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Oil activity reaches Douglas

Oil activity has reached Douglas. No wells are being drilled in the vicinity, but the community has become the site of a depot that provides specialized ceramic sand to well sites in northwest North Dakota. The facility is located on a rail spur near the former Douglas elevator.

Posted 9/30/10 (Thu) read more »

Courthouse woes require permanent fix

“It’s the right decision for the future.” Although the words were spoken by Ladd Erickson, McLean County state’s attorney, nobody in the room disagreed.

Posted 9/30/10 (Thu) read more »

Board members take tiny steps toward bond issue

Although almost a million dollars have been spent on improvements to the Garrison schools in the past few years, a committee of board members and faculty made plans Tuesday evening for more projects.

Posted 9/22/10 (Wed) read more »

5o years of harvesting history

It’s dubbed the largest steam threshing show in North Dakota. And this year it will be celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Posted 9/22/10 (Wed) read more »

Auditorium rental fees increased

There are some new rates for use of the Garrison City Auditorium.

Posted 9/16/10 (Thu) read more »

Study: Dickens generates $175,000 a day

Naysayers: hold on to your woolie socks.

Posted 9/16/10 (Thu) read more »

Polling place relocated from Roseglen to Raub

Voters in western McLean County will have a new place to cast their ballots come this fall.

Posted 9/08/10 (Wed) read more »

Housing availability questioned

Meeting the demand for housing can be a juggling act at best. What does the customer want – or need?

Posted 9/08/10 (Wed) read more »

Judge: confiscation ‘unjustifiable’

A South Central District Court judge has determined that animals taken by McLean County officials from a Douglas area farmer this past week for alleged mistreatment was done unjustifiably.

Posted 9/02/10 (Thu) read more »

Break-ins reported

It was a tough week for bar owners in Douglas and Makoti. Both communities’ establishments were the target of burglars.

Posted 9/02/10 (Thu) read more »