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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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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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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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A record number of hockey gear donations have filled a 53-foot trailer. This gear is headed to the Xcel Energy Center for a free giveaway event taking place Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at gate one of the Xcel Energy Center. People will be able to come and pick up hockey gear [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer Last summer during heaving rain periods in June and July, lake levels in Wright County became dangerously high, resulting in yard flooding and erosion along the shoreline. The Wright County Board of Commissioners was asked by several lake associations to impose emergency no-wake/slow-wake zone, which would require any motorized vessel [...]

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Oct. 5 is a monumental day for the United Presbyterian Church of Rockford. One-hundred and fifty years ago on that day, the United Presbyterian Church held their first worship service. There is a story as old as this church, stating that halfway through the first service in 1864, Native Americans came to listen to the [...]

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