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Stearns County Installs Two New Drop Boxes for Old Medications

Stearns County has just installed two new drop boxes for unused and unwanted medications.

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Staffing Study Recommends Changes to Stearns County Department

Stearns County may be cutting jobs in its Environmental Services Department. A staffing study shows technology upgrades are needed and it would also mean staffing levels should go down.

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West Metro Corridor to Open Start of November

After a year of lane restrictions, road closures, and traffic jams, the West Metro Corridor project in northwest St. Cloud is nearing completion. A wetter than normal summer threatened the project's completion date, but the project engineer says a dry September saved the project from spilling over into next year.

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Man Shot in Back During Stearns Co. Drug Bust Gets $350K

Stearns County's insurance trust has paid $350,000 to a man who was shot in the back by a sheriff's lieutenant during a drug bust.

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Eden Valley Woman Killed in One-Vehicle Crash

A woman is dead after a car crash in Stearns County. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office and Cold Spring Police responded to the one-vehicle crash yesterday.

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Ridgewood Road to Open along West Metro Corridor

More progress on the West Metro Corridor project as workers will shift traffic on Ridgewood Road to the newly constructed westbound lanes tomorrow afternoon. Eastbound traffic will remain in the eastbound lanes. There will be one lane open in each direction until late Monday when the roadway will be opened to two lanes in each direction.

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Residents Snap Photos of Stearns County’s Beauty

If a picture says a thousand words, then Stearns County has a lot to say. The county's "staycation photo contest" has come to a close, and the top ten pictures have been chosen.

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DNR Taking Comments On Stearns County Aggregate Resources

The DNR is now taking public comment on draft maps for Stearns County's aggregate resources. The county board of commissioners asked the DNR to map the county's sand, gravel and crushed stone deposits to better plan for future zoning and also to identify local, low-cost sources of these minerals.

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Lane Shifts Planned For West Metro Corridor Project

More traffic lane switches today as part of the West Metro Corridor project. Motorists will be switched to the south side of Stearns County Road 134 between Driftwood Road and Veterans Drive.

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Additional Sex Offender Costs Shift To Counties

County officials are saying it is just the latest example of how the state balances its budget by shifting the burden to counties. They're talking about a new state law that requires counties to pick up 25-percent of the cost for committing sexually dangerous people to state hospitals. Before this new law, counties paid 10-percent.

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