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  1. Siberian Huskies lead sleds through Ney ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Maple Lake Messenger

    ... the thrill of being pulled on a sled by a team of Siberian Huskies through the woods. Kurt Eich with the Wright County Parks welcomed the group. He said the dog sled rides began back in 2007 and has grown in popularity every year. He also shared ...

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  2. Diving ducks drive habitat restoration at Wright County's Pelican LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | St. Cloud Times

    Diving ducks drive habitat restoration at Wright County's Pelican Lake Pelican Lake habitat restoration could bring transformation to lake known for diving ducks Check out this story on sctimes.com: With the opening of a dam, the slow drawdown of Lake Pelican began in late December. It's part of a restoration meant to restore waterfowl habitat on a lake known for diving ducks.

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  3. Potter named board chair for 2015Read the original story

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Maple Lake Messenger

    As an annual rite of passage, the first Wright County Board meeting of every calendar year is opened by Auditor/Treasurer Bob Hiivala. Under state law, there is no county board chairman until a preliminary vote has taken place.

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  4. City Council organizes for the new yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Maple Lake Messenger

    ... manager and water operator, assisted by maintenance staffer Al Hudek. Kissock will represent the city on the Wright County Area Transit Commission, with Geyen serving as alternate. Other annual appointments included Ken Yager as assessor, Star Bank ...

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  5. A year in review: Looking back on 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | Maple Lake Messenger

    ... On Monday and Tuesday, the water main and storm sewer were replaced at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Wright County Road 7, also known as Division Street. Water was shut off for businesses and residences. . .Hundreds of people streamed into ...

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  6. Board sets salaries for elected officials for 2015Read the original story

    Wednesday Jan 7 | Maple Lake Messenger

    As is tradition at the final meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, salaries for the elected officials of the county are set for the following year. While most of them went quickly, because they had already been debated and discussed at the committee level, Commissioner Mark Daleiden broke away from the rest of the board at its Dec. 30 meeting - voting against a pay raise for the county commissioners.

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  7. Annandale strives for new tradition with NYE ball dropRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | St. Cloud Times

    ... live in Yellow Springs, Ohio, a city that did a popular New Year's Eve ball drop. She decided to bring it to Wright County. Morgan was hands-on in organizing it. She ordered the disco ball online and using some craftiness and caulk to adhere lights ...

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  8. A year in review: Looking back on 2014Read the original story

    Wednesday Dec 31 | Maple Lake Messenger

    ... in, the officers can be heading directly into harm's way. But thanks to a happy coincidence and good timing, Wright County has an impressive vehicle at its disposal to help deal with emergency situations. Late last year, Wright County Sheriff Joe ...

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  9. Nine horses perish in Chatham Township barn fireRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 31 | Maple Lake Messenger

    Sheriff Joe Hagerty reports that on Sunday, December 29th, at approximately 12:36 a.m., the Wright County Sheriff's Office communications center received a 911 call of a barn fire at a horse ranch located at 2187 Bolton Dr. NW, in Chatham Township. Upon arrival deputies found the barn to be fully engulfed.

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  10. Board awaits word on selling compost facility equipmentRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 31 | Maple Lake Messenger

    It's been 20 years since the Wright County Compost Facility was mothballed, but questions remain as to whether the county will have to repay the state $2 million if it opts to sell or scrap the equipment at the facility. At the Dec. 23 meeting of the county board, the commissioners discussed the committee of the whole minutes, which dealt with a tour of the compost facility and the potential of selling off the old equipment or, failing to do that, selling the metal for scrap.

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  11. Horses killed in Minn. barn fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | WKBT

    TV reports the fire was reported early Sunday at a horse ranch in Wright County. The barn was engulfed in flames when sheriff's deputies arrived.

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  12. Barn fire in Wright County kills 9 horses; electrical cause suspectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | TwinCities

    The fire was reported early Sunday at a horse ranch in Wright County, according to a report from KSTP-TV . The barn was engulfed in flames when sheriff's deputies arrived.

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  13. Nine horses killed in Wright County barn fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 29 | TwinCities

    Nine horses were killed in a barn fire early Sunday in Wright County, northwest of Minneapolis, while a passing teenager and another man rescued some horses. The Wright County sheriff's office said some horses were saved after Wyatt Stueven, 17, of Howard Lake, drove by the ranch and spotted the fire.

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  14. 9 Horses Killed in Wright Co. Barn FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 29 | KSTP

    Nine horses were killed in a barn fire in Wright County over the weekend, according to the sheriff's office. The fire was reported at 12:36 a.m. Sunday at a horse ranch on the 2100 block of Bolton Drive Northwest in Chatham Township.

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  15. Lindstrom, MNRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | Chisago County Press

    ... score 4-1 last Thursday, December 11 at Chisago Lakes Arena. Friday, December 19, 2014 Chisago Lakes 4, North Wright County 4 (O.T.) Mackenzie Lundeen scored her second goal of the game with 1:17 left in the third period to tie the score at 4-4 ...

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  16. Wright County: Snowmobile crash kills passenger; driver chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | TwinCities

    Authorities in Wright County, just northwest of the Twin Cities, say alcohol may have been a factor in Sunday's crash that killed Reid Ferguson, 21, of St. Francis. Ferguson died after the snowmobile he was riding on stopped suddenly near the shoreline of Ramsey Lake shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, a news release from the Wright County sheriff's office said.

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  17. Man arrested after snowmobile crash kills 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | St. Cloud Times

    Man arrested after snowmobile crash kills 1 Check out this story on sctimes.com: Deputies from the Wright County Sheriff's Office responded to a call shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday about a snowmobile crash on Ramsey Lake in Maple Lake Township, according to a news release. The crash involved a single snowmobile driven by Charles Webb, 20, of Maple Lake and his passenger, Reid Ferguson, 21, of St. Francis, the sheriff's office reported.

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  18. Man killed, another charged in snowmobile accident11 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    Authorities in Wright County, just northwest of the Twin Cities, say alcohol may have been a factor in Sunday's crash that killed Reid Ferguson, 21, of St. Francis.

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  19. 1 Dead, 1 In Custody After Wright Co. Snowmobile AccidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | CBS Local

    ... [...] MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Authorities say alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal snowmobile accident on a Wright County lake early Sunday morning. The Wright County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened at about 12:51 a.m. on the shoreline ...

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  20. Council approves 2015 tax levy and budgetRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | Maple Lake Messenger

    ... distributed among three entities, Kissock explained, with 43 percent going to the city, 30 percent going to Wright County and 27 percent going to School District 881. A breakdown of the proposed 2015 property tax levy as compared to the levy imposed ...

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