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September 5, 2018

Bringing Airbnb to Washburn

Visitors to Washburn now have another option for short-term housing, as a local apartment complex opens up two units as Airbnb destinations.

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Washburn’s economic development association will be digging into its bank account to temporarily cover their director’s pay after an application for sales tax funds to fund the position was denied last week.

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Area farmers are battling drought, lower commodity prices and tariffs.

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August 22, 2018

Ruso spared the ax

The doors haven’t closed yet on McLean County’s smallest city, as the local auditor reports that all city council seats have now been filled.

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August 22, 2018

Promoting healthy eating

A local farmers market is opening up its produce to those under assistance programs by accepting SNAP for fresh fruit and veggies.

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

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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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