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Harvest slow to gain momentum

Harvest is the 100-meter dash of the growing season. For a few weeks every August, small-grain producers hit the fields in hurried fashion to harvest their crops while the sun shines.

Posted 8/31/11 (Wed) read more »

(Home-)School year begins

Students in Mercer County will once again be breaking out the pencils and hitting the books Thursday for the start of the 2011-2012 school year. When bad weather inevitably hits this winter, however, not all students will be getting a storm day.

Posted 8/24/11 (Wed) read more »

Preliminary city budget one and done

The Hazen City Commissioners needed only a light snack, instead of a meal as in past years, to make it through their first preliminary 2012 budget meeting Monday at Hazen City Hall.

Posted 8/24/11 (Wed) read more »

School hallways ready for students’ return

For the last three months, the echo of class bells and students’ chatter in the hallways of Hazen Public School was replaced with the sounds of construction. Next Thursday, Aug. 25, students return to see just what improvements have been made during their summer break.

Posted 8/17/11 (Wed) read more »

City asks residents to do the math before building

Garages and sheds are some homeowners’ dreams mounted outside their houses. But Hazen residents will eventually have new specifications when adding a detached addition to their lots. City officials are on the road to a new amendment for accessory buildings.

Posted 8/17/11 (Wed) read more »

Harvest Fest schedule in final stages of completion

You may officially begin the countdown. Hazen’s annual Harvest Fest celebration kicks off in 30 days, and the Hazen Chamber of Commerce is finalizing plans for the 2011 event to be held Sept. 9-11.

Posted 8/10/11 (Wed) read more »

County 20 residents concerned about health and livelihoods

Dust from an increase in truck traffic and the proposed relocation of a county road intersection has several Mercer County residents concerned.

Posted 8/10/11 (Wed) read more »

Searching for the story of Isabel

Blade operators were tired of hitting that pesky rock every winter that jutted from the ground beneath the snow. What Mel Roth Oil Company employees found while mowing around the rock this spring, however, wasn’t a rock at all – but a granite grave marker.

Posted 8/03/11 (Wed) read more »

New to Knife River Days ...

Saturday and Sunday will be full of old favorites, including a 5-K run-walk, parade, children’s games, food, bingo and a street dance, as well as the Old Man and Kid Fishing Derby Sunday afternoon at Sakakawea City Park.

Posted 8/03/11 (Wed) read more »

Knife River Days next weekend

If you have any ties to Stanton or the surrounding area whatsoever, or simply enjoy fun, be sure you're at Knife River Days next weekend in Stanton.

Posted 7/27/11 (Wed) read more »