Beulah Beacon News

September 25, 2008

KRCC signs administrator

The Knife River Care Center has hired a new administrator. Fred Stern, president of the Knife River Care Center Board of Directors, first made the announcement to staff at the local care center last Tuesday.

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September 25, 2008

Want to vote in November

Mercer County voters take notice: If you want to vote in the November General Election, you have only two options: Vote by Mail or go to the only polling place in the county the Mercer County Courthouse in Stanton. The polls will be open at the Mercer County Courthouse from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., MDT, Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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September 18, 2008

BHS pilots video cameras

Newly installed security cameras at Beulah High School have taken the school a step forward to enhance the safety of students.
The system, approved several months ago by the Beulah School Board, offers 22 cameras in various locations of the school.
“We want to keep our kids safe and our building safe,” Superintendent of Schools Rob Lech said.

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After some discussion about whether a proposed letter of intent was simply that or a memorandum of understanding, the Beulah City Council voted to draft its own letter of response to parties interested in bringing natural gas to the city.

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Rising cost of fuel for city vehicles, propane and electricity for city buildings and an estimated 25 percent increase in employee medical insurance rates are the targeted increases in Beulah’s 2009 preliminary budget approved by the City Council Sept. 2. The budget followed a special budget meeting called by the mayor to give councilmen time to hash out the details aside from a regular meeting.

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In the span of time, 25 years is a long time to commit to something. It’s more time than some commit to a marriage, more time than most commit to a single job.
It’s half the time Albert Aanderud has committed to marriage with his wife of nearly 50 years, Adeline. And it’s the time Albert has committed to serving his city, Beulah, as a city councilman. On Aug. 18, Albert stepped down, retiring from city service after 25 years.

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A pocket park in downtown Beulah will take on a more physical form next week and the public is invited to share in the exciting event and participate in making it happen.

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An underground natural gas pipeline has been proposed to run through Beulah and Hazen, with construction to potentially begin next spring, pending project approval.

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Eagles Catch Casino, an Indian casino on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, started moving dirt early this summer and as summer comes to an end, the project is halted by legal wrangling between the Three Affiliated Tribe (TAT) business council, which governs Fort Berthold, and private developer and enrolled TAT member, Dale Little Soldier. Little Soldier’s company, Lake Sakakawea & Associates, began locating the project atop a hill overlooking Lake Sakakawea, trust land owned by Little Soldier adjacent to the Beaver Bay Recreation Area north of Zap, after having reached an agreement with the TAT and a decade long effort to bring the casino to construction. Last week, the New Town News, a BHG, Inc. weekly newspaper in New Town, where TAT offices are located, reported the project is now in what is legally termed preliminary arbitration. Little Soldier is represented by attorney Larry Levinthal, Minneapolis, Minn. Earlier, Bismarck attorney, Sarah Vogel confirmed to the Beacon that she had agreed to be an arbitrator for the proceedings.

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At the seventh annual Spring Creek Threshers Reunion and fourth annual Valley Threshing Day at Golden Valley, the temperature was perfect – and there was just enough of a summer breeze to create those amber waves of grain.

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