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The spillway saga

For the first time in the 57-year history of the Garrison Dam, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened spillway gates June 1 to drain floodwaters from Lake Sakakawea into the Missouri River.

Posted 6/08/11 (Wed) read more »

Residents denied building permits while city thinks over ordinance

Boats, pickups and all-terrain vehicles are getting bigger. The Hazen City Commission knows this, and have been talking about adjusting the city’s building ordinance to allow for the construction of storage buildings that better accommodate that fact.

Posted 6/08/11 (Wed) read more »

Construction begins Monday on 200 near Stanton

Construction will begin on Monday, June 6 on North Dakota Highway 200, five miles west of Stanton.

Posted 6/02/11 (Thu) read more »

Corps temporarily closes spillway gates at Garrison

The spillway gates at Garrison Dam have been temporarily closed following a routine inspection that identified a water spray on the spillway apron.

Posted 6/02/11 (Thu) read more »

‘Chase your dreams’: Class of 2011 graduates from HHS

In many cases, peoples’ kind words about a graduating high school class are more lip-service than anything.

Posted 6/01/11 (Wed) read more »


Tom Roe, Bismarck, has fished the upper stretch of the Missouri River hundreds of times. On Saturday, Roe stood above the Tailrace staring down at a furious, frothing, nearly-unrecognizable river.

Posted 6/01/11 (Wed) read more »

Bison survive tournament’s first day

The Hazen baseball team had their ups and downs Monday during the start of the Region 6 Tournament in Beulah but were able to shave off elimination with an outstanding round of hitting. Unfortunately it left the Bison right were they started in another game backyard rivals, the Beulah Miners, in a loser-out contest Tuesday. The winner advanced to play Velva-Drake-Anamoose for the title.

Posted 5/25/11 (Wed) read more »

Student’s perfect attendance fueled by love for learning

There’s a lot to Hazen High School senior Chris Barnick.

Posted 5/25/11 (Wed) read more »

HHS graduating 56 Sunday

The piles of homework and hours spent in extracurricular activities have all led to this: Hazen High School will graduate 56 students at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the HHS gym.

Posted 5/25/11 (Wed) read more »

Spring planting slow in early going

Gary Knell farms northeast of Hazen and began his spring planting the first week of May, about three weeks later than usual.

Posted 5/18/11 (Wed) read more »