December 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Minto council briefed on drainage agreement for County Road 15

City to prepares for garbage rate increase in 2016

Once again the Minto City Council (MCC) found themselves in a conversation regarding rural surface water drainage that has the potential of impacting their small town along the Forest River.  More...

By the numbers: poverty in our city and county

Issues of poverty no longer a distant, urban concern

Editor's note: The first of a three-part series on Walsh County poverty. More...

Special Sections

Community

Christmas cheer this wonderful time of year

Grafton ARTS Holiday Showcase 7 p.m. Sunday

Local talent will be spreading Christmas cheer this most wonderful time of the year at the Grafton ARTS Committee Holiday Showcase this Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Grafton Public School Performing Arts Center.  More...

Endowment fund awards seven grants

The Grafton Community Endowment Fund advisory committee recently announced grant awards totaling $9,400 were allocated to seven local organizations. More...

Bjerke attends National NAIFA Convention

Harlynn Bjerke, LUTCF from Adams and president of the North Valley Association in Grand Forks, recently attended the National NAIFA Convention in New Orleans.  More...

Obituaries

Margaret ‘Maggie’ Campbell

Grafton

Margaret J. “Maggie” Campbell, age 69, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at her home after a very courageous three-year battle with cancer. More...

Donald Krom

Grafton

Donald Krom, 85, of Grafton and formerly of Osnabrock, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton. More...

Beverly Vidden

East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Beverly Vidden, 79, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, Minnesota. Services were held Friday, Dec. More...

School

Providing warmth for children

Kiwanis, Aktion and Key clubs conduct outerwear project

For the past three years, Grafton Kiwanis has made it a priority to ensure the hands and heads of children in Grafton are kept warm through the Hats and Mittens Project. More...

Minto School finalist in national STEM competition

Minto Public School is among five North Dakota schools recently named finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.  More...

Park River Area students to present two holiday concerts

Park River Area students will present two vocal and instrumental music concerts during the holiday season.  More...

Religion

Away in the manger

Church Christmas programs, services fill schedules

Area churches are celebrating the Christmas season with a full schedule of Sunday School Christmas programs and special services throughout the month, as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. More...

Grafton Assembly of God to present Christmas programs

Grafton Assembly of God church will present its Christmas programs on Sunday, Dec. 13. Beginning Sunday morning during the 10:30 a.m. More...

Anoka High School orchestra, carolers to present concert

The Anoka High School Chamber Orchestra and Seventh Avenue Carolers will present a concert at the Park River Bible Camp Saturday, Dec. 12, at 5:30 p.m.  More...

Kurtz hired as new SRO

Committee approves GPD vehicle purchase

GRAFTON – The Grafton Ways and Means Committee (WMC) gathered at city hall Monday for their regularly scheduled meeting. In attendance were Chris West, Greg Young, Connie Johnson, Nick Ziegelmann, Mary Stark, Dave Fellman, and Don Hutson. More...

Maus named North Dakota Superintendent of the Year

To be honored in Phoenix in February with other finalists

Jack Maus, superintendent of schools for Grafton Public School District, has been named the North Dakota Superintendent of the Year by the North Dakota Association of School Administrators (NDASA), as part of the ARAMARK—American Association of Schoo More...

News

Walsh County court cases continue into 2016

Drug, sex crimes keep court busy

Cesar Salinas Cesar John Sa l ina s , age 43, from Grafton appeared in Walsh County District Court on Monda y for his pre-trial conference with his attorney Stuart John Askew. More...

County Court Report

OCTOBER 2015 DISPOSITIONS   Skylar David Nelson, Horace, contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Defendant shall pay $1,110 in fees. More...

Suspended in time

A note dated Dec. 10, 1967, by a member of the Conlon family was found on the back of a piece of wallboard that was removed during remodeling efforts at 816 Griggs Avenue in Grafton by Ryan Hanson in November. More...

Happenings

WinterFest’s Spirit of the Season activities Saturday

Grafton’s WinterFest will be bringing Spirit of the Season activities to Leistikow Park on Saturday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing until 4:30 p.m.  More...

Community Helpers to host Kids Shopping with Santa

The Community Helpers Group of Grafton will host their eighth annual Kids Shopping with Santa event Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 16-19, at the Choice Financial Community Center.  More...

Police Blotter

Nov. 30, 3:22 p.m., animal complaint on Cooper Avenue.  Dec. 1, 4:57 p.m., report of harassment on Fernwood Drive.  Dec. 2, 8:38 a.m., report of traffic hazards on Highway 17 near Chandler Field.  Dec. More...

Opinion

Merry holiday

The freedom to celebrate the season of a young boy born in a manger that “done good” in the world is being watered down in a sea of political correctness, which should be called political drowning.  The next thing will be an addition More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years   Fifteen marriage licenses were issued in November at the county judge’s office in the courthouse at Grafton, a summary issued by Judge Melvin J. More...

Sports

On the ice with Schumacher

New Grafton-Park River hockey coach takes time for an interview

New Grafton-Park River hockey head coach, Darin Schumacher, grew up in Grand Forks where he went to high school and also played hockey. More...

Titans crush Tornadoes

Reilly lights up the board, leading D-V-E with 15 points

The Drayton-Valley-Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans made their way to Cavalier on Friday to compete against the Tornadoes in their second game of the 2015-16 girls’basketball season. More...

Grafton grapplers start season full speed ahead

Spoilers participate in first tourneys of the season

The Grafton Spoiler wrestling team traveled to May-Port CG (MPCG) and Hillsboro this past weekend to face tough competition.  More...