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Garrison regains largest county city status

Garrison has regained the title as McLean County’s largest city. Figures released by the U. S. Census Bureau and presented to county and city officials show Garrison’s population to be 1,453 – a 10.24 percent jump from 10 years ago when Census figures showed the community’s population was 1,318.

Posted 3/24/11 (Thu) read more »

Board gets first glimpse of possible building plans

The shopping list is starting to make its way from the grocery store to the menu. A wish list of remodeling, renovations and new spaces for the elementary and high school were unveiled Tuesday evening at a Garrison school board meeting.

Posted 3/17/11 (Thu) read more »

Storm pummels area

Mother Nature isn’t ready to let winter go just yet. Even though temps are now reaching into the 40s and the sun is shining, she delivered one more punch this past Friday.

Posted 3/17/11 (Thu) read more »

Garrison Lodging business changes hands

Those who patronize either of Garrison’s motels will likely not notice a change in service. A major change has occurred, however. Effective Feb. 14, there are new owners for the Garrison Motel and North Shore Inn & Suites. Even though Dennis and Irene Jeffrey sold their lodging business, it is remaining in the family.

Posted 3/03/11 (Thu) read more »

Neighborhood Watch set to get makeover

Garrison business owners say they have had enough. They are taking steps to deter individuals from considering burglary in the community. Ladd Erickson, McLean County states attorney, met with Garrison Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee members Monday to update them on the status of a number of burglary cases in the community.

Posted 3/03/11 (Thu) read more »

Garrison pharmacist supports current law

Even before the vote, Kim Essler, Garrison, seemed confident that North Dakota’s HB 1434 would be – and should be – defeated.

Posted 2/24/11 (Thu) read more »

Courthouse preservation fight not over

A group of about 15 interested citizens came together Monday night in an effort to save the McLean County Courthouse from destruction. While there were some negative feelings towards a new courthouse, the group resolved to focus their efforts on keeping the old courthouse a towering piece of history in Washburn.

Posted 2/24/11 (Thu) read more »

City exploring options for indoor skating rink

Will Garrison’s indoor skating rink be replaced? About a month ago, the Garrison Park Board decided that the city’s indoor ice-skating rink would not be opened. The reason was based on concern for the integrity of the building that housed the rink. An inspection last month by an engineer confirmed the structure was unsafe.

Posted 2/17/11 (Thu) read more »

Garrison wins state water taste contest

Garrison’s water system is this year’s winner of the North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association’s annual water taste contest. “This was a statewide competition,” explained the city’s Maintenance Supervisor Alan Beyreis.

Posted 2/10/11 (Thu) read more »

Skating rink roof collapses

Old age and excess weight – it’s a recipe for doing anybody, or anything in. And it did this past weekend when abundant snow on the roof of the indoor skating rink became just too much to bear. The roof of the building succumbed to the burden of snow and age this past Saturday evening. City officials cordoned off the area Monday to keep onlookers from getting too close to the structure.

Posted 2/10/11 (Thu) read more »