Friday’s price of the Wagon Master burger was not from days gone by. Tom Campbell was the lone customer Friday, 24 hours before today’s opening to the public. He paid $1,600 for Westside Drive-In’s version of the Big Mac.
Park River’s South Branch meets the Middle and North branches a couple of miles before the river runs through Grafton, N.D. The river, which rose nearly a foot overnight Sunday, closed several rural roads and isolated homes in this portion of western Walsh County.
It was Branch Rickey who signed Jackie Robinson to a professional baseball contract in 1946. It was then-baseball commissioner Albert “Happy” Chandler who gave approval to that contract being transferred to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, thus breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
Six starters, as well as two of the top three pitchers, graduated from last spring’s state runner-up Grafton High School baseball team. And yet, when the preseason state coaches’ poll came out, the Spoilers were ranked second.
Rising housing costs associated with the oil boom are putting the squeeze on the elderly and group home residents in western North Dakota, and officials here in the state’s northeast believe they have a solution.
Riley Lillemoen knew it wasn’t exactly a win-win situation for him when he took over as Grafton High School’s boys head basketball coach.
If the team wins, then he’s carried on the foundation laid by Mike Hanson, who resigned from the position last July. If the team struggles, then it’s on Lillemoen’s shoulders.
“It is what it is,’’ Lillemoen said. “I don’t feel any pressure."
Most of the second period was one to forget for the Grand Forks Red River boys hockey team on Tuesday night.The Riders responded to the flurry of penalties with a trio of goals at the end of the second period en route to a 4-3 victory over Grafton-Park River at Purpur Arena.
A team of soldiers climbed quietly up the roof of a makeshift bungalow, secured an explosive charge, then moved to the other side of the pitch for cover. It’s real-world training for the urban warfare expected to dominate 21st century conflicts.
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