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Responders prepare for the worst

It was 3:30 in the afternoon on Aug. 30. Doppler Radar indicated severe weather in western North Dakota, and it was quickly making its way toward Mercer County. The storm packed a punch of fierce winds and heavy rains - and it was only intensifying. Suddenly, the county dispatcher's voice cut through the casual discussion in the room. A tornado had hit Coyote Station and Dakota Westmoreland's home base just south of Beulah. People were hurt and buildings were destroyed. Help was needed from responders throughout the county. This was the scenario presented to emergency responders from across the county at the Local Emergency Planning Committee/Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee's functional training exercise held at the Beulah Civic Center last Wednesday evening. The exercise was part of the Local Government Homeland Security Training and Exercise Program.

Posted 11/25/08 (Tue) read more »

Nation's troubles leave local economic impact in question

It seems unimaginable that as recently as Labor Day, in the midst of a presidential campaign, the nation's top economists were struggling to determine if the economic downturn facing the country was in fact, a recession. Now, just two months removed from the end of summer, Americans find themselves surrounded by news of doom, with an economy thundering down a financial abyss that appears to have no bottom.

Posted 11/19/08 (Wed) read more »

Mayor, council praise efforts of city workers

While much of the snow has melted, the effect of the winter blast that inundated Beulah just 10 days ago was not lost on Mayor Darrell Bjerke, or the Beulah City Council, who offered combined praise for both city workers and residents at Monday night's council meeting.

Posted 11/19/08 (Wed) read more »

Giveaways kick off the holidays

Beulah is the place to be as the 2008 holiday season kicks off with great events to start the fun. Starting off the season is the popular Beulah Turkey Hunt where 20 lucky folks will win free turkeys. It's easy to get a chance at winning a turkey. The game is easy to play.

Posted 11/12/08 (Wed) read more »

Holidays challenge WARC

Wall Street, industry and the nation's banks have not been alone in facing economic challenges in 2008. Pressure on families and their budgets have been dramatic, sometimes to the breaking point.

Posted 11/12/08 (Wed) read more »

MCED airs role in oil

Mercer County Economic Development's purpose is to promote and expand economic development in Mercer County. On Thursday, MCED representatives met to discuss a project that intends to do just that.

Posted 11/05/08 (Wed) read more »

County Commission eyeing oil and gas association

The North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties, headquartered in Dickinson, provides leadership and direction to counties influenced by the production and transport of oil and natural gas.

Posted 11/05/08 (Wed) read more »

ND native drawn home as new KRCC administrator

"Beulah, boy. What a beautiful facility, it's gorgeous."

Posted 11/05/08 (Wed) read more »

Woman pleads not guily in death

A Beulah woman has pleaded not guilty to a negligent homicide charge stemming from a one-vehicle accident that killed Jason Korbyn, 30, Beulah.

Posted 11/05/08 (Wed) read more »

Old KRCC building still on the market but no interest yet

Out with the old, in with the new. The old was out last Saturday as the Knife River Care Center auctioned off items that didn't make the move last January to the new facility. Items sold included various fixtures, furniture such as dressers and shelving, commodes, lift chairs, bedding, canes and many more items.

Posted 11/05/08 (Wed) read more »