March 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

B & D Flooring to improve storefront

Committee gives to entrepreneur camp

GRAFTON – The Economic Development Committee (EDC) met last Wednesday at the city hall committee room for their regular scheduled meeting.  The minutes from the January 29 meeting were approved as were sales tax, lodging tax and budget rep More...

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Community

A lesson on agriculture, trade and culture

Gemmill, Olafson travel with RLND study tour

Julie Gemmill of Fordville and Darren Olafson of Edinburg recently spent 10 days on a study tour in Costa Rica and Panama. They participated in the tour as members of the Rural Leadership ND (RLND) Class VI. More...

Final fraternalism

The Walsh County Food Pantry was among local charities who received donations from Walsh County Royal Neighbors Camp 307 before the organization disbanded. More...

Birthdays

March 12  Rachael Narlock, Center Point,  Indiana Brandilyn Gronvold, West Des  Moines, Iowa Miranda (Mozinski) McKenna,  Grand Forks  March 13  John L. More...

Obituaries

Roberta Siegler

Grafton

Roberta A. Siegler, age 50, of Grafton, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015, at Unity Medical Center of Grafton.  More...

Jean Bjerke

Grafton

Jean A. Bjerke, age 89, of Grafton, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015, at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.  More...

Brian Barclay

Buxton

Brian Barclay, 31, of Buxton and formerly of Grand Forks, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 5, 2015, at his home.  Services were held Tuesday, March 10, at United Lutheran Church in Grand Forks. More...

School

Connecting kids to agriculture

Assignment Pizza educates students on sources of food products

Fourth grade students from Century Elementary School in Grafton hopped on a bus last Thursday to join other fourth graders from around the area. More...

Minto Elementary School's got talent

Kierstyn Grzadzielewski, a sixth grader from Minto, showcases her dancing skills during the Minto Elementary School talent show held Feb. 27. Grzadziekewski took first in the competition. More...

Shopko’s ‘Help Us Give Back’ campaign benefits schools

This past holiday season, Shopko Hometown collected signatures from customers as part of its “Help Us Give Back” initiative, a program that was run in all 178 store locations across the country. Customers signed up Dec. More...

Religion

Sacred Heart’s Women of Grace

Bible study, prayer group a source for spiritual strength

Since 2010, the Women of Grace have met at Sacred Heart Church in Minto. The group comes together to study the word of God, join in prayer and strengthen their faith.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Loving with an undivided heart

We have now entered the season of Lent. This is a traditional time of purification and renewal that Jesus invites us on each year. He calls us to open our hearts to receive him anew. More...

Unattended candle sparks blaze

BY TODD M. KJELLAND   GRAFTON – A fire at the Winter Park Apartments on 14th Street in Grafton on Monday was caused by an unattended candle in a juvenile’s bedroom according to Grafton fire chief Ken Popiel.  More...

City to lease tractor for 2015

Spring clean-up discussed

GRAFTON - The Grafton City Council (GCC) met on Monday at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of the city hall for their regular monthly meeting. More...

News

Librarian resigns at GHS

Kohler case under investigation

Grafton School District librarian Kelly Kohler resigned her position in a letter to the school board signed on March 5. More...

I'm coming

Phillip Martin, son of Dustin and Mary Martin of Park River, attempts to cross a puddle-filled roadway on his trike. More...

Polar Communications and Insight Technologies announce partnership

Polar Communications announced they have entered into a partnership with Grand Forks and Fargo based Insight Technologies. More...

Happenings

Walsh County Historical Society to meet March 22

The Walsh County Historical Society will hold a quarterly meeting on Sunday, March 22. They will meet at Carnegie Regional Library in Grafton at 2 p.m.  More...

Police Blotter

March 2, 10:06 a.m., request for a welfare check on Summit Avenue.  March 2, 4:59 p.m., report of a theft at Hugo’s.  March 2, 9 p.m., report of traffic hazards on Highways 17and 81.  March 2, 11:10 p.m., report of a domestic dis More...

FCHC offering free screenings

Free diabetes and high blood pressure screenings will be offered at First Care Health Center in Park River on Monday, March 16.  Dr. Mandi Johnson will be providing the free screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For an appointment, call 284-7555. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Combating legalese

One of the ways to tell if a grassroots movement is successful is to follow the actions and urgency of the oppressing government title holders.  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Polar Rural Telephone Mutual Aid Corporation acquired ten new exchanges in Bathgate, Bowesmont, Cavalier, Crystal, Drayton, Hoople, Michigan, Neche, Park River and St. Thomas for the price of $553,470.44.  More...

Sports

Spoilers fall short to MPCG

Grafton offense struggles in loss to Patriots

MPCG 43 Grafton 35   More...

Tornadoes smoke Aggies

PR-F-L cuts lead to two points during second quarter

Cavalier 76 PR-F-L 49   More...

Cheering for change

Grafton’s first male basketball cheerleader breaks the mold

Marshall Dawson moved to Grafton from Tehachapi, California, two years ago for a fresh start. More...