Stearns County

Stearns County, Minnesota

705 Courthouse Sq Rm 121
Saint Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: (320) 656-3601
Fax: (320) 656-6393
www.co.stearns.mn.us

In central MN, northwest of Minneapolis; established Feb 20, 1855 (prior to statehood) from unorganized lands. Name Origin: For Charles Thomas Stearns (1807-98), territorial legislator (1854-55). In the original bill, the county was to be named for Isaac Ingalls Stevens (1818-62), first territorial governor of WA and surveyor for the Northern Pacific Railway, but apparently a clerical error was made and allowed to stand

Area (sq mi):: 1389.93 (land 1344.52; water 45.41) Population per square mile: 106.10
Population 2005: 142,654 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 7.10%; 1990-2000 12.10% Population 2000: 133,166 (White 95.20%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 1.60%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 2.40%. Median age: 31.60
Income 2000: per capita $19,211; median household $42,426; Population below poverty level: 8.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,138-$27,399
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 19.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Sartell (12,303)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    Quarry Quest: The History of Stearns County Quarry Park and Nature Preserve" by Mark Sakry (executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota and retired Stearns County Commissioner) is a remarkably thorough history of Minnesota's Stearns County's Quarry Park and Nature Preserve.
    Proponent will provide outdoor recreation / environmental education opportunities through the Wright County Park System and Stearns County Park System with an emphasis on fulfilling one of the core of objectives of the Minnesota Parks and Trails Legacy Plan, Connecting People to the Outdoors.
    Black Oak Getty is a 78-megawatt (“MW”) wind project spread across approximately 12,000 acres in Stearns County, Minnesota.
    Black Oak Getty is a 78-mw wind project spread across approximately 12,000 acres in Stearns County, Minnesota.
    Department of Agriculture confirmed the H5N2 strain in a flock of 71,000 turkeys in Stearns County, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health said.
    Affordable Disposal has had a license and contract for collecting and transporting solid waste in Stearns County since 2007.
    There are vast areas of Minnesota covered with formal granite--from the Minnesota River Valley through Stearns County in central Minnesota up to Duluth, and across much of Northwestern Minnesota.
    Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner said deputies received a tip that led them to 17 calves and eventually the teens.
    However Stearns County Attorney, Janelle Kendall, and Benton County Attorney, Robert Raupp, in separate letters to St.
    Sponsored by Stearns County Pioneer Club, non-profit organization.
    In the March/April 2007 issue [Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 62(2):24A], there was an article on Jason Selvog who is a Pheasants Forever employee that works out of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Stearns County, Minnesota.