McLean County Independent News

June 14, 2012

Primary in the books

Incumbent Ron Krebsbach edged past challenger Barry Suydam in the preliminary round for county commissioner in Tuesday’s Primary Election. Krebsbach picked up 1,564 votes (56.98 percent), while Suydam tallied 1,178 (42.91 percent).

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Three veterans and one newcomer were elected to the Garrison School Board Tuesday.

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The gauntlet has been thrown down. And McLean County Commissioners didn’t flinch.

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Is it better to ask permission before or forgiveness after? If it’s the case of a county zoning ordinance, the planning and zoning commission would most likely recommend permission and discourage forgiveness.

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It’s going up and up, and where it will stop, nobody knows.

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“We need some new ordinances. There are repeated problems we need to try to address.”

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Sometimes falling victim to big dollar signs can lead to violations and fines.

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Plans for a refinery somewhere on the Fort Berthold Reservation have been slowly coming together ever since the Three Affiliated Tribes authorized an engineering study of the idea in 2002. According to officials speaking at the MHA Nation Bakken Oil and Gas Expo recently in New Town, those dreams may be on the verge of becoming a reality.

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Visitors to Garrison, or residents who want to find names of family members or loved ones on the Veterans Memorial Wall at the Garrison City Auditorium have to hunt and peck.

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A Garrison cabin site owner found out the hard way that an offer from a oil business to rent her house for a year was just too good to be true.

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