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MnDOT releases first Statewide Pedestrian System Plan

The Minnesota Department of Transportation released the agency’s first Statewide Pedestrian System Plan, which provides policy and investment guidance to improve places where people walk across and along Minnesota highways. The plan identifies priority areas for investments and lays out specific strategies to improve walking availability and accessibility now and for the next 20 years…

Temporary watering ban

Due to a large increase in water usage and expected continuance of hot and dry conditions, the City of Kimball has issued a temporary watering ban for all system users effective Monday, June 14. Taking this action will not only conserve water, but reduce the stress on the water treatment plant while ensuring we are…

Stearns County Attorney’s Office adds facility dog, Nova

On Tuesday, June 1, the Stearns County Attorney’s Office formally added Nova, a facility dog trained by Helping Paws, Inc., to their staff. Nova’s handler, Keli Trautman, is a Paralegal/Victim Witness Coordinator. Keli and Nova meet with victims and witnesses in child abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, and homicide cases during stressful preparation for court hearings…

CareerForce – St. Cloud Career Lab

Career Solutions is happy to announce that we will serve job seekers again at our CareerForce – St. Cloud Career Lab starting June 1, by appointment only, from 12-4 p.m. Job seekers can call (320) 308-5320 to make an appointment. Our last day serving customers at the library was May 28. Our Address is 1542…

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is this Friday-Sunday

Kick off a new family activity During Take a Kid Fishing Weekend Friday, June 11, through Sunday, June 13, Minnesota residents can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger fishing with them. “Time spent fishing with kids tends to be full of smiles, fun, and connection,” said Benji Kohn, volunteer mentor program…

License Center Services, drive-thru hours changes

Walks-ins to Stearns County License Centers are now allowed for car, boat, ATV, and snowmobile tabs at both county offices. All services can be done by appointment to keep wait time to a minimum and have the service completed within an average 20-minute timeframe. License Centers also offer services online at StearnsCounty MN.gov, by drop-box,…

Community encouraged to attend Highway 23 virtual open house

MnDOT is encouraging community members to attend a virtual open house for the Highway 23 North Gap project. The virtual open house is open to the public and provides information on the Highway 23 expansion project. Highway 23 is an important interregional corridor that is a key artery for the economy in the region. It…

Inspirational program provides expert leadership training

Opportunities to learn about Meeker County communities Meeker in Motion, a countywide leadership program, is accepting applications for its nine-month program designed to inspire participants to learn and grow as a leader, and build connections with other leaders in the county.  In its second season, Meeker in Motion is open to people who live or…

Eden Valley approves EDA loan for apartments

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor At its May 5 regular meeting, the Eden Valley city council unanimously approved an EDA loan of $150,000 to David Tysk and his group for construction of market-rate apartments in Eden Valley. They did obtain approval for a Workforce Housing grant, but it was $83,000 short of what is needed.…

Emmer announces $3.7 million grant for St. Cloud Airport

On Wednesday, May 12, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the St. Cloud Regional Airport a grant of $3,717,287 for the reconstruction of Taxiway C and Taxiway D. “The St. Cloud Regional Airport offers quality and necessary service to Central Minnesota and the surrounding region, including support to…

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