Clarifying coming changes in road funding

By Daniel Arens Changes are coming through the state legislature for how funding for county roads is handled, and the Mercer County Commission is putting forward a ballot measure to help ensure the county is ready for those changes. In 2015, the North Dakota State Legislature passed Senate Bill 2144, which took away state levy 1212 (also called Farm and […]

Beulah boutique builds local love

By Jordan Eslinger Hidden Treasure Boutique on 104 west Main Street is bringing a clothing buzz back to downtown for women of all ages and sizes. Paula Schaper owns and runs the recently expanded boutique and one of her main motivations for doing so was to give back to the community “I grew up in and building relationships with the […]

Cardinals squeak past Wildcats in overtime

By Wren Murphy When a game goes into overtime, parents, friends and fans can be certain of one thing, no matter the result—the players have done them proud. This was the general sentiment of those Center- Stanton Wildcats supporters who saw their boys’ basketball team take a fly- ing leap at the Washburn Cardinals during their final game of the […]

Commission moves forward with HVAC project

By Daniel Arens After several meetings of crunching numbers and discussing scope, the Mercer County Commission has officially entered into a contract with a general contractor for heating, ventilation and air conditioning improvements at the county courthouse and jail facility in Stanton. The 2022 project estimate comes in at just over $1 million. However, the commission intends to cover all […]

Emergency response seeks public input

By Daniel Arens Mercer County’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) is a vital foundation for helping local emergency response prepare for potential emergencies and ensure preventative measures are in place to minimize hazardous threats. Every five years, the county’s MHMP must be updated as a requirement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which enables the county and cities to receive […]