Tricounty News

Kimball athletes came out for wrestling sign-up

Wow! what a great turn out of kids who want to come out and be a part of Kimball's wrestling program this year! There were more than 50 kids who came on Tuesday afternoon to meet with Coach Schindler and Coach Sundin with the intentions of signing up. Go Cubs!

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Stearns County gets national recognition for online property tax services



Stearns County received a national award for its comprehensive and unique suite of online property tax services and applications. The County Auditor-Treasurer's Office won the prestigious 2012 Digital Government Achievement Award in the Government to Citizen Category for its online property tax services.

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Budgeting for the holidays: Smart spending for the season



The countdown to the holiday season has officially begun with decorations on store shelves and gift catalogs filling mailboxes. A recent study by the Consumer Electronics Association shows that individual consumers plan to spend $1,634 overall this holiday, up 11 percent from last year. Unfortunately, much of that spending will be done on credit cards. That may make consumers feel gloomy when they get their bills in January.

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Art From Above



Quilt exhibit Nov. 23, 2012-

Feb. 28, 2013, at Stearns History Museum and Research Center

A little inspiration went a long way.

Finding the book, Earth from Above by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, on the donation cart at her local library, fiber artist Caron Lage was intrigued by the beautiful aerial photos. Many have a similar rhythm to the quilts that Lage and other quilters/artists employ in their work.

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Fertilizer reduction project



Targeted fertilizer application reduction project off to great start

The Clearwater River Watershed District's (CRWD) Targeted Fertilizer Application Reduction Project has begun in earnest. The project is funded in part by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency through a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Fund. The local funding for this project is being provided by the CRWD through the Clearwater River Chain of Lakes Restoration Project.

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