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Stearns County residents are reminded that the deadline to pay second half property taxes is fast approaching. The second half of the 2014 real estate tax is due and payable on Wednesday, Oct. 15.  This is the last day to pay the second half without penalty.  The Agricultural Property tax deadline is Nov.17. To make [...]

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Brian McCoy has a passion for fixing old automobiles By Kerry Drager Correspondent Few passions drive a man as much as his love for cars. Influenced by the soothing purr of a strong engine, Sauk Centre resident Brian McCoy has a lifetime of stories that tell of this passion. As a father of 10 children, [...]

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To the editor: Last week, I received two Republican flyers misrepresenting MNsure. Everyday their TV ads play, blaming Obamacare for pretty much everything. It’s important we talk about what MNsure and the ACA really are. MNsure is a free-market solution that allows individuals to shop for health insurance. It’s not a government takeover. Companies enter [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Volunteers are a valuable resource to society. If it weren’t for volunteers, many of the accomplishments communities achieve would not be possible. Susan Iverson of Albany is a member of the Albany Chamber of Commerce and has dedicated her free time away from family to volunteering. As the part-time chairperson in [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent A new change to the 4-H program has given kids the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and team working skills through the use of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Clubs were encouraged to have their members participate in creating a Rube Goldberg machine this year. The Pelican Peak 4-H [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Many children who join 4-H do so because they have the encouragement from family members who were once in it themselves. This was the case for Megan Hollermann and her little brothers Dylan and Mason. They are second generation Hollermanns to be enrolled into the organization, and have already received several [...]

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Project director and video producer Randy Croce will present his documentary video “Who Built Our Capitol?” at the October Breakfast Club meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 8. The event will be held at the Stearns History Museum, 235 S. 33rd Ave., St. Cloud, starting at 9 a.m. The Minnesota State Capitol Building is nationally recognized, but the [...]

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Stearns County’s Board of Commissioners approved a preliminary 2015 budget and levy of nearly $131 million for 2015, a 1.61 percent reduction in spending. Although spending is down, the budget does include a levy increase of 1.81 percent and a total levy of nearly $70 million, due to increased caseloads in Human Services and a [...]

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