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Life Goes On

~ A call for correspondents

I have looked all the way back to the Sept 12, 1949 edition of The Walsh County Record and as far as I can see, local correspondents have always been a part of our newspaper.   More...

Four Generations

Four generations of the Haats family were together to celebrate Christmas, as well as a new addition to the family. More...

Club News

Hayshakers 4-H Club

The Hayshakers 4-H Club gathered on Dec. More...

Obituaries

Rita Heigaard

Crystal

Rita Elizabeth (Widme) Heigaard, age 84, of Crystal, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  More...

Raymond Keeley

Grafton

Raymond Keeley, 77, Grafton, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.  Services were held today ( Wednesday, Jan. 7) at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton, with burial in the church cemeter y in the spring. More...

Lillian Hanson

Burnsville, Minnesota

Lillian E. Hanson, 97, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Ebenezer Care Center in Burnsville, Minnesota. Lillian was a lifelong Grafton resident; a beloved and admired mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  More...

School

A lesson in print journalism

Teacher offers incentive for writing assignment

Central Middle School instructor Rose Carlson recently gave her sixth grade reading and language arts students an assignment regarding print journalism with a bit of a twist. More...

Sixth grade students listen to Ben Hylden’s intriguing story!

Ben Hylden is a small town boy with an intriguing story. More...

Ben Hylden tells his story

Ben Hylden was a normal teenage boy from Park River, North Dakota, until his life changed dramatically.  Ben was speeding down a back road as he was watching the time tick because he was late for an appointment.  More...

Religion

Altar adornment

St. Mary’s remodel includes stained glass windows

The congregation at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Park River recently completed a church renovation project. The project has brought a new light to the sanctuary’s altar.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

So, now what?  The shopping is done. The gifts are unwrapped. The cooking is finished. The guests are gone. We’ve made our way through the post-Christmas sales, stocking up for next year.  More...

Minto snow removal policy under fire

Use of city equipment for personal use challenged

MINTO – Ironically, in a year that has so far seen below normal snowfall, the snow removal policies of the City of Minto are being called into question.  More...

Alcohol license relief lowered by 10 percent

WMC votes to reduce fees

GRAFTON - The Ways and Means Committee (WMC) met Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the city hall council chambers for their regular monthly meeting. More...

Singing to the dashboard

On the road to American Idol

VOSS – Kayla Hovde grew up in the small town of Voss, North Dakota and graduated from Minto Public School in May 2011 before going to college at Mayville State University to study elementary education. More...

News

Area students compete in oratorical contest

Cash awarded for constitutional speeches

Local American Legion organizations sponsored area high school students to compete in a constitutional speech contest that was held in Park River on Nov. 12.  More...

City workers ask for help

City of Grafton water superintendent Ken Miskavige requests that city residents help the city and protect themselves by locating and shoveling out neighborhood fire hydrants.  “Needless to say if there is a fire, the personnel responding t More...

County Court Report

NOVEMBER 2014 DISPOSITIONS  More...

Happenings

Winter Blast weekend retreat planned at Bible camp

Students in grades four through six are invited to play the winter away with their friends at the Winter Blast weekend retreat hosted by the Park River Bible Camp.  More...

County churches invited to sponsor ‘Change for Children’

Churches throughoutWalsh County are being invited to participate in “Change for Children” by collecting pocket change during Sunday services in February.  The funds will be used to purchase ingredients to pack meals for starvation-im More...

County historical society to hold annual meeting Jan. 18

The annual meeting of the Walsh County Historical Society will be held at the Senior Citizens Center located in the Grafton Armory on Sunday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. Those attending should use the south entrance.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Parents time to fight back

As the North Dakota 64th Legislative Assembly begins, close attention needs to be focused on the whittling away of parental rights.  All parents need to take responsibility and stand up to the legislative actions that could give the state more p More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Officials of the Grafton Chamber of Commerce were on hand at the Grafton Post Office when the first truck mail delivery on the Grand Forks- Walhalla route was made. More...

Sports

Lady Aggies win at home

Eight minute lapse in scoring gives PR-F-L win

PR-F-L 56 Grafton 48   The Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team traveled a blustery road to Park River on Friday night and lost 56-48 to a determined Aggies team.  More...

Slominski Fun Run weathers the storm

Area Joy Riders host seventh annual Fun Run in Minto

While most of us were either bundled up indoors or clearing out our driveways from this winter’s first storm on Saturday, a total 22 men and women from the Minto community took part in the 7th annual Joanie Slominski Memorial Scholarship Fun Ru More...

A podium finish

Grafton Special Olympian Colin Oihus, third from left, stands on the podium after his third place finish in the state bowling tournament that was held on Nov. 1-2 at Midway Lanes in Mandan. More...