Hazen Star News

Armed with a court order from the Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Court, Dunn County Sheriff Larry Boepple rounded up 58 neglected cows belonging to John Voss on Thursday, Feb. 12. He left 14 cows behind that had no brands or could not be identified as Voss cows. Voss is last known to have lived at a South Dakota address, but is believed to be in the Halliday area part time. Voss is believed to have leases allowing him to pasture cattle on land controlled by TAT within the Fort Berthold Reservation. With assistance from the Mercer County Sheriff's office, Boepple rounded up cattle off of the rugged Porcupine area, within the Hans Creek watershed, west of Twin Buttes. The sheriff seized the cattle due to reports that they didn't have access to food and water. Local ranchers have been reporting dead and dying cattle in the area for several weeks.

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Young men generally sound the same to Patty Morgenstern. So when a young man claiming to be her grandson called at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 and said he was in need of money, she had little reason to doubt him. But then the voice said he needed money wired to Canada - and something clicked for Patty. She knew she was being scammed.

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Feb. 17: The long-touted date of the rabbit-ears apocalypse. It was the date all full-power television stations nationwide must be converted from analog to digital broadcasting, as required by the Federal Communications Commission - until a recent federal bill provided stations a voluntary June 12 extension. Reports read a $1.3 billion fund for coupons for consumers to buy converter boxes had run dry, leaving some 3.7 million consumers nationwide without.

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Almost one year ago, it was announced that the Missouri River Education Cooperative, which consists of 32 public schools and four cooperating parties - including Hazen, Beulah and Center-Stanton schools, would receive a grant of almost $600,000. The grant aimed to provide an incentive for school districts to increase Career and Technical Education opportunities.

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There are superheroes among us - and the Hazen Chamber of Commerce wants their identities revealed. The Chamber is seeking nominations for the Community Awards Banquet taking place Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Hazen City Hall.

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For the city of Hazen to get natural gas, the utility must be owned by the city. But would Hazen's citizens welcome the utility - and more importantly, consider signing up for the utility?

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It's been said many times before: North Dakota is "The Saudi Arabia of wind." It's potential some of the state has begun to capitalize on.

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"It takes a village to raise a child." - African proverb

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A conference on renewable and alternative energy will take place at the Beulah Civic Center Monday in Beulah.

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Can citizens push snow from their driveway onto the street? How about if the snowplows haven't come by to haul the street's snow out yet? Can business owners along Main Street whose sidewalks extend to the street push their snow onto main? Monday evening, the Hazen City Commission answered "No," "No," and "No."

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