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Sauk Rapids Dairy Queen owners Misty Schultz and Holly Lyon are looking forward to an opening day twist Feb. 29 when the windows open at 501 N. Benton Drive.   The ice cream management duo …

Sauk Rapids resident Sandy Haffner used two words to describe her fundraising participation in the Stearns County Special Olympics Polar Plunge. “It was an exhilarating and rewarding …

Sauk Rapids Sportsmen’s Club leaders have a simple suggestion for fried fish aficionados and those abstaining from meat-eating at the start of the Lenten season.   “Our fish fry …

Significant technological breakthroughs in recent years have thrust the topic of artificial intelligence into headlines and discussions affecting a broad range of industries.   Nvidia, an …

Cribbage Club Fridays Love playing cribbage and want to meet like-minded enthusiasts. Bring your cribbage board and cards to partake in a morning of friendly competition and camaraderie. Light …

News Briefs

Pappenfus running   for MN House District 14B ST. CLOUD — Anthony Pappenfus announced his candidacy for the seat of Minnesota House District 14B Feb. 9. Pappenfus, vying for the …

Triple ‘A’ Award

Leading in different ways and in multiple activities is what the Minnesota State High School League’s Triple “A” Award is all about.   At Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, no …

Benton County commissioners will vote March 5 on a resolution opposing a new state flag and seal. Board members discussed the impact of changing the two state symbols during their Feb. 20 …

COMMUNITY STARS

Students earn degrees DULUTH — Rice residents Hannah Maier and Alexis Pogatchnik and Sauk Rapids residents Vanessa Brenny , Mathias Hylla , Amanda Jones and Jason Swanson graduated from …

RICE — Employees from Stearns Electric Association visited fourth graders in Rice Feb. 5 to share messages of electrical safety and information on the energy industry. As part of Stearns …

Crime & Public Safety

Former county attorney  found not guilty   ST. CLOUD — Benton County’s former county attorney was found not guilty in December 2023.   Philip Kent Miller, 63, of …

Sauk Rapids Police Department   Feb. 12, 5:57 p.m. — A caller was with a cat that was hit by a car near South Benton Drive and Seventh Street South. The cat was alive and walking but …

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