March 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Flood forecast reduces risk slightly

Freezing temperatures slow regional melting

COUNTY – The level of the Park River at Grafton on Tuesday, was 7.53 feet, according to the National Weather Service. The area’s flood stage is 12.5 feet, and the river has a 50 to 75 percent chance of reaching major flooding by April 1. More...

LSTC closure study fails in Senate

Verification vote voted down 23/22

BISMARCK – Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton was targeted in the North Dakota Senate last Friday and again on Monday with a resolution to study the process of closing the facility down.  More...

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Community

A century of memories for Mary

Minto woman to celebrate 100th birthday Sunday

If someone were to ask Mary Osowski what her secret is to living a long, healthy, happy life, the spunky, petite lady’s reply would be straightforward and simple.  More...

‘Let the Magic Begin’

Park River figure skaters to present show this weekend

Skaters from tots to teens will take to the ice this weekend to present the annual Park River Figure Skating program’s annual show. More...

St. Gianna’s among Giving Hearts Day top 10 finishers

St. Gianna’s Maternity Home inWarsaw was among the Giving Hearts Day top 10 finishers in its category.  St. More...

Obituaries

Eva Nupdal

Cavalier

Eva Nupdal, 89, of Cavalier, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Lutheran Sunset Home, Grafton.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 1 p.m. at United Lutheran Church, Cavalier. More...

Betty Juenke

Crystal

Betty Juenke, 93, Crystal, died Friday, March 3, 2017, at Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.  Services were held Monday, March 6, at Crystal United Methodist Church of Crystal, with burial in the spring at Crystal Memorial Cemetery. More...

Allan Babinski

Minto

Allan J. Babinski, age 79, of Minto, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in York, Nebraska. More...

School

Reaching their full potential

Trio programs help students achieve academic goals

A classroom full of sixth grade students at Grafton Middle School were recently engaged in a conversation regarding how they each could become an organized student in an effort to complete their school work. More...

Noah Heuchert selected to Academic All-state team

St. Thomas High School student Noah Heuchert has been selected to 2017 North Dakota Academic All-State Class B Bronze Team. He will be recognized for his achievement at the state Class B boys basketball tournament. More...

GHS Spoilers of the Month

Grafton High School administrators and staff recently announced the selection of Charles Warren and Cole Rolf as February Spoilers of the Month.  Spoilers of the Month are chosen for showing outstanding attitude, kindness and dedication to acade More...

Religion

Trinity Lutheran honors Eunice Evenson

Open house held for organist who played for 57 years

Present and former parishioners of Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg came together Sunday, Feb. 26, to say thank you to Eunice Evenson for 57 years of dedicated service as church organist.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

A lesson from basketball  Most of you know how much I enjoy basketball. I grew up playing for Fordville- Lankin, and we had a decent team my senior year.  More...

PAINTED PRAIRIE PROMISES

Commuters traveling west on Highway 17 were treated to a colorful sunset over a dormant field west of Grafton. The area has gained approximately 20 minutes of daylight in the last week. More...

City landlords fight for utility benefit

Grafton prepares for spring flooding

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

News

Gray wolf mistaken for coyote

Endangered animal shot west of Edinburg

Authorities have confirmed that an animal wounded by a hunter was indeed a gray wolf, however further tests are needed to determine if the animal is a full blooded gray wolf or a gray wolf-dog hybrid.  More...

March madness

Road conditions deteriorated quickly Tuesday afternoon on Highway 81 south of Grafton. Several cars pulled to the side of the road due to blinding weather conditions. More...

Torres jury trial moves forward

Essig evidence suppression request denied

Martin Bustamante Torres from Grafton appeared in Walsh County District Court Thursday for a pretrial conference before Walsh County District Judge Richard Geiger.  More...

Happenings

Minto Girl Scout troop fundraising for trip

Minto Girl Scout Troop 20135 will host a baked potato fundraiser Tuesday, March 14, to support their trip to Savannah, Georgia, in June.  The event will be held at the Minto Community Center from 5-7 p.m. More...

Family dance, book sale on agenda at Good Sam

The Good Samaritan Society Family Dance (mother/ son or father/daughter) will be held Saturday, March 25, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Far Off Broadway to present ‘Get Witch Quick’ April 4, 6, 7

Grafton High School’s Far Off Broadway cast will present “Get Witch Quick” on the Grafton High School Performing Arts Center stage, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, April 4, 6 and 7, at 7 p.m. nightly.   More...

Opinion

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Flushing money downstream

In the wake of last week’s Drain 87/McLeod Drain public hearing a bit of contention revolved around the question of, “Why should we pay if we don’t see any direct benefit?”  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Dan Zeller and Sharon McIntyre were chosen as “boy and girl” of the month at the Grafton High School. More...

Sports

Hard-fought battle ends Mustangs season

M-M loses three-point lead with slow scoring fourth quarter

The number-six seeded Midway- Minto ( M- M) Mustangs traveled to the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on Monday to compete against the number three May-Port CG (MPCG) Patriots in the quarterfinal round of the Super Region 2 Class B boys basketball tourna More...

Spoilers fall to Burros in rough third quarter

Grafton cuts lead to six in fourth

The Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team took on the number-one seeded Hillsboro- Central Valley (H-CV) Burros in a Super Region 2 semifinal game on Tuesday at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. More...

Lady Aggies take home fifth in Class B tourney

PR-F-L pulls away with five of six free throws in final minute

In their second trip to the girls basketball Class B state tournament, the Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies faced off against the Watford City ( WC) Wolves in the fifth place game last Saturday at the Alerus Center.   More...