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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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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 For years, Wright County officials have butted heads with the Metropolitan Council over trying to get their hands on state funding money for the expansion of the I-94 corridor between Rogers and Monticello, where commuter traffic gets bottled up on a daily basis. At the Nov. 19 meeting of the [...]

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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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