Public notice: Treatment of Curlyleaf Pondweed

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NOTICE OF TREATMENT OF CURLYLEAF PONDWEED (2018) Attention Big Watab Lake property owners:  Big Watab Lake Association has contracted to treat Curlyleaf Pondweed, an aquatic invasive species in Big Watab Lake. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has granted to Big Watab Lake Association a waiver of the requirement that the association obtain the signatures of approval of owners of lakeshore

April 20 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. April 4 6 p.m. Nuisance. Birch Street E. A renter

April 20 Town criers

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Stearns County to hold seized, surplus auction Stearns County will hold a spring auction to sell seized and surplus property on Saturday, April 28 at the Stearns County Public Works building, 455 28th Ave. S., Waite Park, three blocks south of Mill’s Fleet Farm. Site opens at 8 a.m.; auction begins at 9:30 a.m. Items include many cars, trucks and SUVs;

Ask A Trooper 2018

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If you have any questions concerning traffic-related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Hwy. 10 W., Detroit Lakes, Minn. 56501-2205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at,   What are officers instructed to do when they encounter an individual who has overdosed on

Business leaders urged to plan for threats

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by Mike Knaak St. Joseph Police Chief Joel Klein urged business leaders Wednesday, April 11, to develop a plan for active threats. Klein spoke at the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce meeting a week after an attack occurred at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. “We like to talk to businesses. What is your plan? Have you thought

16 building permits issued in St. Joseph

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders A total of 16 building permits were issued in St. Joseph in 2017, according to statistics compiled by the Central Minnesota Builders Association. All the permits were for single-family, detached homes. The builders ‘association tracks permits for 10 central Minnesota cities from statistics compiled by Stearns and Benton counties. The area recorded 266 detached, single-family permits

St. Joseph to host Old Glory Run

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This year’s Old Glory run will take place on Saturday, May 19, in St. Joseph. The event consists of a 5K run/walk/wheel and 1K fun-run for children. Funds from last year’s run were used to buy a vehicle to transport veterans to the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. Event planners are seeking donations and sponsorships from local businesses. To