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Cascade Homes plans land purchase

Long-distance races aren’t supposed to have hurdles. But in the marathon that is residential and commercial development in small-town North Dakota, the Hazen City Commission has encountered several hurdles in their path. The latest challenge came Monday at the commission meeting. John Dunlap, CEO of Cascade Homes Inc., Bozeman, Mont., approached the commission to express his concerns, and propose a step forward.

Posted 4/21/10 (Wed) read more »

Student speech showcase Sunday

A Hazen High School Speech community showcase will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the HHS Theater.

Posted 4/15/10 (Thu) read more »

Area Deaths

Roy W. Schramm, 88, Hazen, Eunice Violet Hjelm, 78, Plentywood, Mont.

Posted 4/14/10 (Wed) read more »

45 years of fostering a love for reading

As an entity, the Hazen Public Library is celebrating its 45th birthday in April. In that near half-century the book collection has been moved from beside the current water treatment plant, to inside city hall, to the building in Heritage Park where it currently resides.

Posted 4/14/10 (Wed) read more »

June election ballots finalized

The petitions are in and the ballots are set. The April 9 filing deadline has come and gone to get on the Primary election ballot in Mercer County, which means the list of names that voters will see come election time on June 8 have been finalized.

Posted 4/14/10 (Wed) read more »

Senior, HHS proms this weekend

Nearly everyone but the family dog will be going to prom in Hazen this weekend. In a weekend full of formal attire, the 15th annual Hazen Senior Citizen Social will be Friday and Hazen High School’s 2010 Prom will take place Saturday.

Posted 4/07/10 (Wed) read more »

Destructive snowstorm deja vu all over again’

After stymieing Santa with the Christmas blizzard of 2009, Mother Nature was at it again Easter weekend by hindering the Easter Bunny’s way with wind, rain and sleet that eventually turned into an all-out blizzard in some areas of the state.

Posted 4/07/10 (Wed) read more »

Knife River level falling, but overtopping roads

The Knife River crested below flood level Thursday, but still managed to close a couple of roads in Mercer County. The National Weather service predicts a second higher crest over the weekend.

Posted 4/01/10 (Thu) read more »

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 »