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MOOSE TRACKS

A female moose makes its way through a snow-covered field amidst a mild flurry of snow last Sunday about three miles northwest of Minto. More...

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Community

Retail therapy

Bingo store big attraction for Sunset residents

Tuesday afternoon a long line of Lutheran Sunset Home residents waited outside the activities room entrance, occasionally looking at their watches. Anyone who visits the home around 2 p.m. More...

Sunny thoughts from Sunset

January 30 - February 3  Monday morning we warmed up with exercise in fitness club. In the afternoon at Money Monday Bingo, Leona was the blackout winner, she was so happy! In the evening we played our second favorite game, card bingo.  More...

Caring for Literacy

First Care Health Center employees donated $231 to the Park River Imagination Library program with proceeds from the Ugly Christmas Sweater event held at First Care in December. More...

Obituaries

Lorna Holand

Park River

Lorna Darlene Holand, age 78, of Park River, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks. More...

Douglas Rerick

Grand Forks

Douglas Rerick, 73, Grand Forks, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, following a long battle with cancer.  Services were held Monday, Feb. 6, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Forks. More...

David Rogalla

Conway, Arkansas

David Rogalla, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Conway Regional Hospital in Conway, Arkansas.  Services were held Saturday, Feb. 4, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Conway.  More...

School

Taking on the Great Kindness Challenge

GMS students promote awareness amongst their peers

A group of volunteer students at Grafton Middle School (GMS) were instrumental in developing the Great Kindness Challenge held at their school Jan. 23-27. More...

Century’s Happy Campers

Century Elementary is celebrating learning this year with a “Happy Camper” award program. More...

Applications being accepted for Kelsey’s Courage Scholarship

Kelsey’s Courage Non-Profit Scholarship Foundation is once again offering a $500 scholarship to a North Dakota high school senior that is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.  More...

Religion

JuBellation generations

Vistad women dedicated to GLC's bell choir

Three generations of Vistad women dedicate their time and talents to JuBellation – the bell choir at Grafton Lutheran Church. They practice together and stand side by side Sunday mornings as their chimes ring through the sanctuary. More...

Courthouse sewer smell remedies explored

Water breach vote fails prompting complaint

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

Lagoon project gets go ahead from Minto council

Study costs covered in current budget

MINTO - Emphasizing the need to look forward and plan for a possible lagoon stabilization project, two members of the Minto City Council (MCC) voted to authorize an evaluation of the current wastewater ponds.  “We need a little forward thi More...

Grafton Police Department under budget for 2016

Officer turnover rate increases

GRAFTON – Police Chief Anthony Dumas presented the 2016 annual review to city council members on Monday, Feb. 6, at the Public Utilities Committee meeting  More...

News

Roses are....

Jody Schuster, left, and Amber Osowski hold a fresh bouquet of roses Tuesday at Grafton Floral. The floral shop is celebrating their 71st Valentines Day on Feb. 14.   More...

Sex offender moving to Grafton neighborhood

Eide has Level 3 risk assessment

Grafton Police Department (GPD) released the following information Monday regarding a sex offender that is moving into the city of Grafton.  GPD is obligated to release the following information pursuant to North Dakota Century Code 12.1-32-15.& More...

Flaten court date reset

GSI, burglary, assault charges pending

Minto resident Andrew James Lee Flaten, age 26, faces charges of gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony along with burglary and simple assault, a Class B felony and a Class A misdemeanor.  Flaten’s court date of Feb. More...

Happenings

Relay For Life 2017 kick-off meeting Thursday in Grafton

Walsh County Relay For Life committee members will host the 2017 Relay For Life kick-off meeting Thursday, Feb. More...

PRA preschool, kindergarten registration planned Feb. 20-24

Registration will be held for all pre-school and kindergarten students who will attend the two programs in the Park River Area School system this fall. Parents should register their children Monday, Feb. 20 through Friday, Feb. More...

Spud bar fundraiser Feb. 12 at P.R. Good Samaritan Center

The annual Good Samaritan Society Spud Bar Dinner is Sunday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Tomato, tomahto

Political word games are as old as the pronunciation preference of the word tomato, tomahto.  Politicians are famous for language trickery when making and keeping campaign promises.  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  According to figures compiled at the city auditor’s office, a total of 23 permits for new residences were granted in 1956 by the Grafton City Council, proving the city was growing.  Walsh County ranked fourth in all wheat pr More...

Sports

Wrestlers begin regionals in Cavalier

Spoilers face three different teams

The Grafton Spoilers wrestling team traveled to Cavalier last Saturday to compete in region duals at Cavalier.  More...

Grafton takes down Aggies

Spoilers control second half

Region 2’s number-two seeded Grafton Spoilers traveled to Park River to compete against the number-seven Park River- Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies in the first game of a Region 2 doubleheader on Tuesday. More...

G-PR sweeps past KCC

Spoilers dominate Bearcats on the road

The Grafton- Park River (G-PR) Spoilers hockey team t raveled to Kittson County Central ( KCC) to face the Bearcats on the ice last Thursday.  The Spoilers started strong, taking a 3-0 lead after the first period and were able to maintain their More...