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Knife River creeping toward 21 feet

After a 6-foot-plus rise overnight, the Knife River crept toward 21 feet -- Knife River flood stage -- Monday morning at the river gauge just south of Hazen.

Posted 3/31/10 (Wed) read more »

Versatile tool added to Mercer-McLean drug task force arsenal

Though majestic, the 2,000-plus miles of the Missouri River are strewn with travel hazards such as sandbars, rocks and fallen trees. That debris no longer concerns law enforcement in Mercer and McLean counties. Continue to see the video.

Posted 3/31/10 (Wed) read more »

Flood is canceled

A flood forecast released by the National Weather Service at 8:36 a.m. Tuesday predicts that the Knife River at the Hazen river gauge will crest at 20.4 feet, a half foot short of flood stage. At 1 p.m. that forecast was updated to 20.6 feet.

Posted 3/31/10 (Wed) read more »

Schedule set for All-Class Reunion

The curriculum has been set – though in place of learning will be good times taking place amongst this gathering of Hazen students.

Posted 3/24/10 (Wed) read more »

Flood risk lessened, but flood prep goes on

An unprecedented extended thaw has lessened the chance of a damaging flood on the Knife River, although some risk remains, according to a National Weather Service hydrologist.

Posted 3/24/10 (Wed) read more »

City Commission approves water contract

The first drop of water delivered to Hazen in 2011 via the Southwest Pipeline Project will set in motion a 40-year partnership between the two entities.

Posted 3/17/10 (Wed) read more »

Taste of Hazen to tickle taste the buds

Has talks of spring flooding left a bad taste in your mouth? Take care of it with the culinary delight that is the fifth annual Taste of Hazen.

Posted 3/17/10 (Wed) read more »

Mercer County flood chances remain steady

A stretch of dry weather in February has stabilized the probability of flooding along the Knife River and its tributaries. However, barring an uncharacteristically slow melt, the National Weather Service predicts that some flooding is almost inevitable.

Posted 3/10/10 (Wed) read more »

U.S. DOT opens time zone public comment period

The U.S. Department of Transportation has opened the public comment period to allow for public input on a potential switch from Mountain time to Central time in Mercer County.

Posted 3/10/10 (Wed) read more »

Mercer County 2010 census forms being distributed

Well, it’s that time of the decade again. This month, 2010 census forms – touted as 10 questions in 10 minutes – will be delivered to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico. On the local level in Mercer County, form delivery began March 1, according to Mercer County Complete Count Committee member Cindy Johnson.

Posted 3/03/10 (Wed) read more »