Beulah Beacon News

In 2010, Mercer County issued $4,850 worth of transportation permits. That figure leaped to $44,455 in 2011.

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The Mercer County Commission, under advisement by the local fire chiefs, has issued a temporary ban on open burning for all of Mercer County.

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By Chris Erickson A shooting occurred in Beulah in an apartment building on 3rd Ave NW Tuesday night. According to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, a call was received at approximately 7:20 p.m Tuesday night from a residence at 1206 3rd Ave NW in Beulah. One person was injured by gunshot, one person is reported as deceased. The gunshot victim was taken to Sakakawea Medical Center. According to the Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 10:20 p.m. three persons of interest were being detained and questioned. At the time of publication it is believed that two weapons were involved. The investigation is still underway. No names have been released. No charges have been filed at this time. More details will follow in next week’s issue of the Beacon.

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A new addition to the Beulah Police Department just began working in the city, and he said he’s looking forward to growing – in both law enforcement and within the community.

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One man is dead and another is wounded after being shot Tuesday night in Beulah.

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Mercer County Commissioners heard updates on waterways and roads in the county at its most recent meeting.

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Beulah’s housing needs were addressed this week when a representative from a housing development spoke to city officials.

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Mayor Darrell Bjerke said the decision to look for another officer originally came about when two other police officers had thought about looking for employment elsewhere.

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January 19, 2012

Beulah council talks growth

City councilors got a break this week when few agenda items allowed for a faster-than-normal meeting. The brief meeting focused on an upcoming special meeting of the Beulah Planning and Zoning board and a new Beulah police officer.

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While proceedings were less heated than they’ve recently been, Mercer County Highway Department matters still topped the Mercer County Commission’s agenda at its regular meeting Jan. 4 at the Mercer County Courthouse in Stanton.

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