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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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October 12, 2016

Project calendar extended

Some road work may need to wait until warmer temperatures return, possibly pushing the October completion date for some of the 2016 fall projects into the spring of 2017.

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October 12, 2016

Spreading fire safety

In honor of Home Fire Prevention Week, fire safety is being promoted for Washburn residents of all ages, from homeowners to elementary school children.

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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

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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