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Winter weather gave area students a 6-day break last week, and another day off Tuesday when schools in much of the state canceled due to blizzard conditions.

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November 30, 2016

Storm shutters schools

Washburn and Wilton schools both closed their doors to cold weather Monday and Tuesday, extending the Thanksgiving holiday vacation for students and staff.

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An influx of stolen vehicles has hit the county recently, with authorities reporting four instances within the period of three days.

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In an effort to reach a goal of collecting 50,000 pieces this year, Farmers Insurance of Bismarck is turning to surrounding communities to donate suits for soldiers returning to the workforce.

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When a family member has a disease that has no known cure, it’s sometimes difficult to find something to be thankful for during holidays like Thanksgiving.

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November 16, 2016

Track owners press forward

Owners of a go-kart track in Washburn were directed toward the Planning and Zoning board after requesting clarification from the city commission Monday.

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November 16, 2016

MRAP arrives in county

The McLean County SWAT team has added a new vehicle to their specialized fleet, hoping it can help them maneuver in both inclimate weather and sensitive situations.

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November 9, 2016

Chase ends without injury

A driver on the run blasted through two sets of spike strips before finally rear-ending a patrol car and coming to a stop in Washburn Monday afternoon.

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The Great River Energy Stanton Power Plant will be closing next spring and demolished soon after, an official confirmed at a meeting last week.

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November 2, 2016

New firetruck arrives

The Washburn Volunteer Fire Department got a major upgrade recently when its new pumper arrived on site, replacing an older firetruck that will be sold.

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