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January 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

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Community

County 4-H youth among the best of the best

Consumer Choices team competes at nationals

A Walsh County 4-H Consumer Choices team had a successful showing at the North Dakota State Fair last July earning the opportunity to compete at the national level. The team started the new year in Denver, Colorado, for the national event.  More...

Health district grant promotes infant-friendly workplaces

Walsh County Health District has received a grant from the North Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control Program to help businesses becoming designated infant-friendly workplaces. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

We are very thankful to not have to be out when the weather is bad and for the dedicated staff that are willing to brave the weather to make sure we have a great day. Jan. 21 through 27 is Activity Professionals Week. More...

Obituaries

Reuben Hellekson

Edmore

Reuben Hellekson, 95, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.  More...

Ashly Nupdal

Grand Forks

Ashly Nupdal, 35, Grand Forks, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2017, at home after courageously battling breast cancer.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Forks. More...

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Matcha

East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Lawrence “Larry” Matcha, 96, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks.  Services were held Monday, Jan. More...

Sports

G-PR hosts tough OT battle

Grafton-Park River sophomore Todd Anderson (17) sweeps the puck toward Devils Lake's goalie during an EDC game held at the Centennial Center in Grafton on Tuesday where the Spoilers took a tough 5-4 More...

Mustangs host Aggies in hard-fought battle

PR-F-L bumped up to sixth in Region 2

The Midway- Minto (M-M) Mustangs hosted the Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies in a Region 2 boys basketb a l l game in Minto where the Mustangs led most of the first half before succumbing to the Aggies size and depth in the second half for More...

Lady Spoilers fall to Tommies at home

Grafton knocked to second place in Super Region 2

The Grafton Spoilers and Thompson Tommies went into Tuesday’s game undefeated in Super Region 2 and both hoped to leave the same way.  More...

School board reviews at risk youth survey

Grafton reports high numbers of teen suicide attempts

GRAFTON – Grafton Public School Board met Tuesday morning, all members were in attendance. Grafton High School principal, Michael Kaiser, presented survey results to the board from a youth risk behavior survey conducted statewide.  More...

Winter storm brings dangerous conditions

Low visibility, snow drifts made for treacherous travel

Interviews conducted by Christopher Larson.  COUNTY – From school closures to no travel advisories, the latest winter storm brought bitter cold temperatures with a whole pile of snow last week and into the weekend. More...

News

Economic Development Committee looks to draw patronage

EDC prepares Grafton to be new medical destination

Economic Development Committee ( EDC) met Wednesday morning to review sales and lodging tax, budget reports and the city’s master plan. Five members were present: Chris Lipsh, Phil Ray, Jaycee Schumacher, Andrew Petersen, and Don Hutson. More...

Parks and Recreation looks at new ice system for arena

Board considers energy savings, grant application

Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday with board members Brad Burianek, Scott Hills, Cory Burns and Ryer Stark. Todd Storey was not in attendance.  More...

Hockey celebration

The Grafton-Park River Spoilers skate over to the rest of their team in celebration of back-to-back goals during a rough EDC game against the Devils Lake Firebirds on Tuesday. More...

Happenings

Professor, panel to present forum on underage drinking

Professor Frank White will present “What Every Teen and Parent Should Know about Underage Drinking in the Information Age” at Grafton Public Schools Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. More...

Barn quilt sign retreat offered at Park River Bible Camp

A barn quilt sign retreat will be offered at Park River Bible Camp the weekend of Feb. 9-10.  More...

Date announced for P.N.A. annual Polish Food Festival

Saturday, March 24, is the date set for the 13th annual Polish National Alliance Polish Food Festival, an ethnic event that over the years has attracted fans of Polish cuisine from far and wide.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Trump gets tough on NAFTA

RECORD EDITORIAL

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been under renegotiation this past year. Updates to the 25 year old agreement are needed to include such items as internet commerce, digital trade, and the updated customs process.  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years York Rite of Freemasonry began its winter activity when St. Omer Commandery conferred the Illustrious Order of the Red Cross at the Grafton Masonic Temple, according to eminent commander Gordon L. Graham. More...

School

It’s debatable

Minto students compete at a higher level

A select group of Minto students are not on a basketball or volleyball court or a football or baseball field as they meet the challenge of going up against Class A opponents. More...

Polar offers scholarship opportunities to students

In support of continuing education for rural youth, Polar Communications and its subsidiaries offer high school and college students the opportunity to apply for several scholarships.  Polar’s John G. Walters Scholarship   More...

Area musicians selected to perform at UND honor festival

University of North Dakota Department of Music will host its 33rd Annual Honor Band, Choir and Strings Festival Jan. 19-21. This festival will feature 408 high school students from throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. More...

Religion

Double the blessings

Pastor baptizes infant sons of sisters he baptized, confirmed and married

Blessings were doubled at Zion English Lutheran Church on Sunday, Jan. 7, when Rev. Bernhard Seter baptized infant cousins, Jax William Thorlakson and Brody Gene Larson. It was a special day for Seter nearly as much as it was for the families.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” Matthew 6:21   A few years ago I was doing a computer search for the word “canoe.” On the screen popped up an ad for an 18 foot, Old Town Guide Special, built in More...