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Heavy Weekend Rain Collapses Lake Wobegon Trail Culvert

A portion of the Lake Wobegon Trail one mile west of Melrose is closed after heavy rains caved in a culvert. Trail users looking to use the portion of the trail will be re-routed for two miles onto adjacent county roads.

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Two Rivers Lake (Photo: Stearns County Sheriff's Office)
Two Rivers Lake (Photo: Stearns County Sheriff's Office)
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No Wake Request Placed on Two Rivers Lake

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office has placed a "No Wake" request for Two Rivers Lake until water levels go down. Due to the large amount of rain over the weekend, the water levels on the lake rose very fast and caused high water and flooding issues.

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Stearns County Holding Auction of Tax Forfeited Properties

Stearns County is auctioning off nearly 50 tax forfeited properties. The auction is tomorrow (Thursday) at the Stearns County Service Center in Waite Park. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the auction starting at 6:30 p.m.

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Stearns County Hosting Information Meeting On Avian Flu Impact

Stearns County is holding a community meeting to talk about the avian influenza. It will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Melrose City Center. It's open to anyone, but those impacted in any way by the outbreak are strongly encouraged to attend.

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Swimming Quarry
Quarry 11 at Stearns County's Quarry Park & Nature Preserve, Photo by Alex Svejkovsky, WJON
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New Swimming Quarry to Open in Stearns County

Stearns County is close to opening another swimming quarry. Quarry 11 at the Stearns County Quarry Park & Nature Preserve will provide more gradual slopes, swimming platform, bathrooms and picnic shelter for families.

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WJON News
WJON News
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Two Hurt in Crash Near St. Rosa After Driver Falls Asleep at Wheel

Two people were hurt in a one vehicle crash near St. Rosa on Tuesday night. The incident happened just before 11:30 p.m. on County Road 17 east of Sunset Beach Road in Millwood Township, two miles northwest of St. Rosa. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says 71-year-old Russell Sieben of Melrose was traveling westbound of County Road 17.

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gotgenes, Flickr
gotgenes, Flickr
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MN Transportation Bill Frustrates Stearns County Engineer

Ambitious plans to fund a new 10-year construction plan statewide fell flat as the state legislature included only $30,000,000 in new money for construction programs over the next two years.

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WJON News
WJON News
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Rice Man Taken to Hospital After Accidentally Shooting Himself in Leg

A Rice man was taken to the hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the leg. The incident happened on Sunday just after 9:45 p.m. at 9789 County Road 131 in Brockway Township. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office responded to a gunshot complaint and found 24-year-old John Smoley of Rice on the kitchen floor with a gunshot wound to his left leg.

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Photo By: Mykl Roventine, Flickr
Photo By: Mykl Roventine, Flickr
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Work Set to Begin on Stearns County Road 2

Stearns County will begin work on resurfacing County Road 2 tomorrow (Friday). Reclamation work begins just north of Cold Spring and will continue until County Road 51 near St. Joseph.

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Paving Resumes on Stearns County Highway 4

The Stearns County Highway Department is alerting residents of the St. Wendel area that paving resumes Monday on County Road 4 also known as Veterans Drive.

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