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Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the St. Cloud Regional Airport a grant of $168,606. The funds are enhanced by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will go towards several projects to improve safety a…

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For almost a decade, Minnesota has been in the process of creating an enhanced Next Generation 911 emergency calling system. Catching up with the challenges created with technological advancements that don’t use the traditional means of accessing the 911 system – computers and wireless devic…

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Washington, D.C. - Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the St. Cloud Regional Airport a grant of $1,092,430. The funds are provided as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and will go towards …

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The 2020 Buffalo Days event has been postponed due to COVID-19, so Fishing Klinics for Kids held in Sturges Park during the celebration has been cancelled. The Buffalo Days Klinic is well-attended by kids and adults, and organizers look forward to its return in 2021.

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Earlier this month, the Wright County Board of Commissioners received a request from Sheriff Sean Deringer to modify a portion of the fee schedule for his office. The proposed change would reduce the cost for a permit to carry application specific to current and retired Wright County Sheriff…

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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.

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On Tuesday, May 26, the Wright County Highway Department will begin its annual roadside spraying/vegetation management program along all Wright County highways to remove unwanted brush and noxious weeds. Because the spraying is done with herbicides, some residents opt to do their own removal…

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Xcel Energy remains committed to the safety of our employees, customers and communities while ensuring reliable service for all our customers as we all adjust to life during these uncertain times. With a Stay At Home order in effect in Minnesota, many of our customers may use this extra time…

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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…

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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…

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Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic the Highway Department will be implementing the following procedures beginning Monday, March 30, 2020.  These procedures have been put in place to protect both the public and county employees in following the direction given by the Governor and the County…

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Governor Tim Walz today signed a bill to allocate $330 million in COVID-19 aid in Minnesota, bringing the state’s total response to more than $550 million to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was passed by the Minnesota Legislature on March 26, 2020.

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Due to the Emergency Declaration by the Wright County Board of Commissioners that was adopted earlier this month to close public facing counters in the battle against the COVID-19 coronavirus and the potential for community spread, the Wright County Compost and Recycling Facility will be clo…

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On March 25, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz sent out an Executive Order for Minnesotans to stay at home and shelter in place, an order that goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 27 and will continue until Friday, April 10. In the Executive Order, it excluded “essential workers,” which, i…

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At a time of isolation like most of us are experiencing at the moment and will be for the short-term future, thoughts of being out on a boat on a Wright County lake in the summer seems like a dream. However, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office is looking to the days when the quarantining – fo…

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Governor Tim Walz today announced he will self-quarantine for a period of 14 days after learning he had contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The Governor was informed of the contact early this morning and has not left his home since. 

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Due to an outpouring of community support and desire to make donations of needed protective equipment, Allina Health is standing up collection sites at many of its facilities to receive donations. Health care organizations, including Allina Health, are in need of additional masks to help mee…

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The Department of Motor Vehicles testing office in Buffalo has closed off its driver testing program effective immediately, according to Wright County License Bureau Supervisor Becky Aanerud. The Buffalo Exam Station, which is located at 15 First Ave. S in Buffalo, is still open for written …

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The Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance committee heard a presentation from Senator Bruce Anderson (R-Buffalo) on SF3009 which provides supplemental funding to Wright County Community Action (WCCA). WCCA provides homeownership education, counseling, and training services, and…

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Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-09, ordering health care providers to postpone elective surgeries and procedures, including non-emergent elective dental procedures, to focus health care capacity and equipment on responding to COVID-19 cases and other emergencies.