December 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

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Food for a cause

Sisters serve up supper Tuesdays at curling club

Food will be served at the Grafton Curling Club every Tuesday night to raise funds for the Shriners Hospital. The menu includes hamburgers for as little as $5 and french fries as a side for $2. More...

Good Sam gets good marks

Park River facility named high performer

At Park River Good Samaritan Society, a culture of caring and compassion breeds success and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.  U.S. More...

Helping hands

Hansons Auto & Implement employees donated to Walsh County Food Pantry on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Accepting the donation on behalf of the food pantry is Mike Grzadzieleski, center, with Hansons employees Geri Pesek, left, and Megan Elliott.   More...

Obituaries

Charles Arndt

Grafton

Charles Arndt, 66, of Grafton, formerly of Kief, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton. Graveside services will be held at a later date in the Kief City Cemetery.  More...

Leila Walstad

Park River

Leila Yvonne Walstad, age 87 of Park River, passed away Dec. 14, 2018. In a twinkling of an eye, she joined a heavenly choir singing praises to God the father.  More...

Lowell Campbell

Aneta

Lowell Campbell, 69, Aneta, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Aneta Parkview Health Center.  Se r vices we re held Wednesday, Dec. 19, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton. Interment will be at St. More...

School

CLASSROOM CREATORS

Carefully applying frosting to her milk carton for the base of her gingerbread house is Jaylah Mendoza on Tuesday in Megan Hanson's kindergarten class.. More...

Navigators of the Week

Grafton Century Elementary Navigators of the Week for Dec. 3-7 are, front from left, Chanelle Mendoza, LaNeah Vondal, Azure Burley, Soren Olson, Katelynn Benavides and Lia Burns. More...

Going to see Santa's Village

Minto elementary students take a field trip   Minto Public Schools students in kindergarten and second grade visited Santa’s Village in Grand Forks on Wednesday, Dec. 5, and first and third grades went Thursday, Dec. 6. More...

Grafton School District agrees to reorganization discussions with St. Thomas

Governor proposes increases to per pupil funding

GRAFTON—Grafton School Board on Thursday unanimously agreed to enter into negotiations with St. Thomas School District for the purpose of reorganizing the districts.  More...

WinterFest Parade of Lights

Roxane Cameron, left, finds a perfect opportunity to floss in a festive penguin suit while Stacy VanBruggen spreads Christmas spirit to the crowd on the First United Bank float. More...

News

Sheriff’s department receives training on AEDs

Walsh County Emergency Medical Services Council recently purchased eight Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s) for Walsh County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Preliminary hearing set in meth case

Bond remains set at $50,000

Richard Rasmusson, Jr., 38, of Park River on Tuesday, Dec. More...

Dakota Datebook

Ringing the Bells  December 25, 2018 — In 1974, Walsh County resident Kenneth Johnson began a tradition of ringing Trinity Lutheran’s bells each Christmas. More...

Happenings

Break out your ugly sweaters on Friday

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is Friday, Dec. 21. The Grafton and Park River communities will both be participating.  In Grafton, the rules are simple, and participants may even win Grafton Bucks to help with last-minute shopping. More...

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, Dec. 20  Cancer Support Group meeting, 7 p. m., Good Samaritan Apts., Park River.  Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Group meets, 6 p.m., Shananigans. More...

Breakfast with Santa

Stopping by to say hello to Mr. and Mrs. Claus during Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the Grafton Kiwanis Club were Brynnlie, left, and Alyza Mattson.   More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Skate to your heart's content

RECORD EDITORIAL

About the best Christmas present we ever heard of was when General William Tecumseh Sherman gave President Abe Lincoln the city of Savannah, Georgia during the American Civil War in 1964.  More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  Arnold Barclay had taken over management of the Minto Cafe from Madeline Hughes. After he took the position he decided to redecorate the interior from top to bottom. More...

Sports

G-PR loses lead in third, forcing OT

Final 35 seconds detrimental to Spoilers game

The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers led off an East Region game against the Fargo South Shanley Bruins with a powerful start and a 3-0 lead before Shanley capitalized in the final 35 seconds of the third period with a pair of goals 12 seconds apar More...

PR-F-L takes down D-V-E

Brodina fires in 21 points for Lady Aggies

The Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies overpowered the Drayton-Valley- Edinburg (D-V-E) Titans in a Region 2 girls basketball game Monday night in Park River.   More...

Wrestlers compete in Devils Lake

Burns takes first in 113-pound class

The Grafton Spoilers wrestling team traveled to Devils Lake last Saturday to compete in a tournament.  Grafton eighth grader Chance Burns took first the 113-pound class after winning two rounds by fall. More...

Religion

Sharing the merry

Singing at Lutheran Sunset Home are, from left, Makenna Fenner, Elizabeth Nice and Tessa Mattson. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

There is a small suburb of Jerusalem just down from the peak and to the west, by the name of Ein Karem. This town boasts the location of three remarkable places:  More...