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The Stearns and Benton County SWAT team practice entering a home during training. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
The Stearns and Benton County SWAT team practice entering a home during training. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Behind the Scenes: Storming A House With The Stearns/Benton County SWAT Team [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we gear up and storm a house with the Stearns and Benton County SWAT Team. For the Stearns and Benton County SWAT Team practice makes perfect.

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Flight takes off at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Flight takes off at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Benton County Supports St. Cloud Airport Study

Benton County has approved a resolution to support a study to grow operations at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation has taken the lead in asking the three-county area to support a resolution seeking a grant to fund the study.

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SWAT Team and Helicopter Called Out After Report of Suicidal Man With Rifle

A State Patrol Helicopter and area SWAT team were called out Friday morning in Benton County, after a report of a suicidal man with a rifle. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened at about 1:00 a.m. at a home on 85th Avenue Northeast in Gilmanton Township.

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Sartell to decide if they want to put up the money to make this rail crossing a quiet zone. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Sartell to decide if they want to put up the money to make this rail crossing a quiet zone. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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UPDATE: Sartell Approves Financial Backing For Quiet Zone At Sartell/Sauk Rapids Township Rail Crossing

UPDATE: Financial backing to make a rail crossing along the border of Sartell and Sauk Rapids Township a quiet zone has received approval from the Sartell city council.

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Princeton Man Seriously Hurt in Benton County Crash

A Princeton man was critically hurt after a crash in Benton County Monday evening. Sheriff's officials say 33-year-old Jeremiah Holmberg failed to yield at the intersection of County Road 5 and County Road 6 and collided with a pick-up truck and trailer.

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Minnesota Department of Transportation photo
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Construction 2015: Benton County

Benton County has a handful of construction projects scheduled for 2015. The projects include re-surfacing County Roads 51 and 66 east of Foley, County Road 58 east of Sauk Rapids and North Benton Drive from the Bridge of Hope to Highway 10.

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Minnesota State Patrol, Twitter
Minnesota State Patrol, Twitter
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Two Hurt in Single Car Crash in Benton County

Two people were hurt in a single car crash in Benton County this evening (Tuesday). The crash happened just after 5:00 p.m. on Highway 23 and County Road 25 in Benton County.

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Minnesota In Control When It Comes to Farming In Recent Report [AUDIO]

When it comes to farming Minnesota is the backbone of the industry according to a new report. Two Minnesota congressional districts rank in the top 10 national in agricultural products.

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Photo: St. Cloud Police Department
Photo: St. Cloud Police Department
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Level 3 Sex Offender in Benton County Jail For Violating Probation

A level 3 sex offender who lives in St. Cloud is in the Benton County Jail for allegedly violating his probation. Benton County records say 33-year-old Jerome Webb was booked into jail at 7:45 p.m. on Monday.

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IRS Scam Making Rounds in Benton County

If you have received a phone call from the IRS recently you may have been involved in a scam.

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