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Red Flag Warning in effect

The National Weather Service Office in Bismarck has issued a Red Flag Warning for Monday, a High Wind Watch for Monday, and a Fire Weather Watch for Tuesday.

Posted 3/19/12 (Mon) read more »

Fire Weather Watch in effect

The Bismarck Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for all of west and central North Dakota for Friday from late morning through mid evening.

Posted 3/15/12 (Thu) read more »

Mercer County on the outside looking in

If the forecasters are right, Mercer County is unlikely to see much oil well-drilling activity. At least not the the level of activity seen in nearby counties to the west.

Posted 3/14/12 (Wed) read more »

Prairie fire torches 2,000 acres Monday

More than 50 firefighters from Mercer and Oliver counties responded to a grass fire that consumed an estimated 2,000 acres Monday afternoon just east of Hazen.

Posted 3/14/12 (Wed) read more »

District 33 and state agree on Santorum

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rick Santorum was the Republican presidential candidate of choice in both District 33 and North Dakota as indicated by Super Tuesday's caucus polls results.

Posted 3/08/12 (Thu) read more »

Concerned county citizens organize for petition drive

In Dr. Seuss’ book “The Lorax,” a boy learns that “unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better. It’s not.”

Posted 3/07/12 (Wed) read more »

North Dakota notches victory in haggle over haze

Coal Country, and the entire state of North Dakota, made big headway in its ongoing struggle with the Environmental Protection Agency when the EPA agreed Friday to most of the state’s clean air plan for regional haze.

Posted 3/07/12 (Wed) read more »

New tree disposal site is open

The city’s new tree disposal site is open and ready for business.

Posted 2/29/12 (Wed) read more »

Resident shares Annabelle concerns

A Hazen resident expressed a few concerns regarding Minnesota-based developer Annabelle Homes at the Hazen City Commission’s regular meeting Feb. 21. Judy Brunmeier, Hazen, approached the commission with information she received from a member of the Kenmare Planning and Zoning Commission. According to Brunmeier, Annabelle Homes requested the city of Kenmare complete their zoning ordinance amendments by June 2011 to enable the start of construction on dozens of single-family homes and town houses, a bank, convenience store, office space and a new baseball field in July 2011. As of Feb. 18, 2012, construction had yet to begin.

Posted 2/29/12 (Wed) read more »

Mercer County burn ban lifted

Due to the recent snowfall in our area, the countywide burn ban has been lifted.

Posted 2/23/12 (Thu) read more »