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Grafton water department embarks on major project

City doing inventory of lead service lines

GRAFTON—Grafton Water Department Superintendent Kevin Sevigny is hoping to not be underwater when it comes to upcoming federal regulations regarding lead service lines.  “It hasn’t been released as to when exactly we will need More...

Girl Scout troop grows in numbers

Gearing up for cookie season

Girl Scout Troop 20730 has grown from four girls to 11.  The Girl Scouts have learned about Juliette Gordon Low, (founder of Girl Scouts in the United States), they have participated in fun local events, including a random acts of kindness chall More...

Stress and health in farming and ranching

Agriculture work often results in stress-related conditions

Farming/ranching has long been one of the more stressful and dangerous occupations, but also has its share of rewards and satisfactions. More...

Obituaries

Samuel Thiel

Minto

Samuel G. Thiel, age 56 of Minto, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, due to severe complications from diabetes.  More...

Dennis Thom

Cavalier

Dennis Thom, 75, Cavalier, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Wedgewood Manor in Cavalier. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan . 1 6 , at 11 a.m. at Trinity Methodist Church in Cavalier. More...

Janet Bina

Grafton

Janet Bina, 76, Grafton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Essentia Health Medical Center in Fargo, after fighting a six-year battle with cancer.  More...

School

Lil Spuds planted in Tater Town

New daycare facility opens at Hoople school

When Lil Spuds Childcare Director Jennifer Lang moved to Walsh County, she saw a need for childcare in the area right away.  “ When my family and I moved up to the area, we knew the only down part was going to be finding daycare,” sh More...

Building confidence at Grand Forks conference

Editor’s note: This article was written and submitted by North Valley Career and Technology Center student Kennedy Shereck.  More...

Grafton speech takes first, state qualifies two

The Grafton speech team recently placed first at an Enderlin tournament and had two students qualify for state.  Alaina Droog took first and state qualified in prose as well as placing fourth in EPR, while Josh Sunstrom placed first and state qu More...

Religion

Visiting her 'God Child'

Grafton graduate travels to Guatemala to help children

While many students spent their Christmas break binge watching Netflix, Amanda Erickson, a 2018 graduate of Grafton High school, traveled to Antigua, Guatemala, with eight fellow University of Minnesota Rochester students. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Over the course of my life, I have been asked one question more than any other, “How can I know if I am going to heaven?”   More...

Finding ways to protect soil health

Wind erosion causing problems in Walsh County

COUNTY—Approximately 60 farmers/ranchers and other people with ties to local agriculture were at the Alexander House in Park River to listen to an all-star lineup of NDSU professionals talk about soil health. More...

Water board continues to clean up Park River

Legislature cuts funding for project

COUNTY – Walsh County Water Resource Board (WCWRB) has embarked on another phase of its snag and clear project along the Park River.  According to WCWRB Chairman Daryl Campbell, the project started four years ago a couple of miles east of More...

News

Park district had profitable 2018

Utility costs increase at Centennial Center

Grafton Parks and Recreation (GPR) learned at their regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, Jan. More...

Gift of giving

Grafton Kiwanis President Dave Petersen, right, recently presented Deacon Mike Grzadzielewski a $1,195 check for the Walsh County Food Pantry and another $1,150 check for the BackPack Program for Century Elementary School in Grafton.   More...

Police respond to firearm domestic call

Bond set at $7,500 cash

Brian Matthew Mlcoch, 44, has been charged with terrorizing and felonious restraint as a result of a domestic incident that occurred Dec. 21 in Grafton. Both charges are Class C felonies.  More...

Happenings

St. Thomas fish fry

On Saturday, Jan. 26, from 4 to 9 p.m. walleye fillets will be served at St. Thomas Legion and Matty’s with take-out orders offered at St. Thomas Cafe from 4 to 7:30 p.m. No calls for takeout before 3:30 p.m.  More...

Old fashion pie social

Grafton Kiwanis club is hosting a free will offering pie social at Lutheran Sunset Home. Anyone can come out from 2 to 4 p.m. for visiting and a variety of pies. All proceeds will go to helping kids in the community.   More...

Park River Blood Drive

A blood drive sponsored by St. Mary’s Catholic Church will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Park River American Legion Main Room. More...

Opinion

Capital clips

Defining ‘marijuana’ draws a capitol crowd   House Bill 1113 regarding the scheduling of controlled substances is usually a bill that passes without notice. More...

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Upset the feds  More...

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Sports

Hankey rolls with the herd

Park River graduate makes history in Bison's seventh championship win

Jackson Hankey made a name for himself in Walsh County with his powerful performance as a linebacker for the Park River- Fordville-Lankin Aggies football team and helped guide them to back-to-back state championships.  More...

G-PR wins it in overtime

Spoilers host Packers in EDC game, score is tied four times

The Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers hosted an East Region hockey game against the West Fargo (WF) Packers last Friday. They took a 2-0 lead in the second period but the game was tied four times after that, eventually forcing an overtime. More...

Spoilers get big win on the road

Number three Grafton takes down number one Thompson

The Grafton Spoilers traveled to Thompson on Tuesday as number three in state Class B polls to take on the number-one ranked, undefeated Tommies.  More...