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American Crystal Sugar shows off new equipment

Beet industry advances in dumping technology

GRAFTON – American Crystal Sugar Company (ACSC) has implemented a more efficient collection system at their Grafton piling station. More...

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Community

It's Harvest Fest time

First Care Health Center’s annual fundraiser Sept. 18

Days are shorter, the weather slightly cooler and some of the leaves are starting to turn color. As fall approaches, it is an indication that it is time for First Care Health Center’s Harvest Fest.  More...

Gosselin, McCann to recite marriage vows

Kayla Gosselin and Charles McCann announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.  Parents of the bride are Lupe Contreras of St. Thomas and Julie Gosselin of Grafton. Parents of the groom are Jeff and Shelley McCann of Grafton.  More...

Four Generations

Linda Hoselton of Grafton, center, heads this fourgeneration family that also includes, from left, her son Bruce Dokken of Fargo holding his grandson and Linda’s great-grandson, Dexter Carolan, Linda’s granddaughter and Bruce’s daug More...

Obituaries

Rev. Wesley Haugen

Moorhead, Minnesota

Rev. Wesley Haugen, 84, Moorhead, Minnesota, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015.  More...

Mildred Kelley

Grand Forks

Mildred Kelley, 91, of Grand Forks and formerly of rural Fordville, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks.  Services were held Tuesday, Sept. More...

Tina Latraille

Grafton

Tina Latraille, 50, Grafton, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at her home in Grafton.  Services were held today, Wednesday, Sept. 9, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton. More...

Sports

Titans bump over Spoilers in Grafton

D-V-E breaks a fifth set tie for a match victory

The Grafton Spoilers volleyball team lined up against the Drayton-Valley-Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans on Thursday in Grafton.  D-V-E led off with a 25-21 win in the first game before Grafton fired back with a 25-17 victory, but the Titans eventually More...

Aggies stampede Bulldogs

Flaten scores three PR-F-L touchdowns

The Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies lined up against the Milnor-North Sargent (M-NS) Bulldogs on Friday night in Park River.  The Aggies rallied in the first half which eventually led to their impressive 64-6 home victory, bringing t More...

Rockets open season at home

Odell leads Minto volleyball team with blocks

The Minto Rockets opened their 2015 volleyball season at home against the Dakota Prairie (DP) Knights on Thursday evening.  The Rocket s were unable to gain a steady momentum in the game, eventually falling 3-0 to the Knights with set scores of More...

Spoiler pride stepping up

Saving soles for souls

GRAFTON – The Grafton Booster Club (GBC) has taken a step in the right direction by participating in a shoe fund drive program through an international company called Funds2Orgs.  More...

Mosquito spraying over budget, options reviewed

Mayor warns against grass clipping violators

GRAFTON - The Grafton Public Utilities Committee (PUC) met following the WMC meeting on Tuesday at Grafton City Hall. In attendance were Chris Lipsh, Shane Mohn, Connie Johnson, Chris West, Nick Ziegelmann, Brian Sieben and Len Wysocki.  More...

News

Grafton police respond to fatality

Handgun located at mobile home scene

GRAFTON – Grafton Police Chief Tony Dumas with a heavy heart released details regarding the death of Tina LaTraille on Friday in Grafton.  Friday at 11:20 a.m. More...

Wild receives Lone Eagle award

Retired former sheriff honored by association

According to the association, criteria for the award is not for an ordinary law enforcement official, but rather one who displays such characteristics as honesty and fair play, is cooperative and trustworthy, and strives for the betterment of mankind More...

Tessman accepts plea deal on drug charges

Drug charges net 180 days

Sierra Nicole Tessman, age 23, from Grafton appeared in district court on Tuesday on drug charges stemming from two separate court cases. More...

Happenings

Benefit planned for Tom’s Lounge owner Jimmy Hejlik

A benefit for Jimmy Hejlik, owner of Tom’s Lounge in Forest River, will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, at the bar and the Forest River Community Center.  More...

Kelsey’s Courage Scholarship fundraiser Sunday in Park River

The fourth annual Kelsey’s Courage Scholarship freewill picnic and silent auction scholarship fundraiser will be held this Sunday, Sept. 13, at Kensington Place Event Center in Park River.  More...

Treasures at 'Grandma’s Attic'

Grandma’s Attic Sale, a fundraiser of the Grafton Federated women, is back by popular demand.  The sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. More...

Opinion

Manipulating Utopia

RECORD EDITORIAL

" What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is."— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. 7, 1923   More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years   Average per-pupil cost of grade education in Walsh County was computed by A.G. Strand, county superintendent, at $237.60 for a nine-month term in the 1954-1955 school year.  More...

School

Detouring destructive decisions

Students prepared to share message with their peers

Three Minto High School students are well-equipped to bring an important message to their peers on making decisions that could change their lives forever. More...

School Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 10  Midway Public School open house, 4-8:30 p.m.  Minto Public School ASVAB tests for juniors.  Valley-Edinburg Public School picture day.  Friday, Sept. More...

Alyssa Kemp is Broadcom Masters semifinalist

Valley-Edinburg ninth grader Alyssa Kemp was recently selected as a semifinalist for the Broadcom MASTERS, a national middle school science and engineering fair competition.  More...

Religion

Goings on at the Good Sam

September is here! We are happy to be enjoying the vegetables from our garden. The nice weather will not last long but we have been out as much as we can until it is gone. Please join us Thursday, Sept. More...

Feed My Starving Children drive seeks support of area churches

Walsh County churches and civic organizations are being invited to join the sixth annual interdenominational Northern Valley Christian “Feed My Starving Children” drive, according to volunteer co-chairs Jodie and Bruce Storhaug of Grand F More...

Grafton couple to host weekly home Bible study

Lowell and Cindy Stark will be hosting a weekly Bible study at their home in Grafton on Tuesday evenings.  More...