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Kansas bikers visit scenic area Lewis and Clark sites

Two adventurers from Kansas are fulfilling a dream to bike across the United States from coast to coast. Along the way through North Dakota, they stopped by Hazen, Stanton, and Washburn to tour local sites related to Native Americans and the journeys of the Corps of Discovery.

Posted 7/20/16 (Wed) read more »

Great River Energy announces Stanton Station closure in 2017

With coal energy at the heart of economic and local government life in Mercer County, the ramifications of the coming retirement of Stanton Station will have large impacts throughout the area.

Posted 7/20/16 (Wed) read more »

Commission discusses section road closures

When section lines cross through properties, there are ways for property owners to request the vacating of segments of the line.

Posted 7/13/16 (Wed) read more »

Motor coach members gather at Hazen Bay

Roughly 50 members of a motor coach organization, as well as extended family members, gathered at Hazen Bay this weekend to enjoy what the Lake Sakakawea area has to offer.

Posted 7/13/16 (Wed) read more »

Winds rip upper roof off Hazen cafè

Vicious winds descended on Mercer County accompanying a large storm Sunday night, leaving swaths of damage to trees and houses.

Posted 7/06/16 (Wed) read more »

Heins family to move back to Stanton home

Although Jeremy and Diana Heins are planning to return to the location of their home, they are not sure yet whether they will be returning to the existing home after extensive repairs to to a new home on the site.

Posted 6/29/16 (Wed) read more »

Ambulance board holds in-depth budget discussion

Over the course of the last year, the Mercer County Ambulance Board has attempted to smooth over changes in various parts of the service since the resignation of the former manager.

Posted 6/29/16 (Wed) read more »

Commissioners fill positions

Although the process of appointing people to fill certain non-elected county positions was relatively routine and simple, it highlighted the disagreements between the county commission and certain department heads.

Posted 6/22/16 (Wed) read more »

Mercer County women compete in state pageant

Several talented women from Mercer County found themselves onstage, showing off both dresses and knowledge as they competed to be recognized by judges for the next Miss North Dakota crowning.

Posted 6/22/16 (Wed) read more »

City discusses adding parking lot to 2016 street work project

Cutting costs where possible is an important priority during large undertakings like Hazen’s 2016 street project, but the Hazen City Commission determined that incorporating one new issue into the project makes sense both practically and economically.

Posted 6/15/16 (Wed) read more »