The Mercer County Commission suspended Mercer County Highway Superintendent Roy Braun with pay and ordered an investigation into the operation of the highway department at a special meeting Feb. 23 in Stanton.
A few details – such as final cost – remain unknown, but the Mercer County Commission agreed with the Mercer County Water Resource Board that something must be done to aid the residents of a flooding subdivision at the commission’s regular meeting Feb. 16 at the Mercer County Courthouse in Stanton.
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.
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.