Caroline Olson


Caroline Olson, 49, Edinburg, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks. Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg is in charge of arrangements. Caroline J. Shephard was born July 17, 1968, in Grafton, the daughter of George Albert and Eileen (Bjornson) Shephard. She grew up north of Edinburg and graduated from Edinburg High School in 1986. She married […]

Turning back the clock

60 years T. Wendell Walker was elected president of the Grafton Chamber of Commerce at the regular meeting of the organization. He succeeded Paul Torgerson. Dakota Refrigeration Appliance Company in Park River held a sale for Christmas specials including 13 cubic foot refigerator and freezer combined for $438.88, home freezers for $269.95 and a big family-size refrigerator for $198.88. Wally […]

Net Neutrality


” What one does and what one says is a pretty good criterion of what one is.”— Rilie R. Morgan, Nov. 7, 1923 (Editors note: This editorial is a reprint the paper ran earlier this year. We though it was appropriate to inform since it has passed in Washington, D.C.) The internet has brought about some of the most significant […]

Political Cartoon

City Court Report

NOVEMBER 2017 DISPOSITIONS Raul Garcia, Grafton, DUI. Defendant shall pay a $1,500 fine, $250 indigent recoupment, $125 court administration fee and $25 victim assistance fee. Sentenced to 20 days in the Walsh County Correction Center, all suspended for one year on condition defendant has no further criminal violations of law, obtains an alcohol evaluation, attends DUI classes, participates in the […]

Toni Monsebroten


Toni P. Monsebroten, 69, Edinburg, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at First Care Health Center of Park River. Services were held Friday, Dec. 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Edinburg, with burial in the church cemetery. Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg was in charge of arrangements. Toni P. Talbot, daughter of Sterling and Ruth (Stenslie) Talbot, was born Oct. 10, […]

Brian Misialek


Brian Allan Misialek, age 58, passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 21, 2017, in his home surrounded by his family. Brian was diagnosed in October 2017 with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a rare brain disease that affects only one in one million people. Brian was truly a one in a million man. Brian Allan Misialek was born the son of Leo and Genevieve […]

From the Pastor’s Desk

How Christmas defeated evil As I sat down to prepare for this column, I began thinking about Christmas and the end of the year. I pondered some of the recent news headlines like the Texas church mass shooting, a potential war with a nuclear weaponized North Korea and the ever-growing political divisions. I wondered, “With all this, how can we […]

Boone benevolence

Days Gone By

This undated Record file photo is of the choir at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Warsaw that was one of the groups featured at UND’s Ethnic Music Festival in Grand Forks. No identification of the choir members was listed on the back of the picture and no article accompanied the picture in the file. Anyone who can identify members of […]