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NWS increases county flood risk

Despite above-normal temperatures in February shrinking snowbanks considerably along city streets and county roads, the National Weather Service recently increased its predicted chances of flooding along the Knife River and Spring Creek come this spring.

Posted 2/23/11 (Wed) read more »

County on board with emergency pumping at Lake Shore Estates

A few details – such as final cost – remain unknown, but the Mercer County Commission agreed with the Mercer County Water Resource Board that something must be done to aid the residents of a flooding subdivision at the commission’s regular meeting Feb. 16 at the Mercer County Courthouse in Stanton.

Posted 2/23/11 (Wed) read more »

Council votes to approve projects

During a special session earlier this week the City Council voted in favor of approving a resolution for citywide maintenance.

Posted 2/16/11 (Wed) read more »

Judging contest this weekend in Beulah

The West River Judging contest will take place again this weekend in Beulah. The contest, now in its 46th year, focuses on the judging of livestock, crops and hippology, as well as agricultural sales.

Posted 2/16/11 (Wed) read more »

Garage roof collapses in Beulah

Heavy snowfall and shifting temperatures proved too much for one large structure in Beulah.

Posted 2/09/11 (Wed) read more »

Council talks contentious projects

A 4-3 vote shot down a motion that would have paved the way for street improvements paid for by special assessments.

Posted 2/09/11 (Wed) read more »

Paramedic found guilty on 5 counts of disorderly conduct

Former Mercer County Ambulance Service paramedic William J. Miller, Elgin, was found guilty on five counts of disorderly conduct in a jury trial held Monday at the Mercer County Courthouse in Stanton.

Posted 2/02/11 (Wed) read more »

National Weather Service: Don’t bet on another slow melt

According to the National Weather Service, nearly 75 inches of snow fell on Mercer County in the winter of 2009-2010. Coupled with already-saturated soil, that amount of snowfall was more than enough to cause significant spring flooding.

Posted 2/02/11 (Wed) read more »

County asked to help avert disaster

It’s going to take collaboration between several entities to save Lake Shore Estates from seemingly imminent spring flooding. Mercer County and its resources is one of those entities.

Posted 1/26/11 (Wed) read more »

Beulah School board talks development

Professional development and coach certification were among the topics of discussion as the school board held its first meeting of the 2011 semester.

Posted 1/26/11 (Wed) read more »