July 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Jail costs rising for Walsh County

Pay raises may burden taxpayers

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

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Community

Peculiar produce

Minto man has never seen this in 60 years of gardening

In his 60 years of gardening, Tom Gerszewski has never seen anything quite like this before. More...

Monsebroten, Jacobsen to exchange vows Aug. 5

Ross and Deb Monsebroten of Grafton announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel, to Micah Jacobsen, son of Dennis and Christie Jacobsen of Burlington.  Rachel is a 2015 graduate of Grafton Public School and a 2017 graduate of Associ More...

Hoves to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Gary and Judy Hove of Grafton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house on Saturday, July 22, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Park River American Legion. More...

Obituaries

Wanda Daley Petitclerc

Sherman Oaks, California

Wanda Petitclerc, 72, of Sherman Oaks, California, died Thursday, April 6, 2017.  More...

Frank Votava

Grafton

Frank Votava , 98, Grafton, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Unity Medical Center of Grafton.  Services were held Monday, July 10, at Tollefson Funeral Home in Grafton, with burial in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. More...

Raymond ‘Am’ Woods

Grand Forks

Raymond J. “Am” Woods, 94, of Grand Forks, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks.  More...

School

Criminal consequences

Field trip takes students to jail, district court

Grafton Migrant School teacher Rose Carlson brought the criminal justice system to life for her fifth and sixth grade students last week with a trip to jail and district court. More...

Take Note

Several area residents were among nearly 2,000 students receiving degrees during UND spring commencement ceremonies. Undergraduate and graduate ceremonies were held May 13, medical school commencement on May 14 and the law school ceremony on May 6. More...

Joshua Vogsland awarded NDSU scholarship

Joshua Vogsland recently received the NDSU Kermit B. Davison Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,720. The scholarship recognizes high academic achievement.  More...

Religion

Knox Presbyterian Golf Fundraiser tees off at Fair Oaks

Annual event raises revenue for church projects

Knox Presbyterian Church in Minto held its annual golf fundraiser Friday, July 7, at Fair Oaks Golf Course in Grafton. Thirteen teams were able to participate in the nine-hole scramble.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Many of you know that I returned to Walsh County to serve at St. Mary’s in Park River and St. Luke’s in Veseleyville last July and then flew off to spend four months in Jerusalem (September through December).  More...

WEATHER BUILDS QUICKLY TUESDAY

Hail, tornadoes reported

COUNTY – Severe weather developed Tuesday afternoon over the northeast corner of the state. A funnel cloud was reported two miles east-northeast of Fairdale around 6:30 p.m. More...

Sweet results for lagoon study

Expensive dredging not required

MINTO – Results are in and it’s good news for the City of Minto. More...

Train crossing closures approved

Policeman returns to patrol Grafton

GRAFTON – Grafton City Council (GCC) met Monday at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall for their regular monthly meeting. More...

News

Grafton hosts ND League of Cities meeting

Mayor West winds down president tenure

North Dakota League of Cities (NDLC) held their regular meeting in Grafton June 29-30. More...

Around the County

Dates to remember  July 25: Soil Salinity demonstration tour, 4 p.m., Extension office in Park River.  July 25: Walsh County Extension Plot Tour, Extension office in Park River, 6 p.m.  Stripe rust and scab  More...

Another step forward in soils equalization process

Minimum and maximum values set

Walsh County Soils Committee ( WCSC) came together Monday at the USDA Ag Center in Park River to discuss agricultural land valuation and evaluate a breakdown of Major Land Resource Areas (MLRA) values and Productivity Index (PI) numbers presented by More...

Happenings

St. John’s invites children to vacation Bible school

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Grafton invites area children to “Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School: Created by God, Built for a Purpose.”  An end of summer event, Maker Fun Factory VBS will be hosted at St. More...

Thrive church plans block party July 22 in Grafton

Thrive Community Church is hosting a block party in Grafton on Saturday, July 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Riverfest's 20th celebration to begin Thursday, July 13

Drayton Riverfest, Drayton’s 20th annual summer celebration, begins Thursday, July 13, with a firemen’s burger night and Valley Cruisers car show.  Friday features a morning golf tournament and afternoon games and refreshments on the More...

Opinion

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Tourists go fly a kite

RECORD EDITORIAL

Summertime festivals in North Dakota have become as traditional as Santa Claus delivering presents to good kids on Christmas morning. Traditions are hard to break, but sometimes traditions simply die out for lack of freshness. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  A new clarinet and a purse, taken from a Grafton hotel room, were recovered at Finley, ND, by Sheriff Orville Olson who stopped at Finley on a return trip from Jamestown.  A joint session of the Walsh County and Pembina County com More...

Sports

Spoilers fall short to Pirates

Park River takes early three-run lead against Grafton

Spectators lined the fences of Vern Halverson Field in Park River for Monday’s Class A American Legion baseball game between the Grafton Spoilers and the Park River Pirates. More...

SISTER 'BOHN'DING IN THE DIRT

Twin sisters climb together for the first time

As the sun beat down on the Forest River, spectators came from near and far to watch the annual Eagle Ridge Motorcycle Club (ERMC) Hillclimb. The river runs through the area separating fans from climbers, making for a picturesque setting. More...

10U Baseball league tournament

Ben Gudajtes of Minto-Midway's 10U baseball team pitches during Sunday's final league tournament in Grafton. Minto-Midway placed fourth. More...