McLean County Independent News

North Dakota’s Legislature convened this week with a sizeable budget surplus that many residents believe should come back, in one form or another, to their own pockets. The North Dakota Prairie Poll last month surveyed residents of 11 rural communities to determine where they think the Legislature should place its spending priorities.

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There was a minor case of cold feet at a recent Garrison School Board meeting. Board member Steve Seidler asked, “Is the community ready for a $5 million, $10 million bond issue?”

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December 30, 2010

Rescue squad receives grant

A gift of $1,000 from the Beach Party Committee, along with a matching grant of $4,800 through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, has enabled the Garrison Fire and Rescue Squad to update its aging dive gear. The $1,000 donation from the Beach Party Committee was presented to fire department First Assistant Fire Chief Tod Graeber by Sharon Jungling, member of the Beach Party Committee.

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The Douglas Post Office is relatively small – in fact, it’s about the right size for a few patrons to be served at a time.

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December 23, 2010

Fishing committee disbanded

The Garrison Chamber of Commerce is generally regarded as a progressive group.

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It’s all about speed and efficiency. And for many farmers, speed and efficiency equals valuable time and welcome money.

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A committee of patrons and board members are at the stage where they’re just putting on their work boots to move the district towards a multi-million dollar school building project.

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December 9, 2010

Bus policies under scrutiny

A few loose arrangements are slowly making their way into policy for the Garrison School District.

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While some Garrison retailers are smiling, others seem a bit disappointed.

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Don’t feel bad if you missed the first weekend of Garrison’s Dickens Village Festival.

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