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County should prepare for an oil ‘stampede’

At a county-wide meeting held at the Underwood City Hall last Thursday, the oil patch area in western North Dakota, particularly around the Stanley and Tioga area, was described as a “bison stampede,” by Mountrail County commissioner Greg Boschee---and not the good kind of Bison stampede that wins national football championships.

Posted 1/25/12 (Wed) read more »

Washburn prepares for man camps

The regularity of man camps in conversations has Washburn commissioners thinking about ways to be prepared if and when the camps come to town.

Posted 1/18/12 (Wed) read more »

History as long as the river

Within the river bottoms full of cottonwood trees, near the place where the land changes dramatically from rich cropland to arid badlands, the diverse landscape will take your breath away.

Posted 1/18/12 (Wed) read more »

Courthouse Construction catching up with dry weather

The new McLean County courthouse is rising up smoothly alongside the Law Enforcement Center and current courthouse.

Posted 1/11/12 (Wed) read more »

Washburn house building boom

Having too much business isn’t something anyone around here is going to complain about.

Posted 1/11/12 (Wed) read more »

Running with hope and faith

There’s something in every runner that drives them to work their bodies to its limits.

Posted 1/04/12 (Wed) read more »

2011: A year of weird weather

The beginning of 2011 was a frightful one as snow covered an already wet state.

Posted 1/04/12 (Wed) read more »

A new way to reach new readers

Imagine if you could start teaching your child about reading as soon as they are born. Actually you can, and experts say you should.

Posted 12/28/11 (Wed) read more »

New daycare could fill great need

The need for more daycare options in Washburn has been voiced at numerous public meetings.

Posted 12/28/11 (Wed) read more »

Community tree teaches of community service

The Scouts of Washburn are looking to be visible through their service and a good way to let their light shine was by helping to decorate the community Christmas tree last week.

Posted 12/21/11 (Wed) read more »