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Coyote Station enters agreement with NACC

Dakota Westmoreland has four more years as coal supplier to Coyote Station before it will be replaced by The North American Coal Corporation. The decision was made public recently through a press release from Coyote Station owners Otter Tail Power Company, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., NorthWestern Energy, and Northern Municipal Power Agency.

Posted 5/09/12 (Wed) read more »

Interim manager in place at Falkirk Elevator

Falkirk Farmers Elevator has a new interim manager in place after the resignation of manager Ron Hefta. The news is a step forward for the co-op that just two weeks ago had to put the brakes on the merger between Falkirk Farmers Elevator and Hazen Farmers Elevator with CHS/Garrison Farmers Union Elevator due to discrepancies in a voluntary investigation.

Posted 4/25/12 (Wed) read more »

Latimer steps down

Lyle Latimer, Hazen, has stepped down from his post as Mercer County Commissioner.

Posted 4/25/12 (Wed) read more »

Hazen students finalists in Teen Drivers Traffic Safety Contest

Several public service messages created by Hazen High School students were named finalists in the North Dakota Department of Transportation and AAA's third annual North Dakota Teen Drivers Safety Contest. The public now has the opportunity to vote for winners in billboard and 30-second public service announcement categories until voting closes at 5 p.m. Friday, April 27.

Posted 4/19/12 (Thu) read more »

Burn ban reduced

The Mercer County Commission, with recommendation from the Mercer County Sheriff and local fire chiefs, reduced the countywide Stage II Fire Ban to a countywide Stage I Fire Ban until further notice at its regular meeting April 18 in Stanton.

Posted 4/18/12 (Wed) read more »

Commission issues on the ballot

The questions of whether to increase the number of county commissioners and how to elect those commissioners are officially in the hands of Mercer County voters.

Posted 4/18/12 (Wed) read more »

Favorable conditions make for positive spring ag. outlook

So far so good for this year’s planting and calving seasons, as warm, dry conditions have taken some of the stress off area producers’ minds.

Posted 4/11/12 (Wed) read more »

MCC candidates: Bauer and Scharbach

Seven Mercer County residents have filed petitions to be placed on the Primary Election ballot for one seat on the Mercer County Commission, with little time remaining until the April 13 deadline. Of those seven candidates, two will advance to the General Election ballot in November.

Posted 4/11/12 (Wed) read more »

City takes steps to finalize Annabelle land transfer

With a recommendation for approval from the City Planning and Zoning Commission on the table, the Hazen City Commission unanimously approved a preliminary plat and rezoning of property that’s slated for commercial and residential development in west Hazen.

Posted 4/04/12 (Wed) read more »

Heavy equipment dealer opening in TGW building

An out-of-state construction equipment dealer will soon be operating out of the old Tiffany Glass Works auction house in west Hazen.

Posted 3/28/12 (Wed) read more »