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Grafton approves new zones

Mowing ordinance penalty challenged

GRAFTON - The Grafton City Council (GCC) met on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers of the city hall for their regular monthly meeting. More...

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Community

Grafton Garden Tour back in bloom

Event includes five locations, half-hour seminars

An annual tradition in the city of Grafton that fell by the wayside a few years ago is back in bloom thanks to two local gardeners.  A revived Grafton Garden Tour, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. More...

Grafton couple to celebrate silver wedding anniversary

Dave and Susan Fellman of Grafton will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary at an open house on Saturday, Aug. 15.  More...

Club News

Hayshakers 4-H Club

Return of Hayshaker News – music to your ears!   Everywhere this reporter goes, inquiring minds want to know: where have all the Hayshakers gone? More...

Obituaries

Ida Murach

Grafton

Ida Murach, 89, of Grafton and formerly of Hallock, Minnesota, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at McIntosh Senior Living in McIntosh, Minnesota.  Services were held Thursday, Aug. 6, at St. More...

Marlys Nichols

Hemet, California

Marlys Nichols, 77, died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at her home in Hemet, California, following a seven and one-half years battle with cancer.  Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 10, at the Riverside National Cemeter y in Riverside, Calif More...

Yvonne Lorton

Park River

Yvonne Lorton, 71, Park River, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  Services were held Friday, Aug. 7, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of Park River, with bur ial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Park River. More...

Religion

Disciples back on the diamond

Baseball-Bible mini-camp returns for second year

After a very successful 2014 season, Brett Omdahl brought “Disciples on the Diamond” back to his hometown of Fordville for a second year. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

A wee little man  More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

Fall is in the air! We have enjoyed going for drives and seeing all the activity in the fields. More...

Murderer sentenced to life

Family attempts closure after verdict

A chapter in the lives of the family and friends of Jose Luis ( Joe) Lopez closed on July 31 when convicted murderer Delvin Lamont Shaw, 31, from Winston-Salem, North Carolina was sentenced by Grand Forks District Judge Jon Jensen giving Shaw the max More...

Another day, another drain

Walsh County Water Resource Board discusses Drain 90

Approximately 33,600 acres of Walsh County land would be within the Drain 90 drainage area if plans for system improvements were accepted by area landowners. More...

Faith can move mountains

Photos by Brian LeClerc The Sacred Heart Catholic Church parish house was taking a cautious left corner west of Oakwood under the careful watch of Mattson's House Moving company. More...

News

Homme Dam tested for toxic blue-green algae

DOH posts warning notice for swimmers and pets

COUNTY – Recent weather and nutrient levels in Homme Dam have produced water conditions that may be harmful to swimmers and/or pets.  According to Wanda Kratochvil, administrator of the Walsh County Health District, concerns reported in re More...

Zebra mussel rules in place on Red River

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is implementing two new emergency rules designed to prevent the spread of zebra mussels outside the Red River.  More...

County Court Report

JUNE 2015 FORFEITURES  Speeding-Ryan Barry Smestad, Kyle C. Snobeck, Connie Jane Steen, Derrick Michael Suda, Luke Andrew Sunne, Lois Ruth Symington, Tammy Waynette Therrien, Eric Alan Thomas, Kent A. Trontvet, Jeremy Adrian Ulvog, William A. More...

Happenings

Park River threshing show marks 40th year

The Nor theast Nor th Dakota Pioneer Machinery Association will host its 40th annual threshing show in Park River on Sunday, Aug. 30.  More...

Grafton Public School students to register online

Grafton Public School students will complete registration for the upcoming school year on line.  Students returning to the district will receive a letter in the mail providing direction for registration. More...

Police Blotter

Aug. 3, 4:47 a.m., alarm activated on School Road.  Aug. 3, 12:41 p.m., report of a gas drive-off at Grafton Square.  Aug. 3, 7:27 p.m., animal complaint on Eastview Drive.  Aug. More...

Opinion

Exhale tax

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  Five men from the area graduated from the private pilot flight course at the Grafton Airport, according to Hod Hutson, of the Grafton Aero Service. The men were Lynn Ebert and Herman Schuster, both of Grafton; Basil Celany and Dr. More...

Sports

Rod & Reel CatFishing Tournament

10-year-old girl from Drayton wins first place, $1,600 prize

Fishermen and women came from the surrounding states to attend and compete in the annual Rod & Reel Catfishing Tournament was held in Drayton last Saturday.   There were 41 boats and 105 anglers in the competition that went from 10:00 a.m. More...

Local barrel racers travel to ride in NBHA championship

Two riders compete in Georgia World Show finals

Near the end of July, multiple riders traveled to Perry, Georgia with their horses to compete in the NBHA Youth World Championships. There were four local girls, Kristen and Megan Larson of Hoople and Jette and Tessa Peterka from Pisek. More...

Peterson competes in national hockey camp

Local goalie ranked third in New York

USA Hockey Player Development Camps are weeklong sessions to provide many of the United States’ best young hockey players with concentrated on-and-off-ice training and coaching.  Ethan Peterson, a goalie from Park River, competed at the US More...