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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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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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At the suggestion of its city attorney, the St. Michael City Council will consider placing a moratorium on any new requests for assemblies, churches or theaters. The council also heard an update and took action regarding the Pelican Lake level lowering project, and heard an update about the ice arena repair project. MORATORIUM City attorney […]

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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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Wright County has a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED. The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire county at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute. CodeRED employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable […]

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