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Temperatures are providing ‘ultimate reprieve’

Golf clubs, shorts and flip-flops: All part of winter in North Dakota. Wait, what?

Posted 1/11/12 (Wed) read more »

City buys land for new tree and grass disposal site

The Hazen City Commission unanimously agreed to purchase land just north of Hazen for relocation of the city’s tree and grass disposal site at its regular meeting Jan. 3 at Hazen City Hall. The city purchased about 1.9 acres total along County Road 18 about one mile north of Cenex from Jonathan Heine for $10,000. The city will fence in about 1.48 acres for the grass and tree site, while the remaining 0.41 acres will be used by Mercer County as a road right-of-way easement.

Posted 1/11/12 (Wed) read more »

Lack of snow could cause spring flooding

So far this winter, snow has been a no show.

Posted 1/04/12 (Wed) read more »

2011: Year in review

From the Japan earthquake and nuclear disaster, to the death of Osama bin Laden and the royal wedding, 2011 was a year filled with headlines that shook the world.

Posted 12/28/11 (Wed) read more »

Road Department issues once again lead to heated metting

Road Department issues were once again the topic of heated words and outspoken arguments when the Mercer County Commission met for its second December meeting.

Posted 12/28/11 (Wed) read more »

Construction set to begin on Stanton transload site

Construction is planned this winter on a rail-to-truck transload site along the railroad tracks in Stanton.

Posted 12/14/11 (Wed) read more »

New beacon lighting up the Mercer County sky

For the first time in more than a half-century, residents of Hazen and the surrounding area will see a new beacon of light slicing through the nighttime darkness.

Posted 12/14/11 (Wed) read more »

Drifting snow ‘n’ smoke: Residents concerned about tree site

A handful of people turned out to express their concerns over the proposed relocation of the city’s grass and tree dump site at the Hazen City Commission meeting Monday at Hazen City Hall.

Posted 12/07/11 (Wed) read more »

City Commission making final call on Hazen voting precinct

In preparation for the 2012 election year, the Hazen City Commission must either re-enter a joint agreement with Mercer County or plan to have a polling site in Hazen before Jan. 1, 2012.

Posted 12/07/11 (Wed) read more »

‘He probably would have died’

It was nighttime on Friday, Sept. 9 – “a basic, routine evening,” according to Hazen Police Department officer Alynn “A.J.” Beyer. Beyer

Posted 11/30/11 (Wed) read more »