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Seeds to $ave

‘Teaching our youth to nurture their funds to a bountiful growth’

North Star Community Credit Union in Grafton will hold their third annual Seeds- 2-$ave program this summer for children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old.  More...

Thompson to be honored

The Spring P.E.O. Reciprocity Golden Girls Dinner will be held Monday, April 9, at Ramada Inn, Grand Forks.  Jessie Thompson of Chapter X, Grafton, will be honored for 60 years of P.E.O. membership. More...

LSTC names Fishing for Success Employee

Renee Fritel was selected as Life Skills and Transition Center Fishing for Success Employee for December 2017. More...

Obituaries

Eugene Keeley

Grafton

Eugene ( Red) Peter Keeley, 77, passed away March 30, 2018, at his beloved farm outside of Grafton. It is only fitting the Eugene joined his Heavenly Father on Good Friday, a special day for a truly special man.  More...

Constance McCarty

Grafton

Constance “Connie” McCarty, Grafton, passed away peacefully at her home on March 27, 2018, after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). A private family burial will be held later in the spring at her hometown cemetery in Gladstone. More...

LaVonne Smith

Bismarck

LaVonne Smith, 83, Bismarck, died March 10, 2018, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center. Services were held on Thursday, March 15, at noon, at Bismarck Funeral Home, Bismarck. Burial was at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.  More...

School

Chicks are for kids

Minto preschoolers gain vast amount of knowledge through class project

For the past 22 days, preschool students at Hewitt Elementary School in Minto experienced the wonder of life, patiently watching and waiting as chicks developed inside eggs and finally broke out of their shells.  More...

Coffinet-Crean awarded Horatio Alger scholarship

Minto High School senior Christian Coffinet-Crean was among 13 North Dakota students to be awarded a 2018 Horatio Alger State Scholarship in the amont of $10,000.  More...

Honor Rolls

FORDVILLE-LANKIN  A Honor Roll  Juniors: Sydney Beneda and Marissa Sluke.  Freshmen: Vanessa Cooper and Samual Hagen.  B Honor Roll  Seniors: Austin Graham.  Juniors: Bryce Wood.  Sophomores: Dylan Rasmusson.  More...

Religion

A spiritual journey to Jerusalem

Sacred Heart Catholic Church holds 12-week renewal program

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Minto recently finished their 12-week imaginary pilgrimage from Minto to Jerusalem, which began on Jan. 9 and ended on Easter Sunday, with participants “arriving” in Jerusalem.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Whom are you seeking?  More...

County prepares to field questions from townships, taxpayers

Equalization far from problem free

COUNTY – If paying taxes was a wheel, then assessments, mill rates and calculations would be the three spokes, Walsh County Commissioner Luther Meberg explained at this week’s commission meeting. More...

WINTER OR SPRING

Thompson LEFT: Homme Dam near Park River is ice covered with water showing on top of it in some areas. The beach area shows some sand. More...

News

Fourth quarter report for taxable sales, purchases reflects economic growth

Mining and oil extraction sector continues to increase

North Dakota released fourth quarter and annual reports of taxable sales and purchases for 2017. Both reflected an increase, with a 3-percent growth overall and 7.19 percent for the quarter. More...

April shows low flood threat

Threat for significant (moderate major) snowmelt flooding still remains low across the main-stem Red River, its tributaries and Devils Lake Basin. More...

Frozen trenches

Culverts in a north facing ditch off Highway 81 near Minto are fully submerged in water while the rest of the ditch is covered in a thick layer of ice after the recent drop in temperatures.   More...

Happenings

Birthday bash story hour

Pembina County Story Hour for April will be celebrating Booksie’s birthday. More...

PRBC pancake dinner set

Park River Bible Camp will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake dinner on Sunday, April 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the dining hall.  A rummage sale will also be held during the dinner from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Spring into Junque scheduled

The annual P.E.O. “Spring into Junque” sale will be held Saturday, April 21, at Park River American Legion.  For best selections, admission is from 8-9 a.m. for $10. General admission is $3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Opinion

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A punch to the Face(book)

RECORD EDITORIAL

Facebook recently faced a scandal when it was reported that U.K.-based company Cambridge Analytica tried to influence American voters by using information inappropriately collected from 50 million Facebook users. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  A program, at which time the winners of the various divisions were announced, brought the sixth annual northeast district science fair to a close at the Grafton Armory. H.N. More...

Sports

Conquering obstacles on, off slopes

Kern beats statistics while earning Olympic medal

On Jan. 26, 2018, Grafton sophomore Charlie Kern hit the slopes in the 2018 Special Olympics Winter Games in Bottineau and by the end of the day walked away an Olympic medalist after winning one of his two events.  More...

Athletes awarded for efforts in winter sports

Members of the 2017-18 Grafton girls basketball team awarded last Wednesday are, from left, Meredith Dumas (176 total rebounds), Amanda Erickson (Spoiler grit player award), Julia Dusek (Spoiler X-fa More...

Senior citizens sweat to be fit

Trontvet leads workout class of roughly 54

Every Tuesday and Friday morning from September through April senior citizens from around the Grafton area fill up a room at Grafton Armory for routine workouts with personal trainer Peppi Trontvet.  Roughly 54 participate in the class right now More...