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Cost of making a choice

North or south? That simple question, when asked by a crewmember of the Garrison-Max Ambulance District, translates simply as “Minot or Bismarck?”

Posted 1/13/11 (Thu) read more »

Go local, save and cut taxes

North Dakota’s Legislature convened this week with a sizeable budget surplus that many residents believe should come back, in one form or another, to their own pockets. The North Dakota Prairie Poll last month surveyed residents of 11 rural communities to determine where they think the Legislature should place its spending priorities.

Posted 1/06/11 (Thu) read more »

There’s been a lot of ‘digging out’

It’s great to break records, to exceed beyond preset limits. While it is exhilarating when some records are broken others are best left alone. Among those that might fall int0 that category are those that have to do with weather extremes. Unfortunately, it appears that the winter of 2010-11 just could pan out to be another snowfall record-breaker for the local area. Setting a weather-related record means reaching an extreme. As a general rule, extreme weather is not a good thing!

Posted 1/06/11 (Thu) read more »

Rescue squad receives grant

A gift of $1,000 from the Beach Party Committee, along with a matching grant of $4,800 through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, has enabled the Garrison Fire and Rescue Squad to update its aging dive gear. The $1,000 donation from the Beach Party Committee was presented to fire department First Assistant Fire Chief Tod Graeber by Sharon Jungling, member of the Beach Party Committee.

Posted 12/29/10 (Wed) read more »

Board edgy over building tax hike

There was a minor case of cold feet at a recent Garrison School Board meeting. Board member Steve Seidler asked, “Is the community ready for a $5 million, $10 million bond issue?”

Posted 12/29/10 (Wed) read more »

Fishing committee disbanded

The Garrison Chamber of Commerce is generally regarded as a progressive group.

Posted 12/22/10 (Wed) read more »

Uproar in the Douglas community

The Douglas Post Office is relatively small – in fact, it’s about the right size for a few patrons to be served at a time.

Posted 12/22/10 (Wed) read more »

Elevator expansion to add speed, efficiency

It’s all about speed and efficiency. And for many farmers, speed and efficiency equals valuable time and welcome money.

Posted 12/16/10 (Thu) read more »

School building project enters first stage

A committee of patrons and board members are at the stage where they’re just putting on their work boots to move the district towards a multi-million dollar school building project.

Posted 12/16/10 (Thu) read more »

Final Dickens weekend begins Friday

While some Garrison retailers are smiling, others seem a bit disappointed.

Posted 12/09/10 (Thu) read more »