McLean County Independent News

Garrison Memorial Hospital has seen a 20 percent jump in emergency room calls over the last few years. Despite the increase, Tod Graeber, hospital administrator, said emergency care continues to be provided in a single room with two beds.

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There will be no oil field waste dumpsite in McLean County – at least for now.

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After an eight-year hiatus, the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame Board of Directors will induct two members to elite club of those who can call themselves Fishing Hall of Fame members.

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A request by Garrison’s economic development arm to ease the rental housing crunch in the community received a tepid response from city officials this past week.

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July 11, 2013

Area vehicles stolen

McLean County authorities are reminding county residents to remove their keys from vehicles following a recent incident in the Garrison area that saw two local vehicles stolen.

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Is Garrison’s present waste water system adequate, or is it time to consider expansion?

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It’s a skeleton of what it once was, but in a few months, the Snake Creek Pumping Plant will have a brand new look about it.

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What could have been deadly wasn’t. But a report of a pipe bomb six miles east of Garrison Sunday evening brought the Minot bomb squad, a robot to attempt detonation and a brief shutdown of Hwy. 37.

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June 27, 2013

Salary packages a wrap

Another year of salary negotiations is over. Steve Brannan, Garrison school superintendent, and Jennifer Bowerman, business manager, received a 6 percent raise at Monday evening’s board meeting.

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June 20, 2013

Retiring Old Glory

Members of Garrison’s Hugh P. Minehan Post 49 American Legion held a flag disposal ceremony Monday evening in the Garrison City Park. Six flags were disposed of at the conclusion of the retirement ceremony.

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