2020-03-18

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Closures are ‘pre-emptive’ strategy

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In a conference call to educators late Sunday, Gov. Doug Burgum called his executive order closing schools a “pre-emptive” effort to stem the spread of coronavirus, not because school age children are at risk of serious illness. Burgum said the 111 negative tests handled by the lab at the state Health Department so far don’t provide enough data. “Are there […]

Traveler stays one step ahead of virus

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Janae Hagen planned to spend last weekend in Paris — the conclusion of a two month sabbatical. Instead, the Divide County native flew out of the United Kingdom on Saturday, hours before a ban further complicated travel for U.S. citizens in the wake of a global pandemic. “I have quite literally been trying to stay one step ahead of coronavirus […]

County offices to remain open, meetings canceled

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Divide County offices will remain open, but patrons are asked to do as much business as possible with various departments by phone. That’s the takeaway after a special meeting held Monday morning with commissioners and department heads. The single topic of discussion was the county’s response to coronavirus, and how recent guidance from the national Centers for Disease Control (CDC) […]

Flag man

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Courthouse caretaker Lauren Throntveit Wednesday last week installs new hardware on the flagpole after wind wore through the old metal.

Cameo Players have bigger cast for ‘No Body Like Jimmy’

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“No Body Like Jimmy” is the name of this year’s Northwest Cameo Players dinner theater, at the Noonan Community Center. Tickets were to go on sale today, but the performance has now been postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus threat. Prior to the postponement, Codirectors Betty Dhuyvetter and Mary Dhuyvetter touted the unusually big cast of 11. Some […]

‘Let’s BE Crosby!’ campaign

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The next chapter in the Crosby Area Chamber’s multi-year GO LOCAL campaign is called “Let’s BE Crosby!” The new slogan will be used in a 12-part advertising campaign making the connection between the money people spend locally and the local organizations who benefit from business donations and volunteerism. The chamber hopes to launch the series in the next few weeks. […]

Coronavirus concessions

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Businesses and organizations are scrambling to change or cancel operations in the coming weeks. Northwest United Lutheran Parish churches are canceling public worship through March, but are working on a Facebook Live service at 10 a.m. on Sundays. The Crosby Assembly of God has capability of taping services, but no decision had been made about canceling services at press time. […]

In the wake of coronavirus distancing, show will not go on

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Members of the Cameo Players and the Noonan Lions Club came to the difficult conclusion Monday to suspend rehearsals for their annual spring show, which was to have been performed in a few weeks. Tickets that would have gone on sale today were pulled. “It’s a disappointment,” said Codrector Mary Dhuyvetter, but the hope is that the show can be […]

Flattening the curve is essential now

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Whines & Roses

It’s amazing how a simple phrase and chart can move public understanding of a complex issue like mitigating impacts from a global pandemic. “Flatten the curve” emerged last week as a concept everyone could understand and get behind — slowing the spread of coronavirus to help insure hospitals can handle the influx of people who may soon need care. We […]