2021-06-02

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Focus on community: Discussions, surveys will provide framework for future initiatives


This is the first of a three-part report on a series of discussions held in Divide County last week to aid future planning and development work by the Divide County Economic Development Council and other groups. It’s called the “funnel approach.” Get a group of people together, introduce some topics, and let them brainstorm. That’s the approach taken during a […]

Swimming pool opens early to start summer recreation offerings


Crosby’s swimming pool opened to the public Friday to kick off its first full summer of operation since 2018, bringing the city parks department back to its regular slate of outdoor recreation offerings. After years of an aging facility that often required repairs before it was ready for swimmers, the city opened its reconstructed pool last July and can now […]

Drug charges filed following narcotics search


The Divide County Sheriff’s Department, working with agents from the Northwest Narcotics Task Force (NWNTF) executed a search warrant at a Crosby home Tuesday last week, arresting one person. Despite felony level drug charges being brought against her, Victoria Hernandez Ariston, 56, was able to leave the Williams County Jail last week without posting any money for bail. Divide County […]

Drugs, cash seized at Portal

Seizures of illegal drugs and cash made Thursday, May 20 at the port of Portal total more than $7 million, according to figures released by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In one case, inspection of a commercial shipment revealed more than 3,700 pounds of marijuana. The shipping manifest labeled the contents as plastic containers. The marijuana has an estimated street […]

Memorial Day

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Community foundation grants

Two local groups are recipients of grants from the NW North Dakota Community Foundation earmarked for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. $2,500 was awarded to the Crosby Moose Lodge for facility upgrades, including the kitchen and gathering space amenities. A news release announcing the award said the funds are being matched by local fundraising, and volunteer labor will complete the […]

Regional arts invite

People from Divide County are urged to attend a gathering to talk about a shared art installation between Divide, Williams and McKenzie counties. Arts Across the Prairie: Placemaking in Rural North Dakota invites Divide County residents to hear from stakeholders at 4 p.m., Sunday, June 6, at Harmon Park in Williston. The North Dakota Council on the Arts is leading […]

One Time it was News

10 years ago Wednesday, June 8, 2011: With estimates approaching $2.1 million for repairs to waterlogged township and county roads, Divide County Commissioner’s pledge of up to $1 million in matching funds is seen by many township officials as insufficient. During a meeting with township representatives, commissioners outlined a proposal to cover 60 percent of repair costs to some roads, […]

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Cruella

“Cruella,” set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One […]