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Stearns County Courthouse, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Stearns County Courthouse, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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County Commissioners Set 2015 Salaries

Commissioners in the Tri-County area Tuesday set the 2015 salaries for their elected officials.

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Thin Ice On Lakes A Danger To Beware Of This Month

If you are thinking about ice fishing on Little Rock Lake, the Benton County Sheriff's Office urges you to wait.

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After High-Speed Chase, Authorities Looking For Suspect Who Stole SUV

Authorities are looking for a suspect who ran from a Deputy in a stolen SUV.

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Dennis Geise (Photo: Benton County Jail)
Dennis Geise (Photo: Benton County Jail)
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Rice Man Arrested in Alleged Marijuana Growing Operation

A Rice man was arrested yesterday (Monday) for an alleged marijuana growing operation.

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Benton Beach Wedding Ruined by Thieves

A burglary from wedding crashers disrupted a reception at Benton Beach on the weekend of August 2nd.

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No Wake Sign in the Cold Spring/Richmond. (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)
No Wake Sign in the Cold Spring/Richmond. (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)
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High Water Problems Persist on Central MN Lakes and Rivers

Add another central Minnesota county to those declaring "No Wake" zones.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON News
Dan DeBaun, WJON News
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Benton County Warns Residents on Recent Asphalt Contracting Scams

The Benton County Sheriff's Office is warning you to keep a look-out for a recent asphalt contracting scam in the area.

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NCBrian, Flickr
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Benton County to Test Its Mass Notification System

Benton County will test its new mass notification system tonight.

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Brandon Stark, Minnesota Department of Corrections
Brandon Stark, Minnesota Department of Corrections
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Coborn’s Employee Kidnapper Pleads Guilty

A man accused of kidnapping a Coborn's employee in Foley and forcing that employee to drive him to Minneapolis has pleaded guilty.

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Open House Set to Look at Rice Industrial Park Feasibility Study

Benton County and the city of Rice are studying the possibility of creating an industrial park on the north side of Rice which would serve the existing railway in the area.

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