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O’Toole advocates for North Dakota wheat

Crystal native negotiates international markets

CRYSTAL – Brian O’Toole, a third generation farmer for T.E. O’Toole Farm Seed Company in Crystal, spends most of his time overseas advocating for U.S. wheat through his position as U.S. Wheat Associates chairman. More...

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Community

A ‘Be•You•tiful’ business

Hair salon and boutique a fun stop shop

When Wendy Bjornson was looking to open a beauty shop in Grafton, she had an inclination to venture out – giving her customers something to look at – and buy – once they walked through the doors. More...

Grafton teen crowned Miss Empire

Joelle Sunstrom will compete for Miss North Dakota

Grafton High School senior Joelle Sunstrom was crowned Miss Empire at a pageant in Grand Forks on Oct. 17. She will compete in the Miss North Dakota Pageant in June, with a chance to go on to compete for the Miss America title. More...

Contestant deadline nearing for local pageant

The Miss Grafton Scholarship Organization is seeking contestants for the upcoming Miss Grafton and Miss SummerFest pageant to be held in January.  More...

Obituaries

Julie Webster

Grafton

Julie Webster, 60, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, surrounded by family at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks. More...

Verna Delle Skorheim

Park River

Verna Delle G. Skorheim, age 86, of Park River, passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at the Park River Good Samaritan Center. More...

Urban Wollitz

Grafton

Urban Wollitz, 97, Grafton, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton.Services were held Saturday, Dec. 12, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Grafton, with burial in Grafton Lutheran Cemetery. More...

School

An educational opportunity

DECA officers attend leadership conference

North Valley Career and Technology Center (NVCTC) DECA officers and their advisor took advantage of an educational opportunity, attending the 2015 DECA Central Region Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, Nov. 20-22.  More...

Century Rock-it award winners announced

Century Elementary is celebrating learning this year with the theme “A whole new world! Blasting off on a learning adventure.” Students are chosen weekly throughout the year for the Rock-it award. More...

Making a delivery

Grafton Middle School student council representatives sponsored a food drive at the school for the Walsh County Food Pantry. They collected more than 500 items that were delivered to the pantry last week.  More...

Religion

A 'forever' memorial

Husband, son honor their wife's and mother's faith

Kaye Heffta was a woman of strong faith. Her life was defined by her dedication to her family and then her church. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

This time of year the title of Jesus as Immanuel has great significance for me and I hope for you as well.  “Immanuel” – God with us. More...

Bringing back traditions

More than 30 participants took part in the half- mile Jingle run/walk Saturday in Leistikow Park. More...

City council opens the door for future PetroServe USA expansion

Residential lots rezoned commercial

GRAFTON - Grafton City Council (GCC) met on Monday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall for their regular monthly meeting. More...

Gorder elected NDIDA chairman

Grafton family business owner takes on new challenges

GRAFTON - Dan Gorder was elected chairman of the North Dakota Implement Dealers Association (NDIDA) during that organization’s recent convention in Bismarck. More...

News

Minto advances in national STEM contest

High school to receive $20,000

Minto High School (MHS) has been named the North Dakota state winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a program that encourages teachers and students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technolog More...

District attorney Whelan rolls SUV

Slick conditions contribute to crash

Walsh County District Attorney Barb Whelan was involved in a rollover accident at 9:45 a.m. Saturday on Hwy 18 five miles east of Park River.  More...

Brendel challenges bond forfeiture

Evidentiary hearing extended

Terry Brendel appeared in Walsh County District Court on Monday for an evidentiary hearing in regard to relief of bond forfeiture under jurisdiction of district court judge Richard Geiger.  Brendel is seeking relief in the case relating to his s More...

Happenings

Kids Shopping with Santa moving to Heritage Village

The Community Helpers Group of Grafton will host their eighth annual Kids Shopping with Santa event Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 16-19, at Heritage Village, not at the Choice Financial community room.  More...

More WinterFest activities this Saturday in Grafton

The WinterFest celebration will wrap up this Saturday, Dec. 19, in Grafton, with a full day of activities.  Breakfast with Santa, at Marketplace on 8th from 8 to 11 a.m., will start off the day. More...

High school students invited to PRBC New Year’s Eve retreat

Park River Bible Camp will host an overnight New Year’s Eve retreat for high school students, Thursday, Dec. 31 through Friday, Jan. 1.  More...

Opinion

A senior picture banned

Nothing will get people fired up (pardon the pun) more than a high school senior posing with a gun, an American flag and a tank top depicting an American flag. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Dean Phelps of Grafton was one of four military science students honored at the University of North Dakota. More...

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Sports

Aggies open season against Mustangs

Omlie leads PR-F-L with 20 points

The Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs traveled to Fordville o n Saturday to compete against the Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies in the opening game of the 2015-16 basketball season for both teams.  More...

Lady Spoilers continue winning streak

Grafton pulls ahead after a slow first quarter

The Grafton Lady Spoilers welcomed the Hillsboro-Central Valley (H-CV) Burros to the Grafton High School basketball court on Friday night. More...

Grafton out winded

Schaan leads Spoilers with 18

The Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team opened their 2015-16 season at home on Monday night against Four Winds- Minnewaukan (FW-M), the 2014-15 Region 4 champions. More...