McLean County Independent News

Garrison is staring down the barrel of a year without a sheriff’s department contract.

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Art in the park
August 21, 2019

Art in the park

Award-winning artist Karen Bakke spent a week painting at Fort Stevenson State Park as the Artist in Residence.

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It’s said that the name “The Beatles” came to John Lennon in a dream. Terrel Officer took a cue from one of his dreams too, and it was only slightly less ambitious than starting the most successful band of all time.

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Sheriff’s office moves on

After years of disagreements, the tension between Garrison and McLean County over police contracts came to a head Monday afternoon with the county deciding to cut ties in a brief, 12-minute meeting.

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Scheresky starts ‘Dinner on the Prairie’

Bonnie Scheresky of Max had an idea, and she wasn’t afraid to give it a shot.

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Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final article in the series of “Garrisoning the forts.” Ft. Stevenson had a direct impact on the area, as well as Garrison’s existence.

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July 31, 2019

Mountain Lion spotted

A Mountain Lion was spotted south of Garrison near Fort Stevenson State Park recently. Mountain Lions have been known to attack and maul their victims in other states, so area residents need to exercise caution when outdoors.

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It’s a family thing
July 31, 2019

It’s a family thing

In small towns everyone seems to be related to everyone.

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Bismarck duo wins derby, biggest fish

Lake Sakakawea was jam packed Friday and Saturday with fishermen from all around the Upper Midwest.

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Part II: Ft. Stevenson Editor’s note: A continuation from last week, this is the second article in the series of “Garrisoning the forts.”

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