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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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A social-distance homecoming

The COVID-19 pandemic safety recommendations put the kibosh on any hopes Underwood’s Cindy Bjorge may have had about putting on a big welcome party for her husband Mike, who on Saturday returned from a seven-month deployment in Qatar in the Middle East.

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When the nation/worldwide call went out for people who are stuck at home to start sewing face masks, people from all over dusted off their sewing machines, headed to the fabric store and started searching online to find the correct width elastic.

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Smalls podcast – being a ‘QuaranTeen’

Turtle Lake-Mercer’s Miya Smalls is one of this year’s seniors whose last year as a high school student has forever been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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After nearly two hours of testimony, questions and answers, the McLean County Planning and Zoning Board and McLean County Commission Thursday night both approved zoning amendments that would prohibit transmission lines from being erected closer than one mile beyond the ordinary high water mark of the Missouri River, Lake Sakakawea or Lake Audubon.

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If you’ve got COVID-19 questions , Northland Community Health has got the answers. The health center recently set up a nursing hotline for anyone having questions about COVID-19 and its symptoms.

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New life
March 25, 2020

New life

Turtle Lake's Amy Klain gets some FFA distance learning close to home as he cuddles a newborn calf.

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