Stearns County

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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The jobless rate in Stearns and Todd counties dropped in May as did the size of the labor force available to work. The Stearns jobless rate fell from 5.6 to 4.9 percent while Todd dropped from 6.4 percent to 5.1. The reduction in joblessness was helped by the decline in the number of people available [...]

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Celebration of baseball to raise funds for Stearns History Museum On Wednesday, April 24, former Minnesota Twin Bert Blyleven will headline the Stearns History Museum’s spring event, “Circle Me History,” at the Gorecki Center in St. Joseph. He’ll talk about his own journey “From Small Town to the Big Leagues.” Social hour will be from [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Although varying widely depending on soil type and irrigation levels, crop yields are looking very positive across Stearns and Todd counties. Brian and Sonja Miller with Central Grain in Sauk Centre have found soybean yields in the upper 50s to lower 60s, with corn yields above average at around [...]

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