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 New health data for Wright County, published Oct. 22, show a sharp jump in COVID-19 infections, the third consecutive week that the case rate has risen—but it didn’t trigger any change in the learning models being pursued in Monticello schools.

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As human beings we are born to connect. The 2020 publication of the consensus study report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older, reported some very sobering findings: 25% of Americans 65 and older are socially isolated; soc…

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The September and October driver’s classes we scheduled with the Minnesota Safety Council filled to capacity fast and I’m happy to say that we were able to book more.

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Thanks to a sponsorship from Arby’s Restaurant Group, Monticello High School teacher, Alyssa Ambrosius, was able to attend BestPrep’s Technology Integration Workshop (TIW) at the end of July, which was held virtually for the first time ever.

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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) made its recommendations in late July for public school districts’ fall start based largely on counties’ 14-day case rates of COVID-19, but there is still leeway for deviation—meaning that Monticello Schools is keeping in place its current schedule ev…

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We are able to safely offer participation opportunities for a number of senior center activities. All activities include properly spaced set ups and disinfecting is done before and after each event. And there are plenty of hand sanitizing stations around the center. The activities that are a…

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The Monticello School Board has formally approved the administration’s back-to-school plan and was readying to submit it to the Minnesota Department of Education for approval on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

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Will you get the best poker hand?  People age 55+ can join in on the first ever senior center Poker Walk on September 15 at 10 a.m.  The Poker Walk consists of 5 Poker Stations in the community center west parking lot.  Begin at the registration table where you will receive your first card. …

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A 2017 Chevrolet Silverado caught fire and burst into flames at about 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 6 after hitting an electrical utility box in the 110000 block of Alpine Drive. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle without injury.  Some customers of Xcel Energy lost power for a time …