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By Beth Berlin University of Minnesota Extension At the Stearns County Fair in Sauk Centre from July 30-Aug. 3, and the Benton County Fair in Sauk Rapids from Aug. 5-10, the Extension Master Gardener booth will be offering horticulture information. Gardeners can get practical advice for their own gardens and yards from Master Gardeners. Extension [...]

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The first phase of the Stearns County jail remodeling project is finished. Phase 1 involved reconstructing the first floor of the Law Enforcement Center (LEC) to accommodate the female housing unit and work release inmates, both of which were previously on the second floor. Moving the female inmates to the first floor allowed for the [...]

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One of Central Minnesota’s premiere outdoor events is returning for its sixth consecutive year on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Stearns County’s Mississippi River Park. Take a Day OFF* (Outdoor Family Fun) on the Mississippi River will provide families with a chance to experience a variety of outdoor recreational and nature educational activities. The event will [...]

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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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