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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Foley Teenager Looks to Qualify For Olympic Trials This Weekend

A Foley High school student is hoping to take a step towards competing in the Olympics this weekend. 17-year-old swimmer Kasey Milstroh is competing in the Speedo Sections in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

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Report Warns of Contaminated Central Minnesota Groundwater

A new report says up to 60 percent of the groundwater monitoring wells sampled across central Minnesota are contaminated with nitrates well above the safe drinking water standard.

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Photo of the dogs injuries. (Stearns County Sheriff's Office)
Photo of the dogs injuries. (Stearns County Sheriff's Office)
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Dog Shot Six Times, Authorities Looking For Who’s Responsible [VIDEO]

Stearns County authorities are looking for answers after finding a dog that was shot multiple times. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says they were called Monday just before 9:00 a.m. by a resident who lives one mile north of Avon.

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Photo: Collegeville Properties
Photo: Collegeville Properties
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St. Joseph Three Story Retail-Loft Building Expecting November Completion

A new three-story retail and residential loft building is expected to arrive in downtown St. Joseph in November. What was formerly known as the "Bayou Alley Flats" in downtown St. Joseph has been renamed the "24 North Lofts on College Avenue".

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Minnesota Department of Human Services, Facebook
Minnesota Department of Human Services, Facebook
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Two Vulnerable Adults Allegedly Exposed to Illegal Drugs in Annandale Facility

An Annandale foster home had its license revoked last Friday, after evidence of drug use was allegedly found in the building. Rita Rudnitski Adult Foster Care is in the 14,000 Block of State Highway 24. It's a two-story home in a rural area.

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Sartell Man Escapes Burning Vehicle Unhurt

A Sartell man was able to escape without being hurt after the vehicle he was driving started on fire. The incident happened at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday on Stearns County Road 1, south of Stearns County Road 5 in Brockway Township (Three miles north of Sartell).

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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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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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