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At their next meeting, the Central Minnesota Tea Party Patriots will learn about open borders and the cost effects they have on Minnesota. The group will meet on Monday, June 8, to hear from  Ron Branstner, who has spent time on the border with an organization called the Minutemen.  During this ti...Read More
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The Great River Regional Library Board of Trustees has appointed Karen Pundsack as the new executive director of the 32-library system. Pundsack has been serving as interim director since July 2014. She joined Great River Regional Library (GRRL) in 1999 as manager of the Sauk Centre branch. She tran...Read More
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The Stearns County Parks Department wants trail users to know that the Lake Wobegon Trail will be undergoing a major restoration project in the next month. Between Monday, May 11, and Thursday, June 11, crews will be removing deteriorating asphalt, laying new asphalt, leveling the gravel shoulders a...Read More
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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection As Minnesota continues to grow older, the aging process is changing — and that has many older adults finding a new purpose in life through volunteering. Minnesota has one of the highest volunteer rates in the nation, with around 40 percent of older adul...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent America is starting to crave locally grown produce. With many becoming more health conscious and wanting to keep the food market local and safe, more households are visiting farmers markets and community supported agriculture (CSA) in search of fresh fruits and vegetabl...Read More
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An auction to sell properties forfeited to Stearns County for non-payment of taxes will take place in early June. Nearly 50 properties are for sale. The tax forfeited auction is Thursday, June 4, at the Stearns County Service Center, 3301 County Road 138, Waite Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the au...Read More
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Courtesy of Minnesota Extension Losses in poultry production and related businesses due to avian influenza are estimated at $309.9 million as of May 11 in Greater Minnesota. That’s according to a newly released emergency economic impact analysis from University of Minnesota Extension. Using econom...Read More
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By Craig Schoenberg President of Central Minnesota Builders Association Are you among the growing number of home owners who are choosing to remodel their homes to fit their changing needs, rather than selling their home and buying another one? If so, you’ll soon learn that even simple remodels can...Read More
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Stearns County is holding a community meeting next week to discuss the avian influenza event. The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 2, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Melrose City Center. The meeting is open to anyone, but those impacted in any way by the situation — poultry producers, truckers, rel...Read More
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