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Legislators convene in Bismarck Tuesday with hot topics

Q and A with District 19 House and Senate representatives

DISTRICT 19 – North Dakota’s 33rd Governor Doug Burgum spoke to legislators and dignitaries Tuesday at the State of the State Address with a message of hope for the future including emphasis on reducing state spending.  More...

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Community

'popcorn' peeps

Music Creek symphony members participating in the production 'popcorn' Dec. More...

Celebrating a ‘first’ success in Pembina County

St. Thomas leads the way for parks to be tobacco-free

Pembina County Public Health (PCPH) recently acknowledged a success achieved by the St. Thomas Park Board. More...

Hanson, Collette to recite marriage vows Jan. 14

Brian and Ranell Hanson, along with Darryl and Vonda Collette, all of Grafton, announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Stephanie Kay Hanson and Evan Nicholas Collette.  More...

Obituaries

Margaret Sorensen

East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Margaret Eleanor Maxine Sorensen, 85, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks on Christmas morning, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at 12:30 a.m. to celebrate with her beloved Stan in Heaven.  More...

Irene Arneson

Henderson, Nevada

Irene Frances Landowski Arneson, age 95, passed away Christmas Eve morning, 2016, at her home in Henderson, Nevada. She was born in rural Drayton on Sept. More...

Sandra ‘Sandy’ Estad

Grafton

Sandra “Sandy” Estad, 69, Grafton, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 3, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Grafton. Burial will be at Grafton City Cemetery. More...

Sports

D-V-E hosts FSHP in region game

Titans fall short to Spartans offense at home

The Drayton-Valley-Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans boys basketball team hosted the Finley- Sharon- Hope- Page (FSHP) Spartans in a Super Region 2 game in Edinburg last Friday.  FSHP’s offense dominated the first quarter, outscoring the Titans by 1 More...

No fear to cheer

Girls basketball player Emily Swanson, right, raises her hands in the air and instructs the Titans student section to follow suit in hopes of raising the boys' morale during the Drayton-Valley-Edinburg boys basketball game against Finley-Sharon-Hope- More...

Boats need new registration

2017 is first year of new three-year period

North Dakota boat owners are reminded that 2017 is the first year of a new three-year registration period.  Boat registrations can be renewed online by clicking on “buy and apply” at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s More...

OH DEER

This young whitetail deer was looking for food at Homme Dam around 3 p.m. Monday while there was a break between two weather systems that dropped another 10 inches of snow in central Walsh County Sunday through Tuesday morning.   More...

Strategies narrow for Life Skills and Transition Center future

Grafton group to lobby state Legislature

GRAFTON – North Dakota’s 65th Legislative Assembly began yesterday and is scheduled to run through April 28. The city of Grafton will have boots on the ground in Bismarck advocating for Life Skills and Transition Center’s (LSTC) future. More...

News

At it again

This Minto resident was busy blowing snow from around a vehicle Tuesday morning. The second of two winters storms within a week blew through the region that dumped 8 to10 inches of snow in the region with 25 to 35 mph winds.   More...

Winter clean up discussed

Droske promoted to assistant police chief

GRAFTON – Grafton Ways and Means Committee (WMC) gathered at city hall Tuesday for their regularly scheduled meeting. More...

Marvin Award of Excellence recipients announced

Marvin Windows and Doors recently announced the Grafton plant’s fourth quarter award of excellence recipients. Receiving the award were Mark Burns and Sarina Redepenning, both Grafton residents, and Tracie Hove of Park River. More...

Happenings

Snow day

After the winter storm subsided Tuesday afternoon, Lily Hanson, left, and Paityn Ziegelmann took advantage of their extra day off from school to make snow forts in a pile of snow located near Grafton Assembly of God Church on the south end of Griggs More...

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, January 5  Grafton Sunshine Senior Citizens Club quarterly meeting, 1:30 p.m., at the senior room located in the Grafton Armory.  More...

‘Blessed Are The Piecemakers’ winter quilt retreat Jan. 20-22

The annual “Blessed Are The Piecemakers” Winter Quilt Retreat will return to Park River Bible Camp the weekend of Jan. 20-22.  More...

Opinion

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Turning another page

The page has turned on 2016 which left most people holding their breath through what should be considered the most bizarre outcome of political theatrics in modern history. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Their announced purpose being “to put Chirst back into Christmas,” members of the Oakwood C.Y.O. proposed and carried out a plan to create a nativity scene in Oakwood. The scene was located across from St. More...

Religion

A rewarding retirement

Lay ministry a good niche for Midgarden

When Karen Midgarden entered semi-retirement she was not looking for another purpose for her life, but God was. The rural Hoople woman has found a niche serving as a lay pastor for her church – Zion Lutheran of rural Hoople.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

God smiling  More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

Happy New Year! Time flies when you’re having fun! We are ready for 2017 and everything the new year brings.  Activities this week  Thursday, Jan. More...