McLean County Independent News

October 2, 2019

This old house

103 years ago, a simple farmhouse was ordered from the Sears Roebuck catalog, shipped by train from St. Paul to Minot and hauled by wagon to its current spot just outside of Max.

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Filling the gap
October 2, 2019

Filling the gap

The Great Plains Food Bank in Bismarck estimates that one in every nine people in the region struggle with hunger, but though it’s the largest city in McLean County, Garrison does not have its own food pantry.

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What’s up with newfangled downtown church?

Yes, Evangel – the church that took over Fezziwigs’ former location – will be operating a full time downtown coffee shop.

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One small step for the McLean County Sheriff’s office, one giant leap for public safety and law enforcement resources in White Shield.

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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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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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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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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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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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