Stearns County

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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Changes took effect July 1 to Stearns County’s emergency general assistance programs. Revisions to eligibility criteria were approved by the Board of Commissioners. Emergency General Assistance and Family Emergency Funds are programs designed for residents who need financial help with short-term, non-recurring housing and utility expenses. Both are mandated, state-funded programs. In past years, funds [...]

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Defense attorney and veteran Clay County Prosecutor Kenneth Kohler has announced that he is a candidate for Seat 27 of the 7th District Court. MOst judges in Minnesota run unopposed, but Kohler is the third candidate to file for Seat 27. Incumbent Judge Steven Cahill  of Moorhead has filed for re-election to a second six-year [...]

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Stearns, Todd and Morrison counties will all have primary elections on Aug. 12 for sheriff. The primary will narrow the field to two candidates in each county, who will then square off in the November general election. The candidate filing period ended on Tuesday, June 3. A  second filing period for city, township and school [...]

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Stearns County’s Household Hazardous Waste truck will be in Sauk Centre doing a mobile collection on Saturday, June 14. The truck travels to cities around Stearns County over the summer months collecting hazardous products homeowners no longer want or need. The truck will be in Sauk Centre at Bueckers City Sanitation, from 9 a.m. to [...]

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by Steve Notch 5th District Commissioner Well the month of April is now behind us and it left us wondering if we were having a flashback to April 2013.  The moisture was much needed, even though it put our area farmers behind the 8 ball for getting started on field work and hauling out the fertilizer [...]

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Candidates have begun filing for the 2014 general election. The filing period opened Tuesday and runs through Tuesday, June 3. The filing period for most city councils and school boards in which no primary election will be held, will be later in the summer. Among the area candidates filing this week were: Minnesota House District [...]

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