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St. Cloud & Waite Park Among Most Dangerous Cities in Minnesota

The team at RoadSnacks took a look at the 120 largest cities in Minnesota, and analyzed crime data from the annual FBI report to determine the most dangerous places to live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Lock your door before you read the list.

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(Photo: Chrissy Gaetke, WJON)
(Photo: Chrissy Gaetke, WJON)
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Dick’s Sporting Goods To Open Next Month

You can get all your sports equipment from a new sporting good retailer next month. Dick's Sporting Goods in Waite Park will officially open on August 12th. The store will hold a three-day Grand Opening starting at 8:00 a.m.

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98.1 Parade Paparazzi in Waite Park Saturday [Photos]

The 98.1 Parade Paparazzi rolled through the Waite Park's Family Fun Days parade yesterday -- feelin' the heat and cranking' the tunes. We snapped a ton of great pics. Find yours here!

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Waite Park celebrates Family Fun Fest (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Waite Park celebrates Family Fun Fest (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Car Show, Train Tours, Games, Food and More Highlight 52nd Annual Waite Park Family Fun Fest

There's much to see and do over the next week at the 52nd Annual Waite Park Family Fun Fest. The annual week long celebration kicks off tomorrow (Sunday) and goes until June 12th.

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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Mattress Firm, Dollar Store To Join Dick’s Sporting Good and Fresh Thyme at Former Kmart Site

Two more tenants have been confirmed to join Dick's Sporting Goods and Fresh Thyme Farmers Market on the former Kmart property. Waite Park Planning and Community Development Director Jon Noerenberg says plans and agreements have been filed for the addition of two retail stores-- Five Below and Mattress Firm.

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Hundreds of Fabrics await you inside Hobby Lobby (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Hundreds of Fabrics await you inside Hobby Lobby (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Hobby Lobby Open and Ready for Business [VIDEO]

Arts and craft enthusiasts have a new place they can explore. Hobby Lobby officially opened their doors today (Friday). Store Manager Ryan De Vos says the company has waited a long time to be in Waite Park.

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Waite Park Hobby Lobby Expected to Open in Late April

The Hobby Lobby store under construction in Waite Park is expected to be open near the end of April this year. The building is at 375 2nd Street South and is 55,000 square feet.

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Police Searching for Pop Machine Thief [VIDEO]

Waite Park police are looking for a man who spun the lock out of a pop machine to steal the coins inside.

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Crews add a new boxcar to the Waite Park train display (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Crews add a new boxcar to the Waite Park train display (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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75-Year-Old Waite Park Boxcar Comes Home to Join Train Display [VIDEO]

A piece of Waite Park's past has finally returned home. A 75-year-old boxcar built in Waite Park in 1941 and rebuilt in 1961 will be placed along Third Street North where it's journey began.

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Can You Tell Sartell, Waite Park, and Sauk Rapids Apart?

If somebody showed you photos from streets in your hometown, do you really think you could tell them apart from a neighboring city? Let's give it a try!

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Waite Park's Hacienda Family Mexican Restaurant closes its doors. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Waite Park's Hacienda Family Mexican Restaurant closes its doors. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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New Asian Cuisine Restaurant To Move Into Former Hacienda Location

A South Asian style restaurant is coming to Waite Park. Owner Assad Asaduzzaman says he plans on opening the restaurant in the former Hacienda building at 1001 Division Street.

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Waite Park Family Fun Fest Heats Up This Weekend

It's festival season in Minnesota, and Waite Park's not wasting any time -- getting right to business this weekend with a slate full of activities for the 2015 edition of Family Fun Fest. It's a parade, fun run, live music, food & drinks, and activities for the whole family.

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