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(Photo: Paula Henry via Facebook)
(Photo: Paula Henry via Facebook)
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Semi Rollover Causes Road Closure in Waite Park, No One Hurt

Waite Park police were called to a semi rollover on County Road 75 this (Monday) morning. The incident happened at about 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 75 and 28th Avenue near Mills Fleet Farm.

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(Photo: Jay Akkerman)
(Photo: Jay Akkerman)
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Waite Park Approves Kwik Trip Plans, Store Looks To Open Next Summer

Waite Park is the next city planning to open a Kwik Trip within the next year. This (Monday) evening the Waite Park city council unanimously approved a conditional use permit for Kwik Trip to tear down the former Raddy’s Express convenience store.

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Former Raddy's Express in Waite Park may be the home to Kwik Trip (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Former Raddy's Express in Waite Park may be the home to Kwik Trip (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Kwik Trip Station Looking To Build In Waite Park

Plans are underway for a Kwik Trip Station to build in Waite Park. Last night (Tuesday) the Waite Park Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit to tear down the former Raddy's Express convenience store at 458 Great Oak Drive.

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Welcome to Waite Park sign. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Welcome to Waite Park sign. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Article Calling Waite Park Worst Place to Live Has Mayor, Police Chief Responding [VIDEO]

An opinion article saying Waite Park is one of the worst places to live has city officials claiming otherwise. According to the website Roadsnacks, the article rated Waite Park as the 10th worst place to live in Minnesota.

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Dick's Sporting Goods and a grocery store is expected to reside in the former K-Mart Building. (Photo: Isaac Schweer, WJON)
Dick's Sporting Goods and a grocery store is expected to reside in the former K-Mart Building. (Photo: Isaac Schweer, WJON)
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Proposed Grocery Store, Dick’s Sporting Goods In Former Kmart Building Clears First Hurdle

The first step for renovating the former Kmart building has begun. During tonight’s (Tuesday) Waite Park Planning Commission meeting the board approved the height variance for the stores façade, which will now be brought to the city council.

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WJON News
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Authorities Draining Quarry to Look For Missing Man

The search for a missing man has authorities lowering the water level in Quarry 8 at the Quarry Park and Nature Preserve. Stearns County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold says they're pumping water out, after St. Cloud Police got a report of the missing man a few days ago.

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Minnesota Department of Transportation photo
Minnesota Department of Transportation photo
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Lane Closures Planned for 7th St S in Waite Park

Stearns County road construction crews will begin removing the old pavement from 7th Street South in Waite Park tomorrow (Wednesday).

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UPDATE: Waite Park Police Release Name of Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Waite Park police have released the name of the man killed in a motorcycle crash last (Monday) night. Chief Dave Bentrud says 23-year-old Jesse Lee Nelson of Becker was killed in the crash that happened at about 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of 7th Street South and St. Andrews Drive.

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Dick's Sporting Goods and a grocery store is expected to reside in the former K-Mart Building. (Photo: Isaac Schweer, WJON)
Dick's Sporting Goods and a grocery store is expected to reside in the former K-Mart Building. (Photo: Isaac Schweer, WJON)
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Dick’s Sporting Goods, Grocery Store To Occupy Former K-Mart Building

We have a better idea as to what will occupy the former K-mart building. Dick's Sporting Goods headlines one of three facilities that will utilize the building. The other two will be a grocery store and some sort of retail building.

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Lake Wobegon Trail
Lake Wobegon Trail
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Lake Wobegon Trail Extension in Waite Park To Cost More Than Anticipated

Cost to build a small section of the Lake Wobegon Trail in Waite Park are higher than expected. The project, which will extend the trail along River's Edge Park in Waite Park, is about 80 percent more than the estimated $141,923.

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