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Training Exercise to Close Quarry Park Thursday

Wildfire training will close the Quarry Park and Nature Preserve tomorrow (Thursday).

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People beat the heat at Warner Lake Park. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
People beat the heat at Warner Lake Park. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Chilling in the Heat [VIDEO]

People everywhere are trying to find the best way to beat the mid-summer heat, and what better way then take a refreshing dip in the lakes.

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Wooden Liberty Derrick gives demonstration (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Wooden Liberty Derrick gives demonstration (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Quarry Park Gives Demonstration Of Derrick [VIDEO]

Quarry Park and Nature Preserve gave the public a rare opportunity to see its 100-year-old wooden Liberty Derrick. The Derrick was put into use as part of the Waite Park's Spas Tag Festival.

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Stearns County Parks Director Retiring [AUDIO]

After nearly 38 years of developing parks and trails for Stearns County, Parks Director Chuck Wocken is calling it a career. Wocken will retire in February.

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Liberty Derrick (Stearns County)
Liberty Derrick (Stearns County)
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Watch The Quarry Park Derrick In Action On Sunday

The 100-year old wooden Liberty Derrick will be will be on display this Sunday at the Quarry Park and Nature Preserve. You can watch the demonstrations at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. You'll also be able to check out the operation shack and talk to the staff.

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Prescribed Burn Scheduled For Quarry Park

If you see smoke coming from Stearns County Quarry Park and Nature Preserve in the coming weeks, don't be alarmed. The Stearns County Parks Department wants to alert you to a prescribed burn that will take place to restore 20 acres of the park back to its natural prairie land.

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