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Jul 12, 2021

Canadian Wildfires Causing Poor Air Quality in St. Cloud

Joey Erickson / Assistant News Director Smoke from wildfires in Canada are blowing into the state causing hazy sunshine and some poor air quality today. Retired Meteorology Professor Bob Weisman of St. Cloud State says the air quality index yesterday climbed over 100 in parts of Central Minnesota including St. Cloud. It can cause breathing […]

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Jul 12, 2021

Firework Accident Leaves Man Injured in Stearns County

Joey Erickson / Assistant News Director The Stearns County Communications Center received a report of a medical emergency in Munson Township in between Paynesville and Cold Spring. When deputies arrived last Wednesday, the 31-year-old victim, Neal Schmitt, of Richmond was found with extensive injuries to his hand. He told them a firework had exploded in […]

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Jul 12, 2021

Highway 4 Detours Start In Meire Grove Today

By: Nyah Adams / News Director If you’re traveling through Meire Grove in Stearns County you can expect delays as a four-month detour starts today. Construction is expected to close traffic between County Road 29 and 345th Street. The detour takes motorists along Interstate 94 through Melrose, onto Highway 237 and Stearns County Road 12 […]

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Jul 12, 2021

Update: 35-Year-Old Last Seen In Waite Park Woman Found

By: Nyah Adams / News Director The Waite Park Police Department thanks community members for the helping locate a 35-year-old woman whom was last seen Waite Park in early June. Authorities say Melissa Andrle is safe after being located in the Twin Cities. Last week authorities requested the public’s help in locating her since she […]

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Jul 7, 2021

Fatal Car Crash Near Cold Spring on County Road 9

Joey Erickson / Assistant News Director On July 1, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call about a single vehicle crash on County Road 9 and 260 Street near Cold Spring. The citizens that reported the crash said the vehicle had driven off County Road 9 and struck a utility pole. 16-year-old, […]

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Jul 7, 2021

Camp Ripley Archery Hunt: Aug 20 Application Deadline

Joey Erickson / Assistant News Director Hunters can start applying for regular archery deer hunting at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 20. The format this year is a single three day event happening Oct. 29-31. A total of 2,500 permits will be made available and successful applicants must buy […]

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Jul 7, 2021

Smoke Damage Caused by House Fire in New Munich

On July 4, the Stearns County Communications Center received a call about a TV on fire inside a house located at 410 Liberty Street in New Munich. Before deputies arrived, three people that were in the house made it outside. The owners of the house were Kyle and Jodi Poepping of New Munich. The Melrose […]

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Jul 6, 2021

In-Person Appointments Are Back At Stearns County Administration

By: Nyah Adams / News Director All Stearns County offices are now open for in-person appointments. People who wish to schedule appointments through a phone call can contact the department they need to do so. Most offices are not open to walk-in appointments, except tab renewals. Other options for conducting county business are; Mail, email, […]

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Jul 6, 2021

Kimball Man Air Lifted To Hospital After Accident Near Clearwater Saturday

By: Nyah Adams / News Director The Stearns County Sheriffs Office responded late Saturday night to a car accident that left one person needing to be extricated from a vehicle. Deputies say 35-year-old Joseph Charles Cleveland, of Kimball was heading east on County Road 44 when he failed to stop at a stop sign. He […]

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Jul 6, 2021

Coborn’s Gives Away $1 Million To St. Cloud Community

By: Nyah Adams / News Director The Coborn’s Family Foundation announces a $1 million pledge to the Great River Children’s Museum and a $10,000 gift to ten St. Cloud non-profit organizations. In honor of their 100th anniversary, CEO Chris Coborn says “the work that each of these organizations do for our community is truly inspiring.” […]

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Jul 6, 2021

St. Cloud ‘Southwest Beltline” Wants Your Opinion

By: Nyah Adams / News Director You’re invited to give input on future transportation developments in the area called the Southwest Beltline Corridor in St. Cloud and surrounding areas. The St. Cloud Area Planning Organization is looking for input on the areas of St. Joseph, Waite Park and St. Cloud to identify potential traffic control […]

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Jul 1, 2021

DNR: “High Fire Danger” Be Extra Careful With Camp Fires & Fireworks Where Allowed

By Jo McMullen / KVSC Reporter The timing of the drought conditions couldn’t be more challenging with a big camping weekend and the 4th of July fireworks at play, but the Minnesota DNR is warning all of us about a high fire danger. The Department of Natural Resources is asking residents and visitors to use […]

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