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October 5, 2016

Eatery closes doors

The recently re-opened Lewis & Clark Cafe in downtown Washburn ceased operations last week, citing a lack of staff and need for community support.

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Resident requests for adjustments to their special assessments were mostly turned down by the Washburn City Commission last week, with only one property owner getting a break.

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The Washburn City Commission approved a Special Use permit on Sept. 12, supposedly granting permission for a go-kart track to operate on three different days in October.

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In an effort to give back to the community, $3,000 of the proceeds from this year’s Fred Five 5K were donated to the Washburn Ambulance Endowment.

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A McLean County Jail inmate escaped the facility this week through a hole in the ceiling that officials were aware of, but told didn’t pose a security risk.

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Local bluegrass band Cotton Wood turns 15 years old this month and is putting on a show Oct. 1 in celebration.

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September 14, 2016

Residents fight assessments

Washburn residents filled City Hall on Monday to argue against assessments that they felt were unjust.

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September 14, 2016

Support for the Blue

Law officers are much more than a badge. That’s the message members of the McLean County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary want to bring to the residents of McLean County and North Dakota.

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After eight hours of pursuit all across McLean County, the driver of a stolen vehicle was apprehended in a cornfield northwest of Wilton.

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September 7, 2016

Underwood shop burns

Firefighters responded to a shop fire south of Underwood just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, battling the blaze for over an hour before getting it under control.

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