April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Minto council delays decision on gravel bids

Hockey rink lots donated to the city

MINTO - Minto’s City Council, due to lack of a quorum at their regularly scheduled meeting, met after the city’s board of equalization meeting on Wednesday, April 19.  More...

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Community

Climbing the ladder to success

UMC Relay For Life team adding bling to bags as fundraising strategy

Unity Medical Center’s Relay For Life team is climbing the ladder to successful fundraising for Walsh County's annual event to benefit the American Cancer Society.  More...

County 4-H’ers attend aerospace camp

Eight Walsh County 4-H youth participated in the 4-H Aerospace Camp. This 4-H special interest program for youth was held in Grand Forks on April 9.  More...

SNL recognizes Choice

SNL Financial, an offering of S&P Global Market Intelligence, released its 2016 rankings of the best-performing community banks in the United States with assets between $1B and $10B. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Shannon

Grafton

Kenneth Lee Shannon, age 73, of Grafton, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Unity Medical Center of Grafton. More...

Dean Young

Drayton

Dean Young, 87, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks. More...

Allen Eide

Mesa, Arizona

Allen Eide, 85, died Thursday, March 30, 2017, at his home in Mesa, Arizona. More...

School

High school musicians seeing stars

High scores at region advance students to state

Area students were seeing stars at the Region 3 Small Group Music Contest held at Mayville State University on Tuesday, April 11. More...

Topping off the season

Area speech teams heading to state competition

Area school speech teams will top off their 2017 season this weekend when qualifiers compete at the North Dakota State Class B Speech Competition in Mandan Saturday. More...

Valley-Edinburg fifth grader winner in calendar art contest

AmyLee Curry, a fifth grade student at Valley-Edinburg Middle School in Crystal, was among winners of the 2017 Ag in the Classroom (AITC) Calendar Art Contest. Curry’s artwork will be featured for the month of June.  More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

Who is the world’s most polarizing figure?   More...

Grafton Baptist Church to host missionary Cliff Sims

Grafton Baptist Church will host missionary Cliff Sims who will speak at the church Sunday, May 7, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.  More...

National Day of Prayer to be observed in Park River

Victory Free Lutheran Church in Park River invites area residents to join them as they observe National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 4, from noon to 1 p.m., at the church in Park River.  More...

UMC upgrades to cutting-edge CT diagnostic technology

Hospital receives $400,000 grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust

GRAFTON – Unity Medical Center (UMC) is excited to announce they have been the chosen recipient of three separate grants totaling $753,700. More...

Each piece has a soul

Eikenberry shares his passion for Maloof-inspired rockers

NASH – Bruce Eikenberry, from rural Grafton, finds peace and joy through creating exquisite Sam Maloof-inspired rocking chairs in his workshop just north of Nash.  More...

News

Stop the train

Five wheat-carrying train cars derailed south of Grafton last Wednesday according to reports from the Walsh County Sherriff’s Department. No one was injured in the incident. More...

Sex offender moving to Grafton neighborhood

McNelis has a Level 3 risk assessment

Grafton Police Department (GPD) released the following information last Thursday regarding a sex offender that is moving into the city of Grafton.  GPD is obligated to release the foll owing information pursuant to North Dakota Centur y Code 12. More...

Walsh County Veterans Service Office

Improvements to crisis line  The Veterans Crisis Line was under some pressure of its own last year. It wasn’t handling its call volume very well. More...

Happenings

Family Fun Night Sunday at Our Saviour’s in Grafton

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church will host Family Fun Night featuring bingo and tacos this Sunday, April 30, at the church in Grafton.  Evening entertainment will begin with bingo from 5-6 p.m. More...

Recycled treasures offered at P.E.O. Spring Into Junque sale

Park River P.E.O. More...

Master Gardener to conduct pollinator garden class May 4

Master Gardener Heather Szklarski will teach a pollinator gardening class Thursday, May 4, at the NDSU Extension- Walsh County office in Park River, beginning at 6 p.m.  Anyone interested in learning how to plant a pollinator garden to provide h More...

Opinion

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Community reputation challenged

RECORD EDITORIAL

Cities, like people, have reputations to uphold.  Having a sense of pride in your community is the first step in giving a town character.  That leads to the question, “What is the difference between character and reputation?”&nb More...

Turning back the clock

60 years Hundreds of rural pupils of Walsh County with their teachers and parents filled the Grafton Central School auditorium when they met for the annual rural “Rally Day” activities. More...

Sports

Boys golf gets underway at Fair Oaks

Park River takes second place, Grafton fourth in opener

Region 3 boys golf season got underway last Thursday at Fair Oaks Golf Course in Grafton. More...

Aggies take down Mustangs at home

PR-F-L dominates at the plate to remain undefeated

The undefeated Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies hosted the Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs for a Region 4 baseball game on Vern Halvorson Field in Park River last Thursday. More...

Athletes travel to compete in Mayville

D-V-E boys finish seventh, Grafton girls take eighth

Track and field athletes from the Grafton Spoilers and Drayton-Valley-Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans traveled to Mayville last Saturday to compete in a Class B track meet.  The Grafton girls finished in eighth place with 34 points followed by the Lady More...