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Borrell: MnDOT a ‘bully, dictator’ by John Holler Contributing Writer   For those who use the River Rider transit program in Wright County, many of them are dependent on the program to get from one place to another. While the program is open to everyone, the majority of the 70,000 riders in 2013 were the [...]

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Wright County residents thinking about buying a home are invited to attend a one day informative workshop designed to help them learn the basics of home ownership. Home Stretch will be offered Saturday, Jan. 25, from 8 am from 5 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 449 West Broadway, Monticello. To register, call Wright County Community [...]

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To the Editor: After 10 years of serving the senior population of Wright County, Seniors Wright at Home, (formerly known as Faith in Action of Wright County) is closing on Dec. 31. This decision did not come lightly, but was decided upon with care and much consideration due to many factors. All of us at [...]

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Sparks start to fly even before Emmer announcement “Join us in bringing the spirit of Main Street to Washington,” said Delano Attorney and ex talk show host Tom Emmer, as he announced on Wednesday June 5 that he is running to represent the Sixth District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Emmer, a Republican, chose [...]

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The Wright County Planning Commission has scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, a public hearing on a proposed ordinance amendment relating to athletic complexes as accessories to commercial outdoor recreation uses. After the public hearing, the Planning Commission will make a recommendation and referral for final action to the Wright County Board of Commissioners. [...]

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By John Holler sunpressnews@ecm-inc.com   For the last month, it has been known that sitting Wright County Commissioners Pat Sawatzke and Rose Thelen would be squaring off for one commissioner seat in November. At the Sept. 11 meeting of the Wright County Board, the gloves came off and the animosity between the candidates came front [...]

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Wright County Community Action (WCCA) is seeking “energetic individuals who are familiar with the needs of their neighborhoods and want to join WCCA in it mission to prevent and resolve conditions of poverty within the community.” The WCCA will hold an election for one consumer sector representative to serve on the WCCA Board of Directors. [...]

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By John Holler Underage drinking has been a problem for generations. Over time, laws have been enacted and enforced to target the underage drinkers and the adults that purchase alcohol for them. But a loophole in the law made it impossible to prosecute those who host parties in which underage drinking takes place. At the [...]

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