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‘Boeckel bridge’ open to traffic along Highway 200

As of 6:30 p.m. Friday, a big dose of convenience has been re-administered to Mercer County motorists. The bridge along State Highway 200, just north of the crossroads seven miles east of Hazen, has been closed since the Knife River flooded in late March.

Posted 5/13/09 (Wed) read more »

‘Boeckel bridge’ open to traffic along Highway 200

As of 6:30 p.m. Friday, a big dose of convenience has been re-administered to Mercer County motorists. The bridge along State Highway 200, just north of the crossroads seven miles east of Hazen, has been closed since the Knife River flooded in late March.

Posted 5/13/09 (Wed) read more »

Hazen Patio Homes opening their doors to the good public

For those who thought it would never happen – look at them now. The prospect of patio homes in Hazen had its doubters, Hazen Patio Homes Association President Esther Grosz said. Well, on Thursday, May 21, those doubters can come see for themselves.

Posted 5/13/09 (Wed) read more »

Erosion threatens history at Knife River Indian Villages

According to archaeologist Jay Sturdevant, the erosion he has seen at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton exceeds erosion seen anywhere else in the National Park Service’s Midwest Region this spring.

Posted 5/06/09 (Wed) read more »

Support a switch to Central?

If ever a hot button existed in Mercer County – this button is flaming: Should Mercer County operate by Mountain time or Central time?

Posted 5/06/09 (Wed) read more »

Planning, zoning drafts wind energy regulations

After months of reviewing existing wind energy regulations in counties throughout North Dakota and beyond, the Mercer County Planning and Zoning Commission has drafted a set of regulations that could be applied to any wind energy facility hereafter permitted for construction in Mercer County.

Posted 4/29/09 (Wed) read more »

Take part in ‘The Music Man' production

Whether you seek the lead role or prefer to contribute in the background – Sakakawea South Shore Community Theatre invites you to take part in the summer production “The Music Man,” under the direction of Steve Behrens.

Posted 4/29/09 (Wed) read more »

All carrot and no stick?

Do you bask the landscape of the Missouri River basin throughout North Dakota? Is heritage, the history of our state and preserving that history for future generations to witness and experience important to you?

Posted 4/22/09 (Wed) read more »

Floods put Hazen Golf Course in the rough

Their tone of voice, seemingly dampened by despair, explained a dire situation to the Hazen City Commission Monday evening. The Hazen Golf Course is in rough shape after two bouts of severe flooding this spring, Hazen Golf Club Board members said. With hundreds of trees wrecked and a deposit of thick trees and mud on fairways and greens, damage to a cart bridge spanning the Knife River has come to the forefront.

Posted 4/22/09 (Wed) read more »

Conrad and Pomeroy inspect flood damage in Beulah

It was hopeful news to Beulah and fellow Mercer County residents when Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., met with Mercer County and city officials April 8 at the Beulah City Hall to get a firsthand report on flood and snow damage.

Posted 4/15/09 (Wed) read more »