January 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

GraftonARTS donations top $90,000

Forbord to retire this spring

GRAFTON - Grafton School Board (GSB) met last Tuesday morning for its regular monthly meeting at the Grafton High School conference room.  In attendance were Tom Torkelson, Greg Feltman, Scott LeClerc and Jennifer Thompson. More...

Police Chief Dumas rescinds resignation

“My goal is to raise my family” - Grafton Police Chief Dumas

GRAFTON – Grafton Police Chief Tony Dumas rescinded his verbal resignation at the Grafton City Council meeting Monday night. More...

Special Sections

Community

Clinic visits at the click of a button

Sunset Home now linked to physicians in many locations

New technology which arrived at the Lutheran Sunset Home (LSH) this summer makes it possible for the longterm care facility’s residents to have a clinic visit without ever leaving the comfort of the home.  More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

Our luck has run out and North Dakota winter temperatures have arrived. We are glad that they held off so long. It will make winter seem shorter. Jan. 17-23 is Activity Professionals Week and our activity staff is great. More...

Sunny thoughts from Sunset

Week of January 4-8  “Fitness to the Fifties” Monday morning started the week. At progressive bingo we missed the jackpot by just two numbers, so next week is sure to be a winner. In the evening we played card bingo.  More...

Obituaries

Alfred Pokrzywinski

Oslo, Minnesota

Alfred Pokrzywinski, 94, of Oslo, Minnesota, died on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Villa St. Vincent, Crookston, Minnesota.  More...

Marie Hajicek

Park River

Marie Hajicek, 81, Park River, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services will be held Friday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m., at the Federated Church in Park River. More...

Marie Windingland

Grand Forks

Marie C. “ Mary” Windingland, 94, Grand Forks, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, in Valley Eldercare Center, Grand Forks.  More...

School

Ready for a repeat

Midway FCCLA members hoping for a return to nationals

With district competition still a month away, three Midway High School students have planned and are executing their STAR event in hopes of a repeat appearance at the national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) conference.  More...

Plenty of time

Linda Slominski, Minto Public School business manager, accepts a clock from school board president Doug Ulland in appreciation for 31-1/2 years of services to the school. More...

School Calendar

Monday, Jan. More...

Religion

It’s all about community

Methodist men bring neighbors together at suppers

The men at Drayton United Methodist Church (UMC) are reaching out to their community, bringing neighbors together to enjoy a meal and fellowship, regardless of their religious backgrounds. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Psalm 149:1: “Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of the saints.”  More...

BRRRRR, MORE TO COME

The first cold blast of winter hit the area this past week producing nature’s phenomenon called sundogs which carry the scientific name parhelia (singular parhelion). Temperatures fell into the negative teens Fahrenheit much of the week. More...

Life Skills and Transition Center looks at options

Draft strategy session report

GRAFTON – Charting a path forward for Grafton and the Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC) is the title of a report prepared by Praxis Strategy Group as a result of a meeting held between city leaders and the consulting firm last October. More...

Tractor Supply Company coming to Grafton

Ag retailer aims for second quarter opening

GRAFTON - The Economic Development Committee (EDC) met last Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. at city hall in Grafton. In attendance were Len Wysocki, Don Hutson, Keith Bjorneby, Phil Ray, Jason Carlson and Mary Houdek. Not present was Chris Lipsh. More...

News

Sarah Schuster to practice at Unity Medical Center

Minto native returns to Grafton

Sarah Schuster is finishing her master’s degree in physician assistant studies at the University of South Dakota and then she will be coming to Grafton to begin her practice at Unity Medical Center (UMC). More...

Trailblazer hits snowplow on I-29

Three from Minnesota injured

George Witmer, age 69, was the driver of a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer that rear-ended a North Dakota Department of Transportation snowplow on Interstate 29 just north of the Grafton exit (exit 176) Monday around 2 p.m.  Blayne Twamley of Drayton More...

Anderson to serve 18 months for crimes

State’s attorney amends charges in drug case

Kurt David Anderson of Grafton pled guilty last Wednesday to amended charges presented by Walsh County State’s Attorney Barb Whelan in a plea agreement covering two cases.  More...

Happenings

Entries sought for annual bologna cook-off in Minto

Entries are sought for the 30th annual Harvey Avenue Saloon Bologna Cook-off scheduled for this Friday, Jan. More...

Support sought for Feed My Starving Children drive

Invitations have been sent to 231 churches in 17 area counties asking them to join the 2016 Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) drive, according to volunteer co-Chairs Jodie and Bruce Storhaug of Grand Forks.  More...

Police Blotter

Jan. 4, 10:03 a.m., report of traffic hazards on 12th Street railroad tracks.  Jan. 4, 1:49 p.m., animal complaint on Griggs Avenue.  Jan. 4, 2:52 p.m., report of a hit and run vehicle accident at the Wash House.  Jan. More...

Opinion

Get a job!

RECORD EDITORIAL

The stigma associated with being unemployed is that “those” people don’t want to work. Reports from the state level tout how good the job market is. How low the unemployment rates are. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years One of the landmarks of the community, the old armory in Grafton, was dismantled. The armory, located at the corner of Hill Avenue and Seventh Street, was home of Company C for nearly two-thirds of a century. More...

Sports

Spoilers contain Aggies

Grafton fights to secure the lead in final quarter

The Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies hosted an afternoon of basketball against the Grafton Spoilers on Saturday. More...

PR-F-L stays undefeated

Lady Aggies host the Spoilers for an intense matchup

The undefeated Park River- Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Lady Aggies welcomed the Grafton Spoilers to their home court for the final game of a double header event on Saturday afternoon.  More...

Quick start for G-PR fails to hold up against DL

Firebirds score seven straight goals for a win

The ups and downs continued for the Grafton-Park River ( G - P R ) Spoilers last Thursday at the Centennial Center. Despite getting off to a 2-0 start, the Spoilers couldn’t maintain the momentum against Devils Lake (DL). More...