Hazen Star News

Nearly everyone but the family dog will be going to prom in Hazen this weekend. In a weekend full of formal attire, the 15th annual Hazen Senior Citizen Social will be Friday and Hazen High School’s 2010 Prom will take place Saturday.

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April 1, 2010

Flood is canceled

A flood forecast released by the National Weather Service at 8:36 a.m. Tuesday predicts that the Knife River at the Hazen river gauge will crest at 20.4 feet, a half foot short of flood stage. At 1 p.m. that forecast was updated to 20.6 feet.

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Though majestic, the 2,000-plus miles of the Missouri River are strewn with travel hazards such as sandbars, rocks and fallen trees. That debris no longer concerns law enforcement in Mercer and McLean counties. Continue to see the video.

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The Knife River crested below flood level Thursday, but still managed to close a couple of roads in Mercer County. The National Weather service predicts a second higher crest over the weekend.

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An unprecedented extended thaw has lessened the chance of a damaging flood on the Knife River, although some risk remains, according to a National Weather Service hydrologist.

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The curriculum has been set – though in place of learning will be good times taking place amongst this gathering of Hazen students.

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Has talks of spring flooding left a bad taste in your mouth? Take care of it with the culinary delight that is the fifth annual Taste of Hazen.

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The first drop of water delivered to Hazen in 2011 via the Southwest Pipeline Project will set in motion a 40-year partnership between the two entities.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has opened the public comment period to allow for public input on a potential switch from Mountain time to Central time in Mercer County.

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A stretch of dry weather in February has stabilized the probability of flooding along the Knife River and its tributaries. However, barring an uncharacteristically slow melt, the National Weather Service predicts that some flooding is almost inevitable.

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The Weather Network