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The Maple Grove City Council recognized four heroic individuals for life-saving efforts during an incident involving a driver unconscious in a burning SUV Jan. 30. Maple Grove Police Chief Dave Jess said citizen Chad Smith, Maple Grove Police Sergeant Adam Lindquist, Maple Grove Police Officer Jesse Mathwig and Hennepin County Deputy Matt Hagen were responsible [...]

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Osseo’s Blake Wheeler may have said it best following a wild comeback against the No. 1 seed Champlin Park Rebels in the Section 5 4A championship. “It shows that March is really what matters,” Wheeler said. “It’s true March Madness.” An epic 72-67 overtime win by the Orioles over the Rebels before a packed crowd [...]

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The Rockford Fire Department presented its 2013 Year End Review to the Rockford City Council at its Feb. 25 meeting, as well as a new proposal to cost-effectively increase manpower and pre-qualify, and train, future members of the department. 2013 REVIEW & RESERVES Rockford Fire Department Chief Ben Sanderson reported that the department received 322 [...]

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The city of Delano and its legal counsel are getting ready to defend against a lawsuit filed by former city Public Works Director Ernie Eden via his attorney, Adrianna H. Shannon, in Wright County 10th Judicial District Court. Delano was served with a summons concerning the lawsuit on Feb. 14. Eden is suing Delano on [...]

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BY MELISSA MAROHL WACONIA PATRIOT After an impressive third place finish at the Section 2A meet last week, the Watertown-Mayer/Waconia/Delano/Holy Family boys swimming and diving team is sending six athletes to the state meet in six events. The co-op team of four schools scored 281 points to finish third out of 11 teams at the [...]

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BY DAVID PEDERSEN The local foursome of state tournament bound wrestlers will have one thing going for them all, proven ability. Two from Rockford and two from Delano earned return trips to the state wrestling meet Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Two already have been crowned as [...]

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The Wright County Highway Department, Monday, Feb. 24, advised motorists to drive very cautiously when traveling on Wright County highways during the week due to icy patches and blowing and drifting snow. This advisory covers all Wright County highways. “While we do not anticipate any highway closures at this time, quickly drifting snow is encroaching [...]

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