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North Dakota contemplates next step for measures

Costs add to already strained budget

NORTH DAKOTA – The 2016 election may be over, but the effects of passing measures will put further strain on legislative budgets and time.  Four of five statewide measures that passed will have high economic impacts not only at the state l More...

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Community

Homes for the holiday

Elmwood’s Christmas Tour Saturday in Grafton

It’s that wonderful time of the year when families deck their homes with boughs of holly, stars so bright and trees of green. This Saturday, Dec. More...

Rosie Pecka to celebrate 80th birthday Dec. 6

Rosie Pecka, a longtime resident of Lawton, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Tuesday, Dec. 6.  More...

Sunny thoughts from Sunset

Monday we started off the week with fitness club – we need to work those muscles. News flash...! Money Monday Bingo has undergone some big changes to make it more fun! More...

Obituaries

Leona Sevigny

Grafton

Leona A. Sevigny, age 88, of Grafton, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Unity Medical Center of Grafton.  Leona Angeline Lansing was born Dec. 12, 1927, the daughter of Theodore and Anne (Skorgen) Lansing, on their farm in rural Lankin. More...

Jay Adams

Maplewood, Minnesota

Jay Adams, 70, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in Maplewood, Minnesota.  Services were held Monday, Nov. 28, at Trinity Baptist Church in Maplewood, with burial in Fort Snelling Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home of St. More...

Gertrude ‘Gert’ Hewitt

Minto

Gertrude A. “Gert” Hewitt, age 89, of Minto, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at Good Samaritan Center of Larimore.  More...

School

Arc names Thorson teacher of the year

Retired Upper Valley educator recognized Nov. 18

Arc of North Dakota recently selected Linda Thorson of Edinburg as Teacher of the Year. She was recognized at the Arc of North Dakota annual dinner in Bismarck on Nov. 18.  More...

Valley-Edinburg students of the quarter announced

Teaching staff at Valley- Edinburg High School recently selected students of the first quarter of the 2016-2017 school year. More...

War against hunger

Grafton Middle School Student Council members coordinated a food drive during the month of November to benefit the Walsh County Food Pantry incorporating a food drive war between the four grades. More...

Religion

Thankful for every day

Cancer patient’s outlook on life a ministry to others

Most people in Tammy Olson’s shoes would not have the outlook on life the Edinburg woman has. She never questions why her battle against cancer continues. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

America’s only answer  When we look at the state of America through the lens of news headlines it is not very buoyant. More...

Red River Valley cities dive into western water project

Grafton invests for drought safeguards

GRAFTON - Discussion was held in September regarding Grafton’s participation in the Red River Valley Water Supply project. The project could help Grafton in the future if drought conditions would ever prohibit access to an ample water supply. More...

WINTER'S GENTLE ENTRANCE

Heavy frost Sunday in western Walsh County made for a winter-like backdrop against a weathered wood grainery.   More...

News

A MAGICAL MEDORA CHRISTMAS

Featuring past and present Stars of Medora

Members performing in the musical “A Magical Medora Christmas,” from left are Bill Sorenson, Jared Mason, Job Ethan Christenson and Emily Waltner. More...

Choice Financial donates to Walsh County Food Pantry

Choice Financial donated $5,066.65 to Walsh County Food Pantry

For every purchase using a Choice Financial debit card during the month of October, Choice donated 25 cents to local food pantries. More...

Anniversaries

December 2 Elden and Darlene Jenson, Grand Forks December 13 Colton and Samantha  Shoults, Bismarck December 14 Larry and Ruby Roy, Minto   More...

Happenings

WinterFest: Fun for the entire family

Festivities continue through much of December

WinterFest activities are dotting the calendar, making Grafton the place to be throughout much of the month of December for the entire family.  More...

GLC to serve fundraiser dinner for youth trip

Grafton Lutheran Church will host a Winterfest Youth Dinner on Sunday, Dec. 11, as a fundraiser for their trip to a conference in Houston, Texas.  The dinner will be served at the church at 5 p.m. More...

Grafton Assembly of God to share story of Bethlehem

The Sunday School at Grafton Assembly of God invites the public to their annual Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mixing water and oil

RECORD EDITORIAL

A line in the prairie has been drawn, well sort of. The line is more likely to be moved further south for the “benefit” of everyone’s safety at Standing Rock. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Quarterly payments, from the state tuition fund, were being distributed among Walsh County schools on the basis of the number of persons of school age listed on a report from A.G. Strand, Walsh County superintendent of schools.  More...

Sports

G-PR takes on Fargo North in home opener

Spoilers battle to tie it in second period, fall in third

The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers hockey team hosted their first home game of 2016 against the Fargo North (FN) Spartans at the Centennial Center on Tuesday.  Starting for the Spoilers on the ice were Jacob Erovick, Matthew Suda, Wyatt Ward More...

Lady Spoilers host Cardinals

Sieben sees potential in youth

Grafton’s girls basketball team opened their 2016-17 season at home Tuesday against a more experienced Langdon Cardinal lineup, leaving everything on the floor in a 65-48 loss.  More...

Grafton holds pre-season scrimmage

Grafton's Adri Lee, left, battles with a Stephen-Argyle opponent for a rebound during a pre-season scrimmage in Grafton last Saturday. More...