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Republican District 10 showdown – part two

Candidates discuss issues

Editors note: This is the second of a two part series DISTRICT 10 – North Dakota Senate candidates from District 10 will meet Feb 20 in Park River to see who will potentially occupy the senate seat vacated by Joe Miller More...

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Community

A new face at the foundation

Feb. 1 first full day as director for Kristy Jelinek

After serving the community as the City of Grafton Parks and Recreation business and finance manager for nearly three years, Kristy Jelinek has joined Unity Medical Center Foundation as foundation director.  More...

Lankin couple celebrates 50 years of marriage

Rodney and Paulette Bosh of Lankin celebrated 50 years of marriage on Jan. 29, 2016. They were married on a freezing, winter day at St. More...

Polar/RDFC assists City of Mountain with project funds

The City of Mountain recently received financial assistance for infrastructure needs from Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). More...

Obituaries

James Hansel

Langdon

James Hansel, 69, Langdon, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 16, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon. Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon was in charge of arrangements. More...

Donald Simmons, Sr.

Grafton

Donald Simmons, Sr., 72, Grafton, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at Unity Medical Center of Grafton.  Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton, with military rites provided by Grafton American Legion Post No. More...

Lois E. Stanislowski

Minto

Lois E. Stanislowski, 90, of Minto, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton. More...

School

‘Amazing Race’ across the states

Mystery Hangout keeps PRA fourth graders guessing

Brett Omdahl’s fourth grade students at Park River Area Elementary School are making their way across the United States through an Amazing Race project. More...

Park River Area team wins MathCounts competition

Dusek, Scherr, Shereck top individual scorers

Forty-five middle school students from Walsh and Pembina county schools of Grafton, Minto, Park River Area, Cavalier and Valley-Edinburg competed in the Walsh-Pembina Counties MathCounts competition held Thursday, Feb. More...

School Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 18  Drayton Public School students participating in Pembina County Spelling Bee at the county courthouse in Cavalier.  Friday, Feb. More...

Religion

Goings on at the Good Sam

We had a great Valentines week.We voted and crowned our King and Queen of Hearts. King was Roy Myhre and queen was Karey Amundrud. We have our Annual Spud Bar Sunday, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Roadblocks. Don’t you hate them. They stop us from where we want to go. We often see them where we least expect and that gets us mad or frustrated.  More...

WINTER SUNSET

The sky remains blue as the sun sets around 5:30 on Wednesday, creating a unique landscape on the horizon over Grafton. The area is experiencing longer days as we approach the beginning of Daylight Saving Time which is March 13.   More...

State budget cuts hitting Walsh County

Jail expense dispute settled with City of Grafton

COUNTY – Walsh County Commissioners ( WCC) met Monday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bimonthly meeting Karen Anderson, Jack Karas, Lawrence Burianek, Ernie Barta and auditor Kris Molde were present Luther Meberg was not present& More...

News

Search for business manager continues

Skating show dates set for March

Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at city hall. In attendance were Kerry DeMars, Todd Storey, Scott Hills and Brad Burianek. Cory Burns was not present. More...

Andy Adamson seeks support in District 10

Andy Adamson is a resident of Pembina County for 42 years. He served as Pembina County Commissioner for 10 years and was a business owner for 36 years. More...

For brotherly love

Todd Storey, third from left, holds a basket of entries as prize donors draw winners Feb 5 at Simonson’s in Grafton. The drawing was a one-time raffle benefitting Storey’s brother who is battling cancer. More...

Happenings

Spring quilt retreat returning to Bible camp

The annual spring quilt retreat will return to the Park River Bible Camp the weekend of March 11-13.  More...

Police Blotter

Feb. 8, 8:26 a.m., report of a theft on West Eighth Street.  Feb. 8, 11:02 a.m., animal complaint on Kittson Avenue.  Feb. 8, 12:02 p.m., warrant served on Lawler Avenue.  Feb. More...

Park River Area to register preschoolers, kindergarteners

Park River Area Elementary School recently announced dates to register children who will enter preschool or kindergarten this fall.  Parents can register their preschool or kindergarten students Monday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. More...

Opinion

Programming worry or bliss

“The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.” . More...

Turning back the clock

60 years   Grafton High School Spoilers boys basketball team remained in a tie for first place in the eastern division with Grand Forks by beating Shanley, 69-55, in a game played before another capacity crowd at the new armory.  More...

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Sports

Grafton battles for victory

Droog leads Spoilers with 15 points against Eagles

The Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team traveled to Walhalla to compete against the North Border (NB) Eagles in Region 2 play on Monday night. More...

Lady Spoilers remain third in Region 2

Grafton concludes regular season play against North Border

The Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team traveled to Walhalla Monday night to wrap up their regular season play against the North Border (NB) Eagles. More...

G-PR lines up against West Fargo for first EDC game

Spoilers move on to loser-out bracket

The Grafton-Park River ( G- PR) Spoilers lined up against Fargo Davies in Fargo last Thursday before falling 4-2 after goals from Charlie Thompson and Ryan Lessard, along with 35 saves from Sam Novak between the pipes.  More...