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Sevigny sentenced in bomb case

Grafton resident accepts plea agreement

GRAFTON – Gregory Lee Sevigny appeared in Walsh County District Court on Tuesday for a change of plea hearing.  Sevigny, his attorney Gretchen Handy and Barb Whelan, representing the States Attorneys Office, presented judge Richard Geiger More...

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Community

One man’s junk, P.E.O. women’s treasures

Unique repurposed items sale supports scholarships

Since its beginning in May of 1928, P.E.O. Chapter Q of Park River has actively promoted educational opportunities for women through various fundraising efforts. More...

Patricia Silewski to celebrate 80th birthday

Patricia Silewski will celebrate her 80th birthday on Saturday, April 25, with her family. The celebration will continue with a trip to Pensacola Beach, Florida, to visit her daughter the following week. Her actual birthday is April 26.  More...

Four Park River pianists to present senior recital

Four Park River piano students will present their senior recitals on Sunday, April 26, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Park River. The recital is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

Catherine Hjelmstad

Park River  Catherine Hjelmstad, 72, Park River, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  Services were held Tuesday, April 21, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Park River, with burial a t We s t A More...

Rylie McNelis

Grand Forks  Rylie McNelis, 8 months, died Tuesday, April 14, 2105, in Children’s Hospital ofWisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  More...

Marifjeren service April 24

Memorial services for Earl Marifjeren will be held Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m., at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Park River. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service.  Earl J. More...

School

A prom promise kept

Retweets proposal leads to date with Tigirlily singer

A text message sent by a Grafton student as somewhat of a joke to a North Dakota celebrity led to a prom date he won’t soon forget.  More...

Peyton Cole named to first N.D. state student cabinet

Twenty North Dakota young people have been chosen as the first members of a student cabinet that will offer North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler their opinions and advice about educational opportunities and policy.  More...

May Day Basket sales for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The 11th annual May Day Basket Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held again this year, with baskets distributed to students and staff during the school day on Friday, May 1.  More...

Religion

Piano students present recital at Assembly of God

A spring piano recital hosted by the Pianoforte Studio was presented Sunday, April 12, at the Assembly of God Church in Grafton.  Pianoforte Studio instructor Cyndee Ditzer was joined by Connie Sjostrom of the Sjostrom Keyboard Studio for the re More...

Spring gathering for senior citizens at Bible camp Tuesday

The Park River Bible Camp will host a spring gathering for senior citizens on Tuesday, April 28, at 2 p.m.  All area senior citizens are invited to come out to the camp for a time of worship and fellowship. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

He is alive  “But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. More...

A chat with the mayor

West up to the challenge

GRAFTON – To run a small city it takes perseverance, dedication and many long hours of phone calls, emails and travel time.Grafton’s mayor Chris West has taken the task in stride to help improve the quality of life for the citizen More...

Inmates to get four new TVs

County anticipates many equalization complaints

COUNTY –The Walsh County Commissioners met on Monday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bi-monthly meeting. More...

News

MDU to hike rates

Residential customers hit hard

The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) held public input sessions on April 13 and 14 regarding a request from Montana Dakota Utilities (MDU) to increase its rates for natural gas service for the second time in about three years.  More...

County Court Report

FEBRUARY 2015 FORFEITURES  Operator failed to provide child restraint device-Benjamin Robert Hannesson.  Failed to carry registration card in vehicle-Spencer J. More...

A moment in time

Caitlyn Gourde, left, and Brody Nelson embrace the "Roaring Twenties" theme at Grafton's prom held Saturday at the high school.   More...

Happenings

Autism Coffee Talk Day to include Grafton event

Local TACA coordinators Janice Kern and Jalene Suda will be hosting an informal meeting for parents of children affected by autism spectrum disorders. The event is being organized in conjunction with Coffee Talk Day - Thursday, April 23.  More...

Benefit planned May 2 in Park River for Marvin Collins

A spaghetti feed benefit will be held for Marvin Collins of Park River on Saturday, May 2, at the Park River American Legion, from 5-8 p.m. A silent auction and bake sale will be held in conjunction with the meal.  More...

Police Blotter

April 13, 10 a.m., report of fraud/forgery/counterfeit.  April 13, 2:08 p.m., report of a burglary on Wakeman Avenue.  April 14, 5:24 a.m., burglar alarm activated at the city maintenance building.  April 14, 10:02 a.m., report of drug More...

Opinion

An illuminating idea

RECORD EDITORIAL

" What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is."— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. 7, 1923   Famous words from a marketing campaign for Motel 6 are ingrained into most people’s memories. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  A total of $538.58 was raised in a drive by the Walsh County chapter for the North Dakota Society for Crippled Children and Adults, according to a report from Mrs. Howard Hills, county chairman. More...

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Sports

Spoilers walk over Blue Knights on home field

D-ST-V-E gives up 11 base-on-balls

The Drayton-St. Thomas- Valley-Edinburg (D-ST-V-E) Blue Knights visited the Grafton Spoilers on Thursday at Harris Halliday Field in Grafton. The Spoilers took home a respectable 16-6 win over the Blue Knights.  More...

Aggies trample Grizzlies

Four runs in the first drive PR-F-L to a home victory

The Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies lined up against the Pembina County North (PCN) Grizzlies for a home game last Thursday and walked away with a 9-4 victory over the Grizzlies.  Levi Cudmore picked up the win for the Aggies after a More...

Grafton slides past Warroad

Spoilers win in extra innings

The Grafton Spoilers baseball team played against the Warroad Warriors at Harris Halliday Field in Grafton on Friday and left with a 10-9 victory.  Hunter Baldwin took the win for the Spoilers and went 4-for-5 with a double. More...