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A number of Wright County deputies and other first responders rushed to St. Michael on Monday, June 29 after the Sheriff’s Office received a call about a shooting. When they got to the supposed site of the incident, however, it soon became clear that no shooting had occurred.

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The St. Michael Albertville School Board met June 15 electronically as allowed by State and Federal Emergency Executive Orders. They provided a link for the public to also attend electronically and a recording of the meeting is available for review.

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In a special “off week” meeting held Tuesday, June 2, the St. Michael City Council approved language for a letter that was then sent to Gov. Tim Walz asking him to allow businesses in the city to resume operations as soon as possible while remaining in compliance with guidelines set down by …

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The filing period for state legislature candidates is complete. The local races look to be fairly straightforward, with one Republican and one Democrat-Farmer-Labor candidate filing to run in most cases. No local races will require a party primary.

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UPDATE: Readers please note, after this item went to press for the the June 11 print edition, a location in Delano dropped out of the June 17 food distribution. There are now FIVE locations available, as listed below.

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Last week, the Crow River News recognized the winners of academic awards in the freshman, sophomore and junior classes at St. Michael-Albertville-High school. This week, the senior class of 2020 is up.

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The St. Michael City council approved a preliminary plat for phase one construction of the Legacy Bay Farms development around Uhl Lake during its May 12 Zoom meeting. The first phase of development would see 248 detached residential lots built up. Further phases of development will be consi…

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The closure of Minnesota schools and cancellation of school activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic mean that St. Michael-Albertville High School will not be able to fete its academic award winners with an in-person ceremony as it would most years. A statement from the school said:

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The class of 2020 will miss out on senior prom dates, awards ceremonies, graduation ceremonies and more than two months of in-person classes, as well as the entire spring sports season and other anticipated events, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the shutdown of school activities. To help g…

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Fifty-nine students from St. Michael-Albertville participated in the annual Minnesota Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Minneapolis March 5-7. During the school year, over 1,700 Minnesota BPA student members take part in the organization’s competitive events pr…

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St. Michael Catholic School has hired Atlanta-area Catholic educator and NET Ministries alumna Melissa Ginther as its new principal. Ginther will join the school this summer, replacing long-time principal Jennifer Haller, who has been hired by the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence in St.…

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The St. Michael City Council voted to reopen playground equipment in the city by a 4-1 vote at its April 28 meeting, which was conducted mostly over Zoom with a few members and residents attending in person at city hall.

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In its April 14 meeting, the St. Michael City Council created what could be an enticing option for restaurants wishing to sell liquor for off-site sales, a popular option throughout the Minnesota while the state remains under lockdown orders which include the closure of restaurants.

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An unusual situation sometimes calls for unusual measures in order to stay connected with family and loved ones. In order to visit his mother at The Legacy of St. Michael while still complying with COVID-19 social distancing requirements, Greg Vetsch climbed a ladder to talk with mom through…

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The sign (first photo) informing children that the playground at Swamp Lake Park is closed is, in many ways, a sign of the times as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our way of life. In these strange times, it also possible to see signs of hope and inspiration (subsequent photos). Alt…

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“Desperate times call for desperate measures” is a familiar saying, and Love INC-Heartland has been taking that to heart recently. Despite the shelter at home order, there are still unmet needs in the community, so Love INC staff has been working to strike a careful balance between serving n…

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When, on March 16, Gov. Tim Walz announced the executive order closing Minnesota’s dining and entertainment establishments in a bid to help curb the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurateurs around the state had difficult decisions to make as to how their businesses would operate in a str…