November 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter in the valley

COUNTY–After a light dusting of snow last Thursday the start of winter was apparent when a winter weather advisory was issued last Saturday morning. A band of heavy snow blanketed northeast North Dakota stretching into northwest Minnesota. More...

Special Sections

Community

Accessing ancestry

Carnegie Library’s genealogy nook enhances research

For the 12 years Jill Sanderson has been with Carnegie Regional Library in Grafton, patrons have shown a great interest in genealogy, even more so in the last seven years. More...

Osowski families span five generations

At 100 years young, former Minto resident Mary Osowski is proud to be the matriarch of two five-generation branches of her family. More...

Dabble with Dell

I came across a cake recipe that sounded kind of weird to me. I thought I had better try it to see what it looked and tasted like. It is called Black Devils Food Cake. With a sevenminute frosting it was great – you will love it.   More...

Obituaries

Cecil Novak

St. Thomas

Cecil A. Novak, age 80, of St. Thomas, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at his home in St. Thomas after a brief illness.  More...

Rodney Byron

Mountain

Rodney Byron, 82, Mountain, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held Monday, Nov. 6, at Vikur Lutheran Church in Mountain, with burial in Mountain Cemetery. More...

Janice Dunlop

Miami, Florida

Janice Dunlop, 89, Miami, Florida, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Miami Baptist Hospital.  Services and interment will be held Friday, Nov. 10, at Sarasota National Veterans Cemetery, Sarasota, Florida.  More...

School

Jackie Midgarden - an exceptional educator

Instructional strategist recipient of state award

Jackie Midgarden has dedicated 26 years of her life to a career in education, striving toward a goal of success for each and every student. More...

Preparing for future careers

V-E students attend financial aid night, tour campuses

Parents and students learned the ins and outs of how to pay for college Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Valley-Edinburg High School’s Financial Aid Night. Participants viewed a Bank of North Dakota live demonstration via Facebook Live. More...

Honor Roll

MINTO A Honor Roll Seniors: Christian Coffinet- Crean, Maris Lopez, Alexis Nice, Lili Robinson and Noah Zikmund. Juniors: Mari Castillo, Konner Gerszewski, Morgan Hovde, Veronica Jensen, Daniel LaBounty, Weston Napier and Emily Plutowski. More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

We live in changing times. Harvest is almost complete. A few fields of corn and a few of sunflowers are still standing, but most of the crop is in. We have experienced our first snowfall. More...

Annual Ideas to Action Summit held in Minto

Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford speaks at caucus

MINTO - The 3rd annual Ideas to Actions Summit and Mayors Caucus sponsored by Red River Regional Council (RRRC) gathered at Minto Community Center to recognize businesses and individuals for their contribution toward the betterment of communities. More...

Parking sign on Hill Avenue to be moved

City renews lease with senior citizens

GRAFTON- Grafton Ways and Means and Public Utilities committees held their monthly meeting Monday, Nov. More...

News

Two Minto farmers fined for brown-bagging seed

North Dakota State Seed department levied fines

North Dakota State Seed Department has fined two Minto farmers a total of $12,500 for an illegal farmer-to-farmer transfer of a protected wheat variety.  Minto farmer Brad Narloch, was fined $8,000 for allegedly giving a licensed variety of spri More...

NDDOT uses beet-by product

This state truck was seen on I-29 on Friday morning spraying agricultural-based liquid product as part of NDDOT’s anti-icing procedure. More...

Fill the trunk

Local owner and executive manager of Birchwood Chevrolet Buick Al Berry, left, and Debra Olson, executive director of the Domestic Violence and Abuse Center (DVAC) in Grafton stand in front of a trunk full of toiletries.  More...

Happenings

Teien Covenant Church to host harvest celebration

The congregation at Teien Lutheran Church will host a harvest celebration at the rural Drayton Church on Sunday, Nov. More...

Drayton Lutheran Parish changes worship schedules

Drayton Lutheran Parish, including Drayton Lutheran Church in Drayton and Skjeberg Lutheran Church, rural Drayton, recently announced worship time changes for the two congregations.  More...

What use is a moose at Pembina County Story Hour

Pembina County Story Hour for November will answer this and other questions such as how can it be that “Z is for Moose,” what will you get from “Caraboose the Toothfairy Moose” and what are “Moosekitos?”  More...

Opinion

Small town, big ideas

RECORD EDITORIAL

Last Thursday evening, we held our 3rd annual Ideas to Actions Summit at Minto Community Center with a theme of Small Towns. Big Ideas. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  Tommy Grove of Adams was named grand champion showman at the Little International Livestock Show at the fair and state potato show at Park River.  Approximately 17 percent of the students in grades and high school at Grafton were More...

Sports

Aggies fight to play in championship

PR-F-L comes from behind, defeats MPCG to advance

Number three-seeded Park River-Fordville- Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies lined up against the number two MPCG Patriots in the Super Region 2 semifinals on Tuesday.  After trailing 2-0 in the match, the Aggies offense dominated the court for the next thr More...

Titans face off against Tommies

D-V-E to take on MPCG for third

The number four Drayton- Valley-Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans took on number one seeded Thompson Tommies in the semifinal round of the Super Region 2 volleyball tournament on Tuesday.  The Titans took control of the first set for a win, but fell in th More...

Spoilers take on Burros in final match of 2017

Grafton ends chance to advance at Central Valley

The Grafton Spoilers traveled to Central Valley last Friday night to take on the number-five seeded Hillsboro- Central Valley (H-CV) Burros in a Super Region 2 play-in game with only the winner advancing to the tournament in Park River.  More...