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N.D. lignite mines produce nearly 29 million tons in 2010

North Dakota’s four large lignite mines produced 28.8 million tons of lignite coal in 2010 – down about 1 million tons from 2009.

Posted 1/19/11 (Wed) read more »

State’s attorney settles into office

Jan. 1 was moving day for new Mercer County State’s Attorney Jessica (Wolf) Binder, who settled into new quarters on her first official day in office since winning the November General Election.

Posted 1/19/11 (Wed) read more »

City sets public meeting for sewer main project

It involves relatively few property owners, but it involves a pretty hefty hunk of cash -- so the Hazen City Commission wants to ensure those property owners know exactly what it is they’re paying for.

Posted 1/19/11 (Wed) read more »

Latimer retains Chair in commission reshuffle

The reorganization of the Mercer County Commission included little of the sort at its regular meeting last Wednesday, as the commission unanimously voted for Commission Chairman Lyle Latimer to retain his seat as commission chair, and Commissioner Frank Bitterman to take the title of vice-chair.

Posted 1/12/11 (Wed) read more »

Board considering Saturdays, after-school hours for discipline

If some ornery Hazen students aren’t deterred by in-school suspensions, coming to school on a Saturday might do the trick.

Posted 1/12/11 (Wed) read more »

Thrivent moving to west Hazen

To accomodate their need to for more space, the local Thrivent Financial for Lutherans office is moving to west Hazen.

Posted 12/29/10 (Wed) read more »

Snow piling up in Mercer County

As the snow piles up this winter, so do stories and recollections of recent winters past when high snowfall totals meant a flood battle in the spring.

Posted 12/29/10 (Wed) read more »

County LEPC assists SMC project

Mercer County should be better prepared for future disasters because of the efforts of the county’s Local Emergency Planning Committee.

Posted 12/15/10 (Wed) read more »

Hazen school day back to 8:30 a.m.

The number of tardy Hazen students is about to spike. Hazen High School principal Ed Boger confirmed at the Hazen School Board’s regular meeting Monday evening that he was able to arrange student schedules to allow the district to switch the school day back to its traditional daily schedule of 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Posted 12/15/10 (Wed) read more »

Treatment plant groundbreaking marks near-end of the Southwest Water pipeline project

From washing clothes to watering cattle, the Southwest Water Pipeline Project will bring some welcomed water to area residents.

Posted 12/01/10 (Wed) read more »