Tioga Tribune

2022 local election candidates will speak at forum next week


Tioga voters will have the opportunity to learn more about the people running to represent them as elected officials at an upcoming candidate forum. The forum, scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the community center, is being organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation. “We’ve talked about it for a while,” […]

Dance team brings home the gold


The Black Gold Dance team’s first foray into competitive dancing could hardly have gone better. The team, in its first competition, took home a plethora of awards from Bismarck last weekend. • Jessi Daniel earned High Gold and second place overall for her solo. • Veda Rogers, Brenna Hollingshead, Kendra Mattox and Aletta Nelson received Gold for their solos. • […]

Bingeman, Sigvaldsen prevail in election to school board


Brent Bingeman and Rick Sigvaldsen won the race to fill two seats on the Ray school board on Tuesday last week in an election where turnout rose more than 650 percent from 2021. Bingeman, who received 166 votes, and Sigvaldsen, with 105 votes, will serve three-year terms on the board. Other candidates receiving votes include: Eric Barman, 60 write-in votes; […]

Help wanted: Municipal Judge


Tioga’s next municipal judge will be determined by write-in votes in the upcoming June 14 election. The current judge, Williston attorney Kendra Richard, is taking a job opportunity elsewhere and will no longer be able to fulfill the role. “Kendra has done a fantastic job,” said Liz Pendlay, city attorney. “It’s hard to see her go.” Taylor Olson, an attorney […]

Emergency help for homeowners-renters

Renters and homeowners impacted by the April 23 ice storm and 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. Households without power for five or more days, who earn less than the median income […]

Commissioners end Norgaard saga after new allegations revealed


Tioga city commissioners have ended the inquiry into Chris Norgaard’s alleged pattern of unprofessional conduct in public and will not impose any disciplinary action. Commissioners voted 3-2 against a motion to remove Norgaard from his position as president of the Tioga Airport Authority Board (TAAB) and are hoping the planned airport “Code of Conduct” policy will allow the board to […]

Three arrests made in Tioga after search warrants executed


The Tioga Police Department arrested three individuals on Friday following the discovery of narcotics, drug paraphernalia and child pornography during the execution of a trio of search warrants. The arrests are the result of a recent investigation following a tip about narcotics activity in the area. Deedee Arnold and Travis Warwick were arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, according to […]

Tioga Police Department joins Internet Crimes Against Children task force


The Tioga Police Department is now a member of the national Internet Crimes Against Children task force and has assigned an officer to begin specializing in investigations. Officer Sara Litten, one of the department’s newest hires, will be the department’s contact with the task force as she begins to add investigative duties to her plate — in addition to her […]

Tioga Tribune recognized for general excellence

Among 60 awards presented to The Journal and Tioga Tribune at last week’s North Dakota Newspaper Association convention are a first place in General Excellence for the Tioga Tribune and the Public Notice Journalism prize for Journal reporter Brad Nygaard. The newspapers, both owned by Journal Publishing, Inc., compete in separate categories in the contest — The Journal among the […]

Students can apply to join statewide student cabinet


North Dakota students interested in making a difference on the state level can now apply to become a member of the “Student Cabinet” advising the state superintendent of public instruction. The group of students will be able to voice their ideas and concerns on K-12 education directly to Kirsten Baesler, the superintendent of public instruction in North Dakota. “The Superintendent’s […]


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