McLean County Independent News

September 11, 2019

Trade wars hit home

The fields and small towns of rural North Dakota can feel insulated, nestled cozily in the heartland of North America, characterized by pick-up trucks, American flags and little league teams.

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Not too cold for Corn
September 11, 2019

Not too cold for Corn

Rain or shine, Aw Shucks will go on.

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Filling a housing hole
September 4, 2019

Filling a housing hole

The American dream: a fulfilling career, a nuclear family and (the crowning glory) a home of ones’ own.

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Discussion of the future of Garrison’s policing at the Tuesday city council meeting opened with a quick summary of an Aug. 28 meeting of a police committee.

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As the city has been wondering what policing will be like come 2020 when its current contract with the sheriff’s office expires, Mayor Stuart Merry says he and city council members have been coming up with a plan for a local force.

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Boy Scout world tour
August 28, 2019

Boy Scout world tour

When he started Cub Scouts at seven years old, Evan Rensch, now 12, would have never guessed that it would take him halfway around the world.

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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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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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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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