Hazen Star News

Sue Retterath, Hazen, was hoping at least 40 people would show up at the school on June 1 to ride a bus to Bismarck to help sandbag. Someone else thought there would be about 20, if that.

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A spliced rural water line is again delivering water to Pick City, Lake Sakakawea State Park and residents in the surrounding area after releases over the Garrison Dam spillway washed out a underground line below the spillway pond about two weeks ago.

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Stanton City Councilman Tom Sayler had just begun to brief the crowd of concerned residents when a voice form the back of the room cut through his words.

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June 9, 2011

The spillway saga

For the first time in the 57-year history of the Garrison Dam, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened spillway gates June 1 to drain floodwaters from Lake Sakakawea into the Missouri River.

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Boats, pickups and all-terrain vehicles are getting bigger. The Hazen City Commission knows this, and have been talking about adjusting the city’s building ordinance to allow for the construction of storage buildings that better accommodate that fact.

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Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site is hosting a special program for the public tomorrow at the park's visitors center.

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A public information meeting regarding the Missouri River flood threat will be held at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Stanton Civic Center in Stanton.

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June 2, 2011

Unprecedented

Tom Roe, Bismarck, has fished the upper stretch of the Missouri River hundreds of times. On Saturday, Roe stood above the Tailrace staring down at a furious, frothing, nearly-unrecognizable river.

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In many cases, peoples’ kind words about a graduating high school class are more lip-service than anything.

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The spillway gates at Garrison Dam have been temporarily closed following a routine inspection that identified a water spray on the spillway apron.

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