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By John Holler Contributing Writer   One of Minnesota’s greatest resources is its 10,000 lakes. For outdoor enthusiasts, whether they be on lakes to swim, ski or fish, Minnesota is renowned for not only its abundance of lakes, but the quality of the water in the lakes. However, that pristine quality of Minnesota water is [...]

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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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Stacy Braun now sober since 2008 DWI arrest Nov. 11, 2008, marked a dark day for Stacy Braun. A cop and member of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Braun was pulled over in Otsego near his home. He had been drinking and was subsequently arrested for DWI. Five years later, Braun, a candidate for Wright [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer   When all five county commissioner seats were up for grabs two years ago, the election process had a fever pitch in Wright County with contest elections changing the landscape of county government. Two years later? Not so much. Of the county positions up for election this year — sheriff, [...]

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Wizard of Oz JULY 18 — The 4 Community Theatre presents the Wizard of Oz on July 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. at Orono High School (795 Crystal Bay Rd., Long Lake), and at 2 p.m. on July 20 and 27. Tickets can be purchased in advance at 952-449-8302 or through www.4communitytheatre.org. [...]

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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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Jeffrey Hage Times Editor   Shortly before 11 p.m. Jan. 15, 2014, a fiery explosion ripped through the Coin-Tainer Co.’s block-long manufacturing facility in Milaca. As fire lit the January night sky, firefighters from four departments as close as Milaca and as far away as Onamia (22 miles north of Milaca) left the warm confines [...]

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