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Board approves ice rental contract

New school board members to start July 21

The Grafton School Board met Monday night for its regular monthly meeting at the North Valley Career and Technology Center’s conference room.  More...

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Community

Living generously – times four

Project to make cancer caps far exceeds goal

In mid-March, a group of knitters and crocheters kicked off a Thrivent Action Team campaign with a goal to make 100 caps to donate to area medical centers that provide chemotherapy for cancer patients. More...

Walsh County youth elected to Boys State offices

Two youth from Walsh County were elected to offices at North Dakota Boys State held on the State College of Science (NDSCS) campus in Wahpeton last week.  Spencer Rehovsky of Park River was elected attorney general and Brenden Carter of Forest R More...

LaBerge to celebrate 80th birthday

An open house will be hosted in honor of Colleen LaBerge of Grafton on the occasion of her 80th birthday.  The celebration will be held at St. John’s Parish Center Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. She requests no gifts.   More...

Obituaries

Mary Bjorneby

Fort Myers, Florida

Mary Bjorneby, 90, Fort Myers, Florida, died Saturday, June 13, 2015.  Services will be held Saturday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m., at Amundson Funeral Home, 2975 South 42nd Street in Grand Forks, with bur ial in Memor ial Park Cemetery. More...

Robbie Hannesson

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Robbie Hannesson, 48, formerly of Mountain, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  A memorial service was held today, Wednesday, June 17, at Vikur Luthe ra n Church in Mountain, with burial in the Mountain Cemetery. More...

Thomas (Tom) Kavanaugh

Fargo

Thomas Patrick Kavanaugh, 68, of Fargo, died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo.  More...

Sports

Riders impress in week two of Aggie Jackpot Barrel Series

Tessa Peterka wins youth 1D, takes third in open 1D

The Aggie Jackpot Barrel Series (AJBS) in Park River held its second run in the four run series last Wednesday afternoon. More...

Spoilers smoke the Squirrels at Harris Halliday

Eight runs in the first two innings seal Grafton’s win over Casselton

The Grafton Spoilers Post 41 Legion baseball team played the Casselton Squirrels at Harris Halliday Field in Graf ton o n Monday night and walked away with a sweeping 13-1 victory in five innings.  Jaron Lunday was credited with the win on the m More...

Park River defeats M-M in the ninth

Teams held to a sixinning tie, forcing two extra innings

The Park River (PR) Pirates played Midway-Minto (M-M) on the Pat Mach Fi e ld i n Minto last Thursday, eventually walking away with a 5-3 win after nine innings of play.  Abe Hankey was credited with PR’s win on the mound after pitching al More...

Centennial Center ice rental a hot topic

Heated discussion yields to compromise

GRAFTON – Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 10 at city hall. In attendance were Brad Burianek, Cory Burns, Todd Storey, Scott Hills and Kerry DeMars. More...

Members appointed to soils committee

Sauter Township asks for water relief

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

Foerster named superintendent of Life Skills and Transition Center

New director optimist for future

GRAFTON – North Dakota Depar tment of Human Services (NDDHS) Executive Director Maggie Anderson has selected Susan Foerster superintendent of the Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC) in Grafton, following the retirement of long-time superin More...

News

Rural property tax a complicated matter for county

A controversial year for veteran tax director

In a year marked by state legislative intervention in regard to rural township assessors training and the implementation of a new system for valuing agricultural land, Mary Wild, Walsh County Director of Tax Equalization, has seen more controversy in More...

County Court Report

MAY 2015 DISPOSITIONS  Daniel Etienne Eele, Grand Forks, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana. Defendant shall pay $325 in fees. More...

Health notes

Bike safety tips  There are so many great reasons to ride your bike. It offers fun and exercise, and it’s good for the environment. Here are a few tips so that you will be as safe as possible while you’re doing it.  More...

Happenings

Transportation program offering trips to Frostfire

The Walsh County Transportation Program is offering patrons four trips to Frostfire Summer Theatre in July .  More...

Sons of Norway Lodge planning summer picnic

The Sons of Norway Lodge of Fairdale will hold its annual summer picnic Saturday, June 20, at the Leroy Ramsey farm of rural Park River. More...

Heritage Village to be site of SummerFest activities

Heritage Village in Grafton will be the site of several activities during SummerFest on Saturday, June 27.  More...

Opinion

Remember it's for the kids

RECORD EDITORIAL

" What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is."— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. More...

Political Cartoon

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Turning back the clock

60 years   Three members of the William A. Broyles chapter of the Future Farmers of America at the Walsh County Agricultural and Training School, Park River, were elected to the degree of State Farmer at the state FFA convention in Fargo. More...

School

Park River Area Elementary students rewarded for achievements

Park River Area Elementary School held its awards program on Wednesday, May 20.  Students in grades one through six who met the reading goal established for the school year were recognized. More...

Honor Rolls

GRAFTON HIGH  Honor Roll  Seniors: Brady Christinson, Cody Kingsbury, Bethany Larson, Mikaila Livingood, Weston Lopez, Jess Suda, Charlie Thompson and Citlaly Villarreal.  More...

Park River’s P.E.O. awards scholarship, sponsors grants

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Religion

Summertime is VBS time

Summertime is vacation Bible school (VBS) time and within two weeks of the last day of school, children from Grafton and the surrounding area gathered at two local churches excited to hear the messages of their Lord and Savior.  More...