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Train derailment kills one and injures another south of Washburn

One man was killed and another received minor injuries after two Dakota Missouri Valley and Western Railroad engines derailed 2 1/2 miles south of Washburn at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Posted 3/26/10 (Fri) read more »

Calving season improved from last year’s woes

It’s that time of year when the ground turns to mush and area beef cattle numbers start to double as calving season begins.

Posted 3/24/10 (Wed) read more »

Water treatment plant upgrade is on schedule

The quality of the water that flows into your home depends on Washburn’s Water Treatment Plant.

Posted 3/24/10 (Wed) read more »

City signs will stay on poles a little longer

City of Washburn commissioners are in no hurry to remove city signs from Otter Tail Power telephone poles after a meeting with a representative from Otter Tail Power on March 8.

Posted 3/17/10 (Wed) read more »

A song for the crowds

Before every flip of the coin, toss of the ball or drop of the puck there’s an important step that has to take place at a state high school event.

Posted 3/17/10 (Wed) read more »

Order in the courtroom

District Court has found a new home in the Memorial Building in Washburn since county commissioners last week decided that parts of the McLean County Courthouse would no longer be used until further decisions could be made about the future of the building.

Posted 3/10/10 (Wed) read more »

Nearly 60 area students attend entrepreneur expo

In this day and age of online businesses there’s no limit to who your competition might be.

Posted 3/10/10 (Wed) read more »

After 30 years Wilton Principal Norris will retire

When he first got into the education field, Roger Norris was 24 years old and looking to shape the minds of the future.

Posted 3/03/10 (Wed) read more »

Movin’ on out

It’s official. The process to close down the original McLean County Courthouse structure has begun.

Posted 3/03/10 (Wed) read more »

Is courthouse hazardous to health?

The public often criticizes government for being slow to react.

Posted 2/24/10 (Wed) read more »