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Housing Crash Leads to Jump in Tax Forfeited Properties

The fallout from the real estate crash is hitting area cities and counties hard. Stearns County has approved plans to appraise and sell off more than 270 tax forfeited properties in St. Cloud, Sartell and Rockville.

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Stearns Adds Credit Card Payment Option at License Centers

Another convenience for Stearns County residents. The county has announced it is now accepting MasterCard and Discover credit cards at the county License Centers.

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Stearns County Conducting Emergency Training Exercise

Stearns County emergency departments are conducting a test of their Emergency Operations Center today (Tuesday). The training exercise is expected to last until about 3:00 p.m.

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Stearns County Board to Meet Twice a Month

Stearns County's Board of Commissioners is changing the meeting schedule from three meetings per month to two meetings. It will reduce the number of meetings per year from 33 to 26.

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Missing Person Found in Rice Lake

A person missing after being last seen on an ATV has been found in Rice Lake.

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Stearns County Hires New Environmental Services Director

A longtime Benton County employee has been hired to head a Stearns County department. Chelle Benson is the new Director of the Stearns County Environmental Services Department.

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Speed Study Wanted for West Metro Corridor

Stearns County will be asking the St. Cloud City Council to support a speed study on Veterans Drive in the newly constructed portion of the West Metro Corridor.

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Sartell Agrees to Cost Sharing Plan for Hwy 15 Interchange

The city of Sartell has agreed to a formula that shares the local cost of the Highway 15 County Road 120 interchange project. City Administrator Patti Gartland says Stearns County will pick up 60% of the local share. The remaining 40% will be paid for by Sartell and St. Cloud.

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County Puts Tax Forfeited Property Up for Sale

Stearns County is holding an auction to sell properties forfeited due to unpaid taxes. Twenty-four properties will be auctioned off tomorrow (Wednesday) beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Stearns County Service Center.

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Open House to Discuss Highway 15 Diverging Diamond Interchange

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is holding an open house tomorrow to give you a chance to learn about the proposed diverging diamond interchange planned for Highway 15 and Stearns County Road 120.

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