Hazen Star News

Fair organizers had everything ready to go for this past weekend’s 35th annual Mercer County Fair, and everything went according to plan.

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Mercer County officials and city representatives met with personnel from the North Dakota Department of Transportation Thursday morning in Bismarck to make their case face-to-face as to why a 10-mile stretch of County Road 21 should be on the state highway system.

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It’s here, the Mercer County Fair will run its full course Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 25-28 with all its county glory, ready to delight children from 1-100. The fairgrounds located in Beulah along Seventh Street Northeast are filled with colorful lights, cotton candy, children, laughter, FFA and 4-H entries and more including carnival rides.

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With less-than-desirable temperatures and even snowflakes accompanying this year’s late spring, the opening of the Hazen Public Pool has experienced its share of setbacks

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The votes are tallied and certified. The special election held in both Beulah and Hazen to allow the cities to form a municipal utility for the purpose of owning or leasing a natural gas pipeline distribution system within each city passed in Beulah 205 to 95 – while

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The cast and crew that comprise Sakakawea South Shore Community Theater are ready to provide talented performances of “The Music Man,” taking the stage beginning at 7:30 p.m. June 25-27 at the Hazen High School Theater.

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Persistent downpours over the weekend put a hold on the third annual Cops and Kids Fishing Derby last weekend but, weather permitting, little fishers will get another chance this Saturday. Held at Harmony Lake north of Hazen, the Mercer County Peace Officers Association is taking advantage of the free fishing day provided by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to lure young fishermen to the small watering hole.

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With time on the agenda at last Wednesday’s Mercer County Commission meeting, the commission decided to take more time on their decision on whether or not to petition the Department of Transportation to transfer Mercer County from Mountain time to Central time.

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In a special election Tuesday, Hazen residents will vote whether or not to bring natural gas services into Hazen. Specifically, voters will determine if the city of Hazen shall “form a municipal utility for the purpose of owning or leasing a natural gas pipeline distribution system within the city of Hazen.”

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Dalles Krause Jr. and Kari Olson, co-owners of Krause’s Super Valu, Hazen, feel it would spur economic growth and development in the city of Hazen. Members of the Hazen Forestry Board expressed worries that it could endanger the city’s source of all that is green and aesthetic in Hazen.

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