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By Kerry Drager Correspondent It may not be a surprise to discover that the community’s water supply comes from local rivers and streams. What may be a surprise is what kinds of pollutants can be found in the very same watersheds that are used to supply tap water to entire cities of people. These water [...]

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Sauk Centre Coborn’s hosts Little Free Library By Kerry Drager Correspondent One of the best ways to promote literacy is by having books on hand, but there are still families in the community that may not have books in the home. To help encourage reading, Thrivent Financial has provided the Sauk Centre community with a [...]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension For many cow/calf producers, current market conditions have caused them to seriously rethink how they make culling decisions. Jim Krantz, a cow/calf specialist with South Dakota State University, says low national cattle inventories indicate potential for continued profitability in the cow/calf sector for several years to come, but [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Hunters can expect a conservative 2014 deer season designed to rebuild deer numbers across much of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. “Hunters should check the 2014 hunting regulations closely because only one deer can be harvested in 95 percent of the state,” said Leslie McInenly, big [...]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection It’s an issue that’s growing in importance, along with the age of Minnesota’s population. And when it comes to long-term care, a newly released report ranks the state best in the nation. The top rating comes from the latest national scorecard that reviewed some 26 indicators of long-term support [...]

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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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