McLean County Independent News

Editor’s note: To condense Garrison’s rich history into a newspaper article would be impossible as well as irresponsible.

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Dancing under evening sun

More than 500 dancers could be seen, and 22 drums heard, at the Arikara Celebration in White Shield last weekend.

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July 10, 2019

A life no more

Editor’s note: Exactly one year ago marked the beginning of the Elder’s Series in the McLean County Independent.

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Pursuing a passion
July 10, 2019

Pursuing a passion

A man who lives off the beaten path north of Plaza works by day and collects pieces of North Dakota history by night. His name is Raymond Grotte, and he has a license plate display to be proud of — and it just keeps growing.

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July 2, 2019

Picker’s Haven

American Pickers was approached about the treasure trove of antiques in Coleharbor, but seeing is believing.

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Recording North Dakota’s township schools

A McLean County native is making a big difference in terms of North Dakota history. At one time, there was thought to have been over 5,000 township schools throughout North Dakota, but as time wears on, that number continues to dwindle.

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Aiming for days gone by

It isn’t every day that one can hear the echoing melody of button-box alongside a firing cannon. However, that is exactly what rang through the air at Fort Stevenson State Park’s annual Frontier Military Days.

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The sale of Fezziwig’s is nearly final.

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As the Garrison School district approaches its fiscal year-end, there was some good news for board members.

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Water flows through spillway

It has only ever happened two times in the history of the Garrison Dam, and on Monday it happened a third time. For the second year in a row, water has flowed through the dam’s floodgates to lower the reservoir’s level.

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