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EDC hosts second roundtable discussion

Committee looks to community leaders for strategic planning

GRAFTON- The economic development committee (EDC) hosted its second special meeting last week to move forward with the next strategic plan for Grafton. More...

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Community

Skating through the Wild, Wild West

Park River Figure Skaters to present show this weekend

Park River Figure Skaters are back again to present the 37th annual Park River Figure Skating Show scheduled for this weekend. More...

Goings on at the Good Sam

We are having our Book Sale and Luncheon on March 15. If you have books you would like to donate, please drop them off. More...

A seasoned mind

Inside out

Last Thursday I attended a work-related meeting in regard to the importance of shelterbelts and the role they play in the farming industry. More...

Obituaries

Lana L. Loranger

Grafton

Lana L. Loranger, age 77 of Grafton, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo.  More...

Bernice McMartin

St. Thomas

Bernice McMartin, 86, St. Thomas, died Friday, March 2, 2018, at Banner Baywood Medical Center, Mesa, Arizona.  Funeral arrangements are pending with Tollefson Funeral Home, Grafton.   More...

Phoebe M. Riske

Grand Forks

Phoebe M. Riske, 88, Grand Forks, formerly of Minto, died Monday, March 5, 2018, in Valley 4000 Square.  More...

School

Grafton robotics battle it out

Team takes second place overall at state tournament

A Grafton Public School’s robotics team battled their way to a second-place finish at the state VEX Robotics tournament on Feb. 24. They were one of 24 teams competing.  More...

Putting a spin on the art of curling

Curler and Valley-Edinburg High School science teacher Marcus Tucker took students from Valley-Edinburg High School curling at the Grafton Curling Club on Feb. More...

School Calendar

Thursday, March 8  Park River Area Elementary School spring picture day.  Friday, March 9  Drayton Public School – no school.  Valley-Edinburg National Honor Society induction ceremony, 11 a.m.  Saturday, March 10  More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

Fear is a powerful emotion, it reaches into every area of our life. Besides being a strong emotion, it can affect us mentally, and physically, as well as control our actions. It has been addressed by many. More...

Citizen urges commission to ‘drain the swamp’

County commission hears one last plea against Drain 87

COUNTY- Walsh County Commissioners met on Monday with chairman Lawrence Burianek and commissioners Lauren Wild, Ernie Barta, Karen Anderson and Luther Meberg, as well as auditor Kris Molde in attendance.  More...

Walsh County springs into winter wonderland

Storm causes hazardous driving conditions

COUNTY – A winter storm moved into Walsh County late Sunday night into Monday morning, bringing a heavy, wet snowfall to the area. Accumulations were estimated to be around 6 inches and travel became hazardous.  More...

News

Vulnerable adult case gets new trial date

Lorenz accused of charging $12,183 in non-business expenses

Caroline Mae Lorenz, 39, from Grafton appeared in Walsh County District Court Wednesday for a pretrial conference. Lorenz was arrested in May 2017 on the charge of exploitation of a vulnerable adult, a class B felony. She has pled not guilty.  More...

Travers recognized for community dedication

Weldon Roberts, United Blood Services Donor recruitment representative from Fargo, right, attended the Fine Arts Club meeting on Thursday, March 1, to recognize Artha Travers, left, for her dedication of organizing blood drives in Grafton. More...

Baesler, officials plan meetings on school safety

North Dakota State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said she and a group of law enforcement agencies, including county sheriffs, city police chiefs and the North Dakota Highway Patrol, are planning to hold regional meetings in the next few month More...

Happenings

Tree Talks set for March 21

Walsh County Three Rivers Soil Conservation District will host Walsh County Tree Talks, at the Park River Extension office on Wednesday, March 21, at 6 p.m.  NDSU Extension Forester Dr. More...

Spring carnival to take place

Sunshine Kids Center’s annual Spring Carnival and Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, March 17 ( St. Patrick’s Day), from 10 a.m. to noon, at Park River High School gym. More...

GPS plans long range meeting

Grafton Public School District No. 3 will hold a long range planning meeting Monday, March 12, at 6 p.m. at the Grafton High School library.  More...

Opinion

A brief history of the NRA

RECORD EDITORIAL

Boycotting the National Rifle Association (NRA) is any citizen’s prerogative. Many businesses have been cutting ties with the organization to facilitate change regarding gun laws since the latest school shooting.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  Chase School in Grafton held a “Fiesta” in which the fourth, fifth and sixth grade children performed in a musical that featured different countries in the world. More...

Sports

Spoilers surpass Patriots to move ahead

Grafton to face Thompson in Thursday semifinals

Number-two seeded Grafton Spoilers took on the seventh place May-Port CG (MPCG) Patriots in their first game of the region tournament at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on Tuesday.  Grafton took advantage of MPCG’s lack of height, outscoring More...

Mustangs fall to number one Burros

M-M wraps up season at Betty

Super Region 2’s number eight seeded Midway-Minto ( M- M) Mustangs lined up against the first place Hillsboro-Central Valley ( H- CV ) Burros in the opening quarterfinal game at the Betty on Tuesday. More...

Nice continues basketball career

While the 2018 girls basketball region tournament was wrapping up at the Betty last month, Midway-Minto senior guard Alexis Nice ended her journey as a Mustang but signed on to further her career and education as a Mayville Comet at Mayville State Un More...