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Classroom crunch

Purchasing a pair of new buses for $148,500 – a piece of cake. The Garrison School District bought two this summer. But when it came to deciding whether to add a portable classroom; well, that became another matter.

Posted 6/21/12 (Thu) read more »

Grueneich voted to the MEC board

There was a hearty turnout for the McLean Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting Tuesday evening. Among those who attended the 67th annual meeting were several guests, including Gov. Jack Dalrymple and his wife Betsy.

Posted 6/21/12 (Thu) read more »

One new face joins school board

Three veterans and one newcomer were elected to the Garrison School Board Tuesday.

Posted 6/14/12 (Thu) read more »

Primary in the books

Incumbent Ron Krebsbach edged past challenger Barry Suydam in the preliminary round for county commissioner in Tuesday’s Primary Election. Krebsbach picked up 1,564 votes (56.98 percent), while Suydam tallied 1,178 (42.91 percent).

Posted 6/14/12 (Thu) read more »

County zoning requests growing

Is it better to ask permission before or forgiveness after? If it’s the case of a county zoning ordinance, the planning and zoning commission would most likely recommend permission and discourage forgiveness.

Posted 6/07/12 (Thu) read more »

Courthouse savers draw the line

The gauntlet has been thrown down. And McLean County Commissioners didn’t flinch.

Posted 6/07/12 (Thu) read more »

County zoning lacks multi-occupant restrictions

“We need some new ordinances. There are repeated problems we need to try to address.”

Posted 5/31/12 (Thu) read more »

Crime on climb in county

It’s going up and up, and where it will stop, nobody knows.

Posted 5/31/12 (Thu) read more »

Makoti refinery construction imminent

Plans for a refinery somewhere on the Fort Berthold Reservation have been slowly coming together ever since the Three Affiliated Tribes authorized an engineering study of the idea in 2002. According to officials speaking at the MHA Nation Bakken Oil and Gas Expo recently in New Town, those dreams may be on the verge of becoming a reality.

Posted 5/24/12 (Thu) read more »

City zoning sets limits

Sometimes falling victim to big dollar signs can lead to violations and fines.

Posted 5/24/12 (Thu) read more »