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A 'fairy' good time

Carnegie Regional Library hosts summer activities

Master Gardener Heather Szklarski visited Carnegie Regional Library on July 18 to assist children from the summer reading program in making fairy gardens. More...

Hendrickson community picnic held near Adams

The fourteenth annual Hendrickson Community Picnic was held July 15 at the Hendrickson family farmstead south of Adams. As in past years, attendees spent the afternoon in community fellowship, renewing old friendships and creating new ones.  More...

Leaving their mark

Small-town scenes

As you may have garnered from last week’s column, I wasn’t exactly the bestbehaved kid. So around age 19, when I was caught with a minor in possession of alcohol, I was sentenced to 20 grueling hours of community service.  More...

Obituaries

Daniel Houdek

Park River

Daniel J. Houdek, 80, Park River, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at First Care Health Center of Park River.  More...

Mary Lou Stewart

Drayton

Mary Lou Buchanan Stewart, 90, Drayton, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018, at her home. Funeral service will be held Friday, August 3, at 11 a.m. at Drayton United Methodist Church, Drayton. More...

Donald Dusek

Park River

Donald F. Dusek, 78, Park River, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.  More...

School

Believe in our girls

Program focuses on empowerment

On Monday evening, a crowd of more than 30 girls, their 10 mentors and leader Kristi Olson gathered in Grafton to learn, paint and run. It isn’t your typical summer girls’ camp. More...

Grafton Public Schools registration Aug. 6-8

Open house scheduled Aug. 20

Online registration is available for Grafton Public Schools. The purpose of online registration is to allow parents to avoid long wait times and simply register their students in the comfort of their own home. More...

Take Note

Marvin Windows and Doors have announced the 2018 recipients of the company’s scholarship program have been awarded $ 750 to $ 1,500 to attend the two- or four- year college of their choice.  More...

Religion

Baseball and the Bible

Mini-camp marks fifth year in Fordville

Kerry Omdahl said her husband, Brett, wanted to incorporate his favorite things, his love for God, baseball and his children into something similar to Vacation Bible School and a baseball camp. More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Don’t let FEAR win  When he told you you’re not good enough  When he told you you’re not right  When he told you you’re not strong enough  To put up a good fight  When he told you you’re not wort More...

City of Grafton launches pop-up project near school

Designed to improve safety

The City of Grafton launched a short-term, low-cost and rapid action active transportation demonstration project at West 15th Street and Lavergne Avenue last Thursday. More...

Four counts dismissed for Benavidez

Judge Fontaine drops felony charges

At the preliminary hearing for Guadalupe Rodrigo Benavidez, Jr., Judge Laurie Fontaine wasn’t sure how to proceed with the case. More...

News

Wanted on active warrants

Bronson Moen escapes on furlow

Walsh County Sheriff ’s Office is asking the public for assistance in locating Bronson Moen, 20, of Grafton. Sheriff Ron Jurgens said Moen has three active warrants after he jumped out of his mother’s vehicle and ran while on furlow. More...

Dusek joins team at Lifetime Dental

Lifetime Dental welcomed a new associate dentist, Paul B. Dusek, DDS. Dusek is a Grafton native and will be working five days a week, splitting his time between two locations. He is a recent University of Minnesota graduate.   More...

County Court Report

JUNE 2018 DISPOSITIONS  Garrett James Pic, Lawton, hunt migratory birds during closed season. Defendant shall pay $350 in fines and fees. More...

Happenings

Good Samaritan garden party

Good Samaritan Society in Park River will be hosting a garden party Sunday, Aug. 12, from 5-7 p.m. at their location. A free-will offering dinner will be served that includes barbecue on a bun, potato salad, baked beans and watermelon. More...

Car wash fundraiser

Grafton Parks and Recreation lifeguards are holding a car wash fundraiser Monday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the North Star Community Credit Union parking lot.   All proceeds will go to Leistikow Park outdoor pool improvements. More...

Pancake breakfast at Hoff Lutheran Church

Hoff Lutheran Church, rural Adams, will be serving a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 14. More information will be available closer to the date.   More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Farmer welfare falls short

The Trump administration announced last week it would make approximately $12 billion in government assistance available to farmers hurt by current trade wars with China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union. More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  High temperatures were reported to have quickened the ripening of grain in this area, particularly in the fields seeded late, with the result that the heads have failed to fill, bringing the weight and quality down tremendously.  More...

Sports

Park River tops Grafton to take region title

Both teams advance to state tournament

Nate Zavalney went big on the bats to lead Park River Post 147 over Grafton Post 41 13-7 on Friday evening in the championship game of the Northeast Class A Divisional American Legion Tournament in Devils Lake.  Zavalney was 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs More...

American Legion tourney recap

Grafton pulls past GF in third

Grafton had a five-run third inning to pull past the Grand Forks Blues 9-5 in a loser-out game Friday in Devils Lake.  Matt Suda was credited with the win on the mound while Blues pitcher Matt Scribner took the loss.  More...

Park River blanks Fargo 10-0

Post 147 started off the tournament with a wellrounded offense and blanked Fargo 10-0 on the first day.  Tom Magnusson was 1-for-3 with a double, 3 RBIs and a run scored, Jacob Erovick went 2-for-3 with a triple and 2 runs, Bryce Wood was 1-for- More...