OCC: Resident concerned about wind turbines’ distance from private property

By Wren Murphy The Oliver County Commission discussed but made no firm decisions after a county resident expressed concerns about how far wind turbines are from homes and property lines at its Thursday, Feb. 3 meeting. The County Commission also tackled several permit requests, dust suppression, COVID-19 and a lease for a new tractor to plow snow. The Oliver County […]

Boys’ basketball coach: “It wasn’t pretty by any means”

By Wren Murphy The Center-Stanton boys’ basketball team had a mixed bag of a week with two away game losses and a home game win against the Max Cossacks. The Wildcats faced Wilton-Wing High School and lost 34-76 on Tuesday, Feb. 1. They followed it up with their 68-62 victory against the Cossacks on Thursday, Feb. 3 and a disappoint- […]

‘Be proud of what you do’

Local Beulah apparel owner sells branded hats for all ND career paths

By Kelli Ameling A proud North Dakotian dove into the small-business world to encourage other locals to show off their roots by supplying ap- parel for almost every career path. Quentin Hauser established EarND It Apparel more than two years ago to highlight some of the more common career paths people in the Midwest are known to have. “I want […]

Organizers credit community, local business for successful Big Buck Contest

By Kelli Ameling The annual Big Buck Contest produced another successful event for its 18th year, with organizers crediting the local community. “This year’s contest went very well,” said Jason Isaak, committee member for the Big Buck Contest. “We had great support from the community and surrounding areas.” The event took place Feb. 5 in Beulah and hosted more than […]

Pfliger joins NDSU Extension in Mercer County

By Daniel Arens After a couple years without being able to fill an important vacant position, the Mercer County branch of the North Dakota State University Extension Office has hired a new Family and Community Wellness Agent. Metta Pfliger is a rural Hazen resident, and has lived in the Hazen area since 1999. Pfliger has been involved in numerous areas […]

Seeing a big energy picture

By Daniel Arens North Dakota, and Mercer County, are at a pivotal moment in energy development. But one state official, with a background in this county’s own energy sector, feels confident there’s a road to better things ahead. During Hazen Community Development’s annual meeting at the Hazen Golf Course Clubhouse last Wednesday, Rich Garman was the keynote speaker. Garman is […]