McLean County Independent News

Garrison educators came in strong in the first round of salary negotiations. Garrison educators asked for an 8.5 percent and an 8 percent salary increase for the next two years, based on the 2011 Legislature’s intended disbursement of almost $500,000 in new dollars to the Garrison district.

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Council members gasped. If the City of Garrison were to patch and overlay all 34 areas and streets marked as needing attention by Bechtold Paving officials in Minot, it would cost more than $450,000.

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About 20 contractors assembled last Thursday in the very garage that will soon be removed to make room for the new McLean County Courthouse.

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Consensus is that the indoor ice skating rink should be rebuilt. The question is – where?

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Groundwork will begin as soon as weather permits on two tennis courts in Garrison. The courts will be in northwest Garrison and adjacent to the swimming pool.

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April 21, 2011

Water for sale?

Garrison city officials said the timing couldn’t be better. The community is facing what officials say is an insurmountable task of major repairs to streets this summer.

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The City of Garrison has budgeted $103,000 for street repairs this summer. It may sound like a lot, but with the amount of damage already seen around town, that amount is just a drop in the bucket.

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Issues of flooding in the county has led to McLean County Commissioners declaring a flood emergency.

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What McLean County Highway Superintendent Ron Wagner saw as he toured the county Tuesday, surveying the damage to county roads was sobering.

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Dreams started to drift closer to daylight when a group of school administrators, teachers and board members met last week.

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