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Sartell has agreed to buy nearly 3 acres next to Val Smith Park. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Sartell has agreed to buy nearly 3 acres next to Val Smith Park. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Sartell Officials Agree To Sell One Piece Of Land, Buy Another

Sartell officials have agreed to acquire one piece of land and sell another. During tonight's (Monday) special meeting the city council discussed in a closed session whether or not to sell about .75 acres of land at 632 Riverside Avenue South and purchase two other properties near Val Smith Park and Sauk River Regional Park.

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Northside Park in Sartell (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Northside Park in Sartell (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Wood Cutting Near City Park Boundaries Sparks Debate In Sartell

An issue on wood cutting near city park boundaries has raised questions for Sartell officials. During this (Tuesday) evenings city council meeting the topic of wood cutting practices for home owners near city parks sparked discussion.

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cross country skiing
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No Skiing at Stearns County Parks Due to Lack of Snow

A lack of snow has put a stop to cross-country skiing at Stearns County parks.

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Nordic-Skiing
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Volunteers Needed For Stearns County Ski Patrol

With the snow piling up, the Stearns County Parks Department is in need for people for its ski patrol team.

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A calm sits over George Friedrich Park. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
A calm sits over George Friedrich Park. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Taking a Stroll Through George Friedrich Park [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we take a walk in a park that's been closed for over 40 years.

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Lemur's are just one of 60 different species waiting for you to see. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Lemur's are just one of 60 different species waiting for you to see. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Animals For Everyone Waiting At ‘Safari North Wildlife Park’ [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series, we spend the day with many furry and feathered friends at Safari North Wildlife Park.

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Lake Wobegon Trail starting to show signs of aging.
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Stearns County Receives $1 Million Grant to Extend Lake Wobegon Trail

The Stearns County Parks Department has received a $1-million Parks and Trails Legacy Program grant for extension of the Lake Wobegon Trail from St. Joseph to Waite Park.

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Mandy Matula, Facebook
Mandy Matula, Facebook
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Victim’s Family Visits Sartell Park Where Body Found

The family of a 24-year-old Eden Prairie woman missing for five months has visited the central Minnesota park where her remains were found.

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Lake George Municipal Complex
Lake George Municipal Complex
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St. Cloud Park and Recreation to Hold Public Meeting on Court Improvments

The City of St. Cloud Park and Recreation Department will be holding a public meeting related to potential Pickleball court improvements to Calvary Hill Park.

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DNR Eyes Tax Proceeds To Buy New Park, Trail Lands

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will use an estimated $1.3 billion in sales tax proceeds over the next 25 years to buy land for new parks and trails, invest more in existing parks and trails, and to get more people to use parks and trails.

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