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Heller enjoys fulfilling ‘tremendous responsibility’

Never have I heard our nation’s Pledge of Allegiance ring as loud and clear as I did that day within the chamber of the North Dakota House of Representatives.

Posted 2/09/11 (Wed) read more »

‘The Theatre’ opening Friday

Mercer County will once again have a movie theater. After about one month of closure, David and Nancy Miller, Stanton, are re-opening the former Cinema Twin movie theater under the name “The Theatre.” The doors will open Friday.

Posted 2/09/11 (Wed) read more »

Paramedic found guilty on 5 counts of disorderly conduct

Former Mercer County Ambulance Service paramedic William J. Miller, Elgin, was found guilty on five counts of disorderly conduct in a jury trial held Monday at the Mercer County Courthouse in Stanton.

Posted 2/02/11 (Wed) read more »

National Weather Service: Don’t bet on another slow melt

According to the National Weather Service, nearly 75 inches of snow fell on Mercer County in the winter of 2009-2010. Coupled with already-saturated soil, that amount of snowfall was more than enough to cause significant spring flooding.

Posted 2/02/11 (Wed) read more »

Rural residents concerned about railroad crossings

Janis “John” and Lina Lamsters know all too well the importance of safety at railroad crossings.

Posted 1/26/11 (Wed) read more »

County asked to help avert disaster in Lake Shore Estates

It’s going to take collaboration between several entities to save Lake Shore Estates from seemingly imminent spring flooding. Mercer County and its resources is one of those entities.

Posted 1/26/11 (Wed) read more »

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 »