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County budget set for approval

With little fanfare or controversy, the Mercer County Commission completed its 2012 budget hearings with various departments at its Aug. 17 and Sept. 7 meetings.

Posted 9/14/11 (Wed) read more »

Past development experience could help present

Years ago Mercer County experienced a wave of new development that had the coal industry and residents working to try to find compromises that would benefit everyone. Now, with the oil patch creeping closer on the horizon, those experiences from the past could help usher in safer oil development likely in the county’s future.

Posted 9/07/11 (Wed) read more »

Cenex eyeing potential relocation

Two major developments could have Beulah Cenex looking at the option of relocation: the removal of an approach off N.D. Highway 49, and a new agronomy center that would need rezoning approval to be built in town.

Posted 9/07/11 (Wed) read more »

Residents, officials examine proposed road realignment

About 20 people gathered Friday outside of Zap on County 17 to speak with county commissioners and each other about a proposed change in the road’s structure.

Posted 8/31/11 (Wed) read more »

Killdeer officials reflect on oil lessons learned

Large-scale development and an influx of workers has affected Dunn County for a number of years, forcing officials to react to new challenges that come up when the oil patch sets in. As the oil patch slowly creeps east into eastern Dunn County and potentially crossing into Mercer County in the future, some officials spoke about lessons learned concerning oil patch development.

Posted 8/31/11 (Wed) read more »

Football season opens with Coal Bowl XXXII Friday

After last year, Coal Bowl XXXII has a lot to live up to.

Posted 8/24/11 (Wed) read more »

Area hay cuttings moving along despite precipitation challenges

Hay cuttings are one of the top orders of business for producers in the area. They’re doing the best they can, although Mother Nature has thrown plenty of obstacles their way.

Posted 8/24/11 (Wed) read more »

Commission hears concerns about County 17

County Road 17 was the main concern at last week’s County Commission meeting.

Posted 8/24/11 (Wed) read more »

City council approves resolutions for bond sale

Resolutions for city bond business were the first order of business during the most recent meeting of the Beulah City Council.

Posted 8/17/11 (Wed) read more »

3 area post offices under review

Three area post offices are on a list the U.S. Postal Service recently released that are under study by the agency.

Posted 8/17/11 (Wed) read more »