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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota Receives Big Donation from Telecom Giant

The multi-billion dollar telecom giant AT&T has given Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota a $15,000 donation.

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Florida Keys Begin Long Recovery After Direct Hit From Hurricane Irma
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St. Joseph Woman Organizing Relief Effort For Florida Keys [VIDEO]

Millions of Americans have lost almost everything in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma hitting Florida, and a local woman is doing what she can to help.

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Mary Kivi on Little Rock Lake, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Mary Kivi on Little Rock Lake, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Little Rock Lake Association Pinning Hopes for Cleaner Water on a Draw Down Next Summer

A Benton County lake has long been known for its green colored water. However, the Little Rock Lake Association has been working to cleanup its image for several years, reducing the phosphorus, nitrogen, and soil erosion levels. Their biggest effort yet could be coming next summer.

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Stearns County Jail booking photo
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False Assault Report Leads to DWI Arrest of St. Cloud Woman

A St. Cloud woman faces DWI and driving after revocation charges after calling police to report an assault that never happened.

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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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CentraCare Health Road Realignment Project To Wrap Up Next Week

Crews are finishing up the final details on the road reconstruction project by the St. Cloud Hospital.

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St. Cloud Considering Raising the Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

St. Cloud could be the next city to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21. During Monday night's meeting the city council will set a public hearing for October 9th to discuss the issue.

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Meeker County Sheriff's Office
Meeker County Sheriff's Office
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Dassel Man Arrested on Criminal Sexual Conduct, Drug Charges

Meeker County authorities have jailed a Dassel man after investigating him for criminal sexual conduct.

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Jon Jenks, Sireatha Tek (Sherburne County Sheriff)
Jon Jenks, Sireatha Tek (Sherburne County Sheriff)
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Police: Drugs, Guns Found in Southeast St. Cloud Home

Two people have been arrested during a search warrant in south St. Cloud. The Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task Force used the warrant Wednesday at 622 Wilson Avenue Southeast after conducting an investigation into the sales of controlled substances.

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WJON In Depth – Through The Looking Glass: An Inside Look Into Central MN Opioid Overdose Epidemic [VIDEO]

Opioid overdoses have reached record levels across the U.S. and there's no sign of them slowing down anytime soon. Here in Minnesota, the health department says 637 people died last year compared to 583 in 2015.

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National Weather Service
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Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain Possible this Weekend

Strong to severe storms will be possible late tonight, then again late Friday into Friday night.

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CentraCare Holding Fall Prevention Assessments Friday

Every 20 minutes a senior citizen dies from a fall in America. To bring attention to this problem, CentraCare is raising awareness of Fall Prevention Day Friday.

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 Tom and Holly Ruether. Inset -- Stearns County website.
PHOTOS: Larger photo -- Tom and Holly Ruether. Inset -- Stearns County website.
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Stearns County Judge Orders New Lake Home to be Torn Down

A Stearns County judge has ruled that a brand new lake home has to be torn down, after a neighbor filed a lawsuit against the owners.

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