With an enthusiastic sense of humor and a huge smile, there’s hardly anyone who doesn’t know 1st grader Austin Opsahl at Mississippi Heights Elementary. Austin has down syndrome and is a student in the essential living skills programs. One of his favorite parts of school is getting to see friends and play football.
After months of preparation and remodeling, a popular Melrose pizza restaurant is hoping to open its new location in Sauk Rapids next week. John Dough's Pizza is at 319 North Benton Drive and has been operating in Melrose for around 10 years.
Sauk Rapids is putting a ban on solar gardens in the city – at least for the moment. During tonight’s (Monday) city council meeting, the council unanimously approved a solar moratorium that would block any solar use within city limits.
Several railroad crossings in Sauk Rapids after open after being closed for maintenance. Sauk Rapids Public Works Director Peter Eckhoff says the 10th Street crossing by Municipal Park, Fisher's crossing and the Southbound lane on 2nd Avenue are now open.
Staff members at two group homes for vulnerable adults in Sauk Rapids have been cited for three incidents of emotional abuse. An investigation memorandum from the Minnesota Department of Human Services says the incidents involved facilities at 1856 and 1852 Eastern Star Loop in Sauk Rapids prior to May 26th.
Residents in Sauk Rapids will face a stronger penalty for properties that are not cleaned up. The Sauk Rapids city council unanimously approved amending a new ordinance that will increase fines for neglected buildings and junked vehicles on private properties.
This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we find out what's going on at the Sauk Rapids balloon water tower. The signature balloon water tower has been getting a face lift over the last month, for the first time since 1996.
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