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Photo: Benton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Benton County Sheriff's Office
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Truck Stolen in 2000 Pulled From Central Minnesota Lake

A truck reported stolen in March of 2000 was removed from the bottom of a Central Minnesota lake on Thursday. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says the truck was successfully removed from Mayhew Lake.

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One of the many great views of the Mississippi River you can find on the Beaver Island Trail. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
One of the many great views of the Mississippi River you can find on the Beaver Island Trail. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Reporters Notebook: Why I Think the Beaver Island Trail is Underrated

When you hear of "must see" destinations to visit in St. Cloud, the common suggestions usually include The Munsinger Gardens, downtown bars and shops, Lake George, Vals or the Crossroads Shopping Center......Why is it that the Beaver Island Trail isn't always included in the list?

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WJON News
WJON News
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St. Joseph City Council Approves Hiring Community Development Director

After rejecting the idea earlier this month, the St. Joseph city council approved the hiring of a community development director on Monday night. The director will work on economic development and planning for the city. They will also develop marketing strategies and meetings for the EDA.

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Check Scam Targeting Senior Citizens Reported in Benton County

A check scam targeting senior citizens is circulating in Central Minnesota. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says the scam involves a fake check being mailed to a senior with a letter telling them that they have won the lottery.

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Lice-troversy: Should Students With Head Lice Be Allowed to Stay in Class?

With some Minnesota school districts now allowing students to stay in class with head lice, the St. Cloud area school district is maintaining its policy of sending those kids home. According to a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, head lice infestations create a high level of anxiety for parents and school children.

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UPDATE: Police Identify Man Found in Mississippi River in Little Falls

Police have identified the man who was found in the Mississippi River in Little Falls yesterday (Sunday).

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Alex Wong, Getty Images
Alex Wong, Getty Images
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Long Prairie Man Facing Charges For Allegedly Stealing Pumpkins

A Long Prairie Man is facing charges for allegedly stealing pumpkins from a nearby farm. The Todd County Sheriff's Office says they received a call at about 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday from 56-year-old John Petron of rural Long Prairie.

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Photo: Cold Spring/Richmond Police Department, Facebook
Photo: Cold Spring/Richmond Police Department, Facebook
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Cold Spring Police Looking For Man Who Allegedly Broke into Storage Garage

The Cold Spring/Richmond Police Department is asking for your help identifying a man for allegedly breaking into storage facilities in town. The surveillance photo was taken in a storage garage near the city business park on September 20th at about 2:00 a.m.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Cold Spring Moving Closer to Hiring New City Administrator

Cold Spring is expected to take another step towards hiring a new city administrator on Tuesday night. Acting city administrator Kris Dockendorf says the city council will look to approve an updated job description for the position.

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Innovation Summit and Expo
Lee Voss, WJON News
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Hundreds Expected Thursday For 2015 St. Cloud Innovation Summit

Around 400 people are expected at the Rivers Edge Convention Center on Thursday for the 2015 St. Cloud Innovation Summit. Sonja Gidlow is the director of communications with the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, she says the summit is a great way for companies to share their innovations with the community.

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