The Journal 2019-01-09

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Spike in youth vaping is an ‘epidemic’

New nicotine devices are widely available

The state of North Dakota has witnessed a 75 percent increase in youth using vaping products from 2017 to 2018. The surge in youth usage of vaping products has reflected a perception that vaping devices are a harmless, healthier alternative to smoking tobacco. But local schools and state health officials are sounding a warning. Stealth vaping in schools Schools have […]

Fed shutdown could be worse here

“We are not in the office at this time. We are on furlough due to the lapse in federal government funding.” That’s the message callers to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in Crosby are getting these days. South of town, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Crosby Wetlands Management office, a similar message […]

Donations allow rehab of curling rink

It might be a shorter than usual curling season in Fortuna this year. The ice hasn’t even been installed yet. Rather than stones clanging together, the sound of an electric sprayer echoes throughout the rink. Local volunteers are giving the 58-year-old building a face lift — adding foam insulation, fresh paint and new LED lighting over the playing area. “Construction […]

Glove biter

Hockey mom Tonia Eriksmoen watches intently as son Easton Eriksmoen makes a save during a Comets home stand weekend. See more in Sports, Page 6. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Dinner and wind issues

A group called North Dakotans for Comprehensive Energy Solutions is inviting area residents to attend a dinner and discussion Tuesday night at the Crosby Moose Lodge. “We are pro-wind,” said Director Tammy Ibach. “We support an ‘all of the above’ energy industry.” Ibach said the buffet dinner, starting at 6 p.m., will be followed by a forum offering information on […]

Ag Day is January 16

A trade show and speakers will be featured at the annual Divide County Ag Improvement Association annual meeting, set for Wednesday next week at the Crosby Community Center. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $5. Programming includes information on farm and ranch succession planning. Keynote speak Kris Ringwall will be familiar to Journal readers from his regular extension column […]

Royalty owners’ rights need change

Other Views

This legislative session is the appropriate time to finally address the rights of the mineral royalty owners of North Dakota. The practices adopted since the decision promulgated by the North Dakota Supreme Court in Bice vs. Petro Hunt (2009) has resulted in the pirating of millions of dollars that should have rightly gone to mineral royalty owners of North Dakota. […]

Beauty of capitol grounds marred by unsightly signs

Passing Dreams

North Dakota’s capitol grounds are really quite attractive. This past summer on a trip to Salt Lake City we visited Utah’s capitol. It’s fine. An attractive building, if stark, but the grounds are not all that inviting. Our neighbors, Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana, all have beautiful, domed capitol buildings, but if you’re looking for eye candy, Minnesota’s grounds have […]

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