McLean County Independent News

Thank you, Spirit of Christmas

A Christmas miracle happened on Friday in Garrison. An anonymous donor that would only like to be known as the “Spirit of Christmas” blessed the Garrison Food Pantry with three pallets of donated food.

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December 9, 2020

A new officer for GPD

A new officer with the Garrison Police Department started Tuesday. He was approved for hire at the Garrison City Council meeting on Monday evening.

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The two local food pantries are in different situations right now.  While Max Food Pantry is overloaded and looking for household items, Garrison is hoping for food donations.

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Christmas Town brings joy
December 2, 2020

Christmas Town brings joy

There’s a hidden gem in Max. It’s tucked away in the back room of the museum and is called Christmas Town.

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The streets are empty
November 24, 2020

The streets are empty

The streets of Garrison are empty which is in stark comparison to every other year just days before the Dickens Village Festival is set to begin. Dickens has been canceled due to the the increased concerns over the COVID virus.

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It’s back to practice after Thanksgiving weekend.

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COVID takes out Dickens Festival

For 26 years, the Dickens Village Festival bloomed through bitter cold, snowstorms and even theft from its checking account.

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Garrison schools lock-down Monday Downtown Garrison was bustling Monday afternoon with McLean County Sheriff’s Deputies and US Marshalls as three fugitives were taken into custody.

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Sunsets on the first weekend of N. D. deer season

Over a prairie trail just north of Garrison, the sunset Sunday evening was spectacular. Shades of pink, orange and purple dominated the dusk sky. 

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Congratulatory messages for Washburn coal executive Wade Boeshans were soon put on hold shortly after his Nov. 4 appointment as a new member of the House of Representatives in District 8 issued by Gov. Doug Burgum. 

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