Journal – News

Law may need a look if Court won’t clarify rules

Currently, the only road with a weight restriction is a portion of 104th Street NW, in DeWitt Township. Brad Nygaard — The Journal Whether counties have to use an interactive map to post specific road closure information is a question that could be headed to the North Dakota Supreme Court — or become a matter for a future legislative session. […]

Taking names, getting shots in arms

Crosby Clinic Nurse Roxanne Fortier, R.N., applies a bandage to the arm of Louise Stocks following her COVID-19 vaccination. Cecile Wehrman — The Journal There was never really a question about Louise Stocks, 77, getting the COVID-19 vaccine. But when the Crosby resident called the Crosby Clinic Tuesday afternoon last week to get her name on a waiting list, she […]

Visitation closed

Though Divide County has only recorded a handful of new COVID cases since Christmas, the positive test of a member of the St. Luke’s Care Center staff will require closure of visitation for a time. Following a positive test, the nursing home must go two weeks without any further positives before visitation resumes. The good news, said St. Luke’s CEO […]

Criminal activity increased in 2020

Zach SchroederDivide County Sheriff’s deputies were busier in 2020 than in past years. As a result more traffic citations were written, and more criminal cases were filed. The biggest increase reported is in criminal case filings, up more than 55 percent from 2019. Of the 93 cases filed this past year, 75 were charged as misdemeanors, felonies were charged in […]

Divide Co. Courthouse reopens to the public

After receiving input from employees and department heads, Divide County commissioners decided to reopen the courthouse to public access. The decision, reached during last week’s commission meeting, comes after discussion of recent numbers of COVID cases decreasing across the county. Originally closed to public access in March 2020, the building was reopened for a short time following June’s Primary election, […]

FFA members receive jackets

Brooklyn and Billi Fortier, Jule Stenson.Members of Divide County’s FFA chapter last week attended a winter leadership conference via Zoom conference. Megan Hay, Jule Stenson, Brooklyn Fortier and Billi Fortier participated in the sessions. Stenson and the Fortiers also received FFA jackets through the Blue Jackets Bright Futures program, through the North Dakota FFA Foundation. Through this program, FFA members […]

Hello, legislators!

North Dakota legislators this week are receiving complimentary copies of The Journal, through a program by the North Dakota Newspaper Association. The “Newspaper of the Day” program, conducted each legislative session for a number of years, gives local newspapers a chance to familiarize themselves with issues in communities all across the state. The Journal last participated in the program during […]

State concludes investigation of priests

The statute of limitations has run out, so a former priest who served in Crosby can’t be charged with sexual abuse. That finding, released last week, are the results of an 18 month investigation into allegations that Norman Dukart and another priest, John Owens, each committed such crimes while serving churches in the state. The allegations against Dukart are alleged […]

New child abuse hotline is now operational

The North Dakota Department of Human Services and the state’s 19 human service zones recently announced the launch of a statewide toll-free child abuse and neglect reporting line that is part of a new child protection services (CPS) intake process. Individuals who suspect a child is being abused or neglected in North Dakota should call 833-958-3500, 8 a.m. – 5 […]

Crosby native has book

Who better to write a book about successful North Dakotans, than a North Dakotan? In his latest offering, Titled “Innovative Entreprenuers from North Dakota: 125 years of Impact!,” Crosby native Bruce Gjovig profiles 46 fellow North Dakota natives who have made their mark in a variety of businesses outside the state, and around the world. Among those profiled, Gjovig features […]

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