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11 hrs ago | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

Cannabis rally is Monday in Brainerd

Motorists in Sauk Rapids may encounter delays as both directions of Highway 10 are reduced to a single lane near Benton County Road 3/Golden Spike Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 18. The closures are needed as part of a project to improve County Road 3/Golden Spike Road between Highway 10 and County Road 1/Mayhew Lake Road.

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Related Topix: Brainerd, MN, Marijuana, Sauk Rapids, MN, Crow Wing County, MN

Fri Apr 11, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Driver involved in Benton County fatal crash receives 1 year in jail

Driver involved in Benton County fatal crash receives 1 year in jail on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/04/11/driver-involved-benton-county-fatal-crash-receives-year-jail/7626097/ FOLEY The driver of a vehicle that crashed into a tree in March 2013 in Benton County, killing a passenger, has been sentenced to a year in ... (more)

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The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

Highway 10 lane closure scheduled for April 16-17

Motorists in Sauk Rapids may encounter delays as both directions of Highway 10 are reduced to a single lane near Benton County Road 3/Golden Spike Road Wednesday and Thursday.

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Related Topix: Sauk Rapids, MN

St. Cloud Times

Crimestoppers raises reward in Jamie Wylie case

The reward for information in the investigation into the shooting death of Jamie Wylie has been increased, according to a release from the Crimestoppers raises reward in Jamie Wylie case on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/04/11/crimestoppers-raises-reward-jamie-wylie-case/7597823/ The reward for information in the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Mon Apr 07, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Warmup brings a frown to Gilman's giant snowman

Warmup brings a frown to Gilman's giant snowman on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/04/07/warmup-brings-frown-gilmans-giant-snowman/7439273/ Greg Novak stands next to his snowman named "Grandaddy."

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Related Topix: Gilman, MN, Life, Food, Vegetables

Thu Apr 03, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Summer road work includes Highway 10, Highway 15Summer road work...

Summer road work includes Highway 10, Highway 15 on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/04/03/summer-road-work-includes-highway-highway/7256225/ Drivers, get ready: The Minnesota Department of Transportation is gearing up for one of the busiest road construction seasons in years in Central Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN, Sauk Rapids, MN, Sartell, MN

Wed Apr 02, 2014

TwinCities

Benton County: Slain Cottage Grove native had been shot

Cottage Grove native Jamie Wylie, whose body was found in central Minnesota last week, died of a gunshot wound, authorities said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Cottage Grove, MN, St. Cloud, MN

St. Cloud Times

Man found east of St. Cloud was shot to death

Man found east of St. Cloud was shot to death on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/04/02/man-found-east-st-cloud-shot-death/7216511/ Jamie Wylie, whose body was found last week behind a business east of St. Cloud after being reported missing in December, was shot to death, according to the Benton County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: St. Cloud, MN

Fri Mar 28, 2014

TwinCities

Benton County: Cottage Grove native's death ruled homicide

The death of a missing Foley man whose body was found this week has been ruled a homicide, WCCO Radio reported Friday.

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Related Topix: Foley, MN, St. Cloud, MN

St. Cloud Times

Benton sheriff: Man found Tuesday was homicide victim

Benton sheriff: Man found Tuesday was homicide victim on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/03/28/benton-sheriff-man-found-st-cloud-homicide/7024971/ Benton County sheriff's officials on Wednesday block an area of Benton County Road 75 where a body was found.

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Related Topix: St. Cloud, MN

Thu Mar 27, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Minnesota regulators OK Geronimo solar planMinnesota regulators OK...

Minnesota regulators OK Geronimo solar plan on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/03/27/minnesota-regulators-ok-geronimo-solar-plan/6973289/ Three solar farms in Stearns County would makes it one of the leading solar-energy producing counties in the state.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Stearns County, MN, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Edina, MN, Albany, MN

Wed Mar 26, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Aunt: Body discovered Tuesday was her nephew, missing since December

The aunt of a Foley man who has been missing since December has confirmed that her nephew, Jamie Wylie, was the person found dead Tuesday behind Luther Honda, just east of St. Cloud.

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Related Topix: Foley, MN, St. Cloud, MN

St. Cloud Times

Benton County sells surplus equipment online

Surplus computers and office equipment from Benton County can now be purchased online.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

Body Found East of St. Cloud, Area Closed-Off to Traffic [PHOTOS, MAP]

Benton County officials say they are investigating the discovery of a dead body just east of St. Cloud this afternoon.

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Related Topix: St. Cloud, MN

Sat Mar 22, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Proposed solar farms endure new criticism

When an administrative law judge chose a solar project over competing natural gas proposals last December, it was heralded by environmental groups as a landmark opinion.

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Related Topix: Edina, MN, Stearns County, MN, Paynesville, MN, Albany, MN, Sauk Rapids, MN

St. Cloud Times

Central Minnesota gardeners share tips on sewing seeds before the frost thaws

New snow smothered her Sauk Rapids flower garden. Under the glow of low-hanging fluorescent lights, Linda G. Tenneson was counting the days until spring, reading seed packets and calculating frost-free dates.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Sauk Rapids, MN, Foley, MN, Bemidji, MN

Thu Mar 20, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Tri-county commission moves toward an organic waste goal

St. Cloud-area counties plan to set a goal for recycling organic material such as food waste now that Central Minnesota soon will have two sites that can compost it.

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Related Topix: St. Cloud, MN, Minnesota

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