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By John Holler Contributing Writer As an annual rite of passage, the first Wright County Board meeting of every calendar year is opened by Auditor/Treasurer Bob Hiivala. Under state law, there is no county board chairman until a preliminary vote has taken place. That ritual was repeated Jan. 6 and t...Read More
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By John Holler Contributing Writer In what is perhaps the most important single decision of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, at the Jan. 6 meeting of the board, the commissioners handed out committee assignments for 2015. While the general public typically only sees the commissioners at the...Read More
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Daleiden: ‘I just don’t feel right’ By John Holler Contributing Writer As is tradition at the final meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, salaries for the elected officials of the county are set for the following year. While most of them went quickly, because they had already be...Read More
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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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