February 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Public input sought for Forest River Watershed planning

Flooding, erosion, infrastructure damages part of long list of concerns

COUNTY – The restart button, of sorts, has been set on public discourse regarding a variety of issues facing the Upper Forest River watershed. More...

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Community

Putting her thumbprint on Walsh County

Medbery is new family, consumer science agent

Jamie Medbery has joined the staff at NDSU Extension- Walsh County as the family and consumer science agent. Just one week into her new position, she is looking to area residents to provide input as to how she can best serve their needs.  More...

Dabble with Dell

Some time ago, a lady asked if I had a recipe for smoked pickled eggs. Recipes of the past I have written on pickled eggs, but not smoked ones. I assured her if I came across a recipe I would publish it. More...

New Arrival

Max Asher Burger, son of Luke and Emily Burger of Lafayette, Indiana, was born Jan. 12, 2016. At birth, he weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. He has three big brothers, Evan, 5; Isaac, 3; and Ben, 21 months.  More...

Obituaries

Lloyd Odegard

Lisbon

Lloyd D. Odegard, 88, of Lisbon, formerly of West Fargo, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon. More...

Joseph Midgarden

Grafton

Joseph Boyd Midgarden was born Dec. 14, 1943, the son of the late Alfred and Beulah (Lykken) Midgarden at Deaconess Hospital in Grafton. He joined the ranks of Heaven on Feb. 16, 2016, at the age of 72.  More...

Bruce Puppe

St.Thomas

Bruce L. Puppe, 58, of St. Thomas, passed away Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Services were held Friday, Feb. 19, at Askew Funeral Home in Cavalier.  More...

School

An abundance of positive

School counselor’s association honors Sandi Welch

As Sandi Welch considered her future while still a high school student, she was looking for a career that helps people, especially children. More...

Robotics team recipients of American Crystal Sugar STEM grant

$5,000 award will aid launch of VEX project, summer camps

Grafton High School was among six Red River Valley schools receiving a $5,000 grant from American Crystal Sugar Company. The grants support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.  More...

School Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 25  No school at Grafton School, professional development day.  St. Thomas School ski field trip to Frostfire in Walhalla.  Friday, Feb. 26  No school at Grafton, Minto or St. Thomas.  Saturday, Feb. 27  More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

Lessons learned  Over the past few months I have had time, since I have been basically house bound, to consider God’s love and care for us. As a young person, I must confess I did a lot of crazy things, believing I was invincible.  More...

Janne Myrdal wins District 10 Senate GOP nomination

People speak with 366 votes

PARK RIVER – Republicans of District 10 let their voices be heard Saturday with a 57 percent vote for Senate candidate Janne Myrdal to represent the party in the June primary.  More...

Rezoning moves forward for Unruh

Planning and zoning approves expanding business zone

GRAFTON - Grafton’s Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) met in council chambers at Grafton City Hall on Thursday. Members in attendance were John Dusek, Phil Ray, Steve Lessard, Shane Mohn, Jeff Narloch, Denny Schneider and Scott Boura. More...

News

Polar Communications CEO resigns

At a Feb. 16, 2016 board meeting, Polar Communications Board of Directors accepted the resignation of long time General Manager/CEO Dave Dunning. Mr. Dunning plans to retire from the company July 1, 2016.  More...

Feltman, Kingsbury positions expire June 30

Reduction in force agreements accepted

Grafton School Board (GSB) met Monday evening for its regular monthly meeting at the Grafton High School conference room.  In attendance were Tom Torkelson, Greg Feltman, Donald Suda, Jeff Hermanson, Barry Kingsbury, Scott LeClerc and Jennifer T More...

Health notes

What do I say to my fourth through sixth grader?  More...

Happenings

Bethel Baptist to host Harvest America broadcast

Bethel Baptist Church in Park River will host a live satellite broadcast of Harvest America with Greg Laurie Sunday, March 6, beginning at 6 p.m.  More...

Cub Scouts breakfast March 5

Grafton Kiwanis Club will sponsor a Cub Scouts Pancake Breakfast Saturday, March 5, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Parish Center, with serving from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. More...

St. Thomas Gymnastics teams to perform at fundraiser

A fundraiser for the St. Thomas Gymnastics program will be held this Sunday, Feb. 28, at the St. Thomas School gym.  Tumblerz and Starz gymnastics teams will perform at 5 p.m., followed by a baked potato and toppings meal. More...

Opinion

Prophecy versus prediction

RECORD EDITORIAL

The two words prophecy and prediction are often interchangeable, however oftentimes prophecy carries more weight if a track record over time can be established. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  A full-scale hearing on an application for an injunction to halt a proposed water and sewer project at Adams was set to be held in the county courthouse at Grafton.  Members of Boy Scout Troop 98 took part in services at the Commu More...

Sports

G-PR concludes season at Purpur

Spoilers shutout Firebirds before falling to Davies

The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers hockey team continued their 2015-16 season in the NDHSAA Hockey East Region Tournament at Purpur Arena in Grand Forks last weekend. More...

Aggies spoil Grafton's hopes

PR-F-L moves on to finals against Thompson

The Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team ended their season with a 44-38 loss to the Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies at the Region 2 tournament in Grand Forks Tuesday.  More...

Titans come up short to Tommies

D-V-E falls to Thompson with hard fought battle

The Drayton- Valley- Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans lined up against the number-one seeded Thompson Tommies for the semifinals of the Region 2 Girls Basketball Tournament at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks on Tuesday. More...