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GPS technology promotes visits to historic places

Geocaching hopes to increase visits to historic sites through high tech pastime

COUNTY – Treasure hunting has taken on a new meaning for millions across the globe, due to GIS/GPS technology. More...

Special Sections

Community

Benefit Bridge deals final hand

Club has supported community for 65 years

Friday, May 20, after 65 years, Grafton Benefit Bridge dealt its final hand of play. Last Wednesday afternoon, club treasurer Avis Birkland wrote the final donation check, closing the organization’s financial books.  More...

Sunny thoughts from Sunset

Monday we worked out inside and out starting off fitness club with some jokes and stories to make us laugh. In the afternoon progressive blackout was missed by five numbers so the odds go up for next week. More...

Honors recital

Upper Valley Music Teacher’s Association (UVMTA) held their annual spring Honors Recital, Wednesday evening, May 18, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Park River. More...

Obituaries

Earl Machart

Grafton

Earl Franklin Machart, age 96, gained his heavenly wings Friday, May 20, 2016, at home with his family by his side.  More...

Gloria Grinter

Conway

Gloria Jeanette ( Johnson) Grinter, 91, of rural Conway, passed into the presence of the Lord Saturday, May 28, 2016, at First Care Health Center Hospital, Park River.  More...

Edith Bjerke

Park River

Edith Bjerke, 85, Park River, died Monday, May 30, 2016, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  More...

School

Walsh County Head Start celebrates summer

Walsh County Head Start students celebrated the end of their school year and impending summer vacation with a trip to Homme Dam on May 16. More...

Sixth graders recognized at Park River Area Elementary

Park River Area Elementary held its awards program Monday, May 23. Students in grades one through six who met the reading goal established for the school year were recognized. More...

Michael Dusek receives NDSU Kermit B. Davison scholarship

Michael Dusek, son of Daniel and Teresa Dusek of Grafton, received a NDSU Kermit B. Davison Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,000. The scholarship recognizes high academic achievement.  More...

HONORING THE FALLEN

  Grafton American Legion Post 41 commander Paul Mohagen,left, and Legion Post 41 Auxiliary president Glora Halliday place a memorial wreath in front of the Vietnam and Korean War memorials on the Walsh County Courthouse grounds Monday as part More...

Republican candidates visit Grafton

Platform message is to diversify

GRAFTON – Gubernatorial candidate and current North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, along with his running mate Nicole Poolman met with Grafton business owners, along with various city and county officials on Tuesday to discuss local concern More...

News

Controlled buy nets meth bust

Grafton woman arrested Thursday

Grafton resident Norma Jean Czapiewski, age 53, was arrested Thursday after Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force (GFNTF) conducted a search warrant of Czapiewski’s home at 254 West 4th Street in Grafton.  More...

Glistening sunset

Ditches were full and fields covered with water in Walsh County last week after two inches of rain fell last Wednesday. The water in the ditch was close to the road on both sides. More...

Motor Vehicle offices across the state temporarily closed June 10

All North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Motor Vehicle and Motor Carrier offices across the state will be temporarily closed for scheduled system maintenance beginning at noon (CST) on Friday, June 10, with the exception of the offices i More...

Happenings

Schedule announced for Friday’s Relay for Life event

The 2016 Walsh County Relay For Life committee has released the schedule for the Friday, June 3, event which will be held at Leistikow Park in Grafton. More...

Farewell picnic set for departing Fordville pastor

Parishioners of Fordville Lutheran Parish will host a farewell potluck picnic lunch for departing pastor, Rev. Matthew Masko, his wife Meganne and their son Max on Sunday, June 19. The picnic will follow the 11 a.m. More...

P.R. Bible camp announces summer concert schedule

The Park River Bible Camp recently announced its summer concert series schedule which begins this Sunday, June 5. All concerts are on a Sunday and begin at 7 p.m. at the camp. More...

Opinion

Corporate graduation

RECORD EDITORIAL

High school graduations usually put a tear in my eye and a bit of ache in my heart. The reason I say “usually” is that this year something felt different as I sat behind the camera lens at Grafton’s graduation ceremony on Sunday. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  Herman Novak, Fordville oil truck operator, and his young children, escaped injury when his truck plunged through a bridge planking over the middle branch of the Forest River, near the Glenn Stevens Farm.  More...

Sports

Track and field wraps up in Bismarck

2016 season comes to a close

Track and field athletes traveled to Bismarck High School for the North Dakota State Track and Field Meet last Friday and Saturday.  The Lady Aggies took home 12th place over 19 events with a score of 21 while the boys finished tied for 20th wit More...

Aggies slide past Spoilers for a spot at state

Grafton’s legacy streak interrupted in Mayville

Due to over three inches of rain in the region last week, Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies faced off against the reigning champion Grafton Spoilers at Mayville State University last Thursday.   More...

Area youth take a shot at trapshooting

League team numbers on the climb in community

Local youth ranging from grades 6-12 who are licensed in Hunter’s Safety were given their first opportunity to participate in trapshooting as a club sport at the Walsh County Gun Club. More...