2020-04-22

The Journal 2020-04-22

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Short work for tall order

Crews from the Forest River Colony on Friday knock down one of the large grain bins on the west side of the New Century Ag property in Crosby. All of the structures west of Main Street are in the process of being removed. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! […]

Local grant applications for businesses due April 30

Tioga okays Tribune grant

In the end there was no vote, but consensus by the Crosby City Council to approve a plan to make emergency pandemic relief funds available to businesses meeting certain criteria. Community Developer KayCee Lindsey outlined the program during a special city meeting Monday. Entities occupying a commercially zoned building within Divide County are eligible to apply for grants, not to […]

Oil market dives


The price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil, an industry benchmark, closed at negative $37.63 a barrel Monday afternoon, the first time oil has ever traded negatively. Gov. Doug Burgum likened the market “anomaly” to a black swan event at a Monday press conference. “It is more like a flock of black swans has descended upon us,” said Burgum. The […]

DCHS wins 18th consecutive state title


A 17-year championship streak extended to 18 on Thursday for Divide County High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter when it again took first place at the annual state leadership conference. “It’s unprecedented, the job that the students past and present of Divide County, and the adviser, have done,” said Nick Ator, high school principal. Unlike previous years, students […]

City revokes license for Nooners tavern


At their April 14 meeting, members of Noonan’s City Council voted to revoke the liquor license issued to Nooners bar operator David Lee Watterud. On April 9, Watterud, 52, of Columbus, was cited by Divide County sheriff’s deputies for violating Gov. Doug Burgum’s executive order. Burgum’s order, signed into effect on March 19, made service of alcohol or food onsite […]

‘Thank you’ to grocery employees comes with dessert


Saying it was “the right thing to do,” Shaun Hunter, Crosby Moose Lodge board member, and Sandra Olson prepared Sunday dinner with all the fixings for employees of Jason’s Super Foods. The meal was a gesture of gratitude, Hunter said, to store employees who have been working during the COVID-19 emergency — keeping the store stocked, open and available to […]

Floral gesture

At least one Crosby resident Friday received a floral surprise following a rap on the front door. No one has claimed responsibility for the fragrant gesture. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Oil production down, revenues will follow


Last week’s briefing about the state of North Dakota’s oil and gas industry started well enough, with Lynn Helms, director of the state Department of Mineral Resources, going over production figures from February. “A lot has happened since then,” Helms said, but he started his briefing with good news. “We started from a good place,” said Helms, describing production increases […]

Oil slowdown expected to impact local budgets


Living with less. But how much less, and for how long? Those are questions on the minds of folks like city auditors and school superintendents, as they watch the downtown in oil and gas production. Since production figures aren’t released until 60 days after the end of the month the production occurs, it’s a guessing game. But during recent webinars […]