The Beacon News
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2011 saw a host of major events sweep across the world and our nation. While events like the death of Osama bin Laden and the withdrawal of troops from Iraq were of huge significance, important and interesting stories were also breaking here in Mercer County. Below is a summary of a handful of local stories that caught your eye and shaped your life in 2011.
The North Dakota Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering several financial assistance programs to farmers and ranchers. Sign-up deadlines for these programs are fast approaching and producers are urged to contact their local NRCS office for more information if they are interested in applying. Programs with upcoming deadlines include the Conservation Stewardship Program, Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative, On-Farm Energy Initiative and the Organic Initiative.
Road Department issues were once again the topic of heated words and outspoken arguments when the Mercer County Commission met for its second December meeting.
In addition to hearing about plans concerning residential development on Mercer County’s north side, the Mercer County Planning and Zoning Board recently heard about wind development on its south side.
A number of lots were approved to be sold at the City Council’s most recent meeting, where the council also spoke about what the future could hold for the city.