Hazen Star News

The Mercer County Commission has approved a countywide Stage II Burn Ban for Mercer County.

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The National Weather Service Office in Bismarck has issued a Red Flag Warning for Monday, a High Wind Watch for Monday, and a Fire Weather Watch for Tuesday.

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More than 50 firefighters from Mercer and Oliver counties responded to a grass fire that consumed an estimated 2,000 acres Monday afternoon just east of Hazen.

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If the forecasters are right, Mercer County is unlikely to see much oil well-drilling activity. At least not the the level of activity seen in nearby counties to the west.

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The Bismarck Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for all of west and central North Dakota for Friday from late morning through mid evening.

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Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rick Santorum was the Republican presidential candidate of choice in both District 33 and North Dakota as indicated by Super Tuesday's caucus polls results.

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Coal Country, and the entire state of North Dakota, made big headway in its ongoing struggle with the Environmental Protection Agency when the EPA agreed Friday to most of the state’s clean air plan for regional haze.

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In Dr. Seuss’ book “The Lorax,” a boy learns that “unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better. It’s not.”

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The city’s new tree disposal site is open and ready for business.

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A Hazen resident expressed a few concerns regarding Minnesota-based developer Annabelle Homes at the Hazen City Commission’s regular meeting Feb. 21. Judy Brunmeier, Hazen, approached the commission with information she received from a member of the Kenmare Planning and Zoning Commission. According to Brunmeier, Annabelle Homes requested the city of Kenmare complete their zoning ordinance amendments by June 2011 to enable the start of construction on dozens of single-family homes and town houses, a bank, convenience store, office space and a new baseball field in July 2011. As of Feb. 18, 2012, construction had yet to begin.

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