2020-09-09

The Journal 2020-09-09

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Care center staff member tests positive for COVID-19


Following the announcement Sunday that a staff member at the Care Center had tested positive for COVID-19, St. Luke’s CEO Jody Nelson said it’s possible the nursing home won’t have anyone identified as a close contact within their facility. The staff member was not involved with direct patient care. “There are going to be close contacts to this person in […]

Several illegal border crossings reported


If you see something, say something. That’s the message from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Public Affairs Officer Kris Grogan regarding illegal border crossings. Grogan, responding to questions from the Journal, confirmed reports of a number of illegal crossings recently near the Ambrose Port. The crossings took place outside of normal port of entry hours of operation. Those incidents, […]

Voters will see ballot applications in mailboxes soon


They’re ready to go, but Divide County Auditor Gayle Jastrzebski won’t mail applications for absentee voting ballots until Sept. 14. That, by law, is the soonest the requests for absentee ballots can go out. Sept. 14 marks 50 days before the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 3. “Some people have already contacted us and requested them,” Jastrzebski said. The mailing […]

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Divide County resident Norma Knudson visits with a Census worker during an event held Thursday last week in Crosby. Though the county’s count is below average in the state, few people took advantage of the opportunity to be counted. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me […]

Site prep

Initial site work got underway last week on the southeast edge of Crosby where a Dollar General store will be constructed this fall. The company has indicated the store could be open by the end of the year. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me   […]

BDEC co-op offers drive-up event

COVID-19 dashed plans for the 75th Annual Meeting of the Burke Divide Electric Cooperative in June, deflating some big hopes. Now the co-op is planning a different kind of meeting. Though it won’t include the hot air balloon rides originally envisioned, it will be unusual. The annual meeting is now set for Oct. 21 as a drive-thru event, complete with […]

No Burgers+Brew

The Divide County Economic Development Council has decided to postpone its Burgers+Brew event. “We hope it’s not canceled,” said Robbi Larsen, a member of the Burgers+Brew Committee. “We don’t have a definite date as to when it would be held.” But it won’t be in October. The committee decided there was too much prep work to risk it being sidelined […]

Joseph Mollet, Jr.

Joseph “Joe” Leroy Mollet Jr., 75, died September 4, 2020, at Sanford Hospice Center, Fargo. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday September 12, 2020, at the farm – 9465 74th St. NW, Powers Lake. Signs will be posted. Refreshments will follow at Lake Side Park, Powers Lake. There will also be a Celebration of Life, Friday, September 18, […]

One Time it was News

10 years ago Wednesday, September 15, 2010: Crosby’s City Council issued a building permit to a Minnesota contractor who plans to restore a dilapidated building on Main Street. Built in 1917 as Citizen’s National Bank, the property more recently housed a clothing store, “The Nifty Shop.” Spending more and taxing less, the city’s proposed 2011 budget decreases the local tax […]