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Grafton PUC discusses fines for sump pump violators

Disrepair of city lift stations cause for concern

GRAFTON – The condition of the city’s lift stations was discussed at length during Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the Grafton City Council’s Public Utilities Committee (PUC).  More...

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Community

In her father’s footsteps

BUSM mentoring program brings Fisayo Omotunde home

Fisayo Omotunde returned to her hometown of Park River this summer where she just completed a medical mentoring program with Dr. Kristi Midgarden at Midgarden Family Clinic. More...

County youth recognized at 4-H Fashion Revue

The 2014 Walsh County 4-H Fashion Revue was held June 26 at the Park River City Hall. Thirteen 4-Hers from Walsh County participated in the Buy and Show, Sew and Show and Decorate Your Duds divisions. More...

Jeanette Berntson elected NDMTA VP/president-elect

Jeanette Berntson, a piano teacher in Grafton, Park River and Minto, was elected vice president/presidentelect of the North Dakota Music Teachers Association (NDMTA) at the organization’s annual conference held recently in Dickinson. More...

Obituaries

Norma Denault

Wenatchee, Washington

Norma Denault, 69, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Wenatchee, Washington.  Services will be held in Rapid City, South Dakota, at a later date. Jones and Jones-Betts Funeral Home is in charge of arrange- ments.  More...

Gregory Schroeder

Gillette, Wyoming

Gregory Schroeder, 50, Gillette, Wyoming, died suddenly Saturday, June 21, 2014.  Services were held Thursday, June 26, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church. A memorial has been established in his name to benefit John Paul II Catholic School. More...

Deborah A. Janick

St. Thomas

Deborah Janick, 57, St. Thomas, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at her home in St. Thomas.  Services will be held Thursday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m., at Grafton Lutheran Church. More...

Religion

Goings on at the Good Sam

We hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. A big thank you to the floats that came through the parking lot so we could enjoy the parade from the comfort of home, out of the rain. More...

LANKIN TRACTOR RIDE

Photo by Todd M. Kjelland Over 50 tractors and 80 riders from 29 cities and five states met in Lankin on Saturday for the 2014 Lankin Tractor Ride. The event that traveled to and from the Dave Praska farm attracted young and old alike. More...

WC Commissioners approve fairgrounds improvements

Changes made to easement policy

COUNTY – Improvements for the Walsh County fairgrounds in advance of the 100th event this fall garnered much attention at the regular meeting of the Walsh County Commission Monday in Grafton.  Walsh County extension agent and fair manager More...

Walkway to Minto Park nixed by council

Drain issues impacting city discussed

MINTO – A walkway extending across a small coulee and into the Minto Park has now become the walkway to nowhere, after several city residents questioned the project.  More...

News

Late night work

A construction crew removed the old canopy from the front of Hugo’s Family Supermarket after hours on June 18. More...

WMC accepts bid for library lighting

Kliniske announces retirement from force

The Ways and Means Committee ( WMC) of the Grafton City Council met for its monthly meeting Monday in the council chambers at city hall.  More...

County Court Report

JUNE 2014 FORFEITURES  Tobacco offense by a minor- Nicholas John Bellmore.  Failed to display current registration, plates, tabs-Mallori Jo Berger and Chad Ryan Jelinek.  More...

Happenings

Register online for Guy Miller Memorial 5K

Online registration for the first Guy Miller Memorial 5K Walk began June 1 and will continue through Sept. 18. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at the Minto Community Center in Minto at 9 a.m.  More...

Benefit planned in Fargo for former Grafton woman

A benefit for former Grafton resident Diane Vavrovsky Kelly will be held at The Bowler, located at 2630 S. University Drive in Fargo, on Tuesday, Aug. More...

Things will be cooking at Carnegie children’s program

Things will really be cooking Wednesday, July 16, at the summer reading program for children at Carnegie Regional Library in Grafton.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Time to give it a rest

This past weekend, I read a column by McLatchy Tribune columnist David Ramsey that appeared in a regional newspaper.  The title of the column was “Pushing to rid the country of slurs.” If you haven’t guessed already, the column More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   The Strand Theatre was showing the movies “Ride Clear of Diablo,” “Executive Suite” and “Dangerous Mission.”  More...

Sports

Fordville Hillclimb Thrills and spills

Few conquer the challenges of momentum minus gravity

The Eagle Ridge Motorcycle Club’s (ERMC) Fordville Hillclimb drew riders and spectators from over a 1500-mile radius. This was the 15th annual event in the serene valley of the Forest River near Fordville. More...

Grafton downs Harvey

Thompson hits homerun in fourth

Grafton 8 Harvey 1   The Grafton Post 41 Legion baseball team put together a solid performance earning an 8-1 win on Tuesday against Harvey at Harris Halliday Field.  More...

Record Sports ON DECK

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