McLean County Independent News

As this newspaper is being printed, representatives from both the Garrison and Max FFA chapters are competing at the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.

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Equipment failure causes blackout

It was late on a seemingly typical Thursday morning, but Krause’s closed up shop, Shannon Staehr standing guard by the doors and letting people know the refrigerators had to stay closed and the tills had quit running a half hour ago.

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Garrison makes happy hunting for vets

A rustling sound comes from the brush. This is it; this is the moment.

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Squinting from his spot in Tokyo Bay in the summer of 1945, Garrison native Ed Boger could see the USS Missouri.

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When World War II ended, my dad, Bernard Kirchen, was discharged from the Army Air Corps. He went to Wahpeton, N.D. to rejoin my mother, my brother Jim and me as we were living with grandparents for the duration.

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Gas additive trace found in city water

After analyzing tests that were collected from the Garrison water system this summer, representatives from the Department of Health had this message for city council members and concerned residents: there is something unusual in the water, but they’re not sure exactly what, and it does not pose an obvious immediate threat.

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In response to the city council’s decision last month to rezone part of Krause’s property for commercial use and grant them the city’s last liquor license to build an off-sale liquor store, neighbors of the grocery store showed up to this month’s meeting with a straw petition bearing 101 signatures against the move.

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CHI St. Alexius Health-Garrison to train Registered Nurses

The classroom looks pretty standard for college-level instruction: an intimate setting with office chairs and work tables, surrounded by the new technology that dominates modern education.

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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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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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