2021-01-20

The Journal 2021-01-20

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High winds topple trees, rip roofs


All things considered, Steve Grabowski’s a lucky man. When last week’s high winds snapped the tree in front of his Noonan home, it fell away from the house. “If it had gone the other way, it would have hit my daughter’s room,” Grabowski said. “It could have killed her.” As it was, the tree’s root ball came out of the […]

Second shots coming this week for some


Federal-level announcement on the release of COVID-19 vaccine may have contributed to some confusion about the availability of second shots, but North Dakota is standing firm on their delivery. That’s the word St. Luke’s Medical Center CEO Jody Nelson received from the state last week, and it was reiterated by the state’s immunization program manager at a press conference Friday. […]

FBI visits Crosby due to social media post


If you thought “it can’t happen here,” think again. Divide County Sheriff Zach Schroeder is. That’s his reaction after two agents from the FBI appeared in Crosby last week. Their presence, Schroeder said, was because of a post made on the social media platform Snapchat. “There’s not a lot I can say about it,” said Schroeder. One reason for that […]

Tree takes a licking

The Christmas tree in front of the Divide County Courthouse didn’t escape high winds last week — but the lights were still on. Some blocks in Crosby lost power briefly on Thursday morning as a result of the storm. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me […]

Address display needed

Crosby resident Vicki Hazel is frustrated by the lack of addresses displayed on residences. She’s both received the wrong packages and had her packages go awry. “I just have a big number in my window, but they can see it,” she said. Not so, the homes of many of her neighbors. The problem is all the more difficult when there […]

Crosby fire district vote scheduled

Property owners within the boundaries of the Crosby Rural Fire Protection District are being asked to cast their votes in favor of a tax increase to pay for a new fire hall. A public vote is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the current fire hall, located at 17 Central Avenue in Crosby. If […]

Theodore Lindseth

Theodore “Ted” Lindseth, 70, Williston, passed away Monday morning, January 11, 2021, at his home in Williston. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, January 21, 2021, at First Lutheran Church, Williston. Rev. Steve Anderson will officiate. Interment will be Concordia Cemetery, Crosby will follow the funeral service later Thursday afternoon. Friends may call at Everson Coughlin Funeral Home, Wednesday, […]

Bradley O’Brien

Bradley O’Brien, 50, Wildrose, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021, at Tioga Medical Center, Tioga. Brad’s memorial service was held Monday, January 18, 2021, at Grace Lutheran Church, Wildrose. Pastor Zachary Shipman officiated. Brad was born June 11, 1970, in Washington, Kansas, to Rosalie (Bercier) and the late Leslie O’Brien. At the age of two, the family moved from Kansas […]

T.F. Smith

T. F. Ted Smith, 82, passed away January 14, 2021, at Hidden Meadows in Columbia Falls, Montana. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ted was born February 24, 1937, in Colgan and attended high school in Crosby. In 1958, he married Judy Knudson and they just celebrated 62 years of marriage. He was a shipping clerk […]