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Hazen, Center-Stanton miss AYP again

Less than a third of North Dakota’s school districts passed a national proficiency test, and school officials say the standards must change.

Posted 6/26/13 (Wed) read more »

Between a rock and a tombstone

Residents want road that covers graves moved

Posted 6/26/13 (Wed) read more »

WRT goes offline Monday

More than 14,000 West River Telecommunications customers were unplugged Monday afternoon.

Posted 6/19/13 (Wed) read more »

HPS, HEA approves master contract

Full-time teachers at Hazen Public Schools will not get paid less than $33,725 for the 2013-14 school year while all previous contracted educators will get a 6.25 percent increase.

Posted 6/12/13 (Wed) read more »

A pipeline through Mercer County?

A 400-mile pipeline that could help transport natural gas from the Oil Patch may pass through Mercer County’s backyard, officials said last week.

Posted 6/05/13 (Wed) read more »

Annabelle hangs up

A development in Hazen three years in the making ended with a two-minute voicemail left at City Hall last week.

Posted 6/05/13 (Wed) read more »

Campgrounds filling up fast

Campers thinking about waiting until the last minute to find a spot may have some trouble, especially for the Fourth of July holiday.

Posted 5/29/13 (Wed) read more »

No more Head Start in Beulah

A $75,000 cut to West River Head Start’s budget has forced it to make a “fiscally efficient, but drastic” decision to close its Beulah classroom, the program’s director said in a letter to community members.

Posted 5/29/13 (Wed) read more »

Will they find a compromise?

Agreeing on a policy limiting personal use of county equipment seemed out of reach for the Mercer County Policy Committee members, some wondering how long it would take to find a compromise.

Posted 5/22/13 (Wed) read more »

What if it exploded?

How would Dakota Gasification Company and Mercer County emergency staff react if part of the Great Plains Synfuels Plant exploded?

Posted 5/15/13 (Wed) read more »