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Ammo donated to Sheriff’s off.

In an effort to show his continued support for local law enforcement, a Garrison man donated over a thousand rounds of ammunition last week.

Posted 2/15/17 (Wed) read more »

Sanford: ‘Listen to the people’

North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford spoke at the annual WAEDA meeting this week, promoting the use of community surveys to help build on the strengths of the community.

Posted 2/15/17 (Wed) read more »

Bill that would speed up 83 voted down

A bill that would have made U.S. Highway 83 a 75 mile per hour road failed on Thursday with only six supporting votes.

Posted 2/09/17 (Thu) read more »

Coal catches fire in bunker

Burning coal was being carefully extracted from one of Coal Creek Station’s 16 lignite storage bunkers Tuesday after a hot spot was discovered inside.

Posted 2/09/17 (Thu) read more »

Cafe 77 opening next week

A Washburn woman is starting her own eatery this month in the very building where she fell in love with cooking.

Posted 2/01/17 (Wed) read more »

County tackling influx of meth

Local detectives are working around the clock to put a dent in the growing meth problem, though they caution that the problem likely won’t go away anytime soon.

Posted 2/01/17 (Wed) read more »

Playing catch up

With a break in snow events, McLean County crews are using their time to catch up on roadwork. Crews are focusing on widening roads around the county.

Posted 1/25/17 (Wed) read more »

Wilton shop burns down

A large shop building off of 80th Street south of Wilton was destroyed last week after a wood-burning stove apparently ignited a fire.

Posted 1/25/17 (Wed) read more »

Sign sponsors secured

The new ‘Welcome to Washburn’ sign planned for the city will soon be a reality after the fourth and final sponsor was secured recently.

Posted 1/18/17 (Wed) read more »

Attendance policy reaping benefits

Washburn High School classes are staying consistently fuller this year, with school officials crediting the improvement to a new attendance-based testing policy put into place over the summer.

Posted 1/18/17 (Wed) read more »