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Recent articles by Sarah:

Semi trailer dealership building in St. Augusta, will add jobs to area

The facility will be just off I-94 and will open in late spring 2021, North Central Utility Vice President Dave Batterman said in a phone interview. → Read More

What size turkey do customers want for a pandemic Thanksgiving?

There are arguments in favor of smaller or larger birds, but no one will really know what customers were after until the sales speak for themselves. → Read More

Four more Central Minnesotans die; week's local COVID-19 toll reaches 26

Statewide, another 51 Minnesotans died from COVID-19 and 6,265 more people have tested positive for the disease, according to MDH. → Read More

Gateway Motel demolition underway. Goodbye, Gateway — hello, Caribou

The motel was undergoing demolition Friday. The site will next become home to a three-tenant commercial building. → Read More

'She doesn't stop helping': Area Navy veteran advocates continuously for other vets

'No matter what you did, you had to be the best,' Mary Jo Pine said of being a woman in the Navy. '… Otherwise, you probably wouldn’t have gotten noticed.' → Read More

Statewide COVID-19 daily case count soars past 5,000; daily deaths surpass record

Friday broke several daily records for COVID-19: statewide case count, statewide death count and county case counts for Benton, Sherburne and Stearns counties. → Read More

In business: GSDC names recipients of annual Innovation Awards

An area engineer was recognized for his contribution to water utilities and the water industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Election Day brings steady stream of voters to metro polling places

If there's one word election judges are using to describe voter traffic in person on Election Day, it's "steady." → Read More

State once again sees record number of COVID-19 cases, surpassing 3,000 in daily count

There are 51 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Benton County, 64 new confirmed cases in Sherburne County, and 219 new cases in Stearns County. → Read More

Growth drives $11 million St. Cloud Surgical Center remodeling

The expansion and remodel will allow the ambulatory surgery center to continue growing → Read More

There are just a few days left to nominate a local business leader for 5 Under 40

The 5 Under 40 awards recognize young business leaders who demonstrate innovation, involvement and influence in their work and in the community. → Read More

Maid-Rite's last day in St. Cloud is Halloween — but there's another way to get its sandwiches

After decades serving St. Cloud, the local Maid-Rite franchise will close. But the owners are committed to making sure you get your sandwiches. → Read More

Time is running out to nominate a local business leader for a 5 Under 40 award

Time is running out to nominate business leaders for the 16th annual SCTimes and LOCALiQ's 5 Under 40 awards. You have until 11:59 p.m. Nov. 1 to nominate. → Read More

Need help heating your home this winter? You're not alone, and there could be a way

More area residents have applied for the Energy Assistance Program this year than at the same time last year, but a specific why is harder to pinpoint. → Read More

Former Tim Hortons building sold to private buying group; will likely be resold

Scott Schmitt, senior associate with Coldwell Banker Commercial Orion Real Estate, said the property sold to an out-of-state investment group earlier in September. → Read More

5 Under 40: It's time to nominate the young business leaders who impressed you this year

This year marks the16th annual 5 Under 40 awards. Nominate the young business leaders who impressed you through a year unlike any other. → Read More

COVID-19 deaths reported Friday include 1 Sherburne County, 1 Stearns County resident

There were 12 new COVID-19 cases in Benton County, 55 in Stearns County and 12 in Sherburne County, according to Friday's report from MDH. → Read More

Area counties account for 55 of 1,184 new COVID-19 cases statewide; 10 more deaths reported

According to Friday's report from MDH, Benton County has seven newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Sherburne County has 20 and Stearns County has 28. → Read More

Shopko West to be demolished; future site plans unclear

The property owners are listed as Mark Coborn & Chris Coborn Real Property Family Partnership. The permit does not list a demolition date. → Read More

Bello Cucina wins Best Italian Restaurant for 4th straight year

The Times asked Bello Cucina owner Jason Mueller about what he believes has set the restaurant apart for voters for several years. → Read More