July 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

City officials attend state water meeting

Lessard Addition paving to start in August

GRAFTON – Grafton City Council (GCC) met Monday at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall for their regular monthly meeting. More...

Mayor praises volunteers for cleanup efforts

Council hopeful a federal disaster is declared

MINTO – Mayor Lane Kelley showered praise on the community of Minto, stating that a ton of work got done in a short period of time following the weather event that wreaked havoc on the city’s trees on June 17.  More...

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Community

Sales tax lifesaver for county EMS

CPR devices purchased for all area EMS agencies

North Dakota’s sales tax on purchased goods is not viewed positively by all state residents. More...

Walsh County 4-Hers participate in Consumer Choices event

Twenty-nine Walsh County youth, representing six area 4-H clubs, participated in the 2016 4-H Consumer Choices judging event held June 29 in Park River. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

Well they say time flies when you’re having fun, so we must be having a lot of fun because the year is half over already! More...

Obituaries

Glenn Markel

Park River

Glenn A. Markel, age 69, of Park River, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.  More...

Betty Ruzicka

Fordville

Betty Ruzicka, 75, Fordville, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held Monday, July 11, at Quale Lutheran Church, rural Fordville, with burial in the church cemetery. More...

Ronald Vavrosky

Park River

Ronald Vavrosky, 83, Park River, died Friday, July 8, 2016, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.  Services will be held at a later date. Military rites will be provided by the Park River American Legion and North Dakota National Guard Honor Guard. More...

School

A ‘Close’ Up encounter

Trip to nation’s capital could be life-changer for Darion Hannesson

When Grafton High School history teacher Brad Larson announced last fall there was an opportunity for his students to tour Washington, D.C., during their summer vacation, Darion Hannesson didn’t hesitate to get on board. More...

North Valley FBLA students attend national conference

Members of North Valley Career and Technology Center’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the National FBLA Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, June 29-July 2.  More...

Take Note

Zachary Burns of Grafton and Seth Johnson of Park River were among spring semester graduates at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Burns earned a Bachelor of Science in agronomy and agricultural business. More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

Over the last few weeks I have watched with a curious fascination as video records of government briefings have had sections deleted, or as they say in the business, simply given a white flash.  More...

Tears across the state

CHI Friendship, Inc. to lose up to $3.5 million in support

GRAFTON – Jeff Pederson, President of CHI Friendship, Inc. More...

BABY ON BOARD

Photo by Todd M. Kjelland Tiandra Lewis, daughter of Tracton and Victoria Lewis, gets an early lesson on horsemanship at the Aggie Barrel Series held last Wednesday in Park River.   More...

Water board takes heat from citizen over Drain 98

Highway, bridge bids approved

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, Luther Meberg and Walsh County Auditor Kris Molde were present. More...

News

Ardoch fire sparks investigation

Foster child has been detained

Last Wednesday’s fire in Ardoch that destroyed a home has been labeled suspicious and is under investigation according to Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens.  The home belonging to Lynda Viver, a foster grandmother to two children, was engul More...

Herrera sex case continued

Second pending case delays trial

Anthony Solitz Herrera Jr., age 36 from Grafton appeared in Walsh County District Court last Thursday with his attorney Samuel A. Gereszek on a charge of Gross Sexual Imposition (GSI), a Class A felony.  More...

Resendez charged with delivering meth in jail shower

St. Thomas resident faces up to 22 years, $26,000

Ernesto Eduardo Resendez, Jr., age 34, from St. More...

Happenings

Annual Drayton Riverfest celebration this weekend

The community of Drayton will host its annual Riverfest celebration this weekend, with a variety of activities planned Thursday through Saturday.  The weekend will get an early start Thursday with Firemen’s Burger Night at the fire hall fr More...

Park River Farmers Market opens for season

Park River Farmers Market will open for its sixth season Thursday, July 14, and run every Thursday through Sept. 1, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Little Park.  More...

Police Blotter

July 4, 1:15 a.m., animal complaint on the intersection of Fifth Street and Prospect Avenue.  July 4, 2:46 a.m., request for a vehicle check north/northwest of Reopelle Road.  July 4, 10:51 a.m., report of property damage on Griggs Avenue.& More...

Opinion

Protect yourself from senior financial exploitation

Extension Exchange

What exactly is senior financial exploitation? Financial exploitation occurs when someone illegally or improperly uses an older adult’s money or belongings for his or her personal use. More...

Soaking the little guy

RECORD EDITORIAL

Common sense takes a back seat when trying to understand mandatory removal of levees in one community, yet a celebration upstream gathers dignitaries for a formal signing ceremony regarding a $2.1 billion Red River diversion project in the Fargo and More...

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Sports

Walsh County Saddle Club hosts riders

Aggie Barrel Series nears its end in Park River

Barrel racers and their horses hit the sand in Aggie Arena for another run of the 2016 Aggie Barrel Series last Wednesday before the finals and awards run on July 13.  Riders galloped through the course in hopes of successfully completing it wit More...

Minto-Midway takes on Park River at home

Post 147 takes the league victory

Minto-Midway (M-M) Post 201 American Legion baseball team hosted a league game on Pat Mach Field against the Park River (PR) Post 147 Pirates on a windy Tuesday afternoon. More...

Grafton dominates Valley City on Chandler Field

Spoilers impress at the plate for another win

Grafton Spoilers Post 41 American Legion baseball team took on Valley City ( V C ) on Chandler Field Tuesday afternoon.  Grafton took an early lead with strong batting in the first and second innings before VC cut the lead to two in the top of t More...