2020-06-24

The Journal 2020-06-24

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Connecting the dots on area Dollar General projects


Nearly every time someone mentions proposed commercial real estate developments in Crosby and Tioga, the first words out of their mouths are “Dollar General.” The Tennesee-based retailer may be the ultimate occupant of buildings in both cities, but they’re not the developer. Nor are they the applicant for building permits, property acquisition and subdivision, zoning changes, or any other part […]

Long-awaited visitors could come inside soon


It was an auspicious day for one St. Luke’s Care Center resident, as three generations of family came to visit. Friday marked the first time in months Tyler Brenno of Grand Forks was able to make the trip to Crosby, to visit his grandfather, Herbert Alg. Alg and fellow residents have been under quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic since […]

Summer buds

Crosby Park Board employee Tucker Svangstu waters Main Street flowers last week. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

School planning goes on, despite impacts of COVID pandemic


The coronavirus pandemic has limited the Divide County School District’s ability for long-term planning, since the state has not even made decisions on reopening in the next school year. Every two years, under state law, school districts must address in a public meeting “the effects that demographics might have on the district” over the next five years. Divide County’s school […]

Prom-like event scheduled, planned by parents


Divide County High School’s prom may have been cancelled, but it hasn’t been forgotten. Lee Svangstu, chair of the “After-Prom Committee,” said plans are underway for a similar event. “We’ve got a date, we’ve got a location,” said Svangstu. Mark Saturday, Aug. 1, on your calendars. That’s the day Crosby’s Community Center will become party-central. “We’re calling it the Summer […]

Pool expected to open July 1

The date is set, weather permitting, for the long awaited opening of Crosby’s new swimming pool. In advance of July 1, open houses are planned at the pool Wednesday, June 24 through Friday, June 26. Those days are set aside for interested individuals to purchase memberships and punch cards, and sign up for swimming lessons. Open house hours on June […]

Looking for a new home

Her business has outgrown her space. That’s the simple reason, Rooted Home owner Brittany Sparks said, for putting her building on Crosby’s Main Street, up for sale. “It’s very tight in here,” Sparks said. “And once we did the basement, we really don’t have any storage.” Between the store’s flowers, home goods, craft materials and clothing, space is at a […]

Richard Chaffee

Richard “Dick” Chaffee, 84, Crosby, passed away at Bethel Lutheran Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Williston. Memorial Service was held Monday, June 22, 2020, at Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel, Williston. Pastor Sheldon Sorenson was officiate. Richard Duane “Dick” Chaffee was born March 9, 1936, in Plentywood, Montana, to Ralph and Mary (Griffin) Chaffee. Most of […]

Irene Pederson

Irene L. Pederson, 73, died June 18, 2020 at Sheridan Memorial Nursing Home, Plentywood. She was born May 18, 1947, in Crosby, the oldest daughter to George and Edith (Erickson) Pederson. She was a graduate of Westby High School in May, 1965. She later graduated Minot State College with a degree in elementary education. Irene’s first teaching position was fourth […]