Hazen Star

John Conlee performs at the 2011 Mercer County Fair- 06/29/2011
John Conlee performs "Rose Colored Glasses" June 25 during the Mercer County Fair in Beulah, N.D.

'I'm Yours' - Lowdown Dirty Dogs- 06/29/2011
The Bismarck-based Lowdown Dirty Dogs perform Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" on June 25 during the 2011 Mercer County Fair in Beulah, N.D.

Lowdown Dirty Dogs perform at Mercer County Fair- 06/29/2011
The Bismarck-based Lowdown Dirty Dogs perform June 25 during the 2011 Mercer County Fair in Beulah, N.D.

Thunder Road performs at the 2011 Mercer County Fair- 06/29/2011
North Dakota-based Thunder Road performs a Johnny Cash tune June 24 at the 2011 Mercer County Fair in Beulah, N.D.

'The Chiropractor' D.C rallies at the 2011 Mercer County Fair - 06/29/2011
The crowd gets behind their hometown boy, Travis Voegele (in blue shorts), while he wrestles as "The Chiropractor" D.C. on June 25 at the 2011 Mercer County Fair in Beulah, N.D.

Mercer County Fair Bull-A-Rama - Skyler Johnson- 06/29/2011
Stanton cowboy Skyler Johnson rides in the short go of the Bull-A-Rama held June 24 at the 2011 Mercer County Fair in Beulah, N.D. Johnson placed fifth in the competition with a first-round ride score of 72.

Missouri River flooding near Stanton- 06/22/2011
A ride on the Mercer County Sheriff's Department's airboat on June 15 near Stanton, N.D., provides a close-up view of the inundation caused by the swollen Missouri River.

Coal Country Relay for Life 2011 - Mr. Relay pageant - 06/17/2011
All of the Mr. Relay pageant contestants strut their stuff for the crowd at the 2011 Coal Country Relay for Life held June 17 at the Riverside Park in Beulah. The pageant was held as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Coal Country Relay for Life 2011 - Rosie the Riveter- 06/17/2011
Mr. Relay pageant contestant Rosie the Riveter, otherwise known as Blaine Lemer, Hazen, competes in the 2011 Coal Country Relay for Life held June 10 at the Riverside Park in Beulah. The pageant was held as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Norwegian storyteller/musician Judith Simundson at Knife River Indian Villages- 06/12/2011
Norwegian storyteller and musician Judith Simundson visited Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton on Friday to share tales of Norwegian folklore and play some traditional Norsk music. The event was made possible by the North Dakota Council on the Arts.

'Mean' - Kendra feat. Krista- 06/08/2011
Hazen High School sophomore Kendra Slaubaugh and her sister, Krista, an eighth-grader, perform Taylor Swift's "Mean" June 4 at the Knight's Lodge in Riverdale, N.D.

'Rolling in the Deep' - Kendra- 06/08/2011
High school sophomore Kendra Slaubaugh of Hazen, N.D., performs Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" a cappella June 4 at the Knight's Lodge in Riverdale, N.D.

Garrison Dam spillway releases- 06/08/2011
Water flows from 20 of the Garrison Dam spillway's 28 gates on June 4 as part of an emergency release plan from bulging Lake Sakakawea into the Missouri River.

Releases from the Garrison Dam Spillway- 06/02/2011
Spillway releases from Garrison Dam the morning of June 1 brought people out to witness the first time the dam has had so much overflow as to release through the spillway gates. The US Army Corps of Engineers initial projection was that it will be releasing 30,000 cubic feet per second when all of the spillway's 28 gates are projected to be open by the the evening of June 2. The spillway gates, however, are currently closed to repair minor surface deterioration.

'A Soldier's Poem' - Reuben "Chip" Unruh- 05/31/2011
Reuben "Chip" Unruh of Zap recites his poem he wrote entitled "A Soldier's Poem" Monday, May 30 at the Hazen American Legion Memorial Day service in the Hazen High School Theater in Hazen, N.D.