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Walsh County Veterans Memorial takes shape

Fundraising efforts to begin soon

GRAFTON – Walsh County has had a long history of honoring its veterans. From the Old Soldier’s Monument at the courthouse, honoring soldiers who fought in the Spanish-American War and continuing throughout the 20th Century.  More...

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Community

Passing the torch

Brent's Pit Stop opens as Jim Molde retires

As the saying goes, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ Unless it’s your car, in which case you could take it to Brent’s Pit Stop at 740 Hill Avenue in Grafton.  More...

Trick or treat . . . at Lutheran Sunset Home

Trick or treating at Lutheran Sunset Home on Halloween is 5-year-old Asher Smallbeck, getting a treat from resident Elaine Thrugstad. More...

Agri-Women conference draws 163 attendees

The 36th annual Harvest of Knowledge Agri-Women’s Conference was held Oct. 26 at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks with 163 people in attendance. The attendees ranged in age from a 15-year-old high school student to a 101-year-old farmer.  More...

Obituaries

Gerald ‘Jerry’ C. Puppe

Sept. 1, 1938 – Oct. 29, 2018

Gerald C. Puppe was the son of Arthur and Bernice Puppe, born in Hensel, where he attended Walsh County Agriculture School. He played in the band, played football and was class president.  More...

Edward Grunett

Hazen

Edward W. Grunett, 77, of Hazen, passed away peace- fully in his home on Nov. 3, 2018, under the care of Sakakawea Hospice and surrounded by his loving family after a long, courageous battle with cancer.  Funeral services will be held on Nov. More...

Ronald Hagen

Park River

Ronald Hagen, 91, Park River, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.  Services were held Monday, Nov. 5, at Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River, with interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Park River. More...

School

'Amazing singing and energetic dance'

FOB to present “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

“This show has been close to my heart long before they announced it," said lead actress Alaina Droog. Director Stephanie Baldwin said “Our community doesn’t have to go very far to watch amazing talent. More...

Area sophomores attend hands-on career expo

Event highlights opportunities in Red River Valley

Sophomores from Grafton High School were among 1,600 students attending the 7th annual Northern Valley Career Expo on Wednesday, Oct. More...

Navigators of the Week

Grafton Intermediate Elementary’s Navigators of the Week for Oct. 22 to 26 are, front from left, Jose Polanco, Lily Hanson, Julia Heidt, Logan Karr and Jason Gonzalez. More...

Religion

Sunny news from Sunset

Monday morning was time to shape up with fitness class, keeping those arms and legs toned up, and Money Monday Bingo got us using our lungs to shout “bingo” and rake in some tokens. Only a week until the store opens again. More...

Goings on at Good Sam

We had a great Halloween with many trick or treaters coming by to show off their cute costumes. November is here and we are happy to have the political ads off the TV and radio.  Activities this week  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

“October/November Song – The Long Slog”   More...

Moe named to replace Link as recorder

Commission approves part-time position

COUNTY—The first of the year will bring some change to Walsh County Courthouse. More...

Unity Hospital rezoning approved

November declared DECA month

GRAFTON—The site for the Unity Hospital expansion project is zoned and ready to move forward. Grafton City Council on Monday approved the second reading of an ordinance to rezone the property on which the hospital resides.  More...

2018 General Election Results

Tuesday's unofficial results

North Dakota   More...

News

Installation of officers

Grafton’s Kiwanis club recently held its annual installation of officers at Luscious Bistro. Members who helped celebrate the club’s 67 years of service to the community were front, from left, Rita Amiot, Rosemary Christinson, N.D. More...

Trestle over drain to be replaced

Local cost share won't exceed $10,000

The old trestle bridge spanning the width of the Harriott Drain in Minto is entering the winter of its life.  The Walsh County Water Resource Board ( WCWRB) held an emergency meeting Wednesday, Oct. More...

Tebay pleads not guilty to breaking no-contact order

Defense request for 72-hour release to obtain property for surety denied

Nathan Tebay, 40, rural Minto, was arrested Oct. 3 for continuous sexual abuse of a child, which is a AA felony and carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and a minimum of five years. Bond was set at $250,000 cash only on Oct. 5.  More...

Happenings

Blood drive in Grafton

The fall marks the beginning of spending time with family and friends, watching football, celebrating Thanksgiving, the holidays and the New Year. More...

Benefit supper in Drayton

A benefit supper for Zach Lorenzen is Sunday, Nov. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at HG Johnson Memorial Hall in Drayton.  Cost is $20 per family or $5 per person. More...

Christmas bake sale

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Grafton is having a Christmas bake sale Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. until gone. More...

Opinion

Commission rolls dice

RECORD EDITORIAL

The Walsh County Commission on Monday decided to go forward and sign onto a lawsuit being pursued by the Motley Rice Consortium of attorneys in hopes of recouping some of its costs with regard to the opioid crisis.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  A large slug was found in the soil of Fargo, it was well over two inches long and an inch high. When stretched it straightened out to be up to five inches long while it was moving. More...

Sports

Spoilers fall to number one seeded Tommies

Grafton will battle PR-F-L in third place match

The Grafton Spoilers volleyball team took on the undefeated Thompson Tommies in the Class B Super Region 2 semifinals on Tuesday and battled throughout before suffering a 3-0 loss to the tough number one seed.  The loss sends Grafton into the th More...

Aggies unable to beat Patriots in Hillsboro

PR-F-L to compete for third place against Grafton

Region 2’s number three seed Park River- Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies played their second game of the region tournament in Hillsboro against the second place MPCG Patriots on Tuesday in the semifinals.  More...

Demmy dangles tourney nets over $33,000

Winners of the over 30 division in the Demmy Dangles Cancer Tournament were Roc- See-Co captained by Mikey Olson. More...