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by Samara Postuma Contributing Writer Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty went before the Albertville City Council requesting an increase in service hours for the city. The last increase in service hours took place in 2005 and the city currently has 24 hour coverage. This means that there is one Wright County squad and officer in [...]

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The 29th annual Coats for Kids collection drive begins Sept. 15. Pilgrim Cleaners sponsors the annual project, accepting new and gently used coats, then cleaning them and distributing to various local charities to help families in need stay warm this winter. Pilgrim Cleaners has set a goal of 10,000 coats. Coats will be collected until [...]

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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 Doug Birk STMA School Board Chairperson   This election season the STMA School Board is asking for your help. We need you to ask anyone who is running for state office: Why does the state legislature year after year refuse to correct the state funding formula that creates vast differences in state school funding [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer   When you have as many employees as Wright County has, mileage on personal vehicles can be a costly concern. With a reimbursement rate of 50 cents a mile, some line items in budgets can be quite significant. At the meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, the concept [...]

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The Wright County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Aug. 26, received a report of a missing person. Family reported that Christopher Michael Rossing, 25, has not been seen or heard from since Friday afternoon, Aug. 22.  It is believed that Rossing left work in Maple Plain Friday afternoon at approximately 5 p.m. and was expected to meet [...]

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Rocket science isn’t required to be a chamber of commerce president. But if it were, the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce has found just the candidate, because new president Donna J. (DJ) Hartley counts physics among her hobbies. “I like to study physics … string theory, the Higgs boson … I like to learn all [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer   Several county department heads often wear several hats as part of their responsibilities, but few have two very different aspects of their job, much less in their job title. At the meeting of the Wright County Board, the commissioners discussed the process that would be used to hire a [...]

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