2019-11-20

Swine facilities get conditional approval


To bond, or not to bond? That was the biggest question coming out of last week’s public hearing on applications to reopen swine production facilities in Divide County. Following lengthy discussion, members of the Divide County Planning and Zoning board decided a reclamation bond will not be required while granting conditional use permits to Mazon Salazar Brothers, LLP, to begin […]

Noonan native seeks double organ transplant


Imagine living your whole life in the shadow of death. “I always knew, from the time I was born, I was shaking hands with the Grim Reaper,” said James Lund, a Noonan native born with cystic fibrosis (CF). James, 45, has surpassed by seven years the usual life expectancy for CF patients, but without a double lung and kidney transplant, […]

Board split on Super evaluation


Differing opinions on the job performance of Divide County School Superintendent Sherlock Hirning surfaced at a board meeting last week through anonymously submitted comments in his latest evaluation. A majority of members rated his work satisfactory in all 10 categories contained in the evaluation, but at least one member abstained or dissented in each. In discussion of the review Wednesday, […]

New phone books inside this week!

The 31st Edition of The Journal’s Divide County Directory is located inside for all in-county subscribers. The publication is also available at the bottom of the JournalTrib.com website and extra copies are available at The Journal office. A few updates too late to include: Iola Rosenquist’s number is 925-6297; Wally and Nona Garbel’s address is 608 McAnders Street SW, #108 […]

Enhancement grants called for

Divide County Community Developer KayCee Lindsey is reminding local organizations of the call for Spirit Fund Enhancement Grant applications and this year, the pots is substantially bigger. The City of Crosby has for many years set aside a portion of its one percent city sales tax for projects that enhance the community’s qualif of life. Typically, $10,000-$15,000 has been set […]

Going fast!

Crosby Area Chamber Christmas Stroll tickets are now available for sale at outlets around town. Strollers will match their numbers to prizes during the stroll, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Ben Franklin had some misgivings

Other Views

Ben Franklin was one delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention who was happy when the four months of secret meetings ended and he was free to walk the streets of Philadelphia. Only two-thirds of the delegates signed the founding document while a good many went home unhappy. So when an inquisitive citizen asked Ben what the convention created, he replied, […]

Expediency is never a replacement for transparency

Turns out secret process is no better than one with daylight


Thumbs up to the committee searching for a new president of the University of North Dakota. Despite a new law saying they didn’t have to identify any presidential candidates except the last three standing, they’ve announced six finalists. Thumbs down, too. When the six were announced, search committee Co-chairman Denny Elbert thanked the Legislature for closing the process. Thanks for […]

Political Cartoon

I think it’s kind of interesting

Holly Would

There is a word in the English language that sometimes confuses me. It’s interesting. No really, it’s the word interesting. The funeral I recently attended the lady’s grandson who preached discussed how his grandma would use the word interesting and it’s something I have thought of many times before. The word interesting can be used when something is, indeed, interesting. […]