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Courthouse plans approved

After numerous pairs of eyes examined preliminary floor plans for a new county courthouse, a giant hurdle has been cleared.

Posted 3/02/11 (Wed) read more »

Teaching music smarter

Zach Cottingham, a sixth-grade student at Underwood School, made a big decision when he switched from playing saxophone to playing the drums this year.

Posted 2/23/11 (Wed) read more »

Student drivers ‘out of control’

"It makes you think a lot more about trying to do it."

Posted 2/23/11 (Wed) read more »

Courthouse plans presented to commissioners

Preliminary plans for a new McLean County Courthouse were presented to Washburn City Commissioners on Monday night by McLean County States Attorney Ladd Erickson.

Posted 2/16/11 (Wed) read more »

North Dakota students lead the way in science and math

A recent release from the National Assessment of Educational Progress showed that last year’s eighth-grade students were the top in the nation in science.

Posted 2/16/11 (Wed) read more »

E15 more widely accepted after EPA ruling

About 60 percent of vehicles now on the road are able to use E15 (a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) in their gas tanks thanks to a new United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruling.

Posted 2/09/11 (Wed) read more »

Courthouse plans getting thumbs-up

While plans for the new county courthouse have not been finalized, they appear to meet the needs of several county entities.

Posted 2/09/11 (Wed) read more »

Supt. Ekstrom to retire

It appeared he wouldn’t get a motion for his notice of resignation/retirement but Supt. Dale Ekstrom eventually got approval and a thank you for serving the Underwood School for the past nine years.

Posted 2/02/11 (Wed) read more »

Students have fun learning about farm safety

Jeremy Haugen, parts manager at the Washburn RDO Equipment, started up a John Deere tractor in the building’s service bay and a dozen excited first graders watched as he engaged the power take-off (PTO).

Posted 2/02/11 (Wed) read more »

Author with local ties publishes first book

Kjelden Cundiff, 42, an author living in Springhill, Fla., calls his first published book, "The Cold November Son," a labor of love.

Posted 1/26/11 (Wed) read more »