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Northern Lights: What a show!

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Divide County was witness to a stunning show of the Northern Lights on Friday night and Saturday morning, as captured by these two photos submitted by Roger Riveland, a Divide County native who now lives in Williston. The aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, was visible across much of the Northern Hemisphere over the weekend due to an unusually strong solar […]

Council OKs buydown for grocery store

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Taking the final steps in the process, Crosby City Council members approved recommendations from the Spirit Fund board and the Visitors Promotion Fund board for four different projects during its May 6 meeting. Council members cast unanimous votes in favor of an interest buydown grant of just over $33,300 to Devin and KayCee Lindsey toward the purchase of Crosby’s former […]

Crosby mayoral candidates looking to the future

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Incumbent Vassen, challenger Jacobs face off June 11


(Editor’s note: The Crosby city election June 11 has two contested races: mayor and city council. This is the first in a series of interviews of the candidates.) With less than a month before city elections on June 11, Crosby’s two mayoral candidates both have the future of the city on their minds. Incumbent Mayor Kjell Vassen and challenger James […]

Working at the car wash

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Fayleen Caraway and Skyler Gilbertson wash windshields at a car wash fundraiser on Saturday. Local Girl Scouts put on the event to help raise money for their troop.

Law enforcement appreciation

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Divide County Sheriff Zach Schroeder opens a thank-you card from Crosby Assembly of God’s Soarin Safari kids’ program, delivered Thursday by Leslie McGhan, Rylei Bracco and Evelyn McGhan (not pictured).

Syttende Mai events planned for Saturday afternoon in Crosby

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Sons of Norway, Vidda Lodge is inviting the public to its annual Syttende Mai observance on Saturday in Crosby, including a parade of flags and a free movie. Syttende Mai, Norwegian for “17th of May,” is a major national holiday in Norway, commemorating the signing of the country’s constitution on May 17, 1814. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. […]

Ray school board incumbents win

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Three incumbent members of the Ray school board were re-elected to new terms May 7, according to unofficial results released on the district’s website after polls closed. Dustin Johnsrud received 38 votes for a three-year term on the board. Johnsrud won the position by 10 votes against write-in candidate Amanda Kupper. Eric Barman received 62 votes for the unexpired two-year […]

No injuries are reported from gas plant explosion

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An explosion at a gas plant near Wildrose could have ended much worse if not for safety measures in place, according to Divide County Sheriff Zach Schroeder. The sheriff’s office responded to a compressor explosion around noon on May 7 at the Kinder Morgan Norse Plant about 16 miles northeast of Wildrose. “There were some issues starting at 3:30 in […]

Plea agreement for accomplice in Bypass burglary

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A Minot woman charged with two felonies in the 2019 burglary of the Bypass Restaurant and Lounge changed pleas Friday and avoided jail time. Taylor Brevik, 25, pleaded guilty to a Class C felony of accomplice to theft, as part of an agreement in which a second felony charge, conspiracy to commit theft, was dismissed. Brevik, a former employee of […]

Noonan man faces felony aggravated assault charge

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A Noonan man is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault against an adult victim. Mitchell James, 31, was charged on April 25. The charge is a Class C felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A Divide County sheriff’s deputy responded to the alleged incident at James’ residence that morning, according to court […]


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