December 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Outlook calls for El Nino to continue

Warm, drier winter ahead

REGION—By this time last year, the winter chill had hit the northeastern part of North Dakota and reared its ugly head, starting what seemed to be the longest winter. More...

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Community

An angel with a giving heart

Park River woman, Federated Church support food pantry

What started more than 10 years ago with a table set up in the back of the church for donations of non-perishable foods has grown into a campaign that contributes thousands of dollars every year to the Walsh County Food Pantry. More...

Holiday homes

Historic Elmwood Tour of Homes Sunday afternoon

The Elmwood Christmas Open House and Tour of Homes will once again bring the sights and sounds of Christmas to tour guests – beautiful trees with twinkling lights, mantels with stockings of red and white, garland, bows and candles shining bright – in More...

The spirit of giving

Caribou Coffee employees donate tips to charities

The employees of Caribou Coffee in Grafton have a spirit of giving that is exemplified throughout the year. Their most recent benefactor is Altru’s Hospice program.  More...

Obituaries

Joyce Daley McDowell

Anchorage and Sterling, Alaska

Joyce Daley McDowell, resident of Anchorage and Sterling, Alaska, lost her battle with ovarian cancer and has died in Anchorage. She was 83. Devoted to her religious studies, she lived as a Christian and is now at home with the Lord. More...

Charles Lukes

Zumbrota, Minnesota

Charles J. Lukes, age 91, of Zumbrota, Minnesota, passed away on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26, 2015, at Zumbrota Care Center in Zumbrota, Minnesota. More...

Claudia Knudson-Hanson

Karlstad, Minnesota

Claudia Carole Knudson- Hanson was born May 17, 1947, in Minot. She attended school and grew to adulthood in Bowesmont and graduated from Drayton High School in 1965. On Oct. More...

School

Sharing their Scandinavian heritage

Sons of Norway gifts books to school libraries

Vaarliv Sons of Norway Lodge members are proud of their Scandinavian Heritage. They are sharing history and traditions of their forefathers with elementary and middle school children throughout Walsh County.  More...

School staff’s act of kindness benefits VARS

Fire pit raffle brings in large cash pot

The staff at Grafton Middle School is continuing their acts of kindness program this year, benefiting a different local charity each month.  More...

Grafton Middle School announces Spoilers of the Month

The administration and staff at Grafton Middle School recent ly announced the October Spoilers of the Month.  Spoiler of the Month nominations are based on a student’s dedication to academics, class participation, leadership and involvemen More...

O Christmas tree

Christmas tree varieties in Walsh County

COUNTY – This is the season for Christmas displays and holiday traditions. At the center of this, the busiest retail time of the year, are the only two remaining “real” Christmas tree vendors in Walsh County. More...

Anderson elected Walsh County commissioner madam chairman

Security costs rise for county parties

COUNTY - Walsh County Commissioners (WCC) met Tuesday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bimonthly meeting. Jack Karas, Lawrence Burianek, Ernie Barta, Luther Meberg, Karen Anderson and auditor Kris Molde were present.  More...

News

Three Rivers Soil Conservation’s 2015 Achievement Award announced

Minto’s Slominski Farms takes this year’s honor

Walsh County Three Rivers Soil Conversation District is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Achievement Award. More...

Tom Larson leaves gift to Park River Community Endowment Fund

The Park River Community Endowment Fund (PRCEF) has announced a $119,759 gift from the Tom Larson Estate. More...

Telephone scams increase during holidays

Grafton Police Department says hang up

The Grafton Police Department has been receiving an increased amount of complaints about fraudulent phone calls as of late. More...

Happenings

Grafton ARTS to present Holiday Music Showcase

Grafton ARTS will present “A Holiday Music Showcase” variety show at the Grafton Public Schools Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. More...

Music Creek Symphony winter performance Dec. 10

Music Creek Symphony, under the direction of Cathy Tweten, will present their winter performance entitled “jingle” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Grafton Public Schools Performing Arts Center.  More...

Winter celebration retreat for junior high youth at PRBC

The Park River Bible Camp will host an overnight winter celebration for youth in grades seven through nine Friday, Dec. 18 through Saturday, Dec. 19. The dates are changed from the camp’s original announcement.  More...

Opinion

Drone alone

If you are an aviation enthusiast this year’s familiar holiday tune may be “All I want for Christmas is a…” right to fly.  Since the creation of man the desire to fly amongst the birds has been a dream that has been conq More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years   Santa Claus paid his first visit of the season to Grafton and was mobbed by children from the area when he visited at the city hall.  A regular monthly meeting of the B-P District, Lake Agassiz Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of Americ More...

Sports

Lady Spoilers dominate opener

Jaden Hanson leads Grafton with 20 points

Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team opened up their season at home against the Lakota-Edmore Raiders on Tuesday and defeated last year’s Region 4 champions 56-35.  More...

Mustangs fall behind Eagles at home

Burnett scores nine points to lead M-M in opener

The Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs girls’ basketball team began their 2015 season with a close-scoring game against the North Border (NB) Eagles at Midway on Tuesday, but were sent home with a 40-31 loss.  More...

Grafton Youth Boys Basketball

Photos by Todd M. Kjelland Abdon Sanchez lines up a shot during Grafton's youth boys basketball practice at the Armory on Tuesday evening. More...

Religion

Goings on at the Good Sam

December is here and the end of 2015 is fast approaching. We invite everyone to stop in for the Books are Fun Sale on Dec. 7, from 1-7 p.m., in the activity room. More...

Sunny thoughts from Sunset

Week of Nov. 23-28  More...