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Daniel Conzet, 51, of Rockford, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident that occurred Thursday, Feb. 20, on Highway 55 near the intersection of Dauge Avenue Southwest in Rockford Township. Conzet was traveling eastbound on Highway 55 in [...]

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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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Our viewpoint: Use state bonding dollars wisely If you had a billion dollars to spend on any public project within Minnesota, what would you choose? Would you spend $5 million to build a new security fence around the Shakopee prison, $500,000 for “pre-design” design, to improve and renovate historic Fort Snelling or $10 million to [...]

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by Lisa Kaczke Sun CURRENT Newspapers   I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when I decided that I was over this winter. Maybe it was when I was sitting in my car outside in the alley at home thinking “c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, start!” when it was minus 20 degrees outside. Leave it to a polar [...]

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The governor, legislators and Minnesota citizens all received good news in December. Minnesota Management and Budget, formerly known as the State Finance Department, in its most recent economic forecast projected an improvement in the state’s economic position of more than a billion dollars for the current two-year budget cycle. When the Legislature comes back into [...]

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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   Minnesota newspapers and their websites are valued for their readership and advertising results, according to a survey hot off the press. Results of a survey, conducted by Scarborough researchers for the Minnesota Newspaper Association, show that in almost every category of news and buying decisions, newspapers and their websites [...]

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by Linda Herkenhoff The Rockford City Council, at its Jan. 14 meeting, unanimously approved hiring Dan Madsen as the city’s administrator and special counsel.  He will step into the position being vacated by Nancy Carswell, who has held it for over two decades. Carswell announced her retirement plans late in 2013. Madsen’s title with Rockford [...]

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The past four months of my life have been the most exciting, tiring, happy, stressful and fulfilling. My husband and I welcomed our beautiful daughter, Arabella, on Sept. 25, 2013. After 13 hours of labor I was holding my daughter in my arms in the delivery room. I looked down and saw a little tiny [...]

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