BEULAH AREA DEVELOPMENT / COMMUNITY DATA PROFILE
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    LOCATION  
    West Central North Dakota
    Latitude 47 degrees, 16 minutes North
    Longitude  101 degrees, 47 minutes West
    Elevation 1,797 feet
    Area Within City Limits 2.34 sq. miles
    Distance in miles from:
    Billings, MT 400 Minneapolis, MN 500
    Chicago, IL 940 Sioux Falls, SD 480
    Denver, CO 790 Winnipeg, Man 400
     
       

    CLIMATE 
    Summers tend to be quite warm with occasional hot spells but with very few days that can be described as humid.  Winters tend to be cold, although there is a great deal of variations with compensating periods of mild weather which can be very pleasant.

    Jan Apr July Oct
    Average High 18 54 84 59
    Average Low -4 31 56 33
    Average Annual Precipitation: 15 inches
     
    POPULATION 
    City County
    2010 3,121 8,424
    2000 3,152 8,644
    1990 3,363 9,808
    1980 2,878 9,378
     
     
    EDUCATION  Special Children - Special Needs Services:
    Programs for: Preschool handicapped, mentally handicapped, learning disabled, speech and language deficit, hearing or vision impaired, emotionally disturbed
    Related Services: Psychological services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, consultive services to parents or teachers
    Supplementary Services: In-service staff training, preschool screening, referrals, transportation - if needed
    PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Web Site

    School

    Teachers

    Enroll.

    Grades

    Elem.

    21

    262

    K-4

    Middle School

    29

    206

    5-8

    High School

    35

    216

    9-12

    * 98% Average daily school attendance
    POST SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    School Miles Degrees Offered
    Minot State University 100 Associate, Bachelor, Masters
    Bismarck State College (Jr.) 80 Associate
    Dickinson State University 80 Associate, Bachelor, Masters
    University of Mary 80 Associate, Bachelor, Masters
       
    LIBRARIES:
    Public:     1 Number of Volumes 28,000
    School:     3 Number of Volumes 43,000
    Bookmobile service available
    Computer service and data search available
    Beulah Public Library web site

     
    CHURCHES
    Concordia Lutheran
    Congregational Church
    Cornerstone Baptist
    Faith Community Church of Nazarene
    Grace Evangelical Free
    Immanuel Baptist
    New Life Worship Center
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    Seventh Day Adventist
    Truth Community Church
    Prairie View Church of God
    Prince of Peace Lutheran (AFLC)
    St. Joseph’s Catholic
    Zion Lutheran
     
     

    PUBLIC HEALTH 
     
    Clinics (2)
     Physicians (5)
     Physicians Assistants (2)
     Ambulance Service
     Family Nurse Practitioners (3)
     Hospital - Sakakawea Med. Center (10 miles)
     Nursing Home - Knife River Care Center (85 skilled beds)

    SPECIALISTS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT:
     Optometrist 1
     Dentist 1
     Chiropractor 2

    WOMEN'S ACTION RESOURCE CENTER (WARC):
    Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Services
    Family Counseling
    Crisis Intervention Services
    Domestic Violence Counseling

    FIRST DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT:
    Environmental Sanitation
    Community Health Nursing Services Provided
    FEES:  Costs are based on income, family size, and ability to pay.However, no one will be refused services because of inability to pay.

     
    HOUSING FACILITIES 
    Percentage of Home Ownership: 85%
    Average Monthly Rental:
     2 bedroom $350 plus utilities
     3 bedroom $550 plus utilities
    Average Purchase Price:
     3 bedrooms $135,000
     4 bedroom $190,000
    Rental Units: 350
    Number of Motels:  3   --   Total Rooms:  133
     
     
    RECREATIONAL FACILITIES  
    Bowling Golf Course Rodeo Grounds
    Parks/Playgrounds Softball Fields Tennis Courts
    Basketball Courts Volleyball/Sand Courts Swimming Pool
    Miniature Golf Course Baseball Diamond Outdoor Skating Rink
    Hockey Rink Horseshoe Courts Camping Areas
    ATV Racetrack Boat Ramp/Docks Numerous Parks
    AMATEUR AND RECREATIONAL SPORTS
    Baseball       Softball       Soccer      Golf 
    Tennis         Volleyball     Hockey      Swimming
    Basketball    Aerobics      Dance     
    Gymnastics
     
    CULTURAL 
    Knife River Christmas Chorale (Annual)         Concert Series
    Mercer County Historical Society                   Community Theatre
    Sakakawea Art Association
     
    NEWS MEDIA 
    Beulah Beacon  (Weekly) 2160  circulation
    Dollar Saver  (Weekly)  8980  circulation
    Radio Stations:  KDKT Fox Sports -- Radio 1410 AM
     
    TV Stations:  Cable 63 Channels  --  1 Prairie Public
     
    MUNICIPAL SERVICES  

    TYPE OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT:
     Mayor - City Council

    FIRE DEPARTMENT
     Vehicles:  5
     Number of Personnel:  50  (Volunteers)
     Fire Loss (2001):  $7,000
     Type of fire services provided areas beyond corporate limits:  Rural
     Fire Insurance Classification:  In City: 7  -  Adjacent: 10

    POLICE DEPARTMENT (24 hour coverage)
     Total Personnel:  5 officers, 1 receptionist  

     Type of patrol provided industrial areas beyond corporate limits:  County & Private

    SANITATION
     Method of garbage disposal:  Transfer Station

     Sewer Use Charge:  N/A

    TREATMENT PLANT
     Type:  Aeration system, Lagoon waste stabilization - 6 cells
     Present Load:  Operating at 60% capacity

    STREETS
     Paved:  26 miles    (Otherwise impr. 3.8 miles)
     Total improved streets:  29.8 miles

    ZONING
     Territory covered by zoning ordinances:   Municipal

     County Action Administered by:  Planning & Zoning Commission, Industry regulated by:  Zoning Classification

     
    UTILITIES   
    TELECOMMUNICATION ACCESS
     
    LOCAL PROVIDER: West River Telecommunications Cooperative
     COMPANY CONTACT: Blaine L. Lemer, Telephone #(701) 748-2211
     POP AVAILABLE: NO / Bismarck 57 Airline Miles
     FIBER AVAILABLE: Yes
     CENTRAL OFFICE ON SONET RING: No
     DSL AVAILABLE: Yes
     CABLE INTERNET ACCESS AVAILABLE: Yes
     ATM SERVICE AVAILABLE: Yes
     T1 SERVICE AVAILABLE: Yes
     T3 SERVICE AVAILABLE: Yes 


    TELEPHONE
     City/Rural  -  West River Telecommunications

    WATER
     Beulah Water Treatment Plant
     Source:  Deep Wells
     Total Raw Water Available: 5.0 m GPD
     Treated Water: 2.5 m GPD
     Capacity of Plant 2.5 m GPD
     Average Daily Consumption 700,000 GPD
     Peak Consumption 1.7 m GPD

    ELECTRIC POWER
     Montana Dakota Utilities
     Roughrider Electric Coop.

    OTHER FUELS
     Lignite
     Ton/BTU:  Rates available upon request
     Fuel Oils:  Rates available upon request
     No. 1 Fuel Oil
     No. 2 Fuel Oil
     LP Gas

     
    LABOR 
    Labor force/skilled worker availability. Job Service data available upon request.

    Job Service, ND | Email: lpouliot@state.nd.us  | Labor Survey
     
    INDUSTRY 
     Coal Mines:  Westmoreland Coal Corp  --  North American Coal
     Electrical Generation: Coyote Station  --  Antelope Valley Station
     Dakota Gasification: Lignite Coal gasification facility
     
    MAJOR EMPLOYERS  
    Dakota Gasification 
    707
    Coteau Properties 
    460
    Antelope Valley Station
    188
    Beulah Public Schools 
    136
    Knife River Care Center 
    160
    Westmoreland Coal Corp
    145
    Coyote Station 
    81
    Bronson's Super Valu 
    47
    Pamida 
    30
    Cenex
    44
    City of Beulah 
    30
    Dairy Queen
    40
    Medcenter One
    17
    Midwest Telemarketing Inc. 
    68
     
    TRANSPORTATION   

    RAILROADS
     Burlington Northern
     Trains per week:  Freight:  25
     Reciprocal switching available:  Yes
    LENGTH OF TIME GOODS IN TRANSIT TO:
    Chicago, IL 4 days                  Cleveland, OH 78 hours
    Dallas, TX 5 days                    Kansas City, KS 3 days
    Los Angeles, CA 83 hours        Memphis, TN 5 days
    Minneapolis, MN 62 hours        New Orleans, LA 3 days
    New York, NY 78 hours            Regina, Canada 50 hours
    Winnipeg, Canada 50 hours

    MOTOR FREIGHT
    15 Interstate Motor Freight carriers provide regular service to the Community. Major carriers include:  Yellow, Consolidated, Roadway
    LENGTH OF TIME GOODS IN TRANSIT TO:
     Chicago, IL 3 days               Los Angeles, CA 5 days
     Dallas, TX 4 days                Memphis, TN 4 days
     New Orleans, LA 5 days       New York 5 days
     Regina, Canada 4 days        St. Louis, LA 4 days
     Seattle, WA 5 days              Winnipeg, Canada 3 days
     Cleveland, OH 4 days           Kansas City, KS 3 days
     Minneapolis, MN * 2 days  
    * Cross Country Courier - overnight

    BUS SERVICE
     West River Transportation

    HIGHWAYS SERVING AREA
     Federal:  Interstate 94 [East/West]
     Local:  ND State Highway 200 [East/West]
     Local:  ND State Highway 49 [North/South]

    AIR SERVICE 
     Beulah Municipal Airport 
     Runway:  4,000 feet long -- 60 feet wide 
     Type of surface:  Asphalt
     Direction from City:  Southwest edge
     Airport Lobby
     24 hour fuel service (100LL)

     Commercial Air Service
     Bismarck  (80 miles)
     Minot (100 miles)

     
    COUNTY RESOURCES  
    MINERALS PRODUCED
     Gravel, Coal and Oil

    LIVESTOCK

    MERCER COUNTY PRODUCTION  -  2010
    Acres

    Durum - 18,700
    HRS Wheat - 68,700
    Barley - 17,600
    Sunflowers - 15,600
    Corn - 6,400
    Oats - 2,300
    Canola - 12,200
    Alfalfa - 49,000
    Other Hay - 22,000
     
    Number (Thousands)
    Animal
    2006
    2007
    2010
    Beef
    20,000
    20,000
    21,500
    Dairy
    200
    0
    0
    Hogs
    0
    0
    0
    Sheep
    600
    600
    600
     
    RETAIL BUSINESS IN CITY 
     Number of Establishments     119
     Number Employed                675
    SERVICES IN CITY 
     Number of Establishments        7
     Number Employed                  19
     
    TAXABLE SALES AND PURCHASES 
     1999 = $24,996,059     2000 = $23,909,555      2001 = $24,486,261
       
    BANKS
    First Security Bank West
    US Bank
    The Union Bank
    Union State Bank
    CREDIT UNION
     Capital Credit Union
     
    TAX STRUCTURE  
    TAX EXAMPLE
    Assuming that a new 20,000 sq. foot building has been erected for industrial purposes which cost $400,000 to build and is placed on 5 acres of land which cost $15,000;

    2009 REAL PROPERTY (Mercer County):

    Taxable Valuation $19,770,765
    Residential $10,673,903
    The Real Estate Taxes would be computed as follows: Commercial $3,734,241
     $400,000
    Cost of Building Agricultural $5,362,541
    +15,000
    Cost of Land True and Full Value $419,105,564
     $415,000
    Cost - True and Full Value
    x 50%
    Assessment Ratio 2009 REAL PROPERTY (City of Beulah):
    $207,500
    Assessed Value Taxable Valuation $4,595,659
    x 10%
    Tax Factor Residential $3,763,881
    $ 20,750
    Taxable Value Commercial $831,778
    343.29
    Mill Levy 2009 True and Full Value $100,263,260
    $ 7,123
    Gross Tax
    x .05
    Discount for Early Payment 2009 TAX RATE (Mills):
     $   6,767
    Total Tax (Prior to February 15) City 75.75
      School District 142.51
    County & State 94.64
    Park District 30.39
       

    THE INCENTIVES YOU NEED TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS GROW

    TAX EXEMPTIONS AND TAX CREDITS
    - Property tax exemption of up to 5 years for new or expanded business. (options available)
    - Income tax exemption of up to 5 years for new or expanded businesses.
    - Wage and salary corporate income tax credit for new businesses.
    - Sales and use tax exemption for machinery and equipment for manufacturing
    - No personal property tax on equipment, inventory, materials in process or accounts  receivable.
    - Tax credit for Research & Development expenditures.
    - Workers compensation premiums among the lowest in the nation.
    - The entire amount of federal income tax liability can be deducted before calculating  state corporate tax.
    - Job training programs administered through a customized, "one-stop-shop"  approach:
    - Workforce 2000 - assists businesses with retraining and upgrading the skills of their existing workforce.
    - North Dakota New Jobs Program - uses the dollars paid for employee withholding taxes to fund job training programs.
    - Job Service North Dakota provides employee recruitment, screening and testing services.

    FINANCIAL AID ASSISTANCE 
    - A variety of loan programs exists for businesses expanding or locating in North Dakota through the Bank of North Dakota, the nation's only state-owned bank, and the North Dakota Economic Development and Finance Department:
    - PACE Program - an interest rate buy-down loan program that provides financing for primary-sector businesses through a partnership between local tenders, local government and the Bank of North Dakota.
    - North Dakota Development Fund - a venture capital fund designed to provide flexible gap financing through debt and equity investment to new or expanding primary-sector businesses.
    - Regional Rural Development Revolving Loan Fund - a fund allocated equally among the state's eight economic regions for projects located more than five miles outside the limits of communities with fewer than 8,000 people.
     
    Beulah Area Development   l  701-873-2110