Hazen Star News

Due to the recent snowfall in our area, the countywide burn ban has been lifted.

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There are people in our community who selflessly give nearly their entire emotional and physical self to care for a family member or friend in need.

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February 16, 2012

Who's out there?

National media reports remind us daily that west-central North Dakota is changing.

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Bonds were set at $1 million each for the two men arrested in connection with shootings Jan. 31 in Beulah.

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February 9, 2012

County burn ban in effect

With wisps of smoke still floating from charred prairie the afternoon of Feb. 2, Hazen Fire Chief Dan Wettstein had seen enough.

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Hazen boys basketball coach Randy Johnson said a bigger and stronger Bison team wore out a shorthanded Center-Stanton team Friday.

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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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With all the talks surrounding a potential switch to a five-person County Commission this year, now is a good time to understand the regulations governing that potential change.

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Election year is upon us, and voters will have several decisions to make on the local level come polling time.

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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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