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Walsh County hit with weather event Sunday

Winds hit 45 mph in Grafton

COUNTY – A quick moving winter storm snuck up on the area Sunday evening as high winds and snow made driving treacherous. Winds clocked 45 miles-per-hour at the Grafton airport. More...

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Community

Relay For Life: Bringing hope

ACS fundraiser Friday, June 3, at Leistikow Park

It may be early March and snow drifts still abound in Grafton’s Leistikow Park, but that is irrelevant to the Walsh County Relay For Life committee. More...

Sunny thoughts from Sunset

Week of Feb. 22-26  Monday we started our week with fitness club. In the afternoon was progressive bingo, the numbers were just not there for us so no big winner. More...

Giving Hearts Day benefits area non-profits

Online fundraiser nets $144,385 for local organizations

The Giving Hearts Day online fundraising event held Feb. 11 for non-profits across North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota brought in a total of $144,385 for three local organizations.  More...

Obituaries

Solveig Christopher

Sequim, Washington

Solveig ( Grasvik) Christopher passed away peacefully in Sequim, Washington, on Feb. 6, 2016, at age 93.  More...

Shelley Budish

Park River

Shelley Budish, 63, died Friday, Feb. More...

School

Socks show support

Minto School staff, students fundraise for para’s grandson

Red and white striped kneehigh socks were the apparel of the day for both students and staff last Wednesday at Minto Public School. More...

UND School of Medicine students receive scholarships

Several area residents are among UND School of Medicine students who were recently awarded scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Funds for the scholarships come from various private sources, endowments and scholarship funds. More...

Area students participate in Pembina County Spelling Bee

Students from Drayton, St. Thomas and Valley-Edinburg schools participated in the 2016 Pembina County Spelling Bee Thursday, Feb. 18, at the courthouse in Cavalier.  More...

Religion

Bible school choir to present concert in Grafton

Association Free Lutheran Bible School (AFLBS) Concert Choir will present a concert of sacred music at Bethel Free Lutheran Church in Grafton on Good Friday, March 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

We think March has come in like a lion, so we hope that means an early spring. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Jesus says in the Gospel that we all will perish unless we repent (Luke 13:1-9). There is no question about this fact: We all need to repent.  Repentance is a turning away from sin and turning to our lifegiving God. More...

American Crystal moves beets from pile to factory

Warm winter creates storage challenges

COUNTY – American Crystal Sugar Company began hauling beets this past week from area piling stations to factories for processing. More...

Filing date approaches for election candidates

Grafton redraws ward boundries

COUNTY – Election day, June 14, is 104 days away however a deadline of April 11 is right around the corner. More...

News

Salinas pleads guilty to sex crimes

Sentencing scheduled March 31

Cesar John Salinas, age 43, from Grafton appeared in Walsh County District Court on Monday and pled guilty to eight charges stemming from an incident where he was originally charged with 17 charges relating to child sex crimes.  More...

Plea agreement accepted in Crowder death

Illinois driver to serve 18 months plus two years supervised probation

A Chicago, Illinois semi-truck driver agreed to a plea agreement presented by Walsh County States Attorney Barb Whelan for negligent homicide, a Class C felony in the accidental vehicle death of Hoople resident Russell Crowder in October of last year More...

Going blue

Ryan Hanson, left, and Grafton Police chief Tony Dumas hold blue lightbulbs they are giving away in exchange for a free will donation that will benefit the family of fallen Fargo Police officer Jason Moszer. More...

Happenings

Pierogies, Kielbasa on menu at annual Polish Food Festival

Pierogies and kielbasa, as well as other fine ethnic cuisine, will be served at the 11th annual Polish National Alliance Polish Food Festival Saturday, March 19, in Minto.  More...

Green and slimy at story hour

Are you a frog, a snake or a lizard? If so, there may be a story about you at Pembina County Story Hour in March.  More...

Century announces preschool registration, round-up dates

Grafton Public School and Upper Valley Preschool programs are currently registering children for the 2016-2017 school year. Century has also announced dates for Gearing Up for Preschool and Kindergarten Round-up.  More...

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Turning back the clock

60 years The Fordville Flyers boys basketball team won the title in the Class C District 9 Tournament at Park River by beating Gilby 70-45, advancing them on to the regional tournament played at Devils Lake. More...

Choice ready

RECORD EDITORIAL

" What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is."— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. 7, 1923Have you ever heard someone speaking something that makes you think, “Hmm, that seemed out of place in the script.” More...

Sports

Lady Aggies heading to state

PR-F-L shuts down undefeated Tommies in final quarter

The Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies girls basketball team lined up against the state’s number-one ranked, undefeated Thompson Tommies at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center for a repeat of last year’s Region 2 championship game, where the A More...

Spoilers finish third in region

Grafton and D-V-E wrap up basketball season

The Grafton Spoilers faced off against the Drayton-Valley-Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans in the third place game of the Super Region 2 Girls Basketball Tournament at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks last Friday night. More...

Grafton moves on to regionals

Spoilers fight to extend lead in third

Number-five seeded Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team lined up against the number 12 Finley- Sharon- Hope-Page (FSHP) Spartans for a Region 2 play-in game in Grafton on Tuesday. More...