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Stearns County veterans, their families, and surviving spouses may be eligible for a Disaster Relief Grant as a result of recent flooding and storms. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is offering disaster grants of up to $1,000 for reimbursable expenses to veterans and their families who have not received other state or federal assistance. [...]

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Face The World is an international high school exchange program that is inviting Minnesota families to host teenage exchange students for five or 10 months starting this fall. Students have their own spending money and insurance. Face the World has a wide selection of students from all over the world and can tailor  a placement [...]

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The Stearns County Extension Office located in St. Cloud, will temporarily be relocating to the Stearns County Fairgrounds in Sauk Centre from Tuesday, July 29, through Sunday, Aug. 3, for the county fair. Normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday will return on Monday, Aug. 4, in the St. Cloud [...]

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(Crunchy broccoli and chewy raisins team together for a nice contrast of textures. Skip the raisins if your family doesn’t like them.) 1/2 c. mayonnaise or salad dressing 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar 1 med. head broccoli, trimmed and coarsely chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 c. raisins 10 slices bacon, cooked, drained [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Correspondent Sister Anita Jennissen spends her days listening and helping any way she can in the midst of Central American refugees in McAllen, Texas. It is a situation that has touched her heart in big ways. Jennissen grew up in Sauk Centre. Her roots extend back to Long Prairie and great-grandfather Joseph [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Alex Fellbaum of Culdrum Township near Swanville has a love and dedication for our furry and feathered companions. Since the third grade, Fellbaum has been active with livestock and the 4-H program. The first few years of his 4-H career was spent on animal nutrition and dairy cattle, but he has [...]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection Every summer kids suffer heatstroke, and in some cases, die after being left in hot cars. Registered nurse Phyllis Larimore says kids left in cars can suffer fatal hyperthermia in just minutes, even when the outside temperature is mild. She says a change in routine is often behind these [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is proposing an experimental fishing regulation aimed at reducing an overabundance of channel catfish in the Sauk River chain of lakes as well as Long, North Brown’s, Eden, and Mud lakes. The proposed regulation would increase the daily and possession limit for channel catfish [...]

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