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TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS

The past couple of weeks have been a psychological test for area tulips. A few blooms have been found along a southern facing wall in Park River Tuesday as temperatures reached the low 60s.   More...

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Community

A woman of many talents

Anna Kalgard brings her art to life at AKK Unique Gifts

Anna Kalgard’s life story is one of success, facing challenges and finding love again. Her most recent chapter is that of starting a new life in a new country and awakening her many hidden talents along the way.  More...

Harkison, Haug choose Landstad Church for wedding

Diane D. Harkison and Don Haug, both former Grafton residents, have chosen Landstad Church located at Heritage Village in Grafton as the venue for their June wedding. Don attended the church when he was a young boy.  More...

Ritteman, Thompson announce engagement, wedding plans

Quinnlyn Michael Ritteman and Andrew Douglas Thompson announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.  Quinn is the daughter of Cynthia and Michael Ritteman of Lakota. Andy is the son of Kay and Doug Thompson of Park River. More...

Obituaries

Todd Ballinger

Grafton

Todd O’Brian Ballinger, 54, of Grafton, peacefully went back home to Heaven on April 28, 2017, at his home in Grafton. Toddy was born on St. More...

Elizabeth Williamson

Valley City

Elizabeth Ann Williamson, age 101, of Valley City and formerly of Grafton, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Sheyenne Care Center of Valley City.  More...

Donald Casement

Bemidji, Minnesota

Donald Casement, 87, Bemidji, Minnesota, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Nielson Place in Bemidji.  Services were held Monday, May 1, at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home in Bemidji. Burial was Tuesday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Fordville. More...

School

Acalympics accolade

Park River Area team repeats as state champions

There is just one team listed as champions in the history of the Class B Large School division of the state Acalympics competition sponsored by the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals – that being Park River Area High School More...

FCCLA students attend state conference

Eight members of the Grafton chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), along with their adviser, Amber Carlson, recently participated in the 72nd Annual State Leadership Conference in Bismarck April 23-25.  More...

Emma Narloch, McKenna Cole place in KNDC poster contest

Keep North Dakota Clean ( KNDC), partnering with Newman Outdoor Advertising, recently announced state winners of the 49th Keep North Dakota Clean Poster and Digital Media contests. More...

Business as usual at Walsh County Social Services

State looks at reshuffling fiscal responsibility

COUNTY – Walsh County Social Services director Twila Novak says it is business as usual at the Social Services office in Grafton regarding Senate Bill 2206 which reshuffles fiscal responsibility for services from the county to the state.  More...

Flood diversion bids start to come in lower than expected

City to prosecute minor marijuana cases

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

Regulations limit bridge project options

Tax obligations questioned by Adams man

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

News

Moms let the dogs out

A few Minto second graders were selected to pull a family member out of the crowd to show off their dance moves to “Who Let The Dogs Out” during the Minto Elementary spring concert on Tuesday. More...

Minto couple sentenced in child neglect cases

Slominskis plea bargain for probation

Steven J. Slominski andRebecca L.Slominski, both from Minto, were arrested Jan. More...

Walsh County Record earns “Best of the Dakotas” award

Staff wins 2016 Sweepstakes Award at NDNA/SDNA joint convention

The Walsh County Record editorial and advertising staff won the “Best of the Dakotas” award and the Sweepstakes Award, second place for General Excellence and 51 individual awards in the North Dakota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper More...

Happenings

GPS to participate in National Bike to School

Grafton Public School students will participate in National Bike to School Day Wednesday, May 10. The event will get underway at 7:30 a.m., in the parking lot at St. John’s Catholic Church.  More...

Shopping extravaganza to feature 49 vendors

Drayton Booster Club’s seventh annual Pre-Mother’s Day Shopping Extravaganza will feature 49 vendors – offering something for everyone – when doors open for business Saturday, May 13, at Drayton Public School. More...

Crystal Park Board to serve breakfast on Mother's Day

The Crystal Park Board breakfast will be held Sunday, May 14, at the school in Crystal.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  Bob Amstrup, Park River county extension agent, estimated about five percent of the county’s wheat acreage for the year had been planted, mostly in the southeastern corner of the county.  More...

Defining property tax relief

Where does the saying, “Pull the wool over someone’s eyes,” come from?  Many references trace back to the 1700s when people used to don elaborate white wigs, which looked woolly. More...

Sports

Lady golfers take a swing at Hillcrest

Grafton finishes in second

Lady golfers in the area competed on Hillcrest Golf Course for a Region 3 girls golf meet on Tuesday afternoon.  The Grafton Spoilers team took home an overall score of 471 for second place, following behind Langdon with a 409 for first.  T More...

PR-F-L, Grafton hit the field

Grafton junior Riley Hanson, right, attempts to score on a sacrifice bunt in the top of the sixth inning with the Spoilers leading 2-1. More...

Spoilers battle Blue Knights for a win

Grafton starts off strong for quick lead over D-ST-V-E

The Grafton Spoilers headed to St. Thomas on Monday for a Region 4 baseball game against the Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley- Edinburg (D-ST-V-E) Blue Knights.  More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

Ten things everyone should know about the Bible   1. The Bible as we know it today was written by about 40 different authors, many of whom did not know each other. More...

P.E.O. chapters to convene

Olson to represent Park River Q as state treasurer

P.E.O. state chapter president Marcia Foss, Chapter Z, Valley City, will convene the 103rd Convention of North Dakota State Chapter, Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck.  More...