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Dutch elm disease continues to kill trees in Grafton

Approximately 40 trees marked for removal in Grafton this summer

GRAFTON – For the last 30 years and longer, elm trees in the upper midwest, including North Dakota have fallen victim to Dutch elm disease (DED).  More...

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Community

A brother remembered

Guy Miller Memorial 5K to run Sept. 20

In the spring of 2013, members of Guy Miller’s family stood helplessly on the sidelines watching as rescue workers searched for the rural Grafton man who had been swept away by spring floodwaters.  More...

O’Toole, Martinson to recite marriage vows

Cassandra O’Toole and Christopher Martinson, both of Crystal, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.  Cassandra is a 2010 graduate of Valley High School, Hoople, and is employed at American Crystal Sugar in Drayton. More...

Edith Gierszewski to celebrate 90th birthday at open house

An open house will be held in honor of Edith Gierszewski on the occasion of her 90th birthday.  The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Fair Oaks Golf Course clubhouse in Grafton, from 1-4 p.m. More...

Opinion

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Start school after Labor Day

Growing up as a kid in Minnesota it was always the norm that we start school after the Labor Day holiday, what many consider to be the end of the summer season.  Upon moving to North Dakota, there was a bit of an adjustment as school for as long More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Work began on Grafton’s $43,000 swimming pool contstruction project. At the time of construction, about $40,000 was in the Memorial Swimming Pool Association Fund. More...

School

School life not so sweet

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act policy implemented in July

New provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act that went into effect in July 2014 have once again necessitated changes in how school food programs operate, as well as what they can offer students in campus vending machines. More...

At the head of the class

"At the head of the class" is intended to introduce The Walsh County Record readers to new teachers in area school districts. More...

School Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 6   Midway Band marches in the Potato Bowl Parade, Grand Forks.  Park River Band marches in the Potato Bowl Parade, Grand Forks, 9:30 a.m.  Monday, Sept. More...

Religion

Park River church to celebrate 125 years

Special worship, dinner planned at Our Saviour's

2014 has been a year of celebration for the congregation of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of Park River as they looked forward to the 125th anniversary of the founding of the church. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

With the end of summer, the beginning of a new school year and return to routines, we have one last chance to get away. I trust the summer was all you had hoped it would be. More...

O’Neil enjoying position at UMC

Mayville grad has ties to county

GRAFTON – For the past three months Alan O’Neil has been busy as the new CEO of Unity Medical Center in Grafton.  O’Neil and his wife of 32 years, MaryAnn have three children, Joel, Leigh Ann and Jackie. More...

Commission approves overweight permits

Issue to be revisited next harvest season

COUNTY – Farm trucks hauling products from the field to the first drop-off point will be allowed to run up to 10 percent overweight. More...

News

PUC recommends ordinance regarding draining into sanitary sewer system

Grafton PD hires new officer

Grafton City Council’s Ways and Means (WMC) and Public Utilities Committees (PUC) met for their regular monthly meetings Tuesday at city hall.  The WMC meeting was brief, with no action taken. More...

Water donation

First United Bank of Grafton recently donated $5,000 to Fair Oaks Golf Course in Grafton for help with their drain tiling project. More...

County Court Report

JULY 2014 FORFEITURES  More...

Happenings

Benefit planned Thursday for Debbie Ladouceur

A benefit will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, for Debbie Ladouceur, a longtime Grafton resident who has battled cancer since 2010.  More...

Tours, presentations planned for Minto School District

Patrons of the Minto School District are encouraged to attend building tours and presentations regarding the school building improvement project.  More...

Scholarship benefit picnic Sept. 14 in Park River

The third annual Kelsey’s Courage Scholarship Benefit Picnic will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, in the Park River Area School commons, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

Nancy Sue Gorder-Sevigny

Bemidji, Minnesota

Nancy Sue Gorder- Sevigny, 63, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Walker, Minnesota, after an extended illness. More...

Thomas ‘Tom’ Cudmore

Grafton

Thomas C. “ Tom” Cudmore, age 61, of Grafton, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.  More...

Scott Veum

Grafton

Scott A. Veum, age 57, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks from heart failure.  More...

Sports

Mustangs lose at home

Midway-Minto comes up short

The Midway-Minto Mustangs opened their season at home with a 12-8 loss against the North Border Eagles at Horner Field in Midway on Friday. More...

Bearcats over Titans

D-V-E regroups after tough loss

North Star 53 D-V-E 0   More...

Spoilers fall in opener

Aggies explode for 44-14 win, Baldwin sits out second half

Spencer Rehovsky celebrates after the Aggies score the go-ahead touchdown on a 46-yard pass play from Abe Hankey to Levi Cudmore making the score 18-14. Abe Hankey ran in the extra point to give the Aggies a 20-14 lead in the second quarter. More...