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A few rooms will have big impact at schools

A few rooms will have big impact at schools

A $9.9 million plan set for a bond vote on Feb. 9 would add four classrooms at the elementary school and three to five more at the high school.

Posted 1/19/16 (Tue) read more »

Program aims for oversight of gathering lines

A new program is aimed at providing state oversight that previously had been lacking in the development of gathering pipelines for crude oil and salt water transportation between well sites.

Posted 1/12/16 (Tue) read more »

Showdown in Columbus ends with payment, resignations

Showdown in Columbus ends with payment, resignations

Columbus is advertising for a new city auditor, has a new interim mayor and will also need to fill at least one vacancy on its city council.

Posted 1/12/16 (Tue) read more »

Street work could last up to six months

A major street repair and sewer line replacement project in Crosby could last five to six months, according to City Engineer Bill Moonen.

Posted 1/12/16 (Tue) read more »

School seeks to prove need for project

School seeks to prove need for project

As the Divide County School District prepares for a new vote on a bond issue to expand and renovate portions of the elementary and high schools, school officials are doing everything they can between now and election day, Feb. 9, to convince the public of the need for the project.

Posted 1/12/16 (Tue) read more »

2015 sees progress on projects and end of boom

2015 sees progress on projects and end of boom

The year 2015 saw an oil field slowdown, planning for a couple of major building projects, extreme weather events, a major local business changing hands and a gift from an estate giving a boost to a number of community organizations.

Posted 1/05/16 (Tue) read more »

2015 crime stats show little change from 2014

Divide County Sheriff Lauren Throntveit’s end-of-year statistics show signs of a slight slowdown in crime accompanying the ongoing slowdown in oil activity, though the decreases are modest.

Posted 1/05/16 (Tue) read more »

She fights for family farms and culture

She fights for family farms and culture

Kayla Pulvermacher never dreamt of becoming a political lobbyist, but growing up on the family farm instilled a passion for the land.

Posted 1/05/16 (Tue) read more »

Program aims to assess what to keep or change

Program aims to assess what to keep or change

A program aimed at helping towns in the oil patch assess goals for business and community development kicked off Monday last week with a round table discussion open to the public.

Posted 12/29/15 (Tue) read more »

New zoning ordinance now in place

A new zoning ordinance in Divide County seeks to address a number of issues that surfaced as the Bakken oil boom exploded a few years ago.

Posted 12/29/15 (Tue) read more »