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Rising from the ashes

The first year or two of the Praise on the Prairie music festival was challenging: the turnout wasn’t great and set up and take down were very labor intensive.

Posted 7/18/12 (Wed) read more »

City revisits development dilemma in north Hazen

Like a disgruntled spirit from beyond the grave, the conundrum that is development in north Hazen reared its haunting head again at the Hazen City Commission’s regular meeting Monday at Hazen City Hall.

Posted 7/18/12 (Wed) read more »

Commission defeats motion to drop Annabelle

In Commissioner Casey Stern’s interview with the Hazen Star in the weeks leading up to the June election, one of Stern’s main points of contention was the planned relocation of the Lewis & Clark RV Park in west Hazen to make room for a proposed residential and commercial subdivision.

Posted 7/11/12 (Wed) read more »

Candidate drops from county race

Wesley Klein, rural Hazen, has withdrawn from the race for Mercer County Commissioner.

Posted 7/11/12 (Wed) read more »

Gackle remembered as outstanding journalist, publishing leader

Don Gackle's death this past Sunday leaves behind a lifetime of achievements. Gackle was among one of the first North Dakota publishers with a journalism degree. Newspapers were then hot lead and an owner needed to be skilled at setting type, with the help of a printer's devil or two. He said in an interview in 1996, “We might work the night around to get that damned thing out.”

Posted 7/03/12 (Tue) read more »

Blazin’ Hazen Daze

Friday, July 6 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: lunch and bake sale at English Lutheran Church along Main Street

Posted 7/03/12 (Tue) read more »

Krieger, Bauman appointed to MC Commission

Jesse Krieger, rural Stanton, and Gerald Bauman, Golden Valley, were unanimously appointed to fill two vacant seats on the the Mercer County Commission June 28 in Stanton.

Posted 7/03/12 (Tue) read more »

New additions to heat up 2012 Blazin’ Hazen Daze

One week remains until the inferno of fun that is Blazin’ Hazen Daze.

Posted 6/27/12 (Wed) read more »

MC Fair another success

Fair weather, big crowds and lots to do once again provided a successful time for the Mercer County Fair.

Posted 6/27/12 (Wed) read more »

Election brings turnover on Hazen City Commission

With several contested local races and contentious statewide measures on the ballot, Mercer County voters turned out in large numbers to vote during the 2012 Primary election June 12.

Posted 6/20/12 (Wed) read more »