McLean County Independent News

It’s a family thing
July 31, 2019

It’s a family thing

In small towns everyone seems to be related to everyone.

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July 31, 2019

Mountain Lion spotted

A Mountain Lion was spotted south of Garrison near Fort Stevenson State Park recently. Mountain Lions have been known to attack and maul their victims in other states, so area residents need to exercise caution when outdoors.

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Bismarck duo wins derby, biggest fish

Lake Sakakawea was jam packed Friday and Saturday with fishermen from all around the Upper Midwest.

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Part II: Ft. Stevenson Editor’s note: A continuation from last week, this is the second article in the series of “Garrisoning the forts.”

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

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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 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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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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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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