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July 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Community

Garden club puts down roots in Grafton

Projects aim to grow a beautiful community

Avid gardener Robin Suda wanted to organize a club to share her enthusiasm for everything green for many years. Through verbal inquiries, she learned there were many others in the community who were also interested. More...

Grafton couple to mark 60th wedding anniversary

Dean and Joanne Bjorneby of Grafton will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Monday, Aug. 1. More...

Former area couple celebrates 65th wedding anniversary

Joseph (Gene) and Eleanore Reopelle celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary July 16, at their home in Springfield, Oregon, with their immediate family members present. More...

Obituaries

Lloyd Pladson

Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

Lloyd Pladson, 86, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Pelican Valley Health Center in Pelican Rapids. More...

Clara Ganyo

Grafton

Clara Ganyo, 97, Grafton, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Unity Medical Center of Grafton. Services were held Tuesday, July 26, at Zion English Lutheran Church of Grafton with burial in Grafton City Cemetery. More...

Ruth Larson

Park River

Ruth Larson, age 85, of Park River, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Good Samaritan Center of Park River. More...

School

Making the grade

PASS education offers alternatives to migrant students

While many teenagers are lounging at the beach, enjoying the summer sun, Ailyn Garza spends her days hitting the books. More...

Johnson to be recognized at white coat ceremony

Jeffrey Johnson of Park River is among 78 first-year medical students at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine who will be formally inducted at the school's White Coat Ceremony. More...

Take Note

Zachary Burns of Grafton and Seth Johnson of Park River were among spring semester graduates at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Burns earned a Bachelor of Science in agronomy and agricultural business. More...

Religion

Goings on at the Good Sam

Summer is moving along so fast! We are quickly approaching our annual garden party on Thursday, Aug. 4. Please come out and have some fun with us and enjoy the music with K Street Band. More...

Grinding out help for Haiti

Coffee shop to host open house for Haitian priest

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Grafton has supported the ministry of parishes in Haiti for many years. Rev. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Global moral confusion When we look at the news headlines any given week in America there is good reason to be concerned about the present state and future of our nation. Where are we headed? However, the concern does not stop just at our borders. More...

Senator Hoeven visits Drayton about dikes

Appropriations Bill key for flood protection

DRAYTON – North Dakota Senator John Hoeven traveled to Drayton Tuesday to see first hand the issues facing citizens if Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) forces removal of dikes that give the city its only flood protection from the Red More...

POKESTOPS THE CRAZE

Pokémon Go gets people walking and talking

GRAFTON – How does a company incorporate a video game into real life? They take one of the world’s most popular video game phenomena and place it in your virtual backyard. More...

News

Sirman trial delayed until April 2017

Over 30 witnesses to be called

Floyd William Sirman, age 71 of rural Pisek did not appear in Walsh County District Court for a status conference Friday, however his attorney Timothy Charles Lamb attended via conference call and Walsh County State’s Attorney Barb Whelan atten More...

United Blood Services drive successful in St. Thomas

A total of 21 people volunteered to donate blood, and 18 were able to give during St. Thomas’s July 11 blood drive. More...

Glimmer of sun

The sun put on a bright show before setting into the horizon on Monday evening. Rays of sunlight could be seen shooting through the clouds above rows of trees about seven miles south of Grafton. More...

Happenings

Grafton students to register online, help days Aug. 2-3

Open house scheduled for Monday, Aug. 22

Grafton Public Schools student registration for the 2016- 2017 school year is now open online. More...

Police Blotter

July 11, 1:06 a.m., report of a domestic disturbance on Prospect Avenue. July 11, 2:47 a.m., report of a suspicious person on Fernwood Drive. July 11, 6:31 a.m., report of a suspected intoxicated subject at Simonson Station Store. More...

Car safety seat check-up event to be held in Grafton Aug. 4

An infant and child car safety seat check-up event will be held Thursday, Aug. 4, from 4-6 p.m., in Grafton. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Central School dilemma

Grafton school board members have a dilemma on their hands. Up to now selling Central Middle School has been a rollercoaster of maybes, what ifs and hopefullys. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Dr. James O’Toole, a native of Crystal, joined Dr. H. R. Piltingsrud at Park River in formation of the Park River Clinic. A bolt of lightning struck the roof of the Medford Mercantile Co. More...

Sports

Park River earns a spot at state tourney

Post 147 takes home second place in regionals

Park River (PR) Pirates Post 147 American Legion baseball team took home second place in the Class B Northeastern Regional Tournament this past weekend, held in Tolna with the final games in Grand Forks due to heavy rainfall. Championship More...

M-M faces two teams in regional tourney

Post 251 caps off 2016 season

Minto-Midway (M-M) Post 251 American Legion baseball team got their start in the regional tournament in Tolna last Wednesday. More...

Post 41 wraps up season in West Fargo

Tourney ends early for the Spoilers

Grafton Spoilers Post 41 American Legion baseball team went into the Class A East Regional Tournament in West Fargo with an impressive season record behind them but faltered at the plate, taking home two disappointing losses and concluding their 2016 More...