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Black Plant comes to a close

Hustle and bustle north of Beulah has largely slowed down now that the majority of work at Dakota Gasification Company’s Synfuels Plant has been finished.

Posted 7/10/13 (Wed) read more »

Thunderstorm takes out power, trees

A severe thunderstorm blew high winds and heavy rains through Mercer County and elsewhere Monday night, causing major cleanup efforts to begin early the next day throughout the area.

Posted 7/10/13 (Wed) read more »

Critics respond to coal policy shift

North Dakota leaders and the coal industry are ready to go to war against the president’s plan to reduce carbon emissions from coal plants.

Posted 7/02/13 (Tue) read more »

Labor shortage hits home

Though the energy sector has been doing well across both oil and coal industries, retail and hospitality industries have faced their share of challenges through the past year.

Posted 7/02/13 (Tue) read more »

County: Between a rock and a tombstone

Vehicles that drive on 22nd Street Southwest 15-miles south of Golden Valley will encounter signs with a grave warning.

Posted 6/26/13 (Wed) read more »

Council hears bond proposal for housing authority 4-plex

Lack of affordable rental properties in Beulah prompted discussion this week around bonding for the Beulah Housing Authority.

Posted 6/19/13 (Wed) read more »

Schools fail to meet federal standards

None of the schools in the Beulah School District met federal Adequate Yearly Progress requirements this year.

Posted 6/19/13 (Wed) read more »

Southwest Water comes to Halliday area

Informational meetings took place early this week in Dunn County to begin the sign-up for residents in western Mercer and eastern Dunn counties. Southwest Water Authority officials held two meetings in Halliday and one in Dunn Center to gauge interest and spur sign-up for residents who live from Golden Valley to the west.

Posted 6/12/13 (Wed) read more »

Mercer County Board of Equalization denies Beulah

The County Board of Equalization met last week to hear from residents who felt their increase was too high, as well as to discuss whether or not to uphold the city of Beulah’s decision to limit their own increase.

Posted 6/12/13 (Wed) read more »

‘Black Plant’ work underway

Work began about a week ago at the gas plant for the Black Plant phase. During the five week process the plant will be completely shut down for about three weeks allowing DGC employees and contractors to perform repairs and complete inspections common to the plant, such as water treatment.

Posted 6/05/13 (Wed) read more »