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Oilfield wages push Williston ahead of Beulah/Hazen

The booming oil patch has drawn many high wage jobs to North Dakota. The demand for oilfield workers has pushed wages in Williston up by more than $7,000 from 2007 to 2008, knocking the Beulah/Hazen area off of its perch as the place with the highest average wages in North Dakota.

Posted 12/16/09 (Wed) read more »

School consults expert on problem with crumbly bricks

Bricks on the Beulah Middle School are chipping away, and the school board wants to know why.

Posted 12/16/09 (Wed) read more »

H1N1 peaks, but vaccine still a good idea for anyone

The North Dakota Department of Health opened the H1N1 vaccination program to the entire public this week as the second wave of flu cases in the state appears to be waning. Even with fewer cases being reported, the department still stated it is a good idea to be vaccinated, said Heather Weaver of the Custer District Health Unit.

Posted 12/09/09 (Wed) read more »

Coyote Challenge launches smoothly

After two days of hunting, Mercer County and the surrounding areas are without 129 coyotes thanks to 46 teams of thrill seeking hunters.

Posted 12/09/09 (Wed) read more »

Harvest winds down as cold starts rolling on in

Beulah got a light dusting of snow Tuesday, possibly indicating an end to the area’s extended autumn. Fortunately, the extra weeks of combining weather allowed most Mercer County farmers to bring in their crops.

Posted 12/02/09 (Wed) read more »

Combating future disasters

Mercer County is revising its plan to combat future disasters and the public will have a chance to give their input before it is submitted to state and federal authorities.

Posted 12/02/09 (Wed) read more »

Task force to focus on Mercer County flood zone problems

A new Mercer County task force will allow officials to focus both more widely and more closely on flooding issues across the county.

Posted 11/24/09 (Tue) read more »

Bullying is not a part of growing up

Being teased, pushed around, embarrassed and humiliated is all part of growing up, we’re told. It isn’t so, said Rick Heidt, a former Bismarck school superintendent that spoke to Beulah and Hazen students last Thursday.

Posted 11/24/09 (Tue) read more »

Knife River flooding gets its shining moment in the sun

It was Mercer County’s chance to get some attention for its struggles to recover from the 2009 spring flood and ask for assistance to prevent future flooding.

Posted 11/18/09 (Wed) read more »

Flu creates re-teaching opportunity

The Beulah Middle School was hit by a rash of flu related absences in the last few weeks. Many students needed help to catch up on their school work, and that gave teachers and administrators an idea that could help all students.

Posted 11/18/09 (Wed) read more »