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Citizens water concerns flood city hall

Grafton contracts for storm debris removal

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

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Community

‘On Your Mark, Get Set, Read’ crosses finish line

Carnegie Library summer program announces winners

“On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” was the theme for Carnegie Regional Library Children’s Summer Reading Program which crossed the finish line on July 25.  More...

Martinson attends Concordia language immersion program

Kaileigh Martinson recently participated in the Concordia Language Villages program by attending a two-week session at Skogfjorden, the Norwegian Language Village, located near Bemidji, Minnesota. More...

60 years of Kraft Klub

In July of 1956, a group of young homemakers wanted to socialize with other young women. The desire was to have a night out each month away from children, husbands, cats, dogs, etc. The result was an organization called Kraft Klub. More...

Obituaries

Barbara Steenerson

Minot

Barbara Joyce Steenerson, 76, Minot, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, in a Minot hospital. More...

Ellen Ness

Fargo

Ellen Ness, 86, Fargo, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at Sanford Health Palliative Care Unit in Fargo.  Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m., at Hope Lutheran Church – South Campus, in Fargo. More...

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Kosmatka

Minto

Elizabeth “Betty” Kosmatka, 97, Minto, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks. Services were held today ( Wednesday, Aug. 10) at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Warsaw, with burial in the church cemetery. More...

School

Music international language for Sevenbergen

Former St. Thomas, Fordville-Lankin instructor to teach in Doha, Qatar

As the 2015-2016 school year came to an end, Sarah Sevenbergen was bidding farewell to her students at Fordville- Lankin and St. Thomas schools. More...

Extended School Program staff attend conference

Afterschool Superheroes gathered at Avalon West Events Center in Fargo Aug. 2-3, for the 21st Century Community Learning Center’s Summer Conference. More...

Classroom castles

Students in Rose Carlson's class at Grafton Migrant School participated in a special project connected to a reading assignment. More...

Religion

‘God Calls Us’ VBS at Grafton Lutheran

Grafton Lutheran Church hosted Vacation Bible School last week under the direction of counselors and staff from Park River Bible Camp, with the theme "God Calls Us." Shouting out a song during openin More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Jesus is the reason for the season   More...

Minto City Council nixes equipment purchase

MINTO - The city’s equipment inventory remains unchanged after Minto City Council, on a roll call vote, decided to nix the purchase of a new skid steer.  More...

Consultant secured for LSTC future

Achieve Therapy and Fitness coming soon to Grafton

GRAFTON - The Economic Development Committee (EDC) met last Wednesday morning to discuss Life Skills and Transition Center consultant position and new business Achieve Therapy and Fitness at 7 a.m. at city hall in Grafton. More...

News

Red Cross partners with Minto Fire Department to dispense smoke alarms

Agency installs 189 detectors in residents’ homes

The American Red Cross partnered with members of Minto Fire Department, going door-to-door visiting homes in Minto last Tuesday evening checking smoke alarms and preparing families with home fire safety information. More...

Grafton Family Clinic receives immunization award

Extra effort pays off for Walsh County residents

Grafton Family Clinic (GFC) was presented with an achievement award last Thursday in Bismarck as one of 30 providers that increased their immunization rate by 10 percent or more.  GFC increased their HPV vaccine (human papillomavirus) rate by 41 More...

Let there be light

Crew members from High Power Crane out of Fargo use a 50-ton capacity crane to off load Grafton water plant’s new backup generator last Wednesday. More...

Happenings

“Sunshine Home team to host final Minto Burger Night”

Thursday, Aug. 11, is “last call for burgers” on Main Street in Minto from 5-7:30 p.m. More...

Open house at Grafton Public Schools Monday, Aug. 22

Grafton Public Schools will host a back-to-school open house at Century Elementary, Central Middle and Grafton High schools on Monday, Aug. 22, from 3:45-6:45 p.m.  More...

St. Thomas society, Valley Cruisers team up for fundraiser

St. Thomas Preservation Society will team up with Valley Cruisers Car Club at the Historic Garnett Home in St. Thomas for a fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 11.  The society will be serving a brat supper from 4:30-7 p.m. More...

Opinion

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Layman's budget terms

RECORD EDITORIAL

" What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is."— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  The Walsh County highway engineer’s office completed approximately 30 miles of graveling and nine miles of grading on roads of the county, mostly those designated as federal-aid secondary roads.  Jacqueline Ann Syrup, Grafto More...

Sports

Thompson fuels need for speed

Grafton youth hits track weekly with family-filled pit crew

Thomas Thompson, Grafton, began racing go-karts last year at eight years old and has continued racing every Wednesday in Grand Forks with a brand new silver paint job along with a large number 59 on the side.  While Thomas races, his pit crew is More...

Area anglers place in catfishing tournament

Dick Dolan crushes tournament record

Drayton’s annual Rod & Reel Rally Catfishing Tournament was held last Saturday with many local anglers placing in the event.  There were 33 boats and 80 anglers competing in the tournament from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More...

2016 First Care Health Center Benefit Golf Tournament

Hillcrest Golf Course hosts 17-team scramble event

  First place winners in the First Care Health golf tournament at Hillcrest Golf Course in Park River was the Mortenson & Rygh, CPA team with members, from left, Michael Presteng, Wade Presteng, Kerry Schmitz and Todd Presteng.  More...