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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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by John Holler It may not seem like a Christmas present, but when you no longer have to pay for something you used to, it may seem like it. 2012 was the last year the Wright County Board put a solid waste surcharge on tax statements of country residents, forcing them to pay the freight […]

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by John Holler As part of the Dec. 17 county board meeting, one of the items up for approval was setting the mileage reimbursement for employees who travel as part of their job. The action in front of them was to inform the county that the federal reimbursement rate will rise to 56 cents a […]

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by John Holler For years, the Wright County Board of Commissioners was referred to as everything from frugal to fiscally responsible to downright cheap. The county board consistently found ways to maintain as little growth in the county’s budget and certified taxable levy. During the economic downturn, a hiring freeze was put in place to […]

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