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Committee gives grievant 2 more weeks

The Mercer County Policy Committee has given a former county employee until March 7 to request another hearing on a grievance filed against the Mercer County Highway Department.

Posted 2/22/12 (Wed) read more »

Who's out there?

National media reports remind us daily that west-central North Dakota is changing.

Posted 2/15/12 (Wed) read more »

The importance of taking care of yourself

There are people in our community who selflessly give nearly their entire emotional and physical self to care for a family member or friend in need.

Posted 2/15/12 (Wed) read more »

Hazen’s size knocks down 3 foes

Hazen boys basketball coach Randy Johnson said a bigger and stronger Bison team wore out a shorthanded Center-Stanton team Friday.

Posted 2/08/12 (Wed) read more »

County burn ban in effect

With wisps of smoke still floating from charred prairie the afternoon of Feb. 2, Hazen Fire Chief Dan Wettstein had seen enough.

Posted 2/08/12 (Wed) read more »

$1 million bond set for 2 shooting suspects

Bonds were set at $1 million each for the two men arrested in connection with shootings Jan. 31 in Beulah.

Posted 2/08/12 (Wed) read more »

Mercer County burn ban in effect

The Mercer County Commission, under advisement by the local fire chiefs, has issued a temporary ban on open burning for all of Mercer County.

Posted 2/03/12 (Fri) read more »

Fatal shooting leaves one dead, one injured

One man is dead and another is wounded after being shot Tuesday night in Beulah.

Posted 2/01/12 (Wed) read more »

Three being questioned after shooting

By Chris Erickson A shooting occurred in Beulah in an apartment building on 3rd Ave NW Tuesday night. According to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, a call was received at approximately 7:20 p.m Tuesday night from a residence at 1206 3rd Ave NW in Beulah. One person was injured by gunshot, one person is reported as deceased. The gunshot victim was taken to Sakakawea Medical Center. According to the Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 10:20 p.m. three persons of interest were being detained and questioned. At the time of publication it is believed that two weapons were involved. The investigation is still underway. No names have been released. No charges have been filed at this time. More details will follow in next week’s issue of the Beacon.

Posted 2/01/12 (Wed) read more »

County, city and school officials plan for election year

Election year is upon us, and voters will have several decisions to make on the local level come polling time.

Posted 2/01/12 (Wed) read more »