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by John Holler For more than 20 years, Wright County has fought against being absorbed in the Metropolitan Council, a powerful group that handles transportation issues for the seven-county Twin Cities metro area. At the Nov. 26 meeting of the Wright County Board, the commissioners approved a Memorandum of Understanding that would keep them out [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer In recent years, wind farms have become much more prevalent, as farm land is used to house dozens of wind mills to generate power. At the Nov. 12 meeting of the Wright County Board, the commissioners head of a plan to create Minnesota’s largest solar collection sites. Nathan Franzen and [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer Anyone who has seen the Wright County website has immediately noticed that it is essentially the same format that it was when Wright County first went on-line more than 15 years ago. Anyone attempting to find a service or information from the website has often been frustrated. At the Nov. [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer A year ago the five Wright County commissioners spent a relatively sleepless night awaiting the decision as to whether they would members of the county board or not. Thanks to redistricting, all five commissioners had to run for election and none were convinced that they would win. A year later, [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer Over the years, few costs associated with running county government have been more annoying to the Wright County Board of Commissioners than its responsibility to cover jail medical expenses for prisoners at the Wright County Jail. A single prisoner is capable of racking up tens of thousands of dollars in [...]

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By John Holler Contributing writer For the most part, if there were topics of interest to Wright County residents that were going to be discussed at the Wright County Board of Commissioners they had to attend the meetings in Buffalo or wait a couple of days to watch the meeting on cable access television. At [...]

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By John Holler Contributing writer There has been a public debate as to whether electronic cigarettes have the same level of health risk as traditional tobacco cigarettes. Some see e-cigarettes as an alternative for those looking to quit smoking. Others see them as merely a different form of smoking. At the Oct. 8 meeting of [...]

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By John Holler Contributing writer At a time when membership is 4-H is declining both in Minnesota and nationally, the numbers of Wright County 4-H members continues to rise. At the Oct. 1 meeting of the Wright County Board, 4-H Program Coordinator Nick Neaton came before the commissioners with a couple of 4-Hers and a [...]

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