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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.

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Landlords, Farmers, Agri-Business Professionals should make plans to attend one of the informative meetings being held across Minnesota. These free meetings are being provided by the University of Minnesota Extension. Farm land rental rates are the largest input cost the farmer has. Determin…

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For the last several years, Wright County has made a concerted effort to clear its tax rolls of hundreds of small stubs of property too small to be developed that were part of the housing boom that weren’t included in individual homeowner properties.

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Wright County has wrestled with the topic of bus transit for the last several years since the dissolution of the River Rider program that had served Wright and Sherburne counties for decades prior. At the Oct. 22 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, the final step in that pro…

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The Wright County Highway Department would like to remind Wright County citizens to use extra caution on county highways now that farmers are in the fields harvesting and using the roadways to transport crops and equipment from the fields to grain elevators, markets, and to storage facilities.  

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When those who break the law and are sent away to a county jail or a state prison, they’re often forgotten and left to serve out there time away from society to pay the penalty for their crimes. But, the question isn’t always asked as to what happens to those people when they complete their …

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Last week was Principal Shadowing week across the country, and Senator Bruce Anderson (R-Buffalo) met with principals in his district to see some of their activities and challenges firsthand. They discussed vaping, professional development, mental health support, and more.

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October is a great time of year to spot and manage the buckthorn on your property.  Buckthorn is a tall shrub or small tree that can reach 25 feet tall. It is commonly found in the understory of woodlands, fence lines, and forest edges.  Buckthorn is easy to identify at this point in the sea…

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For the last couple of years, Wright County has been on a positive roll with getting unexpectedly low bids for projects let out. But, at the Oct. 15 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, that came to a stop – due largely to the record-setting rainfall that hit the county this year.

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Teen smoking has been a problem in this country for generations. Most smokers started in their teens. Many smokers over the age of 50 remember when the price of a pack of cigarettes was less than $1 – approximately the price of a couple of candy bars. Things have changed – a pack of cigarett…

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At a time when the youth of America is being inundated with technology in a rapidly-changing world, it would seem that time-honored youth programs like 4-H could be suffering or seeing a decline in numbers.

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The concentration and continued proliferation of housing and business developments in Wright County is nothing new. It’s been more than 40 years in the making. In 1978, due to extremely rapid and uncontrolled growth in the northeast portion of Wright County along I-94, the Wright County Boar…

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Wright County 4-H invites you to learn more about the 4-H program at an Explore 4-H Day Open House near you.  Events will be held from 1:00-2:30pm on, Sunday, September 29 at the Howard Lake Community Room (617 6th Ave, Howard Lake) & St Max Kolbe Catholic School (217 2nd St S, Delano) a…

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On August 7, Wright County Health and Human Services (WCHHS) hosted a picnic for foster care providers and the individuals in their care. This picnic took place at Sturges Park in Buffalo.  The event was catered by Huikkos. It was a great success and people enjoyed their time together. The W…

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Allina Heart Safe Communities Program recently delivered 85 new Zoll Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Carol Frazee, Renee Hamdorff and Susan Robinson from the Heart Safe program coordinated the delivery of these units to be placed in patrol cars…

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation spent nearly $133 million dollars to clear roads during the 2018-19 winter season and crews faced some of the most severe weather in the state in a decade, according to a new MnDOT winter maintenance report released today.

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A year ago at this time, the Wright County Board of Commissioners started to realize how significant the anticipated spike in the county’s budget and certified levy (the amount paid by residents) and the reaction that would likely ensue.

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Motorists who stop to use the Fuller Lake Rest Area along westbound Interstate 94, one mile west of Highway 24 in Clearwater, will need to find other facilities, as the Minnesota Department of Transportation shuts down the facility to make $1.8 million improvements Thursday, July 18. 

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Motorists who stop to use the Fuller Lake Rest Area along westbound Interstate 94, one mile west of Highway 24 in Clearwater, will need to find other facilities, as the Minnesota Department of Transportation shuts down the facility to make $1.8 million improvements Thursday, July 18.