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Omotunde’s dream lives on

Donations to hospital in Nigeria continue

Before his untimely death in December of 2012, Dr. O.S. Omotunde and his wife, Esther Omotunde of Park River were in the process of building a desperately needed clinic/hospital in their home country of Nigeria.  More...

Marvins names award of excellence winners

The Marvin Windows and Doors plant in Grafton recently announced the fourth quarter J. Todd Laxdal Award of Excellence winners. Award winners chosen for the quarterly award are then eligible to be selected as the annual award winner. More...

Lorenz completes airman basic training

United States Air National Guard Airman First Class Emily V. More...

Obituaries

Leonard ‘Bart’ Hankey

Park River

Leonard R. “ Bar t ” Hankey, age 90, of Park River, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Parkwood Place in Grand Forks.  More...

Barbara Thompson

Alliance, Nebraska

Barbara Ann Thompson of Alliance, Nebraska, passed away at home Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014.  More...

Debra Ladouceur Grafton

Debra R. Ladouceur, age 62, of Grafton, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Unity Medical Center of Grafton after a courageous battle with breast cancer.  More...

School

St. Thomas ESP students visit with Santa

St. Thomas Extended School Program (ESP) students visited with Santa Claus and received bags of treats at the St. Thomas American Legion on Dec. 23. More...

Benefit bowls

Central Middle School seventh and eighth grade art students of Tammy Jones painted bowls for the Anne Carlson Center as a “pay it forward” project. More...

Four students added to Century’s Wall of Greatness

Four students were added to Century Elementary School’s Wall of Greatness during the month of December. More...

Religion

Story of the Christ child's birth

Bethel Baptist Church in Park River proclaimed the news of the Christ child’s birth at a Sunday School Christmas program Sunday, Dec. 21. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Have you ever wondered why some people in the Bible are considered “good” and some are considered “bad?” Take King Saul and King David for example. More...

Gas before the storm

Low pump prices beneficial or not

COUNTY – National gas price averages have hit their lowest point since May 2009. In our local area prices as of 10 a.m. Monday were $2.25 per gallon of regular unleaded, at Simonsons, Schumachers, Tesoro and Jim’s Service Center. More...

Flu on the rise

NDDoH reports widespread influenza activity

COUNTY – According to the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is reporting widespread influenza activity for North Dakota. As of Dec. More...

News

Slominski Farms wins conservation award

Three Rivers hands out 2014 honor

Darrell and Steven Slominski of Minto were the 2014 Conservation Achievement Farm winners for Walsh County. The Walsh County Three Rivers Soil Conservation District ( WCSC) gives out an award each year to the local farm that practices conservation. More...

Grafton area to benefit from Altru grant

Telemedicine funds made available

Altru Health Foundation received approval for a USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant of $196,305 to improve and expand health care services in rural communities in Altru’s service area.  More...

New Years to come in without a bang

North Dakota opens firework sales

North Dakota House Bill No. 1259 was amended last January to open the opportunity for any person operating a fireworks retail business to sell to in-state residents from Dec. 26 through Jan. More...

Happenings

Meeting Jan. 8 to discuss Homme Dam watershed

In 2014, Walsh County Three Rivers Soil Conservation District received special funding to begin a 319 water quality program for the south branch of the Park River upstream from the Homme Dam Reservoir. More...

Let it snow at story hour

Start the new year with “snow fun” at Pembina County Story Hour for January. More...

Police Blotter

Dec. 22, 3:28 a.m., report of an open door/unsecured building on Eastern Avenue.  Dec. 22, 1:36 p.m., report of disorderly conduct on School Road.  Dec. 22, 2:21 p.m., request for residence check on Griggs Avenue.  Dec. More...

Opinion

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Bad teacher grades

North Dakota teachers have been given a bad grade according to the most recent National Council of Teacher Quality (NCTQ) annual report card.  NorthDakotaearnedaDin teacher quality and preparedness. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Three young men from Walsh County were awarded a $125 scholarship to attend a 8 week agricultural short course at North Dakota Agricultural College. Those attending were Oris Seilstad, Conway, Clinton J. More...

Sports

Grafton girls defeat Midway-Minto

Lady Spoilers win in doubleheader

Spoilers 56 Mustangs 47   The Grafton Spoiler girls basketball team played the Midway- Minto (M-M) Mustangs last Tuesday in the first game of a doubleh eader hosted by Grafton. The Spoilers won the game 56-47. More...

Grafton Boosters host alumni games

G-PR hockey greats gather for holiday

The Graf ton Boosters, which support student-athlete activities in the Grafton School District, hosted its biggest Christmas break event, the Grafton-Park River alumni hockey games.  More...

G-PR loses a Warroad shootout

Thompson scores late tying goal

Warroad 6 G-PR 5   The Grafton-Park River Spoilers were up against a tough foe in the opening round of the Hockeytown Hockey Classic, and fell to Warroad 6-5 in a shootout at The Gardens Arena in Warroad Monday evening.  More...