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Making 2 into 1

Mercer County Commissioners got a look at plans to merge the county courthouse and Sheriff’s Department into one building, but it could cost more than $4.4 million, officials said.

Posted 1/23/13 (Wed) read more »

Rumor has it

The Hazen City Commission president tried to snuff rumors about Annabelle Homes Jan. 16, but not everyone is sold on its development.

Posted 1/23/13 (Wed) read more »

Securing an option

Revamping the security system at Hazen Public Schools could mean drastic changes for student life and finances.

Posted 1/16/13 (Wed) read more »

Flu fever

The influenza season is spreading across the nation, and Mercer County is not immune to the effects.

Posted 1/16/13 (Wed) read more »

Hazen is bloody great

Want to go see Jeff Dunham for free? You may get the chance if you donate blood Tuesday at Hazen City Hall.

Posted 1/09/13 (Wed) read more »

Money talks in Hazen

The Hazen City Commission has passed the first reading of an ordinance that would the amount department heads could spend without prior approval.

Posted 1/09/13 (Wed) read more »

Operation health assessment complete

The data is in and the lists have been made. All that is left is to decide how to use it. Thirty-three health professionals and area leaders met Dec. 4 at the Mercer County Ambulance classroom to discuss a Community Health Needs Assessment, which covered Mercer, Oliver and Dunn counties. The study, which is required for hospitals every three years, was conducted by the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health. It was the first time the counties worked together on the project.

Posted 1/03/13 (Thu) read more »

The best of 2012

The year was full of triumphs, loss, changes and growth. Hazen and the surrounding area was not immune to big stories and breaking news, and the Hazen Star was there to capture it all. We had exploding champions, controversial developments and the arrival of drinking water after 20 years of waiting. Another year has ended and 2013 is here, but Hazen still remembers and is affected by the events of the past 12 months. Here are the Top Five Stories of 2012.

Posted 1/03/13 (Thu) read more »

Commission rejects highway dept. suggestion

STANTON -- The Mercer County Commission accepted a bid for a front end loader from RDO Equipment Co. against the highway department’s recommendation during a meeting. The commissioners unanimously voted Dec. 19 at the County Courthouse to take the bid from RDO, though Highway Superintendent Roy Braun suggested they buy from Butler Machinery Co.

Posted 12/27/12 (Thu) read more »

Merry Christmas

Voices and the sound of instruments rang through the Hazen Elementary School Gym as more than 50 musicians shared their talents with the people of Hazen Saturday and Sunday. It was all part of the 56th annual Knife River Chorale Concert, which attracts singers from across North Dakota and even out of state, according to several members.

Posted 12/19/12 (Wed) read more »