Stearns County
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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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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The Stearns County Highway Department will be doing roadside vegetation work along all Stearns County highways. Unwanted brush and noxious weeds will be cut and/or treated with herbicide. Landowners with property abutting county roads have the right to use alternative methods to treat noxious weeds....Read More
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Stearns County is kicking off its 2014 photo contest with the theme: “Winter Wonders.” The county wants citizens to send it winter photos. They can be someone enjoying their favorite winter activity, snow and ice-covered landscapes, a cozy fireplace, holiday festivities, cute kids reveling in th...Read More
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Property owners in Stearns County who need a homestead classification have until Dec. 15, 2014, to file the application. The property tax homestead classification affects the amount of taxes that a property owner will pay in 2015, and may also affect the taxpayer’s eligibility for a property tax r...Read More
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Stearns County will continue its Sentence to Service (STS) program in 2015, in a more limited capacity. The Board of Commissioners was looking to possibly cut the program in an effort to save money, but after hearing some community objections, unanimously agreed to continue the service and reduce it...Read More
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Stearns County is looking for residents who want to get involved with their local government and serve on a county board or committee. The boards and committees serve a variety of county departments in a variety of areas. Stearns County is recruiting for appointments to be filled in January 2015. Th...Read More
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Stearns County residents are reminded that the deadline to pay second half property taxes is fast approaching. The second half of the 2014 real estate tax is due and payable on Wednesday, Oct. 15.  This is the last day to pay the second half without penalty.  The Agricultural Property tax deadline...Read More
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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 cas...Read More
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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Eurasian watermilfoil has been discovered growing in Middle Spunk Lake near Avon in Stearns County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. The nonnative, invasive aquatic plant was discovered rooted at various locations along the eastern side of...Read More
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