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August 15, 2018

Fixing up fire hydrants

Wilton fire hydrants have turned red, white and blue this summer as part of an effort by city workers to brighten up the fixtures.

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A proposed infrastructure spending package would aim to help out non-oil producing counties, with an estimated $3.8 million estimated to go toward McLean County annually, if approved.

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A former North Dakota First Lady celebrated her 100th birthday this weekend in Washburn.

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The final bill for a potential intake update was just cut significantly, as Washburn City officials get word that a previously-denied grant has now been awarded federal grant money.

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Wilton Public School is tackling a bus driver shortage by pulling bus routes back into district lines.

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August 1, 2018

Dam releases drop

After high rainfall and rapid snowmelt prompted officials to increase releases from the Garrison Dam, things are finally beginning to level out.

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Half of an upcoming playground project will be covered by a federal grant, as Washburn Public School has received an official approval letter for the funding.

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Over 200 severe weather warnings have gone out in the McLean County area so far in 2018, more than twice the number that was seen during the same period in 2017.

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The Washburn and Wilton American Legion Posts have joined forces, coming together to plan joint Veterans Day events in honor of the Legion’s 100 year anniversary.

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“Let it grow.”

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