Marvin Haugland

Marvin J. Haugland, 77, South Heart, died Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Fallon Medical Complex, Baker, Montana, with family at his side. Marvin’s wishes were for cremation to take place and that a private family gathering would take place. Marvin J. Haugland was born April 11, 1943, at Crosby, the son of Kenneth and Agnes (Aalund) Haugland. He was raised […]

Marilyn Knudson

Marilyn A. Knudson, 75, Crosby, and Sun City West, Arizona passed away Friday, June 19, 2020, at Brookdale Camino Del Sol, Sun City West. Services are pending with Stakston Martin Funeral Home, Crosby. Full obituary will follow next week.

The great exchange was for me . . . and you

Pastor’s Corner

A friend of mine is a great writer. He said something, some time ago, that has me reflecting on what I call the great exchange. There have been some great exchanges over time and one that I was a part of was the privilege of living in Alaska. The exchange of “The Great Land” for $7.2 million was a great […]

Stereotypes break this country down when we need to build up

Pandemic limits print days for some

It’s time to throw away the broad brush. Past time, actually. Long past time. It is worn from overuse. It is used to paint cops as all the same. And African Americans. And Muslims. And new Americans. And reporters. And substance abusers. And those who are obese. And those who are Hollywood stars. It is absolutely and irrevocably clear that […]

Video series shines a light on businesses

Northwest Communications Cooperative has started a new video series highlighting small businesses in this corner of the state. The “NDRoots” videos aim to raise awareness about the variety of amenities in Divide, Burke and northern Williams counties, showcasing the people who make them possible. The concept came out of NCC’s customer experience team, which meets regularly to brainstorm new ways […]

Controlling noxious weeds this season

County Agent

As you can see driving down the road, many farmers have now transitioned from seeding to spraying. Why do they spray you may ask? One simple answer is to control weeds from getting out of hand. The same can be said for seeing someone spraying in ditches, grasslands, and haylands. However, here they are spraying noxious weeds most of the […]

Burglary charged

A Crosby man has a July 10 court date for allegedly breaking into a woman’s Crosby apartment. Herbie A.R. Fitzgerald, 34, is charged with burglary, theft, disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing, stemming from an incident on June 5. Court documents say Fitzgerald, who admitted he was drinking, confronted the victim as she was trying to enter her home and admitting […]

Divide County School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING June 8, 2020 President Feil called the meeting to order at 7:04 a.m. with Adams, Hubble, Krecklau, Nystuen, Pulvermacher, Reistad and Verlinde present and Sundberg absent. Others present were Superintendent Hirning, Elementary Principal Brown, Business Manager King and a member of the press. It was noted that a quorum was present. Motion 20-06-01: Moved by Reistad, seconded by […]

Divide County Commission Minutes

June 2, 2020 The Board of Divide County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday June 2, 2020, with all members present, Chairman. Graupe presiding. Brad Nygaard, Journalist, joined the meeting. Minutes from May 19, 2020, were read and approved with corrections. Travis Binde, NDSU Extension Agent, met with the board to discuss the weed board budget. Chairman Graupe informed […]


Notice is hereby given that the City of Crosby Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 29th, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. at Crosby City Hall located at 15 West Central Avenue, Crosby, North Dakota, for the purpose of hearing and considering all testimony regarding the following applications before recommendation for final consideration by the Crosby […]