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Over 80 local high school students traveled to area coal facilities last week to learn about the lignite industry, technology and working as a team.

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A special election board was formed during Monday’s Washburn City Commission meeting, with four local individuals appointed to their temporary roles.

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Playground improvements and structural repairs landed largely at the top of a list of possible projects that school board members ranked by importance before last week’s retreat last week.

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December 6, 2017

A safe haven

When Sherry Grey received a call on Nov. 18 about a rescue dog being taken from an abusive home, she knew she needed to help.

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November 29, 2017

Washburn sign permit denied

Paid sponsorship panels can stay in place, but electronic messages must only advertise school events, the Department of Transportation said this week of Washburn’s digital communication sign.

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A list of needs, wants and goals developed over the last year may start to take shape soon, as Washburn delves into a new pilot program aimed at increasing residents’ quality of life.

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Spectators at Washburn sporting events in 2018 will be able to keep better track of game progression, as new football and softball scoreboards were approved last week.

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November 21, 2017

Choosing health

Providing healthy options that are easily accessible — that’s the idea behind Great River Energy’s new micro mart, which provides fresh salads and nutritious snacks to plant employees.

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November 15, 2017

Hitting a crescendo

When Dustin Moe started teaching music at Washburn Public School seven years ago, the high school choir took up two sets of risers, with room to spare.

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The Washburn City Commission will not be involved in any further negotiation or discussion regarding a complaint filed against the city, after motioning against participating in the voluntary compliance process.

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