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Spreading the wild wage fire

Commissioner Bill Tveit brought a fire extinguisher with him to the Mercer County Commission meeting, but it wasn’t for a literal fire.

Posted 3/27/13 (Wed) read more »

Time is about up

A temporary use permit for a pipeline yard near Hazen Bay is up for renewal, but an extension hasn’t been filed, according to officials who spoke at the March 20 Mercer County Commission meeting.

Posted 3/27/13 (Wed) read more »

Easement complicates flood project

A perpetual easement may put a damper on plans to fix a flooding problem near Harmony Lake.

Posted 3/20/13 (Wed) read more »

Forest Service presents to council

There were a number of visitors to this week’s City Council meeting in Beulah, some to present, some to update and some just to observe.

Posted 3/20/13 (Wed) read more »

County ponders employee raises

Mercer County has been dealing with many challenges that come from being on the edge of oil development in the past few years. One of those challenges has continued to vex area leaders: how to keep quality employees from moving elsewhere for better wages.

Posted 3/13/13 (Wed) read more »

Cenex: Card change has positive aspects

A new crediting process is aiming to provide the utmost reliability in sales at area Cenex stores. Cenex patrons in both Beulah and Halliday can expect a small change to the way they do business soon, and it’s a change general manager Joey Bogers hopes to make as seamless – painless – as possible.

Posted 3/13/13 (Wed) read more »

Council questions Annabelle Homes

Despite the cold weather Annabelle Homes representation felt a little heat during an hourlong discussion on the developer’s plans for Beulah.

Posted 3/06/13 (Wed) read more »

Narcotics Anonymous meetings begin Friday

[Editor’s note: The facilitator of the upcoming meetings is referred to as “C” in the following article instead of her full name, in keeping with the spirit of anonymity that meetings such as NA provide.] After struggling with drug addiction, a young local woman, C found the road to recovery. Treatment at Heartview helped her get clean, followed by five meetings a week she was attending in Bismarck.

Posted 3/06/13 (Wed) read more »

Not in this landfill

The Mercer County Landfill doesn’t want any oilfield waste coming to its doors.

Posted 2/27/13 (Wed) read more »

Bringing a little more German to Beulah

Students walking through the Beulah High School likely notice when they hear a foreign language spoken in their midst. Ears perk up, trying to pinpoint the origin of the speaker.

Posted 2/27/13 (Wed) read more »