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Golden Spike Road Project Bid Comes In $1.7-Million Under Budget

The apparent low bid for making improvements to Golden Spike Road is about $1.7-million under budget.

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Stearns County
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New Board Chairs Elected in Stearns, Benton Counties

With the start of the new year, area county boards have elected their new leaders.

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Stearns County Courthouse
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County Commissioners Set 2014 Salaries

UNDATED -- Commissioners in the Tri-County area set their salaries today for 2014.

Stearns County commissioners elected to turn down a 1.5% salary increase and keep their current salary at $35,500 per year

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Benton County Sheriff Warns Of Recent Series of Thefts

The Benton County Sheriff's Office is reminding you to lock your vehicles and remove any items of value each night.

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Benton County Government Centers graph on energy savings. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Benton County Government Centers graph on energy savings. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Benton County Government Center Saving Money With Energy Efficient Project [VIDEO]

Benton County has been dealing with energy problems for years and have finally found a way to be more energy efficient. In just a few short years the Benton County Government Center was able to reduce it's energy use saving thousands of dollars.

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bcgrote, Flickr
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Benton County Approves Wheelage Tax

The Benton County Board of Commissioners has approved a plan to collect a $10 "wheelage tax" on vehicle license tab fees.

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Counties Discuss Wheelage Tax, Take No Action

Stearns and Benton counties considering "wheelage tax"

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Benton County Hiring Staff to Accommodate State Health Care Changes

The recently passed Affordable Care Act means Benton County is hiring three additional people in its Human Services Department.

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North Carleston, Flickr
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Sauk Rapids To Host Open House on Street Construction Project [AUDIO]

Another major road construction project is on the horizon in Sauk Rapids. The city and Benton County have plans to redevelop County Road 3/2nd Street North - from 3rd Avenue to Highway 10.

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Benton County Gets Legacy Grant for Park

Benton County is using a Parks and Trails Legacy grant to make some improvements at the Bend in the River Regional Park near Rice.

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