will be Friday, June 22, at 11 a.m. at Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. More...

School

Bringing home the bacon

FFA chapter in its second year

Nine eighth- graders and freshmen from Grafton participated in the North Dakota State Future Farmers of America Convention on the North Dakota State University campus June 4-7.  More...

Honor Rolls

Park River  A Honor Roll  Seniors: Britton Bina, Kaitlyn Blake, Gretchen Brummond, Sawyer Cudmore, Jacob Ham, Ian Helgeson, Jace Jehlicka, Beatrice Kjelland, Annie Koenig, Julia Koppang, Kristen Larson, Josie Markusen, Morgan Seim, Spencer More...

Take Note

Area North Dakota students were among the 3,874 North Dakota State University students to be placed on the spring 2018 dean’s list.  A student must earn a 3.50 grade point average or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 class credits to q More...

Religion

Golf outing held in Grafton

Knox Presbyterian Church in Minto held its annual golf fundraiser at Fair Oaks Golf Course in Grafton on June 8. Eleven teams participated after the rain cleared, making for a successful event.   More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Last week our church held our annual Vacation Bible School. Over the week, 85 children attended Vacation Bible School, preschool-sixth grade. More...

EDC looks outside community for downtown development, master plan

New rules dictated for Grow Grafton fund

GRAFTON- The city’s economic development committee (EDC) met last week with Mayor Chris West attending, as well as chairperson Chris Lipsh, Phil Ray, Jayce Schumacher, Andrew Petersen, Kristy Jelinek, Don Hutson and Keith Bjorneby. More...

2018 Primary Election Results

Tuesday's unofficial results

North Dakota   More...

Brevik new community editor

Cavalier native joins staff

GRAFTON – Let me get the hard part over with right away. More...

News

Two new deputies help staffing issues for county

Morten, Martinson join local law enforcement

Two new deputies at Walsh County Sheriff’s Department started last month after completing peace officer training at Lake Region State College. More...

SummerFest expands to five-day extravaganza

New events, old favorites comprise exciting lineup

SummerFest 2018 is around the corner, with events beginning on Wednesday, June 20 and continuing through Sunday, June 24. More...

St. Thomas man charged after attacking city employee

Resident’s water shut off after using 10,000 gallons

Andrew Arlen Mattson, 33, St. Thomas, appeared in Pembina County District Court on Monday after attacking a city employee and his wife for shutting off his water.  More...

Happenings

Missoula Children's Theatre hits Grafton

Join King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and a host of others in a musical wonderland when Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “King Arthur’s Quest,” at the Grafton Performing Arts Center. More...

Open house for Sondeland’s 15 years

The North Dakota State University Extension Family Nutrition Program will hold an open house Thursday, June 14, in honor of Tara Sondeland. More...

Church service in Nash set

The annual service at North Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Nash will be Sunday, June 17, at 2 p.m. A potluck lunch will follow the service.   Pastor Bethany Wurtz from Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Grafton will be the guest speaker.   More...

Opinion

The Browne report

Do you know how old I am?   Just the other day I accidentally created a new parlor game. It all started when I remembered something progressive intellectuals used to believe and I framed it as a question. Do you know how old I am?  More...

Extension Exchange

Celebrate dairy in June and year-round   National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. More...

Health notes

Five health facts men need to know   1. Thirty percent of men’s health is due to genetics, and the other 70 percent can be controllable through lifestyle.  2. More...

Sports

Post 41 dominates Grand Forks Blues

Spoilers offense powers through for home win

The Grafton Post 41 Spoilers American Legion baseball team hosted the second game of their summer season on Harris Halliday Field last Thursday. More...

Grafton hosts Minto in 8u baseball

Grafton 8u baseball player T.J. Bjorneby, left, gets ready to throw the ball while Minto's Hunter Jiskra runs to first base during a game on Chandler Field in Grafton last Thursday. More...

M-M takes on Langdon in legion home opener

Explosive seventh inning seals Post 201’s loss

Midway-Minto (M-M) Post 201 hosted their first home American Legion baseball game on Pat Mach Field last Thursday against the Langdon Post 98 Red Sox.  M- M fell behind early when Langdon scored seven runs in the first two innings while they wer More...