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Dan DeBaun

Became a member of the WJON crew during the summer of 2013. Reporting on education, local business, Cold Spring and St. Joseph. Reach out to me with your story ideas and feedback: Dan@wjon.com or 320-257-7205. Always love hearing from listeners and the community. Outside of news I enjoy running outdoors, reading a good book, watching the Twins and Vikings break my heart, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Recent St. Cloud State graduate.
Example of a Little Free Library (Photo: Bookus Blnder, Flickr)
Example of a Little Free Library (Photo: Bookus Blnder, Flickr)
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Little Free Libraries Popping Up in St. Joseph

Five Little Free Libraries have popped up in St. Joseph parks this summer. John Anderson is chair of the city park board and says a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book and bring back another to share.

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Possible location for the dog park. (Photo: City of St. Joseph Website)
Possible location for the dog park. (Photo: City of St. Joseph Website)
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St. Joseph Continues Discussion Towards Possible Dog Park

The St. Joseph park board is continuing to work towards creating a dog park in town. The plan was first presented to the city council earlier this month. John Anderson is chair of the park board and says a possible location for the park is a site between Fir Street and Highway 75, directly east of the Lake Wobegon Trail.

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Sartell Police, Facebook
Sartell Police, Facebook
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Sartell Police: Two Garages Broken Into During Last Couple Days

Sartell Police are reminding you to lock your garage door after a couple of burglaries over the last two days. Both incidents happened in the early morning in the 1100 block of 10th Avenue North in Sartell. In both instances, someone entered the garage attached to the home.

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Minnesota Department of Human Services, Facebook
Minnesota Department of Human Services, Facebook
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Staff Members at Two Sauk Rapids Group Homes Cited For Emotional Abuse

Staff members at two group homes for vulnerable adults in Sauk Rapids have been cited for three incidents of emotional abuse. An investigation memorandum from the Minnesota Department of Human Services says the incidents involved facilities at 1856 and 1852 Eastern Star Loop in Sauk Rapids prior to May 26th.

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Darwin Man Seriously Hurt in Rollover, Alcohol Believed to be Factor

A Darwin man is hurt after rolling his vehicle early Tuesday morning. The incident happened just after 1:15 a.m. on County Raod 14, near the intersection of 180th Street. The Meeker County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Jason Schmidt was driving a pickup truck southbound on County Road 14, when the vehicle rolled.

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www.coldspring.govoffice.com
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Report: Cold Spring Downtown Upgrades Would Cost $3.2 Million

Upgrades and repairs to downtown Cold Spring will cost just over $3.2 million, according to a feasibility study. The city is looking to reconstruct County Road 2, also known as Red River Avenue. City engineer Brian Lintgen says a large part of the cost involves replacing utilities like storm sewers.

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Sgt. Kellan Hemmesch keeps an eye on boaters in the area. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Sgt. Kellan Hemmesch keeps an eye on boaters in the area. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Stearns County Water Patrol Keep Lakes Safe During Summertime [VIDEO]

With summer in full swing, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol is out making sure everyone is safe on the water. The water patrol enforces rules on the water and also educates the public on boat safety. Sergeant Kellan Hemmesch says they typically have eight people out on the water during the weekend and holidays.

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Group Home in St. Cloud Fined $1,200 After Vulnerable Adult Falls Out of Wheelchair

A St. Cloud group home has been fined over $1,000 after a vulnerable adult fell out of their wheelchair while being driven in a van. According to an investigative memorandum from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the incident happened on May 22nd at Eriksmoen Cottages in St. Cloud, at 1530 Oxford Lane.

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