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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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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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