McLean County Independent News

After two years of using county dispatch services free of charge, the Garrison Police Department will have to start paying for the connection in 2022.

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Fires run rampant
April 7, 2021

Fires run rampant

Calls for fire response within McLean County doubled between March of 2020 and the same month this year, with local departments expressing concern about the summer ahead. 

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Moments with Dad
March 31, 2021

Moments with Dad

Left, dancing with daughters Emma Wilcox, 18 months, and Teagan Rensch, 11, Jon Wilcox was one of several father figures spending quality time with their daughters during the Ties and Tiaras dance in Garrison Saturday.

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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Coal Creek Station seems to be on the path of continuing its coal-power operation, as a new investor has emerged to buy the facility and its transmission line.

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Pools, playgrounds and walking trails -- that’s what topped the list of valuable programs according to a community survey conducted this winter. 

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Dillan's story
March 24, 2021

Dillan's story

When thinking about a typical day for 7-year-old Dillan Rasmussen, it would probably consist of hunting deer with his brother and father, riding 4-wheeler with his twin sister, maybe squeezing in a nap, asking Mom and Dad for some ice cream and to top it off, cuddles with his dog Bella.

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March 17, 2021

School approves new shop

Garrison Public School is set to get a new ag shop building this year after the district’s school board approved the roughly $800,000 project during a meeting last week. 

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Diffley to head CVB
March 17, 2021

Diffley to head CVB

After a stint in eastern North Dakota, Bree Diffley is back home. 

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March 10, 2021

Burn ban issued

For the seventh year in a row, McLean County Commissioners voted Tuesday to institute a burn ban, effective now through November. 

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Teachers up for vaccine
March 10, 2021

Teachers up for vaccine

Educators and day care workers are lining up to get their coronavirus vaccine as state health officials make the shot available to working individuals. 

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