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WRT goes offline Monday

More than 14,000 West River Telecommunications customers were unplugged Monday afternoon.

Posted 6/19/13 (Wed) read more »

HPS, HEA approves master contract

Full-time teachers at Hazen Public Schools will not get paid less than $33,725 for the 2013-14 school year while all previous contracted educators will get a 6.25 percent increase.

Posted 6/12/13 (Wed) read more »

A pipeline through Mercer County?

A 400-mile pipeline that could help transport natural gas from the Oil Patch may pass through Mercer County’s backyard, officials said last week.

Posted 6/05/13 (Wed) read more »

Annabelle hangs up

A development in Hazen three years in the making ended with a two-minute voicemail left at City Hall last week.

Posted 6/05/13 (Wed) read more »

Campgrounds filling up fast

Campers thinking about waiting until the last minute to find a spot may have some trouble, especially for the Fourth of July holiday.

Posted 5/29/13 (Wed) read more »

No more Head Start in Beulah

A $75,000 cut to West River Head Start’s budget has forced it to make a “fiscally efficient, but drastic” decision to close its Beulah classroom, the program’s director said in a letter to community members.

Posted 5/29/13 (Wed) read more »

Will they find a compromise?

Agreeing on a policy limiting personal use of county equipment seemed out of reach for the Mercer County Policy Committee members, some wondering how long it would take to find a compromise.

Posted 5/22/13 (Wed) read more »

What if it exploded?

How would Dakota Gasification Company and Mercer County emergency staff react if part of the Great Plains Synfuels Plant exploded?

Posted 5/15/13 (Wed) read more »

Saved the best for last HPS chooses 3rd candidate as elem. principal

They say you always save the best for last, and the Hazen Public School Board members agreed their third and final candidate was perfect for Hazen’s Elementary School principal.

Posted 5/08/13 (Wed) read more »

City expansion?

The city of Hazen may look to expand and buy more property, officials said Monday during a City Commission meeting.

Posted 5/08/13 (Wed) read more »