STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Coal country tops wages
Three North Dakota coal counties ranked among the state’s top six for highest average annual wages for 2009.
Oliver County, the first for many years and second in 2008, regained its to... Posted on 7/27/10 at 9:28 AM
A new piece of equipment to the rolling stock of the Mercer and McLean sheriff’s departments will likely turn some heads.
Through a federal Department of Justice grant, the two agencies recently took delivery of a 3,500-pound, 630-horsepower airboat.
Rural residents in Dunn, Mercer and Oliver counties are getting another chance to buy into the developing Southwest Water Pipeline.
The Southwest Water Authority is holding informational meetings in the coming days in Hazen and Zap.
Mercer County officials will be keeping a close eye on the Knife River this spring while also looking into options for long-term flood protection.
About 80 homes in Beulah and a handful in Hazen suffered flood damage last spring.
U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) announced today that he will chair two official Senate field hearings next week to examine options for permanent flood control in Bismarck, Mandan and Mercer and Emmons counties.
Two North Dakota counties are getting federal money to fight methamphetamine.
The state’s congressional delegation said Mercer and McLean counties are to share nearly $790,000 for a two-county narcotics task force.
Mercer County will ask the federal government to switch it from Mountain time to Central time.
The County Commission voted to make the request to the federal Transportation Department, which has the final said on time zone changes.
Road work will begin Monday on N.D. Highway 200 near Mercer north to the junction of N.D. Highway 3 and south to two miles of N.D. Highway 3 near Hurdsfield. The work was previously scheduled for Thursday but has been pushed back a few days due to rain, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
Some property owners in a five-county area bordering the Missouri River in North Dakota say they feel they were ambushed when the area picked up an overnight designation — one that many can’t seem to figure out.
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