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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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Truck drivers and related businesses are encouraged to attend free truck weight education training taking place in St. Cloud on Saturday, Oct.1. This workshop will explain in easy to understand terms how to comply with Minnesota’s truck weight regulations at various times of the year. The course takes the guesswork out of knowing what a [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Fingers are amazing, and we often take for granted the world we live in because of the convenience of having these amazingly agile tools. Simple tasks like opening up a beverage to scratching a bug bite are all attributed to the one thing that sets us apart from the rest of [...]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture begin a series of free dairy education seminars this month to help farmers make decisions brought about by the 2014 Farm Bill. Dairy producers have until Nov. 28 to enroll in the Dairy [...]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension It’s fall, and on top of everything else farmers need to be thinking about and planning for, beef producers should be thinking about deworming their cattle. Deworming is, of course, a smart and economic decision for any producer —parasites can lead to a depressed immune system, decreased appetite, decreased [...]

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Quit tobacco through the Outpatient Nicotine Dependence Program at St. Cloud Hospital. The next session begins Tuesday, Oct. 7, and runs for five consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the CentraCare Heart and Vascular Center. Deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 6. The program includes personalized treatment, a support group, medication therapy, [...]

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Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer Randy Schreifels reminds residents that they can register to vote online. The online voter registration application was developed by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State and can be accessed at www.mnvotes.org, or on the Stearns County website at StearnsCountyMN.gov. Voters may register or update their existing registration information online. Pre-registration [...]

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Music, food, and fun will be served up — for free — at the Sinclair Lewis Park Pavilion in Sauk Centre from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. The event, which is open to the public and sponsored by the 7th Congressional District DFL, will feature music by Shane Delaney and a [...]

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