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By John Holler Contributing Writer For several years, Wright County has been involved with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s “Toward Zero Deaths” campaign (formerly known as “Safe and Sober”). While the name has changed, there is a new emphasis being added to the program – the dangers of texting and driving. At the Oct. […]

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Preschool Storytimes NOW THROUGH OCT. 29 – The Rockford Public Library is offering Preschool Storytimes from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. Preschoolers are invited to enjoy crafts, activities, stories, and songs. No registration is required. Corcoran council OCT. 23 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. […]

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By CHRISTIAAN TARBOX Sun POST Newspapers As the West African Ebola outbreak intensifies, public health officials here in Minnesota are ramping up efforts to ensure that such an epidemic never occurs in the state and beyond. After news broke that Liberian national Thomas Duncan was the first confirmed diagnosed case of the deadly virus in […]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer It may be mid-October, but the Wright County Highway Department is gearing up, much like chain stores are in prep mode now for the holiday shopping season. The only difference is that the highway department doesn’t know when the rush is coming. Wright County Highway Engineer Virgil Hawkins was on […]

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The Albertville City Council voted 4-1 to approve a budget that increases police coverage, and funds a new public works position. Prior to the vote, councilor John Vetsch, who was the lone nay vote, questioned staff if the city could take out $90,000 set aside for the Fire Relief Association. Finance director Tina Lannes said […]

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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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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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State Senator Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake) recently participated in a joint House and Senate committee meeting to receive information on Minnesota’s rail system, railroad regulation, and railway economic development. The hearing featured members of the Senate Committees on Transportation and Public Safety; Commerce; and Jobs, Agriculture, and Rural Development; and the House Committees on Transportation […]

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