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Simply elegant

Five homes on Elmwood Christmas tour this Saturday

Guests attending the annual Historic Elmwood Christmas Tour of Homes this Saturday will experience five homes in Grafton whose holiday décor is best defined as simply elegant, reflective of the people who live within.  Ellen Arnold  1220 Gr More...

Four Generations

This four generation family includes, from left, greatgrandmother Darlene LeBlanc holding her great-granddaughter, two-month-old Jasmine Berg, Jasmine’s mother, Billi Jean LeBlanc and Jasmine’s grandmother Barb Kostrzewski, all of Grafton More...

New Arrival

Jasmine Susan Berg, daughter of Andrew Berg and Billi Jean LeBlanc, both of Grafton, was born Sept. 19, 2017, at Altru in Grand Forks. More...

Obituaries

Emil Kulas

Park River

Emil Kulas, 93, Park River, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 28, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Park River, with burial at Calvary Cemetery of Pa r k River. More...

Michael ‘Randy’ Larkin

Grafton

M. Randy Larkin, 69, Grafton, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at his home.  A memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 27, at All Faiths Chapel on the campus of Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton. More...

Marlys Dusterhoft

Minto

Marlys Dusterhoft, 63, Minto, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at her home in Minto.  Services were held Sunday, Nov. 26, at Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton, with burial at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural St. More...

School

NVCTC Developing Leaders in action

High school students bringing their projects into the community

Don't Refuse to Reuse  Sunshine for the Elderly   More...

Career Ready initiative topic at NVCTC advisory committee meeting

When North Valley Career and Technology Center (NVCTC) advisory committee members gathered on Nov. 14, they were welcomed by NVCTC director Michael Hanson. More...

Honor Rolls

PARK RIVER AREA  A Honor Roll  Seniors: Britton Bina, Kaitlyn Blake, Gretchen Brummond, Sawyer Cudmore, Jacob Erovick, Jacob Ham, Ian Helgeson, Zach Hell, Jace Jehlicka, Beatrice Kjelland, Annie Koenig, Julia Koppang, Kristen Larson, Tom Ma More...

Religion

A dream close to reality

Gala shy of $200,000 goal, matching funds still available

By anyone’s standards, the Sowing Seeds For Haiti Gala held Nov. 3 at St. John’s Catholic Church was a success. The fundraiser for a school in Haiti brought in a grand total of $147,170, shy of the goal of $200,000. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

At the end of the year, many Christians celebrate Jesus as King of the Universe who will come at the end of time. More...

CLOUD NINE

Stratus clouds hover over this red shed during a winter sunset earlier this month, two miles north of Minto. Stratus clouds indicate drizzle or snow grains and are lower-level clouds characterized by horizontal layering with a uniform base.   More...

Minto mayor resigns

Council to decide next steps at Dec. 11 meeting

MINTO –Lane Kelley, mayor of Minto, resigned his post in mid- November due to a change in residence. Kelley, in his second term as mayor, said he enjoyed his time as mayor and wishes the city and its residents the best in the future.  More...

News

Two vehicle crash near Park River claims life

Accident on Highways 17, 32

A Walsh County veterinarian died in an accident involving a semi in Walsh County.  More...

United Blood Services blood drive successful

Grafton Fine Arts Club has sponsored a successful blood drive. The blood drive was held in Grafton on Nov. 14. More...

Excellence award winners at Marvins

Marvin Windows and Doors recently announced the Grafton plant’s fourth quarter J. Todd Laxdal Award of Excellence winners. They are Barb Tanke, Sonya Garza and Nick Mathern.  More...

Happenings

Spaghetti feed benefit Dec. 15 for Brian Misialek

A Spaghetti feed benefit is planned for Brian Misialek on Friday, Dec. 15, from 5-8 p.m., at the Minto Community Center located at 114 Harvey Avenue in Minto. More...

Potato bar, bake sale fundraiser for Chris Larson

A potato bar and bake sale benefit for Christopher Larson will be held Sunday, Dec. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Federated Church in Grafton.  More...

Breakfast benefit planned for victims of Park River home fire

A pancake and sausage benefit brunch will be held Sunday, Dec. 10, for the Allen Beck family who lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire on Nov. 17.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Everyone should have insurance

RECORD EDITORIAL

A few years ago at holiday time I ran into a longtime friend. He had lost a lot of weight and I thought looked good. Sadly, looks were deceiving. He told me of his esophageal cancer and great difficulty eating. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Quarterly payments, from the state tuition fund, were being distributed among Walsh County schools on the basis of the number of persons of school age listed on a report from A.G. Strand, Walsh County superintendent of schools.  More...

Sports

Lady Spoilers open season in Langdon

Grafton outrebounded by Cardinals

The Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team opened their 2017-18 season on Tuesday in Langdon against the Langdon- Edmore- Munich (L-E-M) Cardinals in a non-region game. More...

Grapplers prep for upcoming meet

Photos by Chelsea J. Wysocki LEFT: Grafton wrestling assistant coach Clayton Dahl, center, demonstrates a hold on Rey Rios while Malik Weasel watches intently. More...

Spoiler fall athletes awarded

2017 Grafton volleyball players who received awards in the fall sports ceremony are, from left, Eliza Carignan (279 digs, 42 aces), Amanda Erickson (spark plug), Dezirae Bruce (most improved), Amiya More...