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State Amateur Baseball Tournament Starts in St. Cloud

The Class C State Amateur Baseball tournament begins today in St. Cloud at Dick Putz and Joe Faber Field. The tournament hasn't been in St. Cloud since 2002 and this will be the first time that Putz and Faber Fields will be used for the tournament. In 2002 Putz and Cold Spring Park were used. The Co-Chairs of the tournament in St. Cloud are Andy Auger and Pete Cheeley. Auger says this is the first time since 1982 at the tournament can be held in one location without needing to drive.

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Renee Silverman, Flickr
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Nationally-Renown Bluegrass Festival Kicks Off Tonight

The Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival has been rated the International Bluegrass Music Association's event of the year three times, and local fans of bluegrass music can catch national acts here in our backyard at El Rancho Manana Campground.

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Woman, Two Children Hurt in Rollover Near Richmond

A woman and her two young children were injured after rolling their car in Munson Township.

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Trail Group Buys Railroad Land for ROCORI Trail

The ROCORI Trail Construction Board has announced they have bought about 33-acres of land to continue building the ROCORI Trail.

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Sealcoat Work To Cause Lane Closures On Highway 23

A main highway in central Minnesota will have traffic restrictions and lane closures as part of a preventive maintenance and seal coating project. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says crews will begin the work on Highway 23 between Richmond and the Highway 55 intersection in Paynesville tomorrow.

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Enjoy A Performance In A St. Cloud Area Park This Summer

The sounds of music will fill the air at several outdoor venus this summer. From Summertime By George, to Music In The Gardens, to the Municipal Band at Barden Park, and more. There are a lot of free concert options.

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Enjoy Live Concerts Again This Summer In Richmond

Richmond's Centennial Park will come alive with music again this summer. The Richmond Arts and Music Council will host a series of free concerts every other Tuesday, starting with their first concert tonight.

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Photo of a 1954 Weeres Pontoon courtesy of Stearns History Museum
Photo of a 1954 Weeres Pontoon courtesy of Stearns History Museum
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The Inventor Of the Pontoon Was Born In Richmond – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

Did you know that the pontoon boat was invented in Stearns County? It was, right here in Richmond, Minnesota, in 1951! Its inventor was Ambrose Weeres.

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ROCORI Trail Project Remains On Track

Cold Spring City Council members got an update on the proposed ROCORI Trail Wednesday night. The three phase project will connect the communities of Richmond, Cold Spring and Rockville. It will also make a connection to the Glacial lakes Trail to the west with possibly the Lake Wobegon Trail to the east.

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