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By John Holler Contributing Writer For much of 2014, Wright County has been bringing in more-than-anticipated revenue from the boarding of prisoners for the Minnesota Department of Corrections, as well as Stearns and Sherburne counties, but, when jail administration appeared before the Wright County...Read More
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By John Holler Contributing Writer Historically, the annual Wright County Truth in Local Taxation hearing isn’t very well attended. Whether it is due to a lack of interest from the public, the resignation that property taxes are a primary funding mechanism for counties, cities and school districts...Read More
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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 eme...Read More
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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 dr...Read More
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By John Holler Contributing Writer Typically county board meetings are “business as usual” type affairs in which the commissioners discuss contracts, ordinances and budgets. The June 24 Wright County Board meeting was anything but typical. In an emotional meeting that brought several to tears, t...Read More
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By John Holler Contributing Writer At the times of dangerous summer storms, often the difference between being forewarned and being caught unaware can be the sounding of storm sirens alerting people that threatening weather is in the area. But, who pays for those sirens to be installed and maintaine...Read More
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By John Holler Contributing Writer   The issue of transit in Wright County has turned into its own version of “The Neverending Story,” as the future of transit in the county seemingly changes on a weekly or even a daily basis. At the most recent meeting of the Wright County Board of Commiss...Read More
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