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City moves to annex Strata Corporation

The Beulah City Council held the first reading on an ordinance to annex the Strata Corporation site north of Beulah off N.D. Highway 49 at its Aug. 3 meeting.

Posted 8/05/09 (Wed) read more »

Conditions look hopeful heading toward harvest

There are few clouds on the horizon as crops in Mercer County ripen in the summer sun, Mercer County Extension Agent Craig Askim said.

Posted 7/29/09 (Wed) read more »

History’s great voices will be witnessed in Beulah

Their voices echoed across the nation as this country marched relentlessly toward its bloodiest conflict it would ever know. The country lawyer, the poet and the slave will come to life this weekend in Beulah as the North Dakota Humanities Council will present its Everett Albers Chautauqua Program, “Lincoln, Land, and Liberty: The Civil War Era and Beyond.”

Posted 7/29/09 (Wed) read more »

What’s the emergency plan?

A group of residents from the south side questioned the Beulah City Council about its emergency preparedness plan and how it communicates that plan to the general public.

Posted 7/22/09 (Wed) read more »

Keeping children healthy

Dr. Aaron Garman of the Coal Country Community Health Center was recognized by the North Dakota Department of Health for making extraordinary contributions toward improving vaccination rates of children and adults. Providers’ Choice Awards were presented at the Greater Grand Forks Immunization Coalition Conference held in Grand Forks in May.

Posted 7/22/09 (Wed) read more »

Pool opening within our sights

Construction on the new swimming pool is nearing completion, city planner John Phillips said. All that remains are some small details to complete when the weather cooperates.

Posted 7/16/09 (Thu) read more »

Witness to tragedy

Dave Meier wasn’t expecting to be a witness to history. The former owner of Lignite Tire in Beulah was helping children get a sense of the great historical events of United States history when he was caught up in a historic event himself. For the last several years since leaving Beulah for the warmer climate of Sebring, Fla., Meier has been working for a company that does charter trips for students. These trips often go to the nation’s Capitol, Washington, D.C., so the students can take in the historic monuments and museums.

Posted 7/16/09 (Thu) read more »

Basin receives $100 million for carbon capture

Basin Electric Power Cooperative received a $100 million grant from the Department of Energy for a carbon capture demonstration project at the Antelope Valley Station. If successful, the project could allow coal fired power plants to remain viable if carbon emission limits are put into effect.

Posted 7/08/09 (Wed) read more »

Beulah looks to toughen housing rules

The Beulah City Council took the first step toward making its rules for what constitutes an adequate structure at its July 6 meeting.

Posted 7/08/09 (Wed) read more »

Work at WMA seeks to improve recreation, safety

The North Beulah Mine Wildlife Management Area offers area residents opportunities for fishing and hunting. The 1,859 acre WMA operated by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is covered with spoil piles and pits from old mining operations. The North Dakota Public Service Commission is currently working on a project to remove some of the highwalls in the area to make the area safer and increase access for outdoor recreation.

Posted 7/01/09 (Wed) read more »