McLean County Independent News

August 13, 2014

Yields look promising

Statewide, officials expect record yields this harvest. That will just add further pressure to North Dakota’s grain storage and delivery system. In the area, crops are also showing promise.

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August 13, 2014

A drought of rail cars

There’s a drought overtaking North Dakota. It’s not a lack of moisture. Instead, it’s a shortage of rail cars.

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August 6, 2014

County Deputy demoted

McLean County Deputy Curt Olson has been demoted from his captain’s position. The move was July 9. No replacement has been made.

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August 6, 2014

Oil activity to increase

Forty additional oil wells are being planned in extreme northwest McLean County. The number will nearly double the amount of wells in the county. Presently, there are 58 oil sites. Of those, as of May, 49 are producing wells.

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A field north of White Shield is much more than a plot of land with a crop of maturing grain. It’s been chosen as the site where three new facilities will soon be built.

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July 23, 2014

Tower plans advance

Garrison’s proposed new water tower will have four times the capacity of its two predecessors.

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July 16, 2014

Celebrating 50 Years

Since 1964, Triangle Y Camp, 13 miles southwest of Garrison and supported by Minot Family YMCA, has been impacting and serving campers, offering them the opportunity for meeting friends and trying new things. This summer, the camp is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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All seats on the Garrison City Council are now full. Monday evening, the council held a special meeting to address filling the lone vacancy on the board.

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July 9, 2014

Too much boom?

Last year, Garrison city officials established guidelines for discharging fireworks. Dates and times are: June 27- July 3 – 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; July 4 -- 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.; July 5 – 9 a.m. to midnight. Apparently few got the memo.

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July 9, 2014

Gone in a flash

Elmer and Evelyn Herdt of Garrison have been on the phone almost non-stop this past week. They aren’t making social calls to family and friends, though they wish they were.

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