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The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets. With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a critical shortage …

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Whenever there is a snow or ice event in Minnesota, you don’t need to see the area that got impacted to know where it hit. All you need to do is look at vehicles that are streaked with road salt. However, the day may be coming soon where highway plow crews use less road salt and replace it w…

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The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) approved $13.9 million in Clean Water Fund grants on Jan. 22 to improve water quality in streams, lakes, and groundwater across the state.

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There is plenty of business that comes before the Wright County Board of Commissioners during its weekly meetings, but at its Jan. 21 meeting, the board had an unusual topic of conversation – quelling a rumor that the county was looking to expand to add a fourth floor to its new Government C…

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Wright County Community Action is operating the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) in Wright County.  The Energy Assistance Program is available to income eligible households to pay a portion of the cost of their heat bills.  The program can also provide assistance to homeowners in need of Furn…

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Beginning Friday, Jan. 17, those wishing to cast their votes early for the Presidential Nomination Primary (PNP) to be conducted March 3 can do so at the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office on the second floor of the Wright County Government Center in Buffalo. In addition, six cities – Albertville, B…

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Later this month, the Minnesota Senate Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy Committee will hold a pair of hearings in Rochester and Mound to consider legislation designed to modernize Minnesota’s energy resources. The legislation, known as ‘Clean Energy First’, aims to prioritize clean en…

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There's a new Department of Natural Resources conservation officer in each of 13 communities across the state, now that individuals who’ve spent the better part of the past year in training have been assigned their field stations.

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For the last 75 years, the Otto Bremer Trust, a philanthropic arm of Bremer Banks, has given out grants to worthy causes in Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin. Each year, there is a lot of competition for grant funding because the trust, which was founded in 1944, has granted more…

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Although there is snow on the ground, a considerable amount of the discussion at the Tuesday, Dec. 3, Wright County Commission meeting concerned camping next summer, specifically, what patrons will pay in the future to camp at Wright County Parks.

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The Wright County Board of Commissioners will not be meeting Tuesday, Dec. 10 as the commissioners will be attending the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) Annual Conference Dec. 9-11 at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud.

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Wright County Court Administrator Monica Tschumper was among four distinguished Minnesota Judicial Branch employees from across Minnesota honored for their professional talents at the recent Minnesota Association for Court Management (MACM) conference. Monica Tschumper of Wright County Distr…

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In January of this year, one of the first orders of business for the Wright County Board of Commissioners was to alter its standard board meeting schedule, which were scheduled four Tuesdays per month to take care of the day-to-day business of the county. At the start of the year, the board …

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The Sherburne County Government Center on Nov. 22 opened its doors wide for Constitution Day and an “Open Courthouse” event designed to showcase the work of Minnesota’s courts, and educate the public about the work of judges, attorneys, law enforcement. In the photo above, Assistant Sherburn…

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Motorists should prepare for snow-covered and icy road conditions in portions of Minnesota beginning Tuesday afternoon as a winter storm is expected to bring significant snow and wind to the region through Wednesday morning, which means Thanksgiving travel could be difficult.