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Walsh County sheriff addresses questions at Minto council meeting

Road grader purchase approved

COUNTY – A courtesy visit from Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens drew questions in regard to what some perceive to be an unusually high degree of patrolling by the North Dakota Highway Patrol within city limits  More...

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Community

Flying high

Skydiving takes Terry Peoples to new heights

Park River native Terry Peoples made his first skydiving jump on his 31st birthday in 2007. More...

Barclay, Martens to recite marriage vows May 7

Briana Barclay and Thomas Martens announce their engagement and approaching marriage.  Parents of the couple are Sandra Sackett and the late Gary Barclay and Brad Martens and Cheryl Martens.  More...

'Turn North Dakota Blue'

Administrators and employees at First Care Health Center in Park River participated in “Turn North Dakota Blue” during March for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, co-sponsored by Thrivent Financial. More...

Obituaries

Anita LaBerge

Grafton

Anita L. LaBerge, age 84, of Grafton, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016, at Dougherty Hospice House of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, surrounded by her family.  More...

Irene Altendorf

Fargo

Irene T. Altendorf, 91, of Fargo and formerly of Grand Forks and Grafton, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 30, 2016, surrounded by her loving daughters at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo.  More...

Kay Olson

Glasston

Kay (Patricia Kay) Olson, 75, of Glasston, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle against pulmonary fibrosis.  More...

School

A good showing at state

Kemp, Heuchert take home science fair honors

Area schools were not represented in quantity at the North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair held on the campus of UND last Thursday. However, the quality of representation was strong with students from St. More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

Trying to understand  I am going to stick my neck out on this one. As a pastor I want to try to understand people. In understanding people we can often work together to produce a positive outcome in life. More...

SPRING CHILLIN'

Photo by Todd M. Kjelland Water at Homme Dam on Tuesday was calm with the only signs of winter’s memory was hints of snow in the air and small shards of ice on distant rocks. More...

Grafton to see hike in prisoner rates

State’s attorney’s office to be finished using drug seizure funds

COUNTY – Walsh County Commissioners ( WCC) met Monday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bimonthly meeting. More...

Water Board hears plan for new legal drain

Shepherd and Sauter township landowners meet regarding excess surface water

COUNTY – Another legal drain project took its baby steps at the March 29 meeting of the Walsh County Water  Resource District  More...

News

Grafton mayor receives leadership award

West achieves 100-hour training mark

Chris West, mayor for the city of Grafton, received the Leader Award at the Municipal Government Academy awards ceremony during the North Dakota League of Cities’ “March Madness” workshop held March 8-9 in Bismarck.  More...

Minnesota steps forward on Oslo bridge project

North Dakota must match $187K

A Minnesota Senate committee this week approved a bill sponsored by Senator LeRoy Stumpf, D-Plummer, that would pay $187,000 for half of the study cost. The study would require matching funds from North Dakota. More...

County Court Report

JANUARY 2015 DISPOSITIONS  Sierra Renae Lopez, Grafton, reckless driving. Defendant shall pay $650 in fines and fees. More...

Happenings

Fine Arts Club seeks donors for Grafton blood drive

Fine Arts Club will host a blood drive in Grafton Wednesday, April 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Grafton Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall and classrooms.  More...

Grafton Public School music students to present concerts

Grafton High School and Middle School band and chorus students will present spring concerts during the month of April.  Grafton High School band and chorus concert will be Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m., in the Grafton Public School Performing Art More...

Jessica Best to present senior piano recital

Jessica Best will present her senior piano recital Saturday, April 9, beginning at 2 p.m., at Sarnia Lutheran Church in Whitman.  Best is a senior at Fordville- Lankin High School and the daughter of Dennis and Vicki Best of Fordville. More...

Opinion

Doggy do-do no no

RECORD EDITORIAL

The time has come where “you know what” has hit the fan. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years A break- in at the R. H. Schumacher & Sons building in south Grafton was reported to city police. Assistant Chief of Police Bill Janousek said that apparently nothing had been taken from the station. More...

Sports

Runners compete in first indoor meet

Park River Area girls take home first, Kjelland named outstanding athlete

Girls’ event results 300 meter dash – 1. Beatrice Kjelland (PRA), 42.06; 2. Elaina Swartz (PRA), 43.68; 5. Jillian Hanson (Grafton), 47.40; 6. Amiya Malone (Grafton), 47.43 60 meter high hurdles – 1. Jocelyn Dinius (Langdon Area), 9.20; 2. More...

Pulling the trigger on hunter education

Passionate outdoorsmen dedicate time to mold future hunters in community

In 2009, North Dakota celebrated 30 years of mandated hunter education and three passionate outdoorsmen have continued the legacy in the Grafton community by teaching a two-week hunter education class every spring and fall at the North Valley Career More...

16th annual Spoiler Spring Shootout

30 teams fill Grafton gyms for tourney

The Grafton High School boys and girls basketball programs put on the 16th annual Spoiler Spring Shootout this past weekend in the three gyms at the Grafton School.  Girls basketball head coach Laurie Sieben and boys head coach Riley Lillemoen, More...