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Last week, the entire Rockford Elementary School helped to raise awareness for the medical technology being developed by DesignWise Medical. DesignWise Medical is a non-profit organization founded by Rockford community member Brad Slaker. Board member of DesignWise Medical Mark Kraus writes that, “DesignWise Medical is a volunteer based, technology driven, child focused, non-profit organization committed […]

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At their November meeting, the Rockford Area School Board discussed the idea of crafting new guidelines for student access to the Rockford Community Center, and also heard updates concerning student achievement at the schools. COMMUNITY CENTER The school board discussed how the guidelines for the Rockford Community Center are not clear enough when it comes […]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer When it comes to changing county policies, the Wright County Board has a tendency to be deliberate in its actions. At the meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, the board was asked to approve significant revisions to the county’s drug and alcohol workplace testing policy, one commissioner cried […]

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Thanksgiving dinner NOV. 27 — A free turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be available at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90 at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving Day). To make a reservation, call Independence City Hall, 763-479-0527. A group of volunteers will serve dinner to people who don’t want to cook […]

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Jenny Nichols, a 2005 graduate of Rockford High School, was the picture of health before her world went spiraling out of control. Jenny was found unconscious in a snowbank on March 17, 2013, after suffering from an apparent seizure. She was rushed to Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, given anti-seizure medication, and then sent […]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer On Tuesday, Nov. 11, there wasn’t a Wright County Board meeting because the county courthouse was closed in observance of Veteran’s Day. However, it wasn’t a observance that was done simply for others. Wright County has sent its share of young men and women overseas to fight wars for generations […]

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Fall Craft Show NOV. 22 — St. Michael-Albertville Women of Today Fall Craft Show is Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West, 11343 – 50th Street NE, Albertville. Overflow parking/shuttle from Albertville Primary School. NEW and returning crafters. Concessions available. Drop off location for Caring for Kids, […]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer Wright County isn’t capable of passing laws, but when it wants to have a jurisdictional authority over issues within the county, it passes an ordinance to give to have authority over a specific issue. There problem is that too many of the ordinances aren’t uniformly enforced because they are often […]

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