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By John Holler Contributing Writer In 2003, then-Wright County Sheriff Gary Miller estimated that 80 percent of the prisoners in the Wright County Jail were there because of methamphetamine. From manufacturers to sellers to users to those who committed crimes to help support their habit, it was a drug that was gaining a stronghold in [...]

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The 29th annual Coats for Kids collection drive begins Sept. 15. Pilgrim Cleaners sponsors the annual project, accepting new and gently used coats, then cleaning them and distributing to various local charities to help families in need stay warm this winter. Pilgrim Cleaners has set a goal of 10,000 coats. Coats will be collected until [...]

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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   When you have as many employees as Wright County has, mileage on personal vehicles can be a costly concern. With a reimbursement rate of 50 cents a mile, some line items in budgets can be quite significant. At the meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, the concept [...]

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The Wright County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Aug. 26, received a report of a missing person. Family reported that Christopher Michael Rossing, 25, has not been seen or heard from since Friday afternoon, Aug. 22.  It is believed that Rossing left work in Maple Plain Friday afternoon at approximately 5 p.m. and was expected to meet [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer   Several county department heads often wear several hats as part of their responsibilities, but few have two very different aspects of their job, much less in their job title. At the meeting of the Wright County Board, the commissioners discussed the process that would be used to hire a [...]

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Corcoran council AUG. 28 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116. Albertville City Council SEPT. 2 — Albertville City Council meets Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave. STMA board SEPT. 2 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board [...]

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Country Days AUG. 15-16 — Don’t miss Corcoran Country Days Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15 and 16, back for 2014 Bigfoot monster truck car crash demonstration during the free family day. Kids can build a birdfeeder, play on inflatable’s, plus there’s food games pony rides trout fishing pond and more Saturday 11 to 5 bands [...]

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