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  1. Council stalls support of landfill expansionRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Maple Lake Messenger

    At its most recent meeting Tuesday, February 17, the Maple Lake City Council demurred from Advanced Disposal Landfill's request for a letter to Wright County supporting its proposed expansion. Instead, the council countered with a request of its own.

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  2. Police arrest 2 after pursuit across 2 citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | St. Cloud Times

    ... of fleeing police and driving after cancellation; he had a felony warrant for fleeing an officer out of Wright County, according to Waite Park police. The passenger, Teresa Arianna Skutt, 20, was wanted in Sherburne County on a felony narcotics ...

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  3. Loch Adventures Steve and Al Loch make the most of winter weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Maple Lake Messenger

    Brothers Steve and Al Loch may be well known as the owners of Loch Jewelers in Monticello, but what you may not know is the pair of Maple Lake residents are also avid outdoorsmen who have been finding ways to enjoy the cold winter temperatures for decades. Steve Loch is a member of the Wright County Divers, a group of 15-20 local divers that enjoy scuba diving on area lakes all 12 months of the year.

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  4. East metro girls hockey player of the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | TwinCities

    ... trade my high school hockey experience. As a freshman, Voight scored 16 goals and had 10 assists for North Wright County, a girls hockey co-op of Annandale, Monticello and St. Michael-Albertville high schools. Voigt said she transferred to ...

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  5. 56 pounds of marijuana, still found in Wright County homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 15 | TwinCities

    Wright County investigators searching a home found 56 pounds of marijuana, along with an active homemade alcohol distillery in the basement, the sheriff's office announced last week. During the search of the home in Southside Township, which is between Annandale and Kimball, the Wright County sheriff's special investigations unit said smaller amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine also were found.

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  6. Board approves grant application for mountain bike trailRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Maple Lake Messenger

    For several years, the Wright County Board of Commissioners has wrestled with the topic of the Bertram Chain of Lakes Park land acquisition. An ambitious eight-figure project, it has been daunting from the start.

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  7. ANML wrestlers win undefeated conference titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Maple Lake Messenger

    Annandale-Maple Lake wrestlers ended their regular season with five more wins, boosting their final record to 21-3 and claiming an undefeated Wright County Conference victory. ANML's only losses this season were to the No.

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

    Jan 21, 2015 | 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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  9. Diving ducks drive habitat restoration at Wright County's Pelican LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | 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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  10. Potter named board chair for 2015Read the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | 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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  11. City Council organizes for the new yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | 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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  12. A year in review: Looking back on 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | 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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  13. Board sets salaries for elected officials for 2015Read the original story

    Jan 7, 2015 | 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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  14. Annandale strives for new tradition with NYE ball dropRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | 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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  15. A year in review: Looking back on 2014Read the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | 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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  16. Nine horses perish in Chatham Township barn fireRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | 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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  17. Board awaits word on selling compost facility equipmentRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | 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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  18. Horses killed in Minn. barn fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | 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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  19. Barn fire in Wright County kills 9 horses; electrical cause suspectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | 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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  20. Nine horses killed in Wright County barn fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | 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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