Stearns County is holding a fall auction to sell seized and surplus goods. The auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Stearns County Public Works building, 455 28th Avenue in Waite Park, three blocks south of Mill’s Fleet Farm.
For sale are numerous vehicles: cars, trucks and SUVs, PCs, laptops, office furniture, a John Deere tractor, and numerous miscellaneous shop and yard items.
To get more information on the auction, a list of what is for sale, and to see some photos, check out the auction flyer on the Stearns County website at www.co.stearns.mn.us.
The U.S. Post Office held a public meeting last Wednesday, Sept. 25, for residents and postal customers in South Haven. Only about 7 or 8 of the 1,200-plus postal customers attended the meeting.
Based on an earlier customer survey, and last week’s meeting, a notice was posted at the South Haven Post Office Tuesday morning, Oct. 1, announcing the changes that will take place effective Nov. 16, 2013.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will have 23 parcels of land in northeastern Minnesota for sale at a public auction scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25.
The sale will include parcels in Cook, Itasca, Lake, and St. Louis counties, some of which are lakeshore lots.
“This is a great opportunity for people looking for land in this very popular recreational destination,” said Jodi Dehn, DNR realty supervisor. “It’s not often that parcels in this area of the state become available for sale.”
Funding to assist homeowners in replacing subsurface sewage treatment systems is available from the State of Minnesota. The Stearns County Environmental Services Department can apply for these state grants on behalf of homeowners.
Eligibility for the grant requires that the homeowner have low income, the property is homesteaded by the applicant, and that the sewage treatment system is found to be an imminent threat to public health and safety. A sewage treatment system which is discharging sewage or sewage effluent to the ground surface, drainage system, ditch, storm water drain or directly to surface water, or causes a reoccurring sewage backup into a dwelling or other establishment is an imminent threat to public health and safety.
Stearns History Museum joins Smithsonian Magazine’s Ninth Annual Museum Day Live!
Free admission for all participants presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket on Sept. 28, 2013.
The Stearns History Museum will open its doors free of charge Saturday, Sept. 28, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.
Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year’s event expects record-high participation.