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Years ago Mercer County experienced a wave of new development that had the coal industry and residents working to try to find compromises that would benefit everyone. Now, with the oil patch creeping closer on the horizon, those experiences from the past could help usher in safer oil development likely in the county’s future.

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Large-scale development and an influx of workers has affected Dunn County for a number of years, forcing officials to react to new challenges that come up when the oil patch sets in. As the oil patch slowly creeps east into eastern Dunn County and potentially crossing into Mercer County in the future, some officials spoke about lessons learned concerning oil patch development.

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About 20 people gathered Friday outside of Zap on County 17 to speak with county commissioners and each other about a proposed change in the road’s structure.

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County Road 17 was the main concern at last week’s County Commission meeting.

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Hay cuttings are one of the top orders of business for producers in the area. They’re doing the best they can, although Mother Nature has thrown plenty of obstacles their way.

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After last year, Coal Bowl XXXII has a lot to live up to.

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Three area post offices are on a list the U.S. Postal Service recently released that are under study by the agency.

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Resolutions for city bond business were the first order of business during the most recent meeting of the Beulah City Council.

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The Mercer County Commission kept plugging away at problems that just won’t dry up during its regular meeting Aug. 3 at the Mercer County Courthouse in Stanton.

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Counterfeit money surfaced in Beulah and was turned into the police department after being spotted by a sharp-eyed bank teller.

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