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Wenner's Best Hardware in Cold Spring. (Photo: Google Maps)
Wenner's Best Hardware in Cold Spring. (Photo: Google Maps)
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$10 Million Wenner Retail Project Gets Approval From Cold Spring

A new $10 million retail project along Highway 23 was approved by the Cold Spring city council on Tuesday night. The plan calls for a new Wenner's Do it Best Hardware and Rental and the corner of Highway 23 and County Road 2. A Super America currently sits on the site.

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Clipper Field, Photo courtesy of Bruce Geislinger
Clipper Field, Photo courtesy of Bruce Geislinger
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Metrodome Seats Highlight Renovations at Watkins Baseball Park

Amateur baseball fans headed to Watkins this weekend will notice some familiar seats. The newly renovated baseball park includes 287 seats from the old Metrodome. Spokesman Bruce Geislinger says they've spent $300,000 on upgrades in preparation for the Class B and Class C Amateur Baseball State Tournaments.

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Cold Spring Baseball Park. Photo courtesy of Andrew VanLoy
Cold Spring Baseball Park. Photo courtesy of Andrew VanLoy
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Thousands Coming to Cold Spring, Watkins for State Amateur Baseball Tournaments

Cold Spring and Watkins are getting ready to host the Class C and Class B Amateur Baseball Tournaments. A total of 64 teams from across the state will play in the tournaments over the next three weekends.

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Wenner's Best Hardware in Cold Spring. (Photo: Google Maps)
Wenner's Best Hardware in Cold Spring. (Photo: Google Maps)
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$10 Million Retail Project Could Come to Cold Spring

A new $10 million retail project along Highway 23 is being pitched to Cold Spring. The city council heard the plan on Tuesday night, which calls for a new Wenner Do it Best Hardware and Rental at the corner of Highway 23 and County Road 2.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
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Cold Spring Looking Into Starting City Facebook Page

Cold Spring is looking to start a city Facebook page in the near future. Cold Spring currently has a website, but no social media accounts. The city is looking to hire a company to create and manage social media accounts.

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Photo: Ashli Gerdes
Photo: Ashli Gerdes
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Stearns County Jury Rules for Police Chief Candidate Who Lost Job Offer

A jury in Stearns County has ruled in favor of a police chief candidate who sued after the job was awarded to someone else. A verdict delivered late Wednesday still has to be approved by a judge. The jury awarded Eric Johnson nearly $77,000.

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Report: Cold Spring Downtown Upgrades Would Cost $3.2 Million

Upgrades and repairs to downtown Cold Spring will cost just over $3.2 million, according to a feasibility study. The city is looking to reconstruct County Road 2, also known as Red River Avenue. City engineer Brian Lintgen says a large part of the cost involves replacing utilities like storm sewers.

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Kids enjoy the games at Hometown Pride Days. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Kids enjoy the games at Hometown Pride Days. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Hometown Pride Days and FireFest Provide Weekend Fun in Cold Spring

A weekend of summer fun kicks off in Cold Spring Friday with Hometown Pride Days and FireFest.

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Stearns Electric Solar Panels (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Stearns Electric Solar Panels (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Cold Spring To Add Solar Garden, Cold Spring Bakery First To Sign Up For Service

A community solar garden is coming to Cold Spring within the next year. SunShare will be building the city a 5 Megawatt solar garden about 5 miles north of ROCORI High School.

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Alex Svejkovsky, WJON
Alex Svejkovsky, WJON
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Cold Spring Extends Police Chief Boucher’s Contract

Cold Spring has extended Police Chief Chris Boucher's contract for another year. Acting city administrator Kris Dockendorf says the council also approved a 2.5 percent cost of living increase and a 3 percent step increase in his pay. Boucher was making $36.02 per hour and will now make $38.00 per hour.

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