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 […]

Summer events returning to Beulah

Beulah Bash relocated due to road construction on Main Street

The summer schedule is packed for Beulah, with some annual favorites set to return to the city, which will make some minor adjust- ments to account for road projects in town. Taste of Summer will return to the Beulah Civic Center on May 9. Beulah’s Senior Scholarship night is set for May 11, with graduation on May 29 starting at […]

Dressed to the nines

Prom attendees hold hands during the grand march at Beulah High School this weekend. More photos from prom on page 12 and 13. (Laura Gardner/NorDak North Publishing)

‘Things have to change rapidly’

Waiting on rain, 2022 ag projections sit in the balance

When it comes to getting enough rain for an adequate harvest year, Mercer County still has time — but not much.  Mercer County Extension Agent Craig Askim said to get the local agriculture industry back on track for 2022, the county needs to see some rain within the next four to six weeks.  “We have another month or so before […]

Center hosts Spring Fever German Feed

All ages gathered at the Center Civic Center Sunday for this year’s Spring Fever German Feed, organized by the Center United Methodist Church. (Submitted)

Making connections:

Bakken Energy meets with local leaders, employees

As a final deal is worked out between Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Bakken Energy, the CEO of the latter came to Mercer County to meet community leaders and the employees of the Dakota Gasification Company’s Synfuels Plant for the first time. “This was our first engagement with the local communities,” Mike Hopkins, Bakken Energy CEO, said. “We had been […]

Mercer County receives first federal inmates

Five federal inmates were received in the Mercer County Jail March 18, only two days after Mercer County agreed to enter into a contract with the federal government to house federal prisoners in the jail facility. On March 16, Mercer County Deputy Sheriff Terry Ternes approached the county commission to present the contract that had been negotiated between the county […]

Getting a taste for Hazen

Great food and good cheer highlight a connected community during the Taste of Hazen Monday evening.