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Residents hear grim details of sewer line replacement project

Those in attendance Feb. 23 at Hazen City Hall seemed to agree on two things: the sewer line running from Hazen’s Fifth Street to the alley between Third Street and Main Street is needed; and someone needs to pay for the project.

Posted 3/02/11 (Wed) read more »

Flooding preparations underway for Hazen

Precipitation has been a constant problem for many citizens throughout North Dakota and Hazen’s residents are no exception. Not only have the inches of snow resting along the street or piled in stacks in various lots been an eyesore, but the potential for flooding and rain also cause headaches for everyone in a flood zone.

Posted 2/23/11 (Wed) read more »

National Weather Service increases county flood risk

Despite above-normal temperatures in February shrinking snowbanks considerably along city streets and county roads, the National Weather Service recently increased its predicted chances of flooding along the Knife River and Spring Creek come this spring.

Posted 2/23/11 (Wed) read more »

Christmann helps lead in N.D. Senate

Sen. Randel Christmann, the Republican senator from District 33, has a lot on his plate.

Posted 2/16/11 (Wed) read more »

Judging contest this weekend in Beulah

The West River Judging contest will take place again this weekend in Beulah. The contest, now in its 46th year, focuses on the judging of livestock, crops and hippology, as well as agricultural sales.

Posted 2/16/11 (Wed) read more »

Heller enjoys fulfilling ‘tremendous responsibility’

Never have I heard our nation’s Pledge of Allegiance ring as loud and clear as I did that day within the chamber of the North Dakota House of Representatives.

Posted 2/09/11 (Wed) read more »

‘The Theatre’ opening Friday

Mercer County will once again have a movie theater. After about one month of closure, David and Nancy Miller, Stanton, are re-opening the former Cinema Twin movie theater under the name “The Theatre.” The doors will open Friday.

Posted 2/09/11 (Wed) read more »

Paramedic found guilty on 5 counts of disorderly conduct

Former Mercer County Ambulance Service paramedic William J. Miller, Elgin, was found guilty on five counts of disorderly conduct in a jury trial held Monday at the Mercer County Courthouse in Stanton.

Posted 2/02/11 (Wed) read more »

National Weather Service: Don’t bet on another slow melt

According to the National Weather Service, nearly 75 inches of snow fell on Mercer County in the winter of 2009-2010. Coupled with already-saturated soil, that amount of snowfall was more than enough to cause significant spring flooding.

Posted 2/02/11 (Wed) read more »

Rural residents concerned about railroad crossings

Janis “John” and Lina Lamsters know all too well the importance of safety at railroad crossings.

Posted 1/26/11 (Wed) read more »