McLean County Independent News

January 8, 2014

Extreme cold

One characteristic of North Dakota weather is that it is subject to change – sometimes quickly and dramatically.

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January 8, 2014

To save or not to save

Garrison city officials are taking with a grain of salt a report that suggests the city’s twin water towers could be of historical value and should be preserved.

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December 30, 2013

There’s no place like home

Just a few months ago, the Garrison Convention and Visitors Bureau was part of the first ever KXMC Fall Sports Show. While the show was small, the interest shown in Garrison by those who stopped left those who staffed the booth with smiles on their faces.

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December 30, 2013

Cattle confiscated

McLean County authorities and the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association continue to investigate an alleged abuse of livestock in the Butte area.

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It’s something Garrison firefighters didn’t expect to hear – at least for a few years anyway. But when county dispatch directed the Garrison Fire Department to respond to an oil well fire west of Garrison at 12:25 p.m., Dec. 12, a number of firemen took a deep breath, fearing they were about to experience something they had only given a fleeting thought to.

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When the calendar page turns at the end of the month, Karen Araya will have completed her term as 2013 Garrison Chamber of Commerce president.

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The McLean County Sheriff’s Department will soon have state and federal policies at its fingertip.

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The future of the country and debt burden that will be passed on to future generations is on the mind of one Garrison area couple. It’s also a concern for North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer.

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McLean County property owners should have received in the mail this past week their annual tax statement from the county auditor’s office. Do you have yours yet?

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December 11, 2013

Which way to turn?

Guidance from the state’s Economic Development and Finance Division director this past week could go a long way in giving the ad hoc Vision West Committee direction as it plots its future in the county.

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