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Three candidates vie for spot on General Election ballot


Three candidates have announced their desire to replace long-time District 3 Divide County Commissioner Tim Selle of rural Fortuna, who is not seeking reelection. Gracia Gilbertson, Ross “Chico” Eriksmoen and Mike Hattel’s names will appear on the June 14 Divide County Primary Election ballot, with the top two votegetters advancing to the General Election in November. Gracia Gilbertson A life-long […]

Attorneys have both held post


Two people with experience are vying for the post of Divide County State’s Attorney. Incumbent Seymour Jordan has held the position since late in 2014. Challenger Liz Pendlay served as Divide County State’s Attorney from 2008 through 2013. Each of the candidates is running a campaign on their own merits, declaring it should be up to the people to decide […]

Third-generation Hall of Fame inductee

Former Journal Publisher Steve Andrist acknowledges staff members for their contributions to his success as a third-generation newspaper publisher during his induction into the North Dakota Newspaper Association Hall of Fame, Friday, in Bismarck. Andrist joins his dad John and grandfather Cal. The Andrists are the first family with three members in the Hall. Oops! An active online subscription is […]

First county debrief on outage


Divide County officials, discussing the April 23 blizzard and its aftermath, at last week’s commission meeting, held an impromptu “after action” briefing. Among the things they talked about: shortcomings in how the backup generator at the courthouse performed, and what it left without power. They weren’t exactly happy. While the generator provided power to parts of the addition, including the […]

Down to the last 100 meters

Talking about progress in restoring power, Jerry King, general manager of Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative, said “We’re winning the battle.” “We’re hoping to have the rest of our residential customers back on by the end of today,” King said, Monday morning. “The rest we hope to have back on by the end of the week.” That “rest” includes bin yards and […]

Prayer at the pole

Divide County Ministerial Association members and others gathered Thursday at the Divide County Courthouse for an observance of the National Day of Prayer. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Honoring EMS Heroes on Sunday

The Divide County Ministerial Association is inviting the public to participate in an event to recognize National EMS Week and National Law Enforcement Week, May 15-21. A reception honoring “Hometown Heroes” will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 15, at the Divide County Courthouse. A short program will be followed by coffee and refreshments, along with a chance to […]

Grand opening at Writing Rock

The Grand Opening of the Writing Rock Playground is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 at noon. The public is invited to join the Divide County and State Historical Society of North Dakota at the event. Opening statements will be give by Bill Peterson, director of the State Historical Society of North Dakota and a representative from Divide County. Activities will […]

Emergency help available for residents

Renters and homeowners impacted by extended power outage can apply for assistance through the North Dakota Department of Human services. That announcement, made last week by Gov. Doug Burgum, extends to residents in Burke, Divide, McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams counties. Households without power for five or more days, who earn less than the median income in their county can receive […]

Divide schools will finish year with longer days to make up for storm losses


The Divide County School District got a surprise six days off in April during a pair of blizzards and a lengthy power outage, but it proved to be too many. For the final two weeks of the school year, the district is recovering some of the lost time by adding a half-hour to both the beginning and the end of […]


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