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GOOSE OR GANDER

Three Canada geese take flight over a wheat field west of Grafton Friday morning. Canada geese are protected from hunting and capture outside of designated hunting seasons in the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.   More...

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Community

Sharing good will through song

Three local youth tour Europe with music group

A group of more than 400 talented young musicians from North Dakota and Montana recently toured parts of Europe, sharing good will through song. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

Please come out to join us for our garden party on Sunday, Aug. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. We will have BBQ pork on a bun, potato salad, baked beans and watermelon. Music will be provided by The K- Street Band. More...

Sunny news from Sunset

July 24-28  Monday morning fitness started our week. In the afternoon Money Monday Bingo fattened up our accounts for the bingo store. Then Pastor Chris led a Bible study before supper. In the evening we played card bingo.  More...

Obituaries

Richard Van Camp

Drayton

Richard Keith Van Camp, 70, of Drayton, passed away early Friday morning at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.  More...

Mona Szklarski

Grafton

Mona Szklarski, 52, Grafton, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, following a battle with liver disease.  Services were held Saturday, July 29, at St. More...

Allan Sitzer

Minto

Allan Dexter Sitzer, age 31, of Minto, passed on to his eternal hunting and fishing grounds on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Minto.  More...

School

Winners in knowledge gained category

Rudnik, Shereck attend National FBLA Leadership Conference

The 2017 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference was a three-peat for Paige Rudnik, as well as an opportunity to mentor freshman member Kennedy Shereck. More...

Sports

Pirates win state title

Pirates pull ahead in the fifth

After their first tournament loss on Saturday, the Park River Pirates came back with a vengeance for a victory Sunday afternoon during the North Dakota state Class A American Legion baseball tournament. More...

Volleyball summer league tournament

Sierra Jenson,Drayton Valley-Edinburg, spikes a ball over the Park River block during last Wednesday's summer volleyball league tournament in Park River. More...

Park River falls in eight

Errors add up in Park River loss

After winning their first tournament games against the Bismarck Capitals, Casselton and Kindred, the Park River Pirates advanced to play the Bismarck Representatives Saturday afternoon at the North Dakota state Class A American Legion baseball tourna More...

Pavement grinding to start next week

Hill Avenue project nearly complete

GRAFTON – A brief “Cone Zone” update meeting was held via telephone Tuesday with Jason Peterson from North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) who reported that progress is a little ahead of schedule.  More...

Public comments wanted

Supreme Court explores moving Walsh County Judgeship

GRAFTON – Following the filing of the order and dissent in the vacancy in Judgeship No. More...

Soils committee comes to agreement

Crop land valuation formula approved

PARK RIVER – Walsh County Soils Committee ( WCSC) met Wednesday, July 26 at the USDA conference center in Park River and found common ground valuating cropland that representatives from the eastern and western parts of the county could agree on More...

News

State sentencing changes burdensome to counties

Booster seats required for short teens

GRAFTON – Changes are coming soon for a defense lawyer near you. Several North Dakota laws and penalties will be updated Aug. 1 and below are a few of them.  Car booster seats  More...

Bike safety stop

A bicycle safety and inspection event was held Friday at Marvin Windows and Doors in Grafton. Members of the Grafton Police Department, along with Marvin Safety Committee members, gave away free drinks and had a drawing to give away bike helmets. More...

I solemny swear

Grafton Police Chief Tony Dumas, left, welcomes Deputy Chief Brian Erovick to the Grafton Police Department after a swearing in ceremony held at the Walsh County Law Enforcement Center July 13. More...

Happenings

Online registration open for Grafton students

Grafton Public School online registration for 2017- 2018 is open. Parents should check their mail for their student’s online log-in credentials. More...

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...

Police Blotter

July 24, 8:17 a.m., animal complaint on Hill Avenue.  July 24, 10:25 a.m., report of a traffic accident in the Zip Trip parking lot. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Blue in the face

RECORD EDITORIAL

North Dakota’s most powerful law is the right to petition a ballot measure. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  High temperatures were reported to have quickened the ripening of grain in this area, particularly in the fields seeded late, with the result that the heads have failed to fill, brining the weight and quality down tremendously.  More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

A Pauline “Tweet”  More...