November 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Park River to break ground on new camping complex

RRRC approves grant for Phase 1

PARK RIVER – Construction projects are seemingly everywhere in Park River and next summer there will be one more. More...

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Community

Homes for the Holidays

Elmwood Christmas open house, tour returns on Dec. 6

After a two-year absence, the Elmwood Christmas Open House and Tour of Homes has returned. More...

All Faith’s Chapel to be setting for Osowski-Loewen wedding

Erin Osowski of Grafton and Jordan Loewen of Park River announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. They will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Dec. More...

New Arrival

Spencer Anderson Fetsch, son of Matthew and Kyla Fetsch of Valley City, was born Oct. 13, 2014, at Sanford Health in Fargo. At birth, he weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19½ inches. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Mundfrom

Kenyon, Minnesota

Margaret Ruth Lindquist was born to Henry and Hulda (Broecker) Lindquist on Sept. 26, 1919, in Chisago County, Minnesota. More...

Lyder Lundgren

Park River

Lyder Lundgren, 81, Park River, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks.  More...

Douglas St. Vincent

Moorhead, Minnesota

Douglas St. Vincent, 50, Moorhead, Minnesota, and formerly of Grafton, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at his home in Moorhead.  More...

School

Paving the road to the runway

Abbie Watkins has sights set on fashion career

She may only be a sophomore at Grafton High School, but Abbie Watkins knows exactly where she wants life’s path to take her. With aspirations of a career in the fashion industry, she is already on track to paving the road to the runway. More...

Sangrait is NVCTC student of the month

Melodie Sangrait has been selected as the North Valley Career and Technology Center October Student of the Month.  Sangrait is a junior from Grafton High School enrolled in the modern business technology program at the center.   More...

Honor Roll

PARK RIVER

A Honor Roll  Seniors: Carter Arendt, Samantha Blixt, Kayla Bohn, Courtney Clemetson, Amber Gillespie, Alexis Greicar-Pic, Seth Helgeson, Albert Irvine, Hope Jehlicka, Isak Johnson, Kiri Kaste, Rylan Setness, Alexa Thompson, Claire Welch and Noa More...

Religion

Grateful praises

Grafton Ministerial Association's Thanksgiving worship

Members of the Grafton Lutheran Church Choir, front from left, Loretta Moe, Jo Petersen, Susie Geiger, Elaine Broker, Avis Birkeland and Marjorie Johnson; and back: Rev. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

- Byron Cox, Bethel Baptist Church, Park River

What reasons did the Pilgrims have to be thankful? They had traveled 65 days on their trip to get to America. Didn’t they lose 50 percent of their own people that first winter at Plymouth plantation?  More...

NIGHT TIME WORK

Construction crews have been working into the darkness at the new Remington Seeds processing center located on Highway 17, west of the AmericInn in Grafton. More...

Minto council addresses ongoing water issues

Special meeting called to discuss city’s stance on drainage plans

Minto has perennially experienced varying degrees of flooding on the south end of town where the Forest River flows under two bridges on Highway 81. More...

Chamber of Commerce holds annual banquet

Collette named Outstanding Citizen

GRAFTON – The Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet at Marketplace on 8th Monday night and awarded Citizen of the Year to Cindy Collette.  More...

News

Crane topples in Park River

According to the Walsh County Sheriff’s office on Nov. 18 at approximately 4 p.m. they received a report of a construction crane that had tipped over at a construction site on the east side of Park River. More...

American Crystal crop estimate

The preliminary projection payment for Red RiverValley beet growers falls under expectations.  American Crystal Sugar Company (ACSC) estimates the 2014croptobedownadollarfrom last year’s estimate of $38 per ton.  More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

We had a busy week last week. We had a “Thanks For Giving” Luncheon and took some time to thank our donors. They truly do so much for our center to help us during the year. More...

Happenings

Benefit planned Nov. 30 in Drayton for Bob Steenerson

The Drayton Knights and area churches will host a benefit for Bob Steenerson on Sunday, Nov. 30, from 4:30-7 p.m., including a meal, silent auction and bake sale. The meal will consist of a baked potato bar, dessert and beverage.  More...

Central music students to present concert Monday

Central Middle School students will present a music concert Monday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., in the Grafton High School gym.  More...

Altru’s Hospice to host Tree of Light Memorial ceremony

Altru’s Hospice will hold its 27th annual Tree of Light Memor ial ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 7. In Park River, the ceremony will begin at 4 p.m., at the Park River Ambulance building. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Get right with the law

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Two new parking lots opened in the City of Grafton for the holiday season. One lot was located just back of the old Armory and Seventh Street and the second was located south of the Zelda Theatre and Hill Avenue. More...

Sports

Double delight with the Hanson sisters

Hanson twins share more than the athletic spotlight

GRAFTON – The Hanson twins, Jaden and Jillian, take timeout to share what it’s like to be one of two in the world of small town high school sports. More...

On the trapline

Hunting mink the old fashion way

Zak Haselmo peered over the edge of the embankment to the creek bed below to check if a mink had ventured into his 110 Conibear trap. And, sure enough, the tell-tale sign of a mink tail poking up under the water confirmed it had. More...

Walsh County Warriors open hockey season

Junior Gold program attracts high school players

Langdon 10 WC Warriors 5   The Walsh County Warriors boys hockey team opened their season this past Saturday in Park River and despite dropping their opening game 10-5 to the Langdon Blades, head coach Andy Thompson is excited about this year&r More...