Hazen Star News

Wind ordinance adjusted


Several suggestions made by one county commissioner to improve the proposed wind ordinance were discussed at length last week, with the rest of the commission adopting some of these ideas and rejecting others. Commissioner Marv Schwehr, who as a member of the Mercer County Planning and Zoning Board had been one of those who initially drafted the proposed ordinance, provided […]

Cops N Kids

A couple hundred kids came out to fish and have a good time at the Cops n Kids Fishing Derby. Hosted to help build relationships among kids and local law enforcement, these kids got the chance to check out the Mercer County Dive and Rescue Boat. Sorry! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below […]

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Local veterans honored on D.C. flights


With solemn silences and tears of remembrance and joy, with sons and daughters, and with cousins who never met before: Several Mercer County veterans of the American Armed Forces were able to take part in a powerful trip to Washington, D.C. in recent years, joining other veterans from around the region and state on an Honor Flight. In April, Ron […]

Comedy, tragedy, pathos:

Hazen students compete at state Speech

From schizophrenia to sexual assault to inflation to dad jokes: Nothing was off limits in the dramatic performances that Hazen High School Speech students put together. Nine Hazen students brought a variety of different speeches and performances to Mandan High School April 23 for state Speech competition. Under the leadership of Mrs. Rhonda Helde, these students focused not only on […]

Auditor resigns after 10 years


After a decade serving as the Mercer County Auditor, Shana Brost said she is excited to move on into the private sector. Brost, who was born and raised in Beulah, currently lives in Stanton with her husband and their three children. She was appointed by the Mercer County Commission to fill the unexpired term of county auditor in 2012, and […]

Ranchers recover from record blizzard


As areas of the state deal with ice storms and flooding, many local ranchers are still recovering from the massive blizzard two weeks ago, as well as additional snow or rain from this last weekend. For cattle, and especially for newborn calves or cows giving birth in the midst of the storm, there was a great deal of stress as […]

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Storm breaks Mercer snowfall record

One-day snowfall ties record set in 1997 blizzard

Two county records for snowfall were shattered in last week’s blizzard as more than 20 inches of snow blanketed the area.  According to the National Weather Service, a pair of snowfall records was broken and one 25-year-old record tied in Mercer County last week.  A two-day snowfall record of 18.1 inches, set in March of 2011 in Beulah was broken […]

Assistance available for ranchers


As people assess their situations after last week’s historic blizzard, it’s going to take some time to fully account for its impact. This is especially true for ranchers, who might well find a wall of snow stretching between their houses and the barns, pens and pastures they want to check up on. At this point, it’s too early to tell […]


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