The Beacon News

Eminent domain for CO2 pipeline hot topic



A crowd of supporters and opponents of the CO2 pipeline proposed by Summit Carbon Solutions had their voices heard last week at a meeting of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in Bismarck. The pipeline would cover 2,000 miles across Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and South Dakota, into North Dakota where the CO2 would be stored underground in Oliver and […]

CCCHC offers scholarships

Coal Country Community Health Center Foundation graduating seniors seeking a career in a medical field (e.g., physician, nurse, therapist, technologist, pharmacist, etc.) to apply for a CCCHCF scholarship. Four $500 scholarships will be awarded. To be considered for these scholarships, a student must: Be a high school senior in CCCHC service area. (Mercer, Dunn, and Oliver counties) Intend to pursue […]

‘We’re not going to discuss it any further.’ – Gooss

Beulah mayor declines to make permanent appointment to P&Z commission until Feb. 8 council meeting


An attempt to force a permanent appointment to the Beulah Planning & Zoning Commission was rebuffed by Mayor Jeff Gooss during the Jan. 25 meeting of the Beulah City Council. At the previous council meeting Jan. 11, Gooss postponed making a permanent appointment, saying other potential applicants for the seat had expressed interest. Commission member Roger Gazur’s five-year appointment to […]

Happening This Week

THURSDAY, FEB. 2 Pinochle game Beulah Senior Citizen Center, 1 p.m. SUNDAY, FEB. 5 Beulah Little People Preschool Pancake Breakfast, Civic Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Open house for Marvin Sigman’s 80th birthday, Prince of Peace Church, Beulah, 2-4 p.m. New Awakenings AA meeting at Prince of Peace, 4 p.m. MONDAY, FEB. 6 Mercer County Soil Conservation District board meeting, 7 […]

Legislature picking up pace



Greetings from the legislature! It’s safe to say that we are finding our groove at the Capitol. In the House, we are ahead of pace from last session and have voted on nearly 50 bills so far. I personally had hearings on three of my bills this past week – HB1429, HB1283 and HB1259. The first two are still in […]

CO2 bills hit Senate committee



Here is another report from the Senate in the ND legislature We had another busy week in both committees. First the major items in the Industry and Business committee were- SB2223 Relating to the audit of loan programs administered by the Bank of North Dakota. This bill was an agency consolidation bill and will save ND money on audits at […]

Ag committee talks industry safeguards



In the Agriculture Committee on Friday Jan 20th, we heard HB 1345 relating to state purchasing contracts and the inclusion of a statement that we support the agriculture and energy industries in ND. HB 1302 relates to the siting of anhydrous ammonia facilities in the state. HB 1148 relates to a grant program to political subdivisions for assistance with infrastructure […]

Stanton News


The school kids are very busy with extracurricular activities at the moment. There are basketball games most every day of the week and then some speech, FBLA and FFA activities in between. If you enjoy rockin’ out with some loud music, on Sunday at 3 PM there will be a dance show in the gym. Check the school website for […]

Beulah News


Wednesday Jan. 25 Jimo Menge of Golden Valley Brought dinner to Gilbert and Vi Ost. Saturday Jan. 21 Lance and Mason Merricke of Bismarc brought dinner to Gilbert and Vi Ost also there were Chloe Chumbly and Joette Knopp. Sunday Jan. 22 Ava Ost fell and broke her arm and was an overnight patient at the Bismarck Hospital

North Zap News


Tuesday Jan. 24 Donna Weigum and Linda Weigum were afternoon visitor at the Joseph Weigum home in Bismarck.


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