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CHAMP HETTICH TAKES STATE CLASS B GOLF TITLE

Beulah’s Champ Hettich traveled to Oxbow last week for the Class B State Boys Golf Tournament, coming home with the title of state champion. Hettich started strong on May 31, day one of the tournament, with a birdie on hole one. Hettich would hit two more birdies for the day and end round one at 72, equal with par. Starting […]

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 […]

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Memorial run honors Wolf

May 21 Event pays Homage to Late Bar Owner

When Perry Wolf’s birthday arrives this week, seven months after his passing, his family hopes the occasion is met with love and laughter rather than tears. Perry’s family has organized an event lovingly referred to as Perry’s Run, to take place this Saturday. “Rather than getting together and just miss- ing him, we wanted to have something to be excited […]

Beulah mourns Schaeffer

Local teen laid to rest after being found in Knife River

After 11 days missing, Tyler Schaeffer came home last week.  The Beulah teen, who was reported missing on May 1, was recovered May 11 from the Knife River in Beulah. The river had been the focus of authorities’ searching for a week leading up to the discovery of Schaeffer’s body late in the day last Wednesday.  The Beulah Police Department […]

Cropland values increase statewide

Southwestern North Dakota counties like Mercer and Oliver are seeing double digit crop- land price increases since last year after several years of modest growth. According to Bryon Parman of the North Dakota State University extension, cropland prices throughout North Dakota are on the rise, with local southwestern counties enjoying some dramatic increases. Southwestern counties in North Dakota average an […]

A magical afternoon

Miners host ‘Wizards & Wands’ production

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Storm breaks Mercer snowfall record

One-day snowfall ties record set in 1997 blizzard

  Two Mercer County and three Dunn 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 bro- ken and one 25-year-old record tied in Mercer County last week. A two-day snowfall re- cord of 18.1 inches, set […]

Beulah to pursue jurisdiction change

City aims to manage zoning up to a mile out of town

Following suite with a neighboring city, Beulah will look to acquire sole zoning authority for proPerties up to a mile outside of the city. Mayor Travis Frey broached the subject at last week’s Beulah City Commission meeting, advising those in attendance he’d like Beulah to pursue the same agreement as a fellow Mercer County city. “The City of Stanton at […]


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