BUFFALO, MN – Earlier this week, the first workplace-associated cluster of COVID- 19 cases was identified in Wright County.“Considering what we know about the virus, clustering is not surprising,” said Sarah Grosshuesch, Director of Wright County Public Health. “We have been taking steps to …

Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer has found himself in an unenviable position in recent weeks. He has heard heartbreaking stories from small business owners asking him to allow businesses to open up while Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order and decision to close most small business has take…

A favorite place for many in Monticello is Otter Creek park, where water runs beneath both a foot bridge and a railroad trestle and a sculpture of an otter upon a bicycle seemingly changes with the seasons. In this season of change with the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing, and face prot…

Sherburne County Administrator Bruce Messelt announced at the start of the May 5 meeting that the county has had its first COVID-19-related death on May 4. More details will follow during the county's regular COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and county response report.

Effective immediately, all CentraCare and Carris Health facilities, both patient and non-patient buildings, will be implementing universal masking for all employees. Universal masking means any employee entering a CentraCare building must wear a facemask for the entire time they are at work.

With much of the country shut down or limited due to stay at home/shelter in place orders, the business of government has kept moving forward because it can’t shut down completely. But, like everything else in our new reality, taking COVID-19 into account when making decisions has become nec…

The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners, in coordination with the County’s Auditor-Treasurer, took action earlier today to provide temporary relief to residents and businesses that have been directly or indirectly impacted by the economic pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. --- In response to Executive Order 20-41 issued today by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz,the Minnesota State High School League, under direction of the League’s Board of Directors, has declared, effective immediately, all activities and athletics that occur during the spring s…

Gov. Tim Walz called on Minnesota residents to make homemade masks for those most at risk of the coronavirus, as health officials reported 143 new confirmed cases of the disease, including 23 in the county where it sickened many workers at a meatpacking plant.

BUFFALO, MN – Wright County Public Health has received confirmation from the Minnesota Department of Health of the first confirmed death of a Wright County resident due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Generous donors from across Minnesota and western Wisconsin have already donated more than 200,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) since Allina Health first put out the call for donations on March 21. Today Allina Health is extending its call for donated PPE. The initial reques…

During this time, we understand that visiting parks and trails will provide citizens with an opportunity for physical activity, relaxation, and place to enjoy the outdoors all while maintaining some of the recommendations put forth by the CDC, WHO, and the state of Minnesota. With that under…

Library buildings may be closed, but we have many options for library services from the comfort of your home. With your library card, you can access our digital world of eBooks and eAudiobooks. All you need is a computer or a tablet/phone. On griver.org there are multiple platforms to search…

Trailblazer Transit, which serves Wright County’s bus transit needs, has announced that it will be expanding the locations it typically provide rides outside of their service area to assist veterans in need.

Anyone who has attended or streamed a Wright County Board meeting the last couple of weeks has noticed a significant change – there are only four commissioners sitting at the board dais instead of five. Commissioner Charlie Borrell and his wife Lynn, who has the ability to work remotely, hav…