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Stearns County Agrees To Contribute To Airport Fund

Stearns and Benton counties have agreed to contribute $10-thousand each to help attract an air carrier to the St. Cloud Regional Airport. The money would be added to a federal grant worth $750-thousand and used to ensure an airline was able to make the minimum revenue necessary to keep operating.

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“No Wake Zones” on Several Stearns County Lakes Have Been Lifted

The "No Wake Zone" orders that were on several Stearns County lakes have been lifted as of today. Beaver, Carnelian. the Horseshoe Chain, Two Rivers and Rice Lakes are no longer under the order.

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Photo Courtesy of Flickr User Edgeplot
Photo Courtesy of Flickr User Edgeplot
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Stearns County Holding Summer-Long Photo Contest for People Vacationing at Home

In times of high gas prices, more people are looking for ways to have fun closer to home. This is the idea behind the "staycation" - a vacation right at home. Stearns County wants to know how you'd spend a staycation, so they're kicking off a photo contest.

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Pete Nyblom
Pete Nyblom
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Stearns County Emergency Management Dealing with Flooded Roads, Urging Caution to Drivers

Numerous cities across Stearns County are experiencing flooding after today's storms.

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Stearns County To Extend Contract With Interim Human Services Administrator

The Stearns County Board of Commissioners have extended the contract with interim Human Services Director Dave Rooney for about three more weeks. Rooney, who is working in place for the retired Roma Steil, will stay on until the first week of August while the search for a permanent Human Services Administrator continues.

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West Metro Corridor
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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
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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