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By the dozen, plus two

Family of 14 remains close-knit long past childhood

There’s something special about sharing a childhood with a sibling. There are jokes one played on one another, tears shed, chores shared and fight over and fond memories of playing hide-and-go-seek that bring siblings close at heart.  More...

Dabble with Dell

Another year has come around and as North Dakotans, we are proud to again say this month (February) is “Potato Lover’s Month.” North Dakota ranks fourth among the nation’s states in growing lush potatoes that make up our meals More...

Club News

Grafton American Legion Auxiliary   Plans were made to have a social meeting at Lutheran Sunset Home when Grafton American Legion Auxiliary met at Shananigans on Feb. 5.  More...

Obituaries

Olivine L. Houdek

Grafton

Olivine L. Houdek, age 89, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at her home in Grafton.  More...

Orvin C. Espelien

Park River

Orvin Clarence Espelien, 77, passed away Jan. 27, 2018, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born in Edinburg on Nov. 17, 1940. More...

Darren Vold

Park River

Darren Vold, 48, Park River, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, near Park River. Services were held Monday, Feb. 12 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, East Grand Forks.  More...

School

Taking on challenges for the heart

Valley-Edinburg students raise $3,452 for AHA

During the month of October, Valley-Edinburg students participated in fundraising for American Heart Association. Elementary students were recognized for their efforts on Wednesday, Jan. 24, and fifth and sixth graders at the middle school on Jan. More...

Valley-Edinburg chapter observes FCCLA Week

Food drive being conducted Feb. 12-16

Members of Valley-Edinburg High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will join more than 164,000 members nationwide in celebrating National FCCLA Week Feb. 12-16.  More...

St. Thomas School names students of the quarter

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Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

As you read this article, many of you will have begun the observance of Lent. Although Lent is not practiced in my church’s tradition, I certainly can see value in its observance. More...

City Council talks milliondollar community center

Possible plans for armory reviewed with architect at meeting

GRAFTON- City council met Monday evening in council chambers with Mayor Chris West leading the meeting. More...

Housing rehab to begin in Minto

Former mayor recognized for service

Former mayor Lane Kelley was recognized for his years of service to the community before the regular meeting of the Minto City Council Monday night.  Interim mayor Larry Jamieson presented Kelley with a plaque recognizing his years as leader of More...

News

Economic Development holds February meeting

Master plan continues to be main focus

Economic Development Committee (EDC) met last week to review sales and lodging tax, budget reports and the city’s master plan. More...

Maxwell honored for community service

John Maxwell has played trumpet since fourth grade. His dad, a WWII veteran, passed away in 1988 and no one in the area was able to play Taps in his honor. More...

Walsh County Sheriff’s Department mourns loss of former deputy

Jurgens remembers co-worker, friend

In the late afternoon hours of Thursday, February 8, 2018, Walsh County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a missing person, Darren Vold, 48, in the Park River area, who had last been seen in the morning. More...

Happenings

Through With Chew aims to reduce smokeless tobacco use

Through With Chew Week is planned for Feb. 18 - 24. This annual event calls attention to health risks and dangers associated with smokeless tobacco use.  More...

KC Council 5055 to serve pork and dumpling dinner

Knights of Columbus Council 5055 is hosting a pork and dumpling dinner Sunday, March 4. The dinner will be served at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pisek from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until gone.  More...

Auxiliary invites public to four chaplains presentation

Minto American Legion Auxiliary invites the public to a presentation titled “Four Chaplains and the Sinking of USAT Dorchester” on Monday, Feb. 26, at the Minto Community Center.  More...

Opinion

The political Olympic Games

RECORD EDITORIAL

The modern Olympic Games began in 1896 with 14 countries and 241 strictly male contenders in 43 events. More...

Political Cartoon

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Turning back the clock

60 years  A free dance, for the benefit of March of Dimes, was held at the armory in Grafton. The dance was sponsored by the Grafton Junior Chamber of Commerce with Clayton Matheson, chairman of the committee, in charge of the event. More...

Sports

Four wrestlers to compete in Fargo state tourney

Thompson wins second Region 2 championship

The Grafton Spoilers wrestling team traveled to Harvey last weekend to compete in the Region 2 individual tournament with the team finishing in seventh place.  “This is about what I expected since we’ve lost a lot of guys this year f More...

G-PR to face Fargo South

Spoilers suffer loss to Eagles in quarterfinals

Number- six seeded Grafton-Park River (G-PR) Spoilers lined up against the number three Fargo Davies Eagles in Fargo for the quarterfinal round of the NDHSAA Boys East Region Hockey Tournament.  After the Eagles dominated the ice in the first pe More...

Grafton falls to number one H-CV

Overtime free throws propel Burros

Super Region 2’s third place Grafton Spoilers traveled to take on the first place Hillsboro-Central Valley (H-CV) Burros in Hillsboro last Thursday.  More...