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Threatening a livelihood

A recently announced Environmental Protection Agency mandate, saying how much power plants must reduce their emissions, has plant and coal mine operators in McLean County on the edge of their seats.

Posted 11/10/15 (Tue) read more »

Complaint filed against Thomas

President of the Washburn City Commission Larry Thomas is currently fighting allegations that he violated North Dakota Open Meeting and Open Record laws...

Posted 11/10/15 (Tue) read more »

Drain tiling saves area crops

Fields were tilled, seeds were planted and the land was nourished with plenty of sunlight and rain - but still, nothing grows. It’s a farmer’s worst nightmare and salt is to blame.

Posted 11/04/15 (Wed) read more »

Washburn students to perform festival

Five Washburn High School students will be performing in the Northwest Festival of Music at Minot State University this weekend.

Posted 11/04/15 (Wed) read more »

Foundation celebrates, looks to future

The Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation celebrated another year with its annual meeting dinner on Oct. 19, which featured an art auction and a keynote address from Governor Jack Dalrymple.

Posted 10/29/15 (Thu) read more »

Cafe under new ownership

Washburn’s Lewis & Clark Cafe will be opening its doors again on Nov. 2 after being purchased in early September.

Posted 10/29/15 (Thu) read more »

Taxable sales divided

Taxable sales figures in McLean County are split for the second quarter of 2015.

Posted 10/20/15 (Tue) read more »

County OKs projects, equipment

The McLean County Commission pushed forward two different projects and a couple of equipment purchases and sales at its meeting Tuesday morning.

Posted 10/20/15 (Tue) read more »

Washburn budget finalized

The Washburn City Commission put a stamp of approval on the 2016 budget after two separate meetings on Friday to finalize a few final line items.

Posted 10/15/15 (Thu) read more »

Possible open meetings law violation reviewed

The city of Washburn is requesting an opinion from the North Dakota Attorney General’s office in regard to a meeting held by President Larry Thomas that may have violated North Dakota Open Meetings Law.

Posted 10/15/15 (Thu) read more »