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Looking back on the news of 2018

• The first month of 2018 featured a recall election in Washburn, where the city’s Commission President Larry Thomas re-claimed his spot on the board.

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Blizzard Bluegrass will return to Bismarck State College next weekend for the 14th annual event.

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The bottom of the barrel
December 27, 2018

The bottom of the barrel

Even though McLean County sits on the very edge of Bakken country, not breaking the top ten for North Dakota’s oil producing counties, it is feeling the brunt of oil prices that continue to drop.

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Despite prices for soybeans declining, returns are expected to be up in 2019, according to the North Dakota State University Extension.

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School hires JLG as engineer
December 19, 2018

School hires JLG as engineer

After weighing several options, Washburn Public School awarded the engineering bid for a potential project to JLG.

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December 19, 2018

Sharing comfort

Washburn fourth graders are working to ensure a warm holiday season for those in need.

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Foundation shifts focus
December 12, 2018

Foundation shifts focus

At the end of 2018, the focus of the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation will officially shift away from Washburn, as a long-anticipated change arrives.

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December 12, 2018

Intake jumps the river

A proposed intake project is moving forward as scheduled, but in a different location than initially planned.

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Kitchen project awarded $55,000

After some debate over the need for a public commercial kitchen in Washburn, the city’s Sales Tax and Use committee approved a $55,000 allocation toward the Memorial Building renovation.

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A second application to fund the WAEDA director’s annual salary with sales tax funds was approved on Monday night in a three-to-two vote.

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