November 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

ELVES IN DISGUISE

Grafton city workers were caught enhancing holiday cheer by decorating Hill Avenue light poles Monday morning.   More...

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Community

A walk with Samaritan’s Feet

Laura Alkofer takes mission trip to South Africa

When Laura Alkofer was presented the opportunity to become an ambassador for Samaritan’s Feet, it was an offer she couldn’t walk away from. More...

New Arrival

Everly Grace Shaff, daughter of Scott and Morgen (Oby) Shaff of Aurora, Colorado, was born Oct. 25, 2016, at 1:29 p.m., at Littleton Adventist Hospital. More...

Whelan, Suda planning December wedding

Jeff and Greta Whelan, rural Crystal, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Meredith, to Derrick Michael Suda, son of Michael and Melanie Suda and Cori and Tim Dvorak, all of Grafton.  More...

Obituaries

Lawrence Helt

East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Lawrence Helt, 83, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Services were held Monday, Nov. 21, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks, with burial in St. More...

Jason Johnston

East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Jason Johnston, 42, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, the result of a car accident near Angus, Minnesota. Services were held today, Wednesday, Nov. More...

Myrtle Krueger

Hatton

Myrtle Krueger, 85, Hatton, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Hatton Prairie Village in Hatton.Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Hatton Prairie Village Chapel. Bilden Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. More...

Sports

Aggies crush Bison for fifth place

PR-F-L wraps up state tourney with strong offense

The Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies faced off against the Hazen Bison in the consolation championship match of the 2016 Class B North Dakota State Volleyball Tournament last Saturday. More...

G-PR opens season at Jamestown

Spoilers fall short to Blue Jays after strong third period

The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers opened their 2016 hockey season with a game in Jamestown against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.  Starting for the Spoilers as goalie was Andrew Larson with Jacob Erovick and Matthew Suda on defense and Charlie T More...

Region rivals to Royals

Five local athletes continue basketball career together

The Lake Region State College (LRSC) Royals girls basketball team began their 2016-17 season with a couple scrimmages in mid-October before they played their first game on Nov. 2. More...

Osowski honored as outstanding citizen

Chamber of Commerce awards banquet held Monday

GRAFTON – Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce held their 58th annual Awards Banquet at Marketplace on 8th in Grafton Monday evening. More...

Regional tourism assets take center stage

Leaders assert region has “legendary” assets that need promotion and development

NORTHEASTERN NORTH DAKOTAJosh Duhamel’s Hollywood fame has been translated to the branding efforts of North Dakota’s tourism campaign. More...

News

Czapiewski court date delayed

Plea bargain postponed pending pre-sentence investigation

Grafton resident Norma Jean Czapiewski, age 53, appeared Nov. 15 at Walsh County District Court for a change of plea hearing regarding four Class A felony drug charges stemming from an arrest on May 26.  More...

Centennial Center lobby improvement project discussed

Parks and Rec push for 2017 construction

Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) held a facility committee meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the GPR office board room. In attendance were Todd Storey, Cory Burns, Ryer Stark and Brad Burianek. Scott Hills was not present. More...

County Court Report

SEPTEMBER 2016  DISPOSITIONS  More...

Happenings

Super Santa Saturday Christmas season highlight

Super Santa Saturday is a highlight of the Christmas season for Park River area residents. A fun-filled day is planned for young and old alike on Saturday, Dec. 3.  More...

Christmas showcase to feature local performers

A Hometown Christmas Showcase featuring local musicians and performers will be presented Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Grafton Public School Performing ARTS Center, beginning at 7 p.m.  More...

Drayton to celebrate Old Fashioned Christmas Dec. 3

Drayton’s 29th annual Old Fashioned Christmas event will begin Saturday, Dec. 3, and continue over most of the first week of December.  Events scheduled for Saturday include a craft show at the community center from 10 a.m. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Media fairness or censorship

RECORD EDITORIAL

North Dakota Representative Kevin Cramer sent a letter dated Nov. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Kimball Bros., Grafton, one of the largest processors of turkeys in the Upper Midwest, kept a portion of its large crew packaging turkeys for shipment to approximately 400 families throughout the United States.  More...

School

Realizing his expectations

Studying in the U.S. life changing for Sultanbek Kadyrov

For three years, Sultanbek Kadyrov hoped he would receive a scholarship to study at a high school in the United States. This year, his dream was finally realized. More...

Joey Demers awarded VCSU baseball scholarship

The financial aid office at Valley City State University ( VCSU) in Valley City recently announced that Joey Demers has been awarded the Dan Buehner Baseball Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Demers is a senior at VCSU, pursuing a ma More...

Grafton School to host ‘Drugs and Society’ presentation

Grafton Public School is hosting “Drugs and Society,” a presentation by Sgt. Travis Jacobson of the Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD). Jacobson will speak Wednesday, Nov. More...

Religion

Experiencing the joy of giving

Bethel Kids Club pack Christmas Shoeboxes

For the second year, children who attend Bethel Free Lutheran Church Kids Club are experiencing the joy of giving during this holiday season. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

385 years ago a small band of men and women joined their hands and hearts in America’s first Thanksgiving. With their Indian guests, they gathered around a table for a celebration of thanks.  More...