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County vote going smoothly

About half the ballots requested in Mercer County for the 2010 General Election have been cast so far, according to county auditor Monte Erhardt.

Posted 10/20/10 (Wed) read more »

‘Boots on the ground’ water conservation

A busload of ranchers and conservation agency representatives made the rounds around the countryside near Golden Valley to see the results of the first year of the Spring Creek Watershed Project sponsored by the Dunn and Mercer County Soil Conservation Districts.

Posted 10/13/10 (Wed) read more »

Warm and dry weeks allow farmers to catch up

Wet weather dominated September in Mercer County, but October brought a return to summerlike temperatures. Farmers took advantage to catch up on harvest and other fall activities.

Posted 10/13/10 (Wed) read more »

Streets repair and final budget get council scrutiny

The Beulah City Council got its first look at a citywide street project and its final say on the city’s 2011 budget at its regular meeting Monday.

Posted 10/06/10 (Wed) read more »

Threatening note closes Beulah High School

Beulah High School was shut down by a bomb threat Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 6. The threat came during the middle of the school’s homecoming week.

Posted 10/06/10 (Wed) read more »

BHS closed by bomb threat

Beulah High School was shut down by a bomb threat Wednesday afternoon. Captain Mark Schmitt, of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department said his office received a call from Beulah High School at 1:15 p.m. stating the school had been locked down and all the students had been moved to the elementary school.

Posted 9/29/10 (Wed) read more »

The (Central) time has come

After more than a half-century in the Mountain time zone, Mercer County will be switching to Central.

Posted 9/29/10 (Wed) read more »

Mayor Bjerke to spread the news

Beulah Mayor Darrell Bjerke wants to spread the word. Bjerke feels the city needs to do a better job of getting the word out about what’s going on in City Hall, so he is drafting the issue of a newsletter that will go to all city residents.

Posted 9/29/10 (Wed) read more »

Filling a big hole

Drivers traveling on N.D. Highway 200 near Beulah may have noticed drilling rigs working in the ditches this past week. The rigs aren’t looking for oil, they are literally looking for nothing.

Posted 9/22/10 (Wed) read more »

Commission considers building expansion

With the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department purchasing additional rescue equipment, more storage space is needed, Sheriff Dean Danzeisen told the Mercer County Commission at their meeting Sept. 15.

Posted 9/22/10 (Wed) read more »