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Rock takes journey into science and geology

About 35 years ago Clem Becker, who worked for the Knife River Mine until retirement several years ago, found an unusual rock while walking the hills south of Beulah for work one day.

Posted 3/21/12 (Wed) read more »

County landmark finds new home

Those who unexpectedly caught a glimpse of the Hickle barn being moved down the road may have done a double-take to rule out having seen an apparition. The barn, indeed, seemed to be eerily floating as it covered approximately 13 miles before reaching its new location.

Posted 3/14/12 (Wed) read more »

Oliver County looks at man camp amendment

If oil boom man camps head further east, Oliver County will be prepared. Oliver County Planning and Zoning board member Dan Bueligen met with the County Commission March 8 with an update on the development of man camp regulations for the county.

Posted 3/14/12 (Wed) read more »

District 33 and state agree on Santorum

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rick Santorum was the Republican presidential candidate of choice in both District 33 and North Dakota as indicated by Super Tuesday's caucus polls results.

Posted 3/08/12 (Thu) read more »

Coal Conversion County members wait to see what’s next on agenda

McLean County Commissioners Ron Krebsbach, Steve Lee and Julie Hudson-Schenfisch all say it was the advice from their legal counsel, McLean County States Attorney Ladd Erickson, that brought them to leave from the Coal Conversion Counties group. The reasoning for the advice was that it appeared the board of directors was violating open meeting laws by communicating via email.

Posted 2/29/12 (Wed) read more »

Neibauer enjoying retirement from city after 35 years

Center residents may have noticed half the usual city vehicles running about town, especially now that some snow has been clogging the streets.

Posted 2/29/12 (Wed) read more »

Schmidt’s Suffolks named 2011 Master Sheep Producer

Rick Schmidt was a boy of 6 when he was given his first bottle lamb. That first, hands-on experience with a lamb has since been cultivated and honed by years of education and experience.

Posted 2/22/12 (Wed) read more »

Minnesota Power plans for 2nd transmission line project in future

Minnesota Power, a division of Allete Inc., received unanimous approval for a conditional use permit from the Oliver County Commission as the company begins further planning to construct a second transmission line.

Posted 2/22/12 (Wed) read more »

Diamond E Cafe closes the doors

Center no longer has the option of cafe′ dining with the closing of the Diamond E Cafe. Feb. 5 was the last day of business.

Posted 2/15/12 (Wed) read more »

Oil in Oliver County?

News of the imminent effect of drilling of the Bakken Oil Formation has been a hot topic lately. Now the Center City Council is finding that the oil wave may be surging closer than previously expected.

Posted 2/15/12 (Wed) read more »