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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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City awaits traffic study result The St. Michael Planning Commission hosted a public hearing Wednesday, Oct. 1, on whether to allow churches to operate in a business district, which is presently not allowed by city ordinance. Riverside Church is making the request in order to proceed with its purchase agreement of the former Cinemagic theater [...]

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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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State Senator Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake) recently participated in a joint House and Senate committee meeting to receive information on Minnesota’s rail system, railroad regulation, and railway economic development. The hearing featured members of the Senate Committees on Transportation and Public Safety; Commerce; and Jobs, Agriculture, and Rural Development; and the House Committees on Transportation [...]

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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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State Senator Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake) announced Wednesday, Oct. 8, that $1.4 million in funding will be allocated for the I-94 expansion project from St. Michael to Albertville. The funding was announced as part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Corridors of Commerce program. “I am thrilled we were able to secure funding for the [...]

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