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City mulls water, sewer policy

The Hazen City Commission is one step closer to deciding whether it should allow residents to hookup to outside water sources. Commissioners discussed a policy Monday during a meeting at Hazen City Hall that could require residents who wish to connect to rural water pay a fee to the city. The government would also be able to assess costs for projects even if the landowner does not connect to city water.

Posted 9/25/13 (Wed) read more »

Water board finds maps for Lake Shore

Mercer County Water Resource board members have obtained maps that could help prevent flooding at Lake Shore Estates. But the development is still in deep waters. “The key to draining is showing the natural flow of a drain,” said Greg Lange, board secretary and treasurer, adding the board will have to show how much drains.

Posted 9/19/13 (Thu) read more »

United Tribes opposes power line

‘We are not moving’ By April Baumgarten The state’s Native American tribes have openly opposed Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s plans to build a transmission line across a battlefield site that researchers call “the Gettysburg of the Plains.” But the company is not backing down from the project that would provide much-needed electricity to western North Dakota. “While we have been proactive in moving the substation, we are not moving the line,” said Curt Pearson, project coordination representative for Basin’s external relations and communications department.

Posted 9/19/13 (Thu) read more »

Power line ‘threatens’ Killdeer battlefield

The past may haunt the future of one power line that could provide much-needed electricity to the Bakken, officials said.

Posted 9/11/13 (Wed) read more »

Hazen to get hotel

City plans to tear down Heritage Park Village By April Baumgarten Hazen is on tract to get another hotel and $150,000. Bruce Newton of Hazen Hotel LLC presented plans Sept. 3 to the City Commission during a meeting build a hotel along Main Street West.

Posted 9/11/13 (Wed) read more »

Ruling in Beulah shooting overturned

One ruling in a case involving the 2012 shooting death of a man in Beulah was overturned last week.

Posted 9/04/13 (Wed) read more »

SMC goes live

eEmergency launches two-way video

Posted 9/04/13 (Wed) read more »

Commission to vote on no-use policy

Mercer County commissioners are ready to vote on a policy that would prohibit any personal use of county equipment.

Posted 8/28/13 (Wed) read more »

Hazen PD not reporting to AG

No crime report submitted for 8 years

Posted 8/28/13 (Wed) read more »

Buzz, buzz, buzz: West Nile season has begun

Tis the season for West Nile. That's what officials said last week after the virus claimed its first victim this year. Now the North Dakota Department of Health is reminding people once again to take precautionary steps.

Posted 8/21/13 (Wed) read more »