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North Shore Gymnastics Association conducted its 22nd Annual John Roethlisberger Iceberg Open at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion, hosting more than 530 boys representing 35 different teams from across the country.

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Rockford’s girls basketball team had no time to sulk after Thursday’s 74-50 loss to state power New London-Spicer. It had to be on the bus at 5:30 a.m. Saturday to play Perham in Alexandria at 10:30 a.m.

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Chad Lewis’ approach to the paranormal was initially academic. While earning his Master’s degree in Applied Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Lewis became interested, in his own words: “What is it about human perception and human belief systems that make some people believe in…

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Fisher, David James, 37, of Albertville, sentenced Jan. 29 for Felony Fleeing a Peace Officer to a stay of imposition for three years on conditions of probation, serve 80 days jail, pay $200 fine plus surcharges, pay $75 public defender co-payment, provide DNA sample, have no use or possessi…

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On Jan. 31, Daniel Thomas Madden, 22, of Rogers, was arrested in Otsego on the charge of 5th degree possession of a controlled substance.

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Earlier in January, the Wright County Board of Commissioners had questions concerning a proposed zoning ordinance that seemed specific to the Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy, which is seeking charter school status. Because Commissioner Charlie Borrell, who serves on the planning …

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In November, all 87 sheriffs in Minnesota are going to be up for election. Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty won’t be among them. On Feb. 1, Hagerty officially announced that he will not seek re-election and will finish out his term after eight years as Wright County Sheriff.

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On Jan. 16, Samwel Gwaro Nyamwaya, 18, of St. Michael, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for underage liquor possession.

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Betty, Charles Anthony, Jr., 43, of Rogers, sentenced Jan. 10 for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to 365 days jail, $300 fine; 360 days stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 5 days jail, pay $300 fine plus surcharges, undergo a chemical dependency assessment and follow al…

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On January 2, Maria Michelle Strader, 40, of Rockford, was arrested in Rockford on a McLeod County warrant for 5th degree possession of a controlled substance.

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After a peek at the polls, Sen. David Osmek, R-Mound, has suspended his campaign for governor. Osmek, currently serving his second senate term, will no longer seek the Republican endorsement for governor.

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Rockford’s dance teams have seen the positive results after making several changes in routines from the start of the season under new head coach Kristie Nelson.

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Asp, Bradley James, 44, of St. Michael, sentenced Dec. 22 for Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct to 90 days jail; 90 days stayed for one year on conditions of probation, pay $85 surcharges, have no contact with victim, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Tenney.

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On Jan. 2, Maria Michelle Strader, 40, of Rockford, was arrested in Rockford on a McLeod County warrant for 5th degree possession of a controlled substance.

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For years, Wright County has addressed the collection, inputting, retention and sharing of data on an individual department basis. As a result, the data system used in the Human Services Department, Information Technology Department, Parks Department, Sheriff’s Department, etc. all operate o…

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Anyone who has tried to get license plates, license tabs or transfer a vehicle title and has attempted to do it online, likely has had a sour experience with MNLARS (Minnesota Licensing and Registration System), which has been an abject failure since rolling out last summer.