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How often does someone get to pretend he or she is a hamster and walk across the water in a hamster ball? Or how about indulging in lumberjack fantasies while watching a log rolling competition? These, a carnival, live bands, horses, a talent contest and much more are coming to the Wright County Fair, Wednesday, [...]

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Mikayla Erickson will represent Rockford in the Friday, July 25, competition for the crown of Minneapolis Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes. The daughter of Andrea and Mike Erickson, she is a 2013 Rockford Senior Ambassador. She will compete against 53 other young women from across Minnesota. A 2014 Rockford High School graduate, Erickson is a [...]

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No one was injured in a minivan fire that sparked around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24, on southbound Highway 169, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The fire held up commuter traffic for a few miles, and the scene cleared out about 9 a.m., according to Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol. The [...]

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Catholic school hosts Camp Invention Go ahead, invent something. You never know, your creation might just be featured on national TV. That’s exactly what happened to St. Michael Catholic School soon-to-be-eighth-grader Jonathan Haller, who earlier this year appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in the new show’s first ever week. Fallon aired a [...]

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Well-regarded OB/GYN physician dies in motorcycle crash by Tim Hennagir MONTICELLO TIMES   Dr. Eric Lefebvre, an active member of the CentraCare Healt –Monticello medical staff for nearly two decades and one of the area’s most well-regarded clinic-based obstetrics and gynecology physicians, died Saturday in a motorcycle crash in French Lake Township, the Wright County [...]

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Filing for election begins Tuesday, July 29 and ends Tuesday, Aug. 12. Candidates that have filed may withdraw up until Thursday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. The general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4. Residents will be able to vote for their city election, as well as other state and federal government elections between 7 [...]

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The Dist. 877 Buffalo School Board expects to make a decision at its Aug. 11 meeting regarding a potential bond election for this November. At its recent board meeting, the board heard another update from Finance and Operations Director Gary Kawlewski and Buildings and Grounds Director John Heltunen about facility needs around the district and [...]

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City wants to be more proactive in addressing nuisance enforcement The Hanover City Council and staff discussed what the city can do to combat increased zoning enforcement issues. One of those issues is uncut grass growing wildly on vacated lots. “We get a lot of grass complaints,” city administrator Annita Smythe later said. “We have to [...]

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