McLean County Independent News

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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April 7, 2011

Oil spill

It happened. Oil activity has impacted Lake Sakakawea. Oil has leaked into the lake.

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Oil and water don’t mix. The conclusion is simple, the solution isn’t. When the Friends of Lake Sakakawea board of directors met Friday with state and federal agency officials, there were far more questions than answers. The answers are some that the state and federal government are trying to develop in the event of an oil spill on Lake Sakakawea.

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Garrison senior citizens would like to learn more about what is planned for expansion of Garrison’s two school complexes.

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