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Concerned county citizens organize for petition drive

In Dr. Seuss’ book “The Lorax,” a boy learns that “unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better. It’s not.”

Posted 3/07/12 (Wed) read more »

North Dakota notches victory in haggle over haze

Coal Country, and the entire state of North Dakota, made big headway in its ongoing struggle with the Environmental Protection Agency when the EPA agreed Friday to most of the state’s clean air plan for regional haze.

Posted 3/07/12 (Wed) read more »

New tree disposal site is open

The city’s new tree disposal site is open and ready for business.

Posted 2/29/12 (Wed) read more »

Resident shares Annabelle concerns

A Hazen resident expressed a few concerns regarding Minnesota-based developer Annabelle Homes at the Hazen City Commission’s regular meeting Feb. 21. Judy Brunmeier, Hazen, approached the commission with information she received from a member of the Kenmare Planning and Zoning Commission. According to Brunmeier, Annabelle Homes requested the city of Kenmare complete their zoning ordinance amendments by June 2011 to enable the start of construction on dozens of single-family homes and town houses, a bank, convenience store, office space and a new baseball field in July 2011. As of Feb. 18, 2012, construction had yet to begin.

Posted 2/29/12 (Wed) read more »

Mercer County burn ban lifted

Due to the recent snowfall in our area, the countywide burn ban has been lifted.

Posted 2/23/12 (Thu) read more »

Firefighters douse 2 fires near Stanton

Area fire departments were called out to two separate grass fires Monday afternoon near Stanton.

Posted 2/22/12 (Wed) read more »

Committee gives grievant 2 more weeks

The Mercer County Policy Committee has given a former county employee until March 7 to request another hearing on a grievance filed against the Mercer County Highway Department.

Posted 2/22/12 (Wed) read more »

Who's out there?

National media reports remind us daily that west-central North Dakota is changing.

Posted 2/15/12 (Wed) read more »

The importance of taking care of yourself

There are people in our community who selflessly give nearly their entire emotional and physical self to care for a family member or friend in need.

Posted 2/15/12 (Wed) read more »

Hazen’s size knocks down 3 foes

Hazen boys basketball coach Randy Johnson said a bigger and stronger Bison team wore out a shorthanded Center-Stanton team Friday.

Posted 2/08/12 (Wed) read more »