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By John Holler Contributing Writer It wasn’t discussed for long, which is a rarity for the Wright County Board of Commissioners, but the county board made arguably the biggest decision of the year when it approved its 2015 draft budget and certified levy at the board meeting. For the first time in years, both the [...]

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Rogers Police responded to a two-vehicle crash Wednesday, Oct. 1, that involved a school bus. Officers responded the crash at 141st Avenue west of Rogers Drive. Officers arrived and located two vehicles that were involved. One of the vehicles was a school bus loaded with high school students. No injuries were reported. Officer notified school [...]

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A male driver was airlifted to a hospital after his car rolled over at Interstate 94 and County Rd. 81 Friday, Oct. 3, at 9:45 a.m. Officers responded to a one vehicle roll over crash on Interstate 94. Officers arrived and located a male subject trapped inside his vehicle that had over turned. Officer assisted [...]

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by Samara Postuma Contributing Writer St. Michael resident Hollee Saville approached the St. Michael Albertville School Board about the amount of time students have to eat lunch. She noted that she has recently eaten lunch with both of her children whom attend Albertville Primary and St. Michael Elementary and felt it was rushed and that [...]

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Rogers Police to tout new facility at Oct. 11 open house BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER After existing in cramped quarters on Main Street for several decades, the Rogers Police Department is celebrating its recent move to a newly remodeled building. A public open house is planned from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, [...]

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Artist Don Bania has built a purposeful life, despite handicap BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER When you first meet Don Bania, he asks you to squeeze his shoulder. “That’s my way of shaking hands; even the slightest touch is a gift,” said Bania, 62, a Rogers resident who is a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the shoulders [...]

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Community market NOW THROUGH OCT. 17 – A community market will be open on Fridays between 3 and 7 p.m. at the Rockford Mall parking lot (inside in bad weather) through Oct. 17. Look for fresh farm produce, local products like honey and syrup, crafts, jewelry and a wide assortment of items. The fee for [...]

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Nine individuals were honored during the Monday, Oct. 6, Maple Grove City Council meeting for helping save the life an 8-year-old girl. Maple Grove Police Chief Eric Werner said, “It’s a privilege tonight to recognize a group of citizens and public safety responders that, through their collective effort over 24 minutes, have saved the life [...]

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