McLean County Independent News

With the advent of another winter season in the northern plains comes the reality that snow, freezing rain and slippery roadways are coming.

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With the county’s current auditor eyeing retirement, commissioners took some time recently to weigh their options for filling the position.

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November 1, 2017

Up Up and Away

Garrison High School’s Advanced Biology class has been given the chance to be part of the University of North Dakota’s Near-Space Balloon Competition.

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October 25, 2017

Trail blazed

After years of planning, the Wilderness Park walking/hiking/biking trail is a reality. Crews with Bechtold Paving laid the groundwork and installed asphalt for the trail last week.

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October 25, 2017

Little relief for taxpayers

County taxpayers will likely feel little-to-no reprieve in 2018 property taxes, as belt tightening in local budgets was curbed by the elimination of a 12 percent State tax-relief credit.

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Businesses and area residents are being put on notice that they should be diligent when checking the legality of their money, no matter what denomination.

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October 18, 2017

Drug market boiling over 

A 25-pound drug bust near Turtle Lake last week is evidence of a rapidly-booming drug market in McLean County, and targeted efforts by local law enforcement to combat the problem.

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October 11, 2017

Cutting losses

Crop yields throughout the county took a hit in the summer drought, but are showing some promise, according to Auditor Les Korgel.

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As harvest winds down, producers are assessing the season. The unusual crop year was one that saw the area suffer through a severe drought. Crops, for the most part, were shadows of what was seen last year.

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The Garrison, Max and Douglas areas have seen their share of loss over the years, the loss of a child, grandchild, sibling or young family member.

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