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Christmas blizzard ruins holiday plans

I blame you, Irving Berlin. Berlin, the gentleman who penned “White Christmas,” should have included a lyrical limit in his plea for holiday snowfall.

Posted 12/30/09 (Wed) read more »

Riverbanks, property values on County Commission agenda

The Mercer County Commission sent a letter to area power producers saying that riverbank erosion could threaten power lines going across the Knife River. It also voted to assist with reassessment of property values in Beulah and Hazen and possibly other communities in the county.

Posted 12/22/09 (Tue) read more »

Plane scare has happy ending

A quick sightseeing ride turned serious for pilot Ted Chick when the hydraulics operating his landing gear failed soon after he took off from the Beulah Airport Saturday afternoon.

Posted 12/22/09 (Tue) read more »

Oilfield wages push Williston ahead of Beulah/Hazen

The booming oil patch has drawn many high wage jobs to North Dakota. The demand for oilfield workers has pushed wages in Williston up by more than $7,000 from 2007 to 2008, knocking the Beulah/Hazen area off of its perch as the place with the highest average wages in North Dakota.

Posted 12/16/09 (Wed) read more »

School consults expert on problem with crumbly bricks

Bricks on the Beulah Middle School are chipping away, and the school board wants to know why.

Posted 12/16/09 (Wed) read more »

H1N1 peaks, but vaccine still a good idea for anyone

The North Dakota Department of Health opened the H1N1 vaccination program to the entire public this week as the second wave of flu cases in the state appears to be waning. Even with fewer cases being reported, the department still stated it is a good idea to be vaccinated, said Heather Weaver of the Custer District Health Unit.

Posted 12/09/09 (Wed) read more »

Coyote Challenge launches smoothly

After two days of hunting, Mercer County and the surrounding areas are without 129 coyotes thanks to 46 teams of thrill seeking hunters.

Posted 12/09/09 (Wed) read more »

Harvest winds down as cold starts rolling on in

Beulah got a light dusting of snow Tuesday, possibly indicating an end to the area’s extended autumn. Fortunately, the extra weeks of combining weather allowed most Mercer County farmers to bring in their crops.

Posted 12/02/09 (Wed) read more »

Combating future disasters

Mercer County is revising its plan to combat future disasters and the public will have a chance to give their input before it is submitted to state and federal authorities.

Posted 12/02/09 (Wed) read more »

Task force to focus on Mercer County flood zone problems

A new Mercer County task force will allow officials to focus both more widely and more closely on flooding issues across the county.

Posted 11/24/09 (Tue) read more »