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By John Holler One of the first items on the Feb. 25 agenda of the Wright County Board was to present a retirement plaque to Deputy County Assessor Randy DesMarais. Instead, the ceremony was postponed indefinitely. On Feb. 23, County Assessor Greg Kramber was involved in a significant car crash in which he sustained serious [...]

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By John Holler It’s hard to ignore that technological innovations have made the collection and dissemination of news much more instantaneous. For centuries, newspapers have been the primary source of delivering news. But, as social media and internet websites have become the fastest way to get information, newspapers have struggled to maintain their readership in [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer One of the sure signs of spring is that the Wright County Board of Commissioners approves its annual list of spring road weight restrictions. For the winter of 2013-14, with a record-setting number of days in which the temperature fell below zero, spring can’t come soon enough. Wright County Highway [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer Dogs have the moniker of being man’s best friend, but, when dogs are deemed to be dangerous, there need to be legal remedies to handle such situations. At the Jan. 21 meeting of the Wright County Board, Assistant County Attorney Brian Asleson came before the board to discuss the county’s [...]

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By JOHN HOLLER contributing writer Thanks to technological advancements, the way of doing business has changed in many respects. The home phone is going the way of the dinosaur. Computers have replaced many of the old-school forms of communication and the image quality of photos, whether from cameras or mobile devices, have become increasingly more [...]

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Potter: ‘Not the time to take our foot off the throttle’ by John Holler Contributing Writer In 2013, the Wright County Board of Commissioners approved giving $8,000 to the I-94 Corridor Coalition in hopes of getting some bang for the buck in the group’s lobbying effort to get federal funding for a significant expansion project. [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer For more than five years, Wright County has been a member of a three-county forensics laboratory in Anoka County. During that time, the county has felt like it is paying more than its fair share for the lab, but, as the Jan. 14 board meeting, the commissioners made it clear [...]

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by John Holler The Wright County Board of Commissioners conducted its first meeting of 2014 Jan. 7 and, as its first order of business, the board unanimously voted Christine Husom as the board chair for 2014. Husom, who served as vice-chair last year, said she intends to make county board meetings open to public comment [...]

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