Crosby Journal

Quite a haul

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Claudia (Walen) Larson, Crosby, will tell you she has a sweet tooth, but she’s clearly buying goodies Saturday to share with others. The Norwegian Bake Sale, held by the Sons of Norway-Vidda Lodge, during Hockey Day, Saturday, at the Crosby Community Center is always a draw for those looking for traditional, homemade Norwegian holiday goodies. This year’s line of patrons […]

St. Luke’s rebounds in ’22

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Looking purely at bottom line numbers for fiscal year 2022 compared to 2021, draft financials presented at last week’s annual meeting of St. Luke’s Medical Center show a swing in income of more than $4.6 million. CEO Jody Nelson said while the hospital did lose money, the loss wasn’t as drastic is it first appeared. “That doesn’t take into account […]

‘Chief’ retiring after 44 years on the bench

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Noonan native Gerald W. VandeWalle, the longest serving justice on the North Dakota Supreme Court, has officially announced his retirement. A news release issued Friday by Gov. Burgum’s office, said Jan. 31, 2023, will officially close VandeWalle’s tenure of 44 years on the state’s highest court. VandeWalle’s letter, dated Nov. 11, cites “recent health challenges” as his reason for stepping […]

Longtime members retire from the Divide County Commission

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Two Divide County Commissioners retired last week taking a combined 50 years of experience with them. Gerald Brady sat on the commission for 30 years, and Tim Selle, for 20. About 50 people gathered at the courthouse Tuesday last week to congratulate the duo on their retirements and to thank them for their decades of service to the community. Making […]

Stroll tickets are still available

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Prize tickets were still available in Crosby as of press time, but going fast. The Annual Christmas Stroll will go all day Friday, with most stores open until 7 p.m. or later. A story book walk begins at 10 a.m. Several food vendors are expected to have offerings downtown, and a new Christmas tree centerpeice will be on display in […]

Holiday boxes

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Divide County Food Pantry volunteer Gene Nygaard fills a bag during a Great Plains Food Pantry mobile pantry delivery last week.

Events for Allens

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Two events have been announced in memory of Chad and Connie Allen, the rural Noonan couple whose home burned Oct. 27. A memorial service and fundraiser will be held Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Bootleggers Bar in Noonan. According to advertising, funds will help offset funeral expenses. Silent Auction items are being accepted. Contact Deb Glasoe at […]

Correction

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In a front page photo of a little girl grabbing a photographer’s lens last week, she should have been identified as Lakyn Peterson. She is the granddaughter of Don and Sharon Schilke.

Tioga Dollar General now subject of OSHA probe

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Casselton, Garrison stores also scrutinized

Tioga’s Dollar General store, the cause of frequent complaints on social media from former employees and customers, is the subject of an OSHA safety investigation. Occupational Safety and Health Administration staff from Bismarck conducted an inspection on Nov. 1 as part of an investigation into an unspecified safety hazard. The investigation remains open and OSHA is unable to comment on […]

Plan may offer additional benefits for some

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The deadline for changes to Medicare supplements is rapidly approaching on Dec. 7, and this year Divide County residents have a new option to consider — NextBlue of North Dakota. Local insurance agents have been answering a lot of questions recently, from folks who have questions about the benefits offered. Administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, NextBlue […]


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