Stearns County

The public is invited to tour the maple syrup operation at Stearns County’s Kraemer Lake – Wildwood County Park. Visitors are welcome on Saturdays between 1:00 and 4:00 during the last weekend of March and the first two weekends of April. Please call ahead for group tours at (320) 248-7784. Tours are free. There are [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Although seasoned farm wife Kathi Molitor did not grow up on a farm, she has now spent 27 years living the farm life near Elrosa. Twenty of those years, she milked alongside her husband, Al. The Molitor family’s dairy farm has been in the family since 1961. Newlyweds Al [...]

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Sending a signal that the state can no longer afford to delay, Stearns County is one of more than 75 counties from across Minnesota that has passed a resolution to support a comprehensive transportation funding package in 2014. “Investments in transportation build the infrastructure businesses need to locate and expand in our state to regions [...]

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The Stearns County’s Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to get input from residents on the use of electric bicycles on county trails. The Stearns County Parks Department is considering changes to its trails ordinance to comply with state laws that specifically allow electric assisted bicycles on trails maintained by local units of [...]

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Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer Randy Schreifels reminds voters that offices will be open additional hours to accommodate those needing to cast an absentee ballot for the Commissioner District 5 special election. The Stearns County Auditor’s Office and the Clerk’s Office at the City of Melrose will be open on Saturday, Jan.25, from 10 a.m. to 3 [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com After waiting years for a cross-country ski trail in western Stearns County, Sauk Centre High School computer instructor Dana Boschee started grooming a trail himself. Boschee had advocated for a ski trail while serving on the Park Board. He had approached Stearns County about setting up a trail. “The [...]

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Five vying for seat; voter registration deadlines set Randy Schreifels, Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer, announces that pre-registration for the Nov. 19 Commissioner District 5 Special Primary Election ends on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Pre-registering by Nov.12 ensures the voters’ name will appear on the roster that’s signed on Election Day in the polling place. Voters who miss [...]

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Stearns County is moving ahead on the remodeling of its Law Enforcement Center.  Commissioners today approved awarding $2.7 million in bids to contractors to do the construction. Thirty-one individual pieces of the remodeling project went out for bid, on everything from security systems to jail toilets, and 84 companies bid on those projects.  It was [...]

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