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County Commission talks more highway department

While proceedings were less heated than they’ve recently been, Mercer County Highway Department matters still topped the Mercer County Commission’s agenda at its regular meeting Jan. 4 at the Mercer County Courthouse in Stanton.

Posted 1/11/12 (Wed) read more »

2011: Year in Review

2011 saw a host of major events sweep across the world and our nation. While events like the death of Osama bin Laden and the withdrawal of troops from Iraq were of huge significance, important and interesting stories were also breaking here in Mercer County. Below is a summary of a handful of local stories that caught your eye and shaped your life in 2011.

Posted 1/04/12 (Wed) read more »

Search increases for missing Riverdale man

Ronald Johnson, a 74-year-old man from Riverdale, went missing Oct. 15, and authorities have found little evidence of his whereabouts or his 1982 gold Fleetwood Cadillac since then. Increased cooperation from other agencies may be just what is needed to find Johnson.

Posted 1/04/12 (Wed) read more »

Road Department complications once again lead to a heated commission

Road Department issues were once again the topic of heated words and outspoken arguments when the Mercer County Commission met for its second December meeting.

Posted 12/28/11 (Wed) read more »

Financial assistance programs available for producers

The North Dakota Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering several financial assistance programs to farmers and ranchers. Sign-up deadlines for these programs are fast approaching and producers are urged to contact their local NRCS office for more information if they are interested in applying. Programs with upcoming deadlines include the Conservation Stewardship Program, Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative, On-Farm Energy Initiative and the Organic Initiative.

Posted 12/28/11 (Wed) read more »

More lots sold as city talks about its future arrangements

A number of lots were approved to be sold at the City Council’s most recent meeting, where the council also spoke about what the future could hold for the city.

Posted 12/21/11 (Wed) read more »

Zoning board hears initial plans on wind development

In addition to hearing about plans concerning residential development on Mercer County’s north side, the Mercer County Planning and Zoning Board recently heard about wind development on its south side.

Posted 12/21/11 (Wed) read more »

County taking look at higher weight permit fees

It’s a system that’s always been in place and always been used – but never to the extent that it has been recently, and will be in the very near future.

Posted 12/14/11 (Wed) read more »

First lady gives presentation to board

Beulah’s Board of Education heard a presentation from first lady Betsy Dalrymple at the board’s most recent meeting.

Posted 12/14/11 (Wed) read more »

Council overturns lot vote

A vote held by the Beulah City Council late last month was revisited at its most recent meeting that resulted in a change of heart by the council

Posted 12/07/11 (Wed) read more »