January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

City council discusses landlord utility ordinance with local owners

Midwest Fabrication, LLC tax exemption approved

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

Frying fish for 50 years

St. Thomas Boosters preparing for annual fundraiser

When St. Thomas Booster Club serves their annual walleye fish fry on Saturday, Jan. 28, they will have been frying fish for the event for 50 years. More...

Grafton teen donating tips to school supplies for Haiti

Grafton High School student Claire Suda will travel to Haiti with members of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton and Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Oakwood later this month. More...

Polish National Alliance continues charitable support

Polish National Alliance Lodge 3043 of Warsaw continues it tradition of providing financial support to local nonprofit charities.  More...

Obituaries

Laurence Olson, Jr.

Leesburg, Georgia

Laurence Christopher Olson, Jr., 65, of Leesburg, Georgia, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. More...

Curtis L. Stenberg

Curtis L. Stenberg, son of Ove DeVere Stenberg and Viola A. Stenberg Thoelke was born March 13, 1945, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. More...

John Larson

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

John B. Larson, 70, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Bethany Lutheran Home. More...

School

Washington recognition for Sandi Welch

School counselors acknowledged by Michelle Obama

When Century Elementary School counselor Sandi Welch was selected last spring as North Dakota School Counselor of the Year by the North Dakota School Counselor Association, she became eligible for the national award. Jan. More...

Area students selected for UND honor choirs, band

Several area students were selected to perform with UND honor choirs and honor band Jan. More...

Minto School advances in Samsung STEAM Contest

Minto Public School is one of five North Dakota schools among the nation’s 255 state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a program that encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in More...

Religion

A rewarding retirement

Broker takes her minstry to retirement home

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series regarding women who became involved in lay ministry following long careers in other fields.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

I am writing this on the Feast of Epiphany which is the beginning of an entire church season that focuses on the manifestation of God’s Glory.  More...

Pungent fumes displace county health workers

Sheriff’s department to purchase pickup for hauling evidence

COUNTY – Walsh County Commissioners (WCC) met Tuesday at the courthouse in Grafton for their regular bimonthly meeting. More...

Albrecht hired to follow Maus

Superintendent committee chooses local successor

GRAFTON - Grafton School Board (GSB) met Monday for its regular monthly meeting at the Grafton High School conference room. In attendance were board members Tom Torkelson, Jeff Hermanson, Greg Feltman and Donald Suda. More...

Bridge on Kilowatt Drive at risk

Minto council addresses snow removal complaint

MINTO - While long-disputed issues involving Kilowatt Drive have been resolved, Minto City Council (MCC) is now dealing with news that the county bridge on this route is rated as structurally deficient.  More...

News

Help your letter carrier, clear ice and snow

Buildups can slow or delay mail service

Winter’s recent blast in our region has left behind slippery surfaces, blocked streets and walkways, and snow/ice making it hazardous for letter carriers to deliver mail and packages.  More...

Clearing the way

A member of the Fordville Ridge Runner Club was busy grooming snowmobile trails Tuesday afternoon near Minto. The club is responsible for trails around the Forest River, Minto and Pisek area.   More...

Herrera case moves on to jury trial

GSI charge alleges unconscious victim

Anthony Soliz Herrera Jr., 35, appeared in Walsh County District Court last Wednesday and maintains his innocence. No plea agreement has been reached in the case prompting District Court Judge Richard Geiger to move the case on to a jury trial. More...

Happenings

Entries sought for annual bologna cook-off in Minto

Entries are sought for the 31th annual Harvey Avenue Saloon Bologna Cook-off scheduled for Friday, Jan. More...

Community After Christmas party to be held in Lankin

A community after Christmas party will be held at the Lankin American Legion Monday, Feb. 6, beginning at 7 p.m. with a potluck meal.  More...

Dog Daze at January story hour

For the new year, Pembina County Story Hour will be “going to the dogs.” Delores Dalmation will be reading stories about her friends and relatives, such as “Peek A Book,” “I Didn’t Do It” and “Zoomer.&r More...

Opinion

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Something to chew on

RECORD EDITORIAL

One of the greatest joys a child can have during their elementary school experience is “pizza day” in the school cafeteria, or at least that’s what older generations remember.  Somehow through political osmosis school lunch pro More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Walsh County’s heavy snows during the winter of 1955-56 materially reduced the funds available for road construction and improvement. The $53,989.84 spent for snow removal was charged to the county road and bridge fund.  More...

Sports

Spoilers take down Aggies at home

Grafton remains undefeated in Region 2 with victory

The Grafton Spoiler boys hosted the second game of a Region 2 doubleheader against the Park River- Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies last Saturday in Grafton.  More...

Mustangs continue winning streak

M-M defeats H-NW for first place in Region 2 standings

The Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs hosted a Region 2 boys basketball game against the Hatton-Northwood (H-NW) Thunder after coming off of back-to-back wins over MayPort-CG and Griggs County Central.  More...

Thompson takes first on Central Cass mats

Grafton wrestlers compete in weekend tourney

The Grafton Spoilers wrestling team traveled to Central Cass to compete in the Central Cass Letterman’s Tournament last Friday and Saturday.  The Spoilers finished 14th overall amongst 24 teams.  Austin Thompson took home first in the More...