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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 »

Is snowfall record in sight?

The latest three-month climate outlook continues to reflect a continuation of the current LaNina affected weather pattern. The forecast continues to be for enhanced chances of below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for western and central North Dakota. It’s enough to send shivers down one’s spine. But that forecast is what National Weather Service (NWS) officials are predicting as they look ahead to February, March and April.

Posted 2/03/11 (Thu) read more »

McLean County Ag Show returns Feb. 9

North Dakota Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring will be one of the featured speakers at this year’s McLean County Ag Show. The show, set for Wednesday, Feb. 9, will be at the Garrison High School. It is sponsored by the Garrison FFA chapter and Garrison FFA alumni.

Posted 2/03/11 (Thu) read more »

Economic development group celebrates 20 years

“I feel like I'm at home. I feel welcome.” Those are the thoughts of the owner of one of Garrison's newest businesses when talking about the community and help he received from members of the Garrison Area Improvement Association (GAIA).

Posted 1/27/11 (Thu) read more »