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4-H'ers bring home awards from state fair

The 2018 North Dakota State Fair is in the record books and 4-H’ers from around Walsh County competed and exhibited in many different areas, including static and livestock exhibits as well as showcase events. More...

Olsons celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Joel and Peggy (Geiger) Olson, Hoople, formerly of Cavalier, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018.  They were married in First United Methodist Church in Cavalier on Aug. More...

Starks married for 40 years

Roger and Sandy Stark of Grafton celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Aug. 5. The couple has two sons, Ryer (Katie) Stark and Kody Stark; and three granddaughters.   More...

Obituaries

Gayle Sobolik

Rochester, Minnesota

Gayle A. Sobolik was born on Oct. 24, 1931, to Bertina and Herman Sobolik, of Fordville. She passed away Dec. 15, 2017, in Rochester, Minnesota, where she had been living since 2014.  More...

Grace Loftsgard

Cambridge, Minnesota

Grace Laurine ( Lien) Loftsgard, age 94, died peacefully Aug. 4, 2018, at Grace Point Crossing in Cambridge, Minnesota. She was born July 7, 1924, at her family’s farm in Park River.  More...

Larraine Schnellbach

Fargo

Larraine Phyllis Schnellbach, 75, passed away Aug. 4, 2018, at Sanford Health Hospital, Fargo. Larraine was born Aug. 28, 1943, to Conrad and Regina (Miller) Schnellbach. She worked most of her life as a nurse’s aide at numerous hospitals. More...

School

Ready for new role

Principal looks forward to working with staff

Randy Rice is in his 24th year of education and for the first time, he won’t be involved in the scheduling of any activities.  Rice is letting go of his role as activities director and moving from assistant principal to high school princip More...

An honorable donation

Members of Degree of Honor dropped off nearly 200 pieces of clothing to Walsh County Social Services on Monday, Aug. More...

Park River registration begins Aug. 13

Park River Area Elementary office (Door 2) will be open starting Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. for parents who would like to pay school fees such as lunch, milk or activity tickets prior to the first day of school. More...

Religion

A Mongolian missionary

David Olson gears up for another four-year trip

David Olson recently completed a four-year stint doing missionary work in the frigid land of Mongolia and loved it so much he’s signed up to go back for another four years.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Last week, I was sharing with our congregation that our church has now been open for almost one full year. It’s been a great year for Thrive, and we’ve seen a lot of growth in our people. More...

Cramer makes campaign stops in Grafton, Park River

Newspaper tariffs discussed during Q&A

GRAFTON - Congressman Kevin Cramer and Peter Davidson, general counsel with Department of Commerce visited Grafton last Friday where he held an agriculture town hall in the Choice Community Room to discuss trade and the farm bill with local residents More...

Commissioners close in on budget

Employee salaries remain hot topic

COUNTY - Walsh County Commission met Tuesday, July 17, with chairman Lawrence Burianek and commissioners Karen Anderson, Ernie Barta, Luther Meberg and Lauren Wild in attendance, as well as auditor Kris Molde.  More...

News

New ordinance drafted for truck route traffic

Abandoned vehicles for sale by city

GRAFTON – City committees met Monday night, with Mayor Chris West, members Chris Lipsh, Brian Sieben, Dave Fellman, Shane Mohn, Don Hutson, Greg Young and Phil Ray present. Mary Stark was absent.  More...

Community group to tour potential of Grafton

S.O.A.R. looks inward for growth

Grafton’s S.O.A.R. (success, opportunity, action, resources) group will host “Tour the Potential” Thursday, Aug. 16, at 4:30 p.m. beginning at Luscious Boutique. More...

Lost in concentration

Walsh County Highway Department employee Andy Moe is all focus during the backhoe rodeo at the open house in Park River last Wednesday. More...

Happenings

Community Health clinic grand opening celebration

Community Health Service, Inc. will have a grand opening celebration Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m.  Tours of the new facility will be offered as well as a baked potato bar, door prizes and more. More...

Edinburg's Trinity Lutheran announces turkey supper

Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg will be holding their annual turkey supper Wednesday, Sept. More...

Benefit for Jan Nice in Minto

A benefit and celebration of life for Jan Nice, mom of Hatti Briske Olson, Kellie Nice, BJ and Danny, is Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Minto Community Center.  Doors will open at 4 p.m. to view silent auction items. More...

Opinion

A rock and a hard spot

Like most things in government, people don’t have the full story on the budget fiasco happening at the Walsh County level. More...

Political Cartoon

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Turning back the clock

60 years  Governor John E. Davis expressed deep concern in regard to the increase in highway deaths. More...

Sports

Grafton wraps up season in Williston

Spoilers win two, lose two for third at state tourney

The Grafton Post 41 Spoilers traveled to Williston to compete in the Class A American Legion State baseball tournament last week.  More...

Park River finishes second at state

Pirates close out 2018 baseball in Williston tourney

The Park River (PR) Post 147 Pirates traveled to Williston last week to compete in the Class A state tournament for American Legion baseball.  More...

Memories in the making

A smile fills Adam Zavalney's face as he watches a teammate get on base during a state tournament game in Williston last week. More...