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22 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

4 arrested in drug investigation4 arrested in drug...

The suspected sellers and the driver of a car were arrested and taken to Stearns County Jail, according to a release from the task force. Rebecca Vangrevenhof, 37, of St. Cloud was arrested after she agreed to sell methamphetamine to undercover officers.

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Yesterday | St. Cloud Times

Letter: Stearns needs new leader; elect BromenschenkelLetter: Stearns ...

Letter: Stearns needs new leader; elect Bromenschenkel Volunteers at Stearns jail will fare better than they do now. Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/09/16/letter-stearns-needs-new-leader-elect-bromenschenkel/15694475/ He has a wide range of experience in police work.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Take a walk in Quarry ParkTake a walk in Quarry ParkWeekly walking...

Take a walk in Quarry Park Weekly walking series moves to Stearns County park Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/15/take-walk-quarry-park/15677053/ Meet at noon in the parking lot at Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, at 1802 Stearns County Road 137 in Waite Park. The weekly walks give you a chance to meet with reporters and visit an area park.

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Stearns-Morrison Enterprise

One in custody after weekend shooting

A shooting rocked Holdingford this weekend as Stearns County Sheriff's Deputies were called to respond to the address of 200 3rd Street in Holdingford early Saturday morning.

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Star Tribune

Minnesota residents fight invasive milfoil plant

A Stearns County lake association has completed a $4,000 herbicide treatment to slow the spread of an invasive plant. The St. Cloud Times reports the Middle Spunk Lake Association finished the chemical treatment of the lake last week.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Holdingford man arrested after shooting

Holdingford man arrested after shooting Stearns County deputies were called at 2:17 a.m. to 200 Third St. in Holdingford Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/13/holdingford-man-arrested-shooting/15581507/ A 67-year-old Holdingford man was arrested early Saturday morning after another man was shot, according to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office. Deputies found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Highway 238 near Upsala will close for repairsHighway 238 near Upsala ...

Highway 238 near Upsala will close for repairs The highway will be closed between Stearns County Road 9 and Stearns County Road 17 Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/12/highway-near-upsala-will-close-repairs/15510825/ The highway will be closed between Stearns County Road 9 and Stearns County Road 17, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Detours around the closure will be posted.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Sartell businesses to meet about brandingSartell businesses to meet...

Sartell businesses to meet about branding The agenda includes an update from Sartell about roads and a training session Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/money/business-quarry/2014/09/10/sartell-businesses-meet-branding/15425611/ Offices and clinics in the Sartell medical and business park stand Tuesday along Connecticut Ave South. A group of businesses want to brand the area.

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Snowmobile Club news

Central Lakes Snowmobile Club is looking for business to buy ad spaces on the Stearns County trail maps for the next three years of trail maps. That's 15,000-18,000 maps that will be in the hands of customers looking to spend their money in your place of business.

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St. Cloud Times

Supreme Court upholds Stearns judge in drug case

Supreme Court upholds Stearns judge in drug case The case involved cocaine and methamphetamine that was shipped in 2011 to an Avon address Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/10/supreme-court-upholds-stearns-judge-drug-case/15390113/ The state Supreme Court has upheld the rulings of a Stearns County judge in a case involving a shipment of drugs from Phoenix to Avon. The case involved a shipment of cocaine and methamphetamine that was sent via UPS air mail in September 2011 to an Avon address.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Man indicted on first-degree murder in Sartell killing

Man indicted on first-degree murder in Sartell killing Shooting took place outside Sprint store in Sartell strip mall Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/09/man-indicted-first-degree-murder-sartell-killing/15342483/ A Stearns County grand jury has indicted the suspect in the March shooting outside the Sartell Sprint store on charges of first-degree murder. Demetreus Anthony McGinnis, 23, previously was charged by the county attorney's office with second-degree murder after the March 21 shooting.

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St. Cloud Times

Man indicted on first-degree murder in Sartell killing

Man indicted on first-degree murder in Sartell killing Shooting took place outside Sprint store in Sartell strip mall Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/09/man-indicted-first-degree-murder-sartell-killing/15342483/ A Stearns County grand jury has indicted the suspect in the March shooting outside the Sartell Sprint store on charges of first-degree murder. Demetreus Anthony McGinnis, 23, previously was charged by the county attorney's office with second-degree murder after the March 21 shooting.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Star Tribune

Stearns County charge: Dad, being kept awake, fatally shakes 2-month-old

The mother told investigators that Robert J. Kaiser had texted her earlier that afternoon to say their baby was keeping him awake. A 32-year-old father, bothered that his infant son was not allowing him to sleep, shook the 2-month-old boy to the point of inflicting a fatal brain injury, according to charges filed in Stearns County.

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St. Cloud Times

Our View: Do math before cutting Sentence to ServeOur View: Do math...

Our View: Do math before cutting Sentence to Serve Entities that benefit from its free labor need to determine replacement costs. Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/09/08/view-math-cutting-sentence-serve/15268733/ A Stearns County Sentence to Serve crew clears branches in 2011 from a Dutch elm disease-stricken tree in Albany.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Our View: Do math before cutting Sentence to ServeOur View: Do math...

Our View: Do math before cutting Sentence to Serve Entities that benefit from its free labor need to determine replacement costs. Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/09/08/view-math-cutting-sentence-serve/15268733/ A Stearns County Sentence to Serve crew clears branches in 2011 from a Dutch elm disease-stricken tree in Albany.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Albany man charged with murder after baby's death

Albany man charged with murder after baby's death Robert John Kaiser, 32, was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail. Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/05/albany-murder-baby-death-stearns-county/15132927/ An Albany man was charged Friday with second-degree murder, accused in Stearns County of killing his 2-month-old son by shaking him.

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Stearns-Morrison Enterprise

Albany man charged in baby's death

An Albany man was charged Friday, Sept. 5 in the death of his 9-week-old child. According to the criminal complaint filed in Stearns County District Court, Robert John Kaiser, 32, was charged with second-degree murder for allegedly causing the baby's death because it wouldn't allow him to sleep.

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St. Cloud Times

Stearns County to auction excess propertyStearns County to auction...

Stearns County to auction excess property Auctions will occur in 2-hour intervals starting at 10 a.m. and throughout the day Sept. 18 Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/05/stearns-county-auction-excess-property/15139537/ Five properties are for sale: two in St. Cloud with homes, an office building in St. Joseph, the former park-and-ride in St. Joseph and a wetland in Big Stone County.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Police contract discussion lasts into the night for Wakefield

Police contract discussion lasts into the night for Wakefield Board appears ready to let a contract with Cold Spring for police services expire this weekend Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/04/police-contract-discussion-lasts-night-wakefield/15111793/ The Wakefield Township Board reviewed information about police services Thursday after months of questions about whether it would end it contract with the Cold Spring-Richmond Police Department. The Wakefield Township Board appears ready to let a contract with Cold Spring for police services expire this weekend, after taking no action at a Thursday meeting.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Sartell plans for busy road's bustling future

Sartell plans for busy road's bustling future City Council considers several routes to improve Pinecone Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/03/sartell-plans-busy-roads-bustling-future/15050123/ A driver waits for enough room to pull out from the intersection of Fifth Street North and Pinecone Road in Sartell near Pine Meadow Elementary School. Pinecone Road has experienced growth in traffic volumes, and more vehicles are expected to travel along it in the future.

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