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‘Turn North Dakota Blue’

Health district bringing prevention awareness into the workplace

Routine testing can help prevent colon cancer or find it at early stages, yet it remains the third most common cause of cancer-related death in both men and women living in the United States.  More...

Five generations

Kingston Aguilar is fortunate in having many grandparents and great-grandparents in his family including five generations of Burnetts and four generations of McFarlands. More...

Four generations

Four generations of McFarlands includes, front, Kingston’s great-grandfather Arlyn “Mac” McFarland holding Kingston. Back: Kingston’s mother Cassidey Burnett, grandmother Jen Burnett and great-grandmother Helen McFarland. More...

Obituaries

Doris Braaten

Denver, Colorado

Doris Braaten, 97, Denver, Colorado, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver. No services will be held. Erling and Doris’ ashes will be combined and scattered in a spot they selected in the Colorado Mountains. More...

George E. Latulippe

Fairdale

George E. Latulippe, age 87, of Fairdale, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 25, 2017, at St. Gabriel’s Community in Bismarck, where he had been living since suffering a stroke in 2014. More...

Floyd Gemmill

Fordville

Floyd Gemmill, age 91, of Fordville, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Country Estates Valley Square in Grand Forks.  More...

School

NVCTC celebrates National FFA Week

National officer, food drive, penny war highlight events

North Valley Career and Technology Center’s FFA chapter observed National FFA Week Feb. 19-25 with a variety of activities. More...

Omotunde, Hermanson selected to Academic All State teams

Two area high school seniors have been selected to 2017 North Dakota Class B Academic All-State teams. They will be recognized for their achievement at the state Class B boys basketball tournament.  More...

School Calendar

Thursday, March 2  Midway School parentteacher conferences, 4:30-8 p.m.  Valley-Edinburg School soil conservation prsentation, 9 a.m. at Hoople, 10 a.m. at Crystal.  Friday, March 3  More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

Light Over Darkness  More...

Legislators slice and dice Measure 5

SB 2344 a faint resemblance of voter’s wishes

STATE – North Dakota state legislators have just about completely rewritten voter passed Measure 5, the Compassionate Care Act, and it reflects minimal similarities.  The Compassionate Care Act or now known as SB 2344 which opens North Dak More...

Hoeven, Heitkamp bring flood agencies together in Drayton

Federal groups reassure protection for northeast ND towns

DRAYTON – North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp invited federal agencies and local leaders to a forum last Thursday in Drayton to discuss the spring flood forecast and to reassure aid is standing by.  More...

News

Angel of Hope Memorial project progressing

Fundraising event Saturday in East Grand Forks

The Angel of Hope Memorial (AOHM) project will be the beneficiary of this year’s “March Meltdown Party” at the Boardwalk Bar and Grill - Rivers Edge Lounge in East Grand Forks this Saturday.  More...

Showing a lot of heart

First Care Health Center employees promoted Giving Hearts Day by going “Matchy, Matchy” and encouraging others to do so as well. More...

County Court Report

JANUARY 2017 DISPOSITIONS  Karlin Edward Dahl, Pisek, possession of drug paraphernalia. Defendant shall pay $530 in fines and fees. More...

Happenings

‘Life’s a Circus’ at stamping scrapbooking retreat

“Life’s A Circus” may be the theme for the Park River Bible Camp Scrapbooking and Stamping Retreat, however the weekend is intended to be stress-free and full of fun.  The retreat will be held at the camp Friday, March 24 throu More...

Child Find to identify children with special educational needs

Parents of preschoolers who have concerns about their child’s development are encouraged to participate in Preschool Child Find at Park River Area Elementary School.  More...

Date announced for annual Sunshine Kids Center carnival

Sunshine Kids Center will host its annual spring carnival and egg hunt Saturday, April 15, at the Park River High School, from 10 a.m. to noon, for children through second grade.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Hooded populace

People entertained by criminal themed TV shows are familiar with the procedure of throwing a hood over a victim so they can’t identify their kidnapper or oppressor.  Blindfolds are used by third world terrorists, again so criminals can&rsq More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Yvonne B. Narloch, daughter of Leon Narloch of Minto, and Sylvester A. Lunski of Grafton, son of Mrs. Tom Keeler of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, were married in St. John’s Catholic Church in Grafton. More...

Sports

Lady Aggies earn second trip to state

PR-F-L defeats Thompson for consecutive region championship title

Region 2’s number-one seeded Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies found themselves in the Class B Girls Basketball Super Region 2 championship game for the second consecutive year last Thursday, and were once again lined up against the T More...

Spoilers end season with third place in Region 2

Grafton holds back FSHP in final quarter for a win

Region 2’s number-five seeded Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team played their final game of the Class B Girls Basketball Super Region 2 Tournament against number six seed Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page (FSHP) Spartans in the third place game at Be More...

Grafton ends D-V-E's season

Grafton to face Polar Bears Monday

The Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team took another step forward toward defending their Region 2 championship title Tuesday after defeating the Drayton-Valley-Edinburg Titans in a play-in game 75-39.  More...