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By John Holler Contributing Writer   Few issues among the members of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, four of whom started their job in January 2013, have been more divisive than the questions surrounding the end of the River Rider transit program. Hours have been spent during public board meetings and committee meetings to […]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer   What started as an unprecedented experiment to achieve county board unanimity turned into a free for all at the April 15 meeting of the Wright County Board, as discussion concerning Wright County’s inclusion in the Trailblazer transit system took an unexpected turn. The gloves came off in an open […]

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Borrell: ‘We can’t give blanket approval to this’ By John Holler Contributing Writer   It is a foregone conclusion that, when July 1 comes, Wright County’s River Rider program, which supplies affordable transportation for citizens without their own mode of transport, will be absorbed into the Trailblazer program, a similar ride-providing program that currently operates […]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer Every year, Wright County Medical Examiner Dr. A. Quinn Strobl presents her annual report to the Wright County Board of Commissioners. The purpose of the report is to have a historical record of the numbers of deaths in the county, as well as the manner of death. At the March […]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer While the county commissioners, county attorney and sheriff are the names and faces most people associate with Wright County, there are hundreds of other employees who complete the day-to-day operations of running the county. At the March 4 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, the board held its […]

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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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