Central McLean News-Journal - News

The Underwood City Commission tackled a pair of issues regarding current city ordinances Monday night, opting to NOT amend a current citywide ban on open burning, while continuing to discuss the possibility of amending the city’s ordinance regarding raising chickens within the city limits.

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The end of an era
May 13, 2020

The end of an era

After 40 years in operation, Coal Creek Station is slated to close its doors.

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Blowing in the wind
May 6, 2020

Blowing in the wind

While a lot of folks were making use of the coronavirus home-style quarantine time by doing puzzles and working on some little projects around the house, Underwood’s Joe and JoAnn Fleischman were spending their time repurposing fans, turning them into one-of-a-kind windmills.

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It was back to business-asusual Friday – almost.

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Nowhere to go
April 29, 2020

Nowhere to go

Underwood’s Dylan Aasheim, Lucy Santos, Cade Kjelstrup and Maddy Heger were all dressed up

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Gov. Doug Burgum on Monday announced during his daily press conference that businesses previously closed or limited by his executive order due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to open this Friday following new criteria that his office announced Tuesday.

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TLM seniors working on grad plan

The Turtle Lake-Mercer School Board approved the hiring of three new staff members for the upcoming year, filling in all of the openings and completing the staff for the 2020-21 school year.

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Presenting to a special meeting of the Coal Conversion Counties Association last week, McLean County State's Attorney Ladd Erickson said he believes a proposal to build an 800-megawatt wind farm in the region is being used to justify shutting down Coal Creek Station.

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Capturing life on the ‘front porch’

Underwood photographer Freedom Bassett is doing what she can to bring a little sunshine into locals’ lives – 10 minutes at a time.

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It was business-almost-asusual this past Tuesday as Turtle Lake’s Joan Anderson worked with staff members of Vitalant at one of the city’s annual blood drives.

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