Hazen Star News

The story of Tuesday, Aug. 17 ends in heartbreak. On that day, 30-year-old Pete Jensen of Hazen lost his life after the boat in which he was riding was overturned in choppy lake conditions. But in the midst of turmoil, the ever-strong human spirit shone through.

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Parents spend a lot of money helping their children get ready for the new school year. This year, the Hazen School District did, too.

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With a jar of homemade dill pickles and a blue hand-knitted shawl in hand, Sen. Byron Dorgan exited Hazen City Hall last Wednesday with Dist. 33’s words of praise still ringing in his ears.

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Nowadays, one month goes by in the blink of an eye. That being said, you’d best start preparing now for Hazen’s annual fall party known as Harvest Fest, which takes place this year Sept. 9-12 in Hazen.

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The current stretch of hot weather may have most people in Beulah huddling by their air conditioners, but it has proven a double blessing for farmers. Dry weather has allowed the harvest of small grains to move fairly quickly while the heat has pushed row crops to maturity.

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The Hazen City Commission approved a resolution Monday evening pushing forward plans for a sewer main replacement project in the middle of Hazen.

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The Guenthners know all too well the power of a lightning strike. About seven years ago, their Hazen home was struck by lightning, blowing plaster off the inside walls and frying their TV, VCR, telephone and microwave. The surge of volts blew out of an outside power outlet.

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The annual summertime celebration – it’s every small town’s height of summer. For Stanton, the height of summer is Knife River Days, which this year runs Friday through Sunday, Aug. 6-8.

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Gordon Hoffner has stepped down from his position as president of the Union Bank of Halliday, Beulah and Hazen. His son, Wayne Hoffner, Hazen was selected to be the bank’s new president.

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The Hazen City Commission learned Monday night that Hazen Hospitality Associates, L.L.C., an entity of Cascade Homes of Bozeman, Mont., will be prepared to make a purchase offer in August for land in west Hazen, land on which they plan to build a hotel and possible recreation center.

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