Devils Lake Journal daily briefs

Devils Lake Journal
Devils Lake Journal

COVID-19 Testing 

Dec. 3 will be Lake Region District Health's last Thursday Testing Event for the year as they will switch to Wednesdays following this week's testing date.  The following testing dates will be Dec. 9, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30 all from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Thursday's (Dec. 3) testing event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., or until the 450 tests run out, at the intersection of Highways 2 & 20 inside Leevers South. Masks & Pre-registration are required. Pre-Register at

Ramsey County Commission Meetings

Ramsey County Commission Meetings will now be held at 5:30 p.m. throughout December. This months meetings will be on Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 at the County Courthouse

Commissioners Room. Contact Kandy Christopherson with any questions. 

The Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce, along with its sponsors, is encouraging residents to decorate their houses for a chance to win cash prizes. The deadline to register in the contest is Dec. 2 and houses must be decorated by Dec. 7. It is free to register and you can contact the Chamber of Commerce to register. 

Each house will have a number and residents can vote for their favorite house by texting the house number to 539-203-3291. You can vote anytimes between Dec. 7 and Dec. 27. 

There are three cash prizes. People's Choice ($250) the public text vote, Best in Show ($150) voted on by sponsors, and Clark Griswold ($100), which is the award for most lights. 

Lake Region State College "Battle Royale" 

Lake Region State College has put together a virtual battle between local high school co-ops. Fans of each school can vote on the Lake Region State College Facebook page to advance their team into the next round. This week, the matchup is between North Star and Four Winds/Minnewaukan. 

Four Winds basketball attendance

In response to the pandemic, Four Winds High School will not be allowing fans into home games at this time. However, home games are free to stream for Indians fans on NFHS Network. Away games cost $10.99 a month or $69.99 a year 

Tuesday's COVID-19 numbers 

Ramsey County - 18 new cases

Benson County - three new cases 

Nelson County - no new cases

Towner County - no new cases 

Eddy County - two new cases 

Cavalier County - two new cases 

Source: North Dakota Department of Health 


Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 42. West northwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. North northwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Source: National Weather Service