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Zap came alive Saturday night

Approximately 1,000 people “Zipped to Zap” May 16 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the infamous 1969 event that put the town on the map. The reunion was peaceful in the wake of its namesake of 1969.

Posted 5/20/09 (Wed) read more »

City’s role in south side building questioned

Kevin Herrmann, who lives on the south side of Beulah, sustained floodwater damage to his home. He told the Beulah City Council Monday evening that he had met with the Federal Emergency Management Agency but because he had flood insurance was not eligible for FEMA assistance. Herrmann’s main point with the council, however, went to the question of any city responsibility for allowing houses to be built in that flood plain that were not in compliance with the 100-year flood level mandates by the federal government.

Posted 5/20/09 (Wed) read more »

Summer construction season looming for Highway 200

There’s bad news, good news, and … bad news. The bad news is that highway construction season is approaching quickly, likely bringing some frustrated Mercer County motorists and increased travel times with it.

Posted 5/13/09 (Wed) read more »

County asked to pay private pumping bill

Mercer County has been asked to pick up the tab on the cost of pumping water on private property at Lake Shore Estates.

Posted 5/13/09 (Wed) read more »

Beulah City Council 4-3 on time zone change support

Four of the seven Beulah city council members present Monday night for the regular meeting are in favor of actions by the Beulah Chamber of Commerce to garner support with which to petition the Department of Transportation for a change from Mountain to Central time.

Posted 5/06/09 (Wed) read more »

Get ready to Zip to Zap for their 40th reunion

People from all over the state and some from further away are ready to Zip to Zap on Saturday, May 16 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first and infamous North Dakota spring break event that set the small town of Zap on the map.

Posted 5/06/09 (Wed) read more »

Knife River bridge to reopen in early May, builders state

Pending cooperative weather, the State Highway 200 bridge spanning the Knife River northeast of Hazen is expected to be reopened by May 8, according to Project Superintendent Chad Milbrath of Industrial Builders, Inc., Fargo.

Posted 4/29/09 (Wed) read more »

Koapke signs plea agreement

Kari Koapke, 24, Beulah, and prosecutors have reached a plea agreement reducing a Class C felony charge to a Class A misdemeanor stemming from a one-vehicle accident that killed a Beulah native.

Posted 4/29/09 (Wed) read more »

Hoeven visits flooded areas in south Beulah

Gov. John Hoeven met with Beulah and county officials on the third leg of his journey Monday to view damages in the flooded county and talk about flood recovery. Hoeven was met by city and county officials when he arrived midmorning at the Beulah Airport following a prior stop in Valley City. Joining him were Maj. Gen. Dave Sprynczynatyk, the commander of the North Dakota National Guard, FEMA representative Derek Jensen, and Mark Clark, U. S. Army Corps of engineers.

Posted 4/22/09 (Wed) read more »

City council will delay on time change issue

Beulah’s chamber of commerce recently conducted a membership survey to determine the amount of support for an effort to petition the Department of Transportation for a change from Daylight to Central Time for Mercer County. Chamber president, Kevin Flaagan told the council at its regular meeting Monday evening that the Chamber had sent surveys to 110 members with 70 responses, 60 of which were in favor of the action to seek the time change. In his presentation Flaagan referred to the survey results as a “mandate.

Posted 4/22/09 (Wed) read more »