April 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Local sheriff held prisoner by pay scale

Jail adds commissary program for inmates

COUNTY- Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens spoke to the commission last week about developments in his department and the need for a pay increase for sheriff’s deputies. More...

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Community

Living their best lives

Local girls give fresh perspective to blogging world

Three young ladies from North Dakota have begun taking the world of lifestyle blogging by storm. More...

Sunny news from Sunset

April 16  For Monday morning fitness club, we stretched and worked all our muscles. In the afternoon we played Money Monday Bingo, with the corny joke being, “What does a 30 pound rat say? More...

Club News

Grafton Unit 41 American Legion Auxiliary   Poppy chairman Connie Kieley announced May 17 as its Poppy Day in Grafton when Unit 41 of the American Legion Auxiliary met April 2. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with headquarters at Hugo’s. More...

Obituaries

John Fagerholt

Moorhead, Minnesota

John Jay Daniel Fagerholt, 33, Fargo, passed away April 16, 2018, in Moorhead, Minnesota.  John was a very kind and gentle spirit. He was born in Grand Forks November 19, 1984, the son of Jay and Betty Jo Fagerholt. More...

Ronald Langowski

Minto

Ronald R. Langowski, 77, Minto, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in his home.  More...

Laverne Tharalson

Hoople

Laverne E. Tharalson, 95, Hoople passed away Monday, April 9, 2018, at First Care Health Center, Park River. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Askew Funeral Home in Cavalier.   More...

School

Students reach for the stars at Region 3 Music Contest

Small groups, solos compete for outstanding ratings

The NDHSAA Region 3 Small Group Music Contest was held Friday, April 13, in Mayville. Minto, Valley- Edinburg, Fordville-Lankin, Grafton, Midway, Park River and Drayton competed in band and choir to qualify for the state competition. More...

Balderas succeeds at National DECA

Grafton native places second

Enrique Balderas, son of Marta and Enrique Balderas, Grafton, competed at the 2018 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Washington, D.C. April 11-14. More...

Two PRA students qualify for state speech

Zikmund named Senior Speaker of the Year

Park River Area School students competed in the Region 3 speech meet Saturday, April 14, in Cooperstown against challengers from across the state.  Toby Zikmund took first place in extemporaneous speech and second in impromptu to qualify for sta More...

Religion

From the Pastor’s Desk

Turning the tide on American violence   More...

Hostage situation ends peacefully

Multiple law enforcement agencies respond

GRAFTON-After an alleged domestic violence and hostage situation occurred in Grafton Tuesday evening, Grafton Police Department released the following:  More...

Spring flows into flood season

Warnings issued by National Weather Service

COUNTY-Walsh County is officially in flooding season as the Red River rises due to warmer temperatures, melting snow and thawing ground frost. Just north of Oslo, the river’s official flooding stage begins at 26 feet. More...

News

Grafton Public School to host Marketplace for Kids

Hundreds of enthusiastic young students and volunteers will be on deck Friday, April 27, at Grafton Public School (GPS) and North Valley Career and Technology Center (NVCTC) home of Grafton Marketplace for Kids Education Day.  More...

They call me the fireman

A controlled burn was conducted on Sunday at Fair Oaks Golf Course to take care of overgrown bush. Rich Schumacher helps maintain the flame with the water hose.   More...

Nodak Electric elects to board

Nodak Electric Cooperative recently elected three members to its board of directors. Paul Sigurdson was elected for District 1; David Hagert for District 2; and David Brag for District 3. More...

Happenings

Piggy banks ready for judgment

Grafton Century Elementary Intermediate’s sixth grade class decorated piggy banks last week which are now set up for judgment at North Star Community Credit Union in Grafton.  The classes decorated banks during a financial and savings demo More...

Senior piano recital

Gretchen Brummond, Beatrice Kjelland, Josie Markusen, Maggie Novak, Courtney Shirek, Nick Whaley and Toby Zikmund will present a senior piano recital on Sunday, April 29, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Park River at 4 p.m. More...

Celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Park River is hosting the 14th annual Syttende Mai dinner on Thursday, May 17, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adults are $15, children ages 5 to 7 are $5 and children under the age of 4 are free. More...

Opinion

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Time for another tea party

RECORD EDITORIAL

Some think all forms of taxation are illegal and amount to nothing more than mandated theft. While it may be an extreme view, recent grumblings about state-specific sales tax laws have some taxpayers wondering how much more they can owe. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  National Food Stores in Grafton sold select chuck cuts of beef roast for $0.55 per pound, two pounds of golden yellow bananas for $0.29, a four-ounce can of McCormick black pepper for $0.39 and an eight-ounce package of mild aged chedd More...

Sports

Grafton struggles against PR-F-L

Aggies offense lights fire

The Grafton Spoilers traveled to Park River on Tuesday to face the Aggies in a Region 4 baseball game and Grafton struggled on both sides of the ball, allowing 12 PR-F-L runs for a 12-2 loss in six innings.  More...

D-ST-V-E hosts M-M in Region 4 matchup

Blue Knights cling to early lead

The Drayton-St. More...

On track with outdoor season

RIGHT: PR-F-L junior Sandra Kjelland leaps into the sand during the long jump at the first outdoor track meet of the season in Cavalier on Tuesday. More...