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Dates to remember March 17: Private applicator pesticide training, Park River City Auditorium, 9 a.m. March 21: Private applicator recertification only, Extension Office, Park River, 6 p.m. March 30: Private applicator pesticide training, Park River City Auditorium 9 a.m. Wheat midge survey and hoppers We got a bit of positive news this past week. It would seem that it was […]

Pick up those petitions

RECORD EDITORIAL

A wise person once said, “No better time than the present.” That’s the way we feel about the upcoming political season. Currently, there is no better time than to be an instrument of change. In case you haven’t been asked to sign anyone’s petition this is the time of year to get your name on the ballot. From a political […]

Political Cartoon

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Turning back the clock

60 years A car that was stolen from Almer Bjerke’s residence in Grafton was recovered in Park River. The car had apparently been used only for transportation to Park River and was not damaged and nothing in the car was taken. Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Prondzinski of Grafton was presented the Army Commendation Medal as he retired from the United States […]

Totalitarianism vs democracy

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By its actions and through its deeds the world seems pretty accepting of the growing influence of the growing alliance of China and Russia. These totalitarian regimes seem sorta trendy in the world these days. What’s even more wicked is how these leaders flaunt the power they have usurped from their people and condone total control and antihumanitarian dysfunction that […]

Days Gone By

This Record file photo is from Jan. 11, 1962. Scenes such as the one pictured here were common in Grafton and northeastern North Dakota, this one showing a huge drift that piled up near the Ray Demester home after a winter storm hit the Grafton area. Photos for Days Gone By may be mailed to The Walsh County Record, 402 […]

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Dates to remember March 17: Private applicator pesticide training- Park River City Auditorium, 9 a.m. March 21: Private applicator recertification only – Extension Office, Park River, 6 p.m. March 30: Private applicator pesticide training – Park River City Auditorium, 9 a.m. Be prepared for mouse or vole damage in your lawn As I write this, I am looking out the […]

The Browne Report


School daze Just got back from a longish trip with my daughter to tour a boarding school she wants to attend for her junior and senior year. She’s thrilled. I’m not. It’s a boarding school of the arts and my daughter is talented in both music and graphic arts. She has her mother’s opera-quality voice but – thank God – […]

Conway columnist


The downside of the teaching profession If you or your children are considering going into teaching for a career, you might want to reconsider such a decision. First, compared to other college graduates, the salary is only 78 percent of those equally educated. In North Dakota it isn’t competitive with peers. At an average salary of $52,000, the state ranks […]


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