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West Metro Corridor To Continue During Government Shutdown

Work on the West Metro Corridor project will move forward despite the government shutdown. Assistant Stearns County Engineer Jodi Teich says they didn't have the luxury to shut down the project.

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Cold Spring, Stearns County Get DEED Grants

The city of Cold Spring and Stearns County will use grant money to help re-furbish some homes and businesses and make some utility repairs. The money is from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The money is to help Greater Minnesota communities with infrastructure improvements.

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Stearns County Veteran’s Service Office To Change Locations

Stearns County's Veterans Service Office is changing locations.

The office will close at noon today to prepare for their move to the Stearns County Service Center.

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Martin Cathrae, Flickr
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Stearns County Grants Preliminary Conditional Use Permit To Large Grain Elevator

A company looking to build large grain elevator and rail terminal has been given preliminary approval to put the $20-million facility on an 80-acre site along Highway 23 in St. Joseph Township.

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Extra DWI Patrols In Stearns, 12 Other Counties

Extra patrols will be out this weekend in Stearns County, watching for drunk drivers. Stearns is one of 13 counties in the state where the DWI enforcement will be happening.

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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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Woman With Dementia Goes Missing, Found Near Home

A woman suffering from dementia was reported missing and found.

The Stearns County Sheriff's office says the 60 year old woman had apparently walked away from her home in Fairhaven Township around 6:45 p.m. yesterday evening. Her family reported her missing.

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Proposed ADM Facility in St. Joseph Township
Proposed ADM Facility in St. Joseph Township (Map by Tim Lyon, WJON News)
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Archer Daniels Midland Plans New Grain Elevator For Stearns County [AUDIO]

A new grain elevator has been proposed for St. Joseph Township. Archer Daniels Midland wants to build the $20 million facility on a 70-acre site that would eventually become part of the city of Waite Park.

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Stearns County Now Handling St. Cloud Fire Calls

Stearns County dispatchers are now handling calls for the St. Cloud Fire Department. The move to shift dispatch services from the fire department over to the county was made last October, but today (Tuesday) is the first day for the switch.

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Property Tax Deadline Looms

Just a few days remaining to pay the first half of your property taxes. In Stearns County, residents can pay their property taxes in a number of ways including online, in person, by mail or by direct withdrawal.

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