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March 20, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Emergency manager briefs commission on flooding

County has plenty of sandbags available

COUNTY—Walsh County Emergency Manager Brent Nelson at Tuesday’s commission meeting briefed the board on the potential of spring flooding in the region.  “Currently they are forecasting a 50 percent chance for moderate flooding More...

Special Sections

Community

Woman without borders

Grafton's Wiesen makes annual medical mission trips to Ecuador

When Molly Wiesen received an email in 2004 about Medical Mission Ecuador, she had no intention of going. More...

Legion Spring District meeting set for April 9

Gathering will be at Vets Club in Larimore

Members of North Dakota’s American Legion Posts of the 2nd District and their Auxiliary will be gathering in Larimore at the Vets Club, 114 East Main Street, for their 2019 Spring District Meeting on Monday, April 9th starting at 7 p.m. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

We are having our book sale and luncheon on Thursday, March 21. We would appreciate the donation of any used books for our sale, or come and restock your bookshelf for 25 cents a book. We will have a freewill offering luncheon as well. More...

Obituaries

Patricia Silewski

Grafton

Patricia ( Pat) Silewski, age 83 of Grafton, passed away unexpectedly and heartbreakingly on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, in the company of her family.  More...

Eugene Burns

Grafton

Eugene L. “Gene” Burns, age 90 of Grafton, passed away peacefully Monday, March 18, 2019, at his home in Grafton surrounded by his family.  More...

Judy Henning

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Judy Ann Henning, our beautiful mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt and great-grandmother, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, age 74, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Judy was born on a sunny, but snowy, Feb. More...

School

FOB presents a funny 'who done it'

'Murder in the Knife Room' set for March 21-22

Grafton High School’s Far Off Broadway (FOB) promises something different with its spring production of “Murder in the Knife Room,” a comedy murder mystery featuring a multi-lead cast.  More...

Grafton committee selected winner for statewide stigma-ending challenge

The Grafton grades 7-12 youthYES Committee has been selected as winner of the North Dakota Youth Ending Stigma ( YES) Challenge, hosted by Gov. Doug Burgum and first lady Kathryn Burgum.  More...

Jumping around for a cause

Physical education students at Grafton Elementary School, led by instructor Laurie Sieben, donated almost $6,000 to the American Heart Association (AHA) through a successful Hoops for Heart, Jump Rope for Heart campaign.  More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

There is a fella named Teddy Kollek who plays a huge role in modern-day Jerusalem. He starts out as a member of the federal government in 1948, but soon abandons the feds for the civic role as mayor of Jerusalem.  More...

DAY AFTER TOMORROW

After last Thursday's blizzard that dumped around 6 inches of wet snow, Bryce Navarro was out helping his parents clear sidewalks and the driveway. Photos by Jackie L. Thompson More...

Grafton Farmers Elevator to sell fertilizer

Co-op modernizes facility

GRAFTON—One of the oldest businesses in town, Grafton Farmers Co-op Grain is making a foray into the fertilizer business.  According to manager Skip Hjelmstad, the coop’s board decided to take advantage of the current reorganization More...

News

Freight-trained

Brad Narloch, 59, of Minto survived being hit by a Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train Monday afternoon at approximately 1:15 p.m. More...

St. Thomas’ blood drive brings in 24 volunteers

St. Thomas High School student council hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, on Feb. 27 at St. Thomas Public School which helped collect a total of 15 units of blood and two units of plasma for patients in need.  More...

Man wields gun in local bar

Bond set at $5,000 for Shropshire

Thomas Will Shropshire, 33, of Grafton is being held in Walsh County Law Enforcement Center on a $5,000 cash only bond after bran- dishing a firearm Saturday night in the Last Chance Bar and Grill.  A t 9: 45 p. m. More...

Happenings

Lankin Legion party

The Lankin Legion is holding a ticket party on Saturday, April 27. More...

Quilts of Valor class will be in St. Thomas

On Saturday, April 13, Quilts of Valor (QOV) and 3 Red Hens in St. Thomas will host a quilting class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More...

SOAR group hosting event

S.O.A.R. invites the public to a Community Involvement & Volunteering event Tuesday, March 26, at Frosty Fox in Grafton.  A social hour with hors d’oeuvres begins at 5:30 p.m., with the event starting at 6 p.m. More...

Opinion

Walsh County ag issue delivers

We would like to thank everyone who advertised, wrote columns, granted interviews and helped to make the Walsh County Ag Issue the premiere ag section in North Dakota.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Turning back the clock

60 years  The Grafton Parade Band had once again been designated as the “Official Band of North Dakota.”  More...

Sports

SKATING IN THE USA

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Sheyanne's leap of faith

Grafton fourth grader places at state gymnastics competition

Sheyanne Blackcloud, a fourth grader at Grafton Century Intermediate, spent last weekend in Grand Forks competing in a state gymnastics meet taking home several medals.  More...

Up for Mr. Basketball

Grafton senior Dalton Albrecht, son of Darren and Gayle Albrecht, was one of six finalists for Mr. Basketball last week. He is the first finalist since Dave Robertson in 1989 and Wade Herbel in 1987. More...