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Posted on: March 26, 2019

General Juror Guidelines

More information about Jury Duty can be found at:  http://mncourts.gov/jurors.aspx

Court Administration

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Seeking Applicants For HHS & Mental Health Advisory Committees

WCHHS is seeking new members of the Health & Human Services Advisory Committee and the Mental Health Advisory Council. For more information, please see the HHS websiteTo apply for HHSAC, please complete the application hereTo apply for MHAC, please co...

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Health, Financial & Social Services

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Highway Department Releases 2020 Spring Load Restriction Map for County Highways

Every spring, in an attempt to preserve the more than 500 miles of roads on the county’s road system, the Wright County Highway Department places weight restrictions for vehicles on County State Aid Highways (CSAH) and county roads. The weight l...

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Highway Department
Posted on: October 24, 2019

County Highway 39 Improvement Project (Odean Ave to CSAH 42)

Project Background

County Highway 39 provides east-west mobility and connectivity through the northern part of Wright County from Monticello to Highway 101 in Otsego.  As with the Twin Cities metropolitan region, Wright County and the surrounding ...

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Highway Department
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Long Range Transportation Plan Adoption

On September 17, 2019 the Wright County Board of Commissioners adopted the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), a document that will prepare the County’s transportation system for continued growth and corresponding travel needs over the next 2...

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Highway Department

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Bid Solicitation - Briarwood Ave NE Turn Lanes and Pavement

Wright County Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with the City of Monticello is soliciting bids for Turn Lanes, Striping, Pavement Reconditioning,

Bituminous Milling, Common Excavation, Granular Borrow, Class 1 and Class 5 Aggregate, PM Bitu...

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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Winter Programs

Winter Programs

The Wright County Parks Department is now taking registration for our Winter programs! Don't miss any of these opportunities to visit Robert Ney Memorial Park Reserve this winter. We have programs ranging from Dog Sledding to Buckthorn Hiking Sticks with ...

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Winter Program Brochure Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending February 24, 2020

On February 17, Kenneth Loyd Billings, 32, of White Bear Lake, was arrested in St. Michael on the charge of theft.

On February 17, Brian George Condon, 53, of Delano, was arrested in Delano on the charge of 3rd degree DWI.

On February 17, Rodney Dean Cain, ...

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Sheriff News Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending February 17, 2020

On February 10, Natalie Michelle Ramey, 37, of Albertville, was arrested in Anoka County on a Wright County warrant for 3rd degree possession of a controlled substance violation.On February 10, Law La Soe, 24, of St. Paul, was arrested in Ramsey County on...

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Sheriff News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending February 10, 2020

On February 3, Dallas Michele Fischer, 41, of Delano, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for violation of an order for protection.On February 3, Brandon Allen Wirgau, 33, of Albertville, was arrested in Sherburne County on a Wright County ...

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Sheriff News Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending February 3, 2020

On January 27, Ricky P. Saengsouvanh, 23, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a Ramsey County warrant for theft.On January 27, Christopher Robert Anderson, 47, of Delano, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge of violation of an order for protection.On ...

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Sheriff News Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending January 27, 2020

On January 20, Kaylee Ann Johnson, 29, of Hanover, was arrested in Hanover on a Wright County warrant for 2nd degree DWI violations.On January 21, Jamia Lea Griffith, 42, of Minneapolis, was arrested in Scott County on a Wright County warrant for 5th degr...

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Sheriff News Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending January 20, 2020

On January 13, Bradley Dean Johnson, 49, of Hanover, was arrested in Hanover on a Lake of the Woods County warrant for 2nd degree DWI.

On January 13, Brian Patrick Hibbs, 30, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a Hennepin County warrant for 5th degree p...

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Sheriff News Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending January 13, 2020 (updated)

On January 6, David Michael Griffith, 34, of Albertville, was arrested in St. Michael on the charge of 2nd degree DWI.On January 6, Kimberly Ann Berzins, 46, of Montrose, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for 5th degree possession of a co...

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Sheriff News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending January 6, 2020

On December 30, James Ernest Chapman, 34, of Spring Lake Park, was arrested in Anoka County on a Wright County warrant for 3rd degree burglary violations.On December 30, Jessica Lee Carder, 32, of Wood Lake, was arrested in Yellow Medicine County on a Wri...

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Sheriff News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Wright County Sheriff Activity Report for period ending December 30, 2019

On December 23, Jamel Elizabeth Hamilton Cox, 28, of Ramsey, was arrested in Otsego on the charge of theft, a Hennepin County warrant for theft and an Anoka County warrant for possession of burglary tools.On December 23, Julie Ann-Marie Hanson, 45, of Ply...

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Sheriff News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Methamphetamine manufacturing materials located in Monticello

On Saturday, November 16th around 7:50am Wright County deputies were called to a drug complaint near the intersection of 90th St NE and Haug Ave NE in Monticello Township. During the investigation deputies located items and chemicals consistent with those...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Wright County Public Health Issues Press Release Dealing with COVID-19

Wright County Public Health has sent out a press
release on developments with the COVID-19 coronavirus dealing with preparednessin the event cases start being confirmed in Minnesota. The release also has
valuable links to the Minnesota Department of H...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Twin Cities Public Television to Air Weekly Programs Dealing With COVID-19

Amid the growing concerns over the potential impact locally of the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) announced that it will be partnering directly with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to brin...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Parks & Recreation Department Hosting Lantern Cross Country Ski Event Saturday at Ney Park

For those looking to take advantage of the extra day in 2020, the Wright County Parks & Recreation Department will be offering a unique outdoor winter experience on Leap Day.

Parks & Rec will be hosting a Lantern Cross Country Ski event from 6 p.m....

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Potter Pushing for Legislative Bonding for Highway 55 Project

Wright County Commissioner Mike Potter has been spending
a good portion of the last two weeks between Wright County and the State Capitolin St. Paul. One of the proposals he is trying to shine a light on is bonding
for the beginning stages of a propos...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

HHS Special Needs Fund Gets a $10,000 Donation From Wright County Area United Way

Wright
County Health and Human Services has a program called the Special Needs Fundthat helps Wright County residents in significant financial straits meet their
basic needs when no other resources are available.

TheSpecial Needs Fund seeks out donat...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 25, 2020

County Assessor Explains Process of Appealing House Valuations

In March, Wright County residents are going to start
receiving the valuation notices for their homes, businesses and properties fromthe Wright County Assessor’s Office.

County Assessor Tony Rasmuson said that his department
oversees 67,000 pa...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Auditor/Treasurer's Office to Be Open Additional Hours for Absentee Voting

The Wright County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office has
announced that it will be open additional hours for those interested in absenteevoting for the Presidential Nomination Primary (PNP) and township elections.

The PNP will be Tuesday, March 3 and ...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 24, 2020

Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit Partners With City Police for Meth Bust

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is tasked as the lead law enforcement agency in all of the county with three exceptions – the cities of Annandale, Buffalo and Howard Lake, all of whom have city police forces.

But, it was the collabor...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 24, 2020

Extension Office to Run Weekly Stories From Master Gardeners On How to Be Successful Gardeners

Submitted by Adam Austing, extension educator

What is the University of MN Extension? In 1914, the
Smith-Lever Act created a “Cooperative Extension Service” associated with the landgrant institution in each state. For us, that would ...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Minnesota Department of Health Releases Information Pertaining to Northern Metals Fire in Becker

The information below was developed by the Minnesota Department of Health and shared with local public health agencies on February 20, 2020 in dealing with the fire and smoke emanating from the Northern Metals facility in Becker. Wright County Public Heal...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Dates and Times for Local Boards of Appeal and Equalization Have Been Set for 2020

Next month, the Wright County Assessor’s Office will be sending out valuation notices with the market value of homes and businesses in the county. While not a property tax statement, it is the valuation/classification of properties that determin...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

The Census is Coming and Why It Is Important That Everyone Is Counted

In less than a month, citizens throughout the United States will be receiving their 2020 United States Census forms, as the country’s population is counted. The early projection is that the U.S. population is going to grow to approximately 333.5...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Highway Department Releases 2020 Spring Load Restriction Map for County Highways

Every spring, in an attempt to preserve the more than
500 miles of roads on the county’s road system, the Wright County HighwayDepartment places weight restrictions for vehicles on County State Aid Highways
(CSAH) and county roads. The weigh...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

County Looking for Legislative Relief to Reduce Long Wait to Take a Driver's Test

Among the issues of interest to Wright County officials
during the current session of the State Legislature is a problem that has been growingover the last several years and may finally be hitting a tipping point –
scheduling a road test wit...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Wright County Public Health Issues a Press Release Discussing COVID-19

Much of the news in recent weeks has been dominated
with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak that began in Wuhan, China in Decemberthat has created a worldwide public health emergency to be declared by the
World Health Organization and in the United S...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

For the First Time In 40 Years Wright County Won't Have to Change Commissioner Districts

 

For the first time in 40 years, barring a shocking
development when the 2020 United States Census is completed, the five Wright Countycommissioner seats will not be subject to redistricting.

Redistricting is the process of redrawing political ...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

County Board Receives Annual Medical Examiner's Report of 2019 Deaths In the County

One of the more unpleasant rituals the Wright County Board of Commissioners undertakes every year is to accept the annual Medical Examiner’s Report, which details all deaths that occurred in the county over the course of the previous year.

Dr. A....

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

County To Change a Pair of Road Designations in Buffalo, Buffalo Township

Having nothing in the bank typically isn’t something positive,
but when it is in the realm of the Wright County Highway Department, havingnothing in the mileage bank is ideal and the department is going to be close to
getting their balance d...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Residents Can Use Drop Boxes to Avoid Lines When Renewing License Tabs

Anyone who has gone to the License Bureau in the Wright County Government Center knows that, thanks to the failed MNLARS computer system that routinely extends transaction times as well as the conversion to Real ID for driver’s licenses, the wai...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 10, 2020

County Preparing Comprehensive Strategic Planning Update

One of the more significant projects Wright County is
going to embark on in 2020 is going to be tackling strategic planning for thecounty’s future – assessing the wants and needs of county residents in
determining the county&rs...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 10, 2020

U of M Extension to Present Nitrogen Smart Workshop for Crop Producers Feb. 28

University of Minnesota Extension will be presenting a
Nitrogen Smart workshop Feb. 28 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale.

Nitrogen Smart is an educational program for agriculturalcrop producers that presents fundamentals for maximizin...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Wellness Program Showing Results for Wright County Employees

For almost 30 years, Wright County has made a
concerted effort to promote employee health through its Wellness Committee. Themission of the Wellness Committee is to provide educational and physical activities
and programs that contribute to the overal...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Parks & Recreation Department Conducting a Habitat Restoration Project At Ney Park

People traveling by Robert Ney Memorial Park in the
area surrounding CSAH 8 and 73rd Avenue NW in Maple Lake Township andsee downed trees and trucks and trailers moving around the property might think
there is a small logging operation going on.

There ...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Secretary of State's Office Has Its Caucus Locator Operational

For the first time in 28 years, Minnesota voters will
be going to the polls to determine delegates in the Presidential NominationPrimary Tuesday, March 3. However, that doesn’t mean the state caucuses are
going away.

Caucuses will be conducte...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Local Option Sales Tax Funding Several Needed County Highway Projects

At a time when state funding for road projects fluctuates
and the need to improve and repair an aging infrastructure system is becomingmore of an issue, for more than a decade Minnesota counties and larger cities
have looked for ways to increase reven...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Auditor/Treasurer's Office Wins Prestigious Award for Financial Reporting and Disclosure

For years, Wright County officials have expressed the desire to have full transparency with the public on how they conduct business. At the core of that pledge is making their financial books accessible to the public to scrutinize.

On Jan. 28, the Wright C...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Viral Facebook Post Has Wright County Health & Human Services Looking to Re-Direct Donors

The Wright County Health and Human Services Department
issued a statement Tuesday due to an influx of calls to their offices concerningthe donation of suitcases for children in foster care.

The statement reads as follows: “While we appreciate ...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Husom Reflects on County Plans for 2020

As part of the Feb. 4 meeting of the Wright County
Board of Commissioners, Christine Husom, the board chair for 2020 opened themeeting with a statement of where she feels Wright County has been and where it
is going.

Husom was the chair in 2015 and ref...

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Wright County News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

New Flagger Law Empowers Road Crew Employees to Report Dangerous Drivers

It may not always seem like it, but spring isn’t that
far away and, with the change of seasons, Minnesota drivers will beencountering road construction work zones, which can be a dangerous place for
workers and drivers alike.

From 2014-18, th...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Wright County Leading a Push to Get a Medical Assistance Dental Clinic

Earlier this week, the Wright County Board of Commissioners and several department employees met with three state legislators that represent the county to discuss issues of importance to Wright County for the coming legislative session. Among those topics...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

County Officials Meet with State Legislators to Discuss Key Issues for the 2020 Legislative Session

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Wright County Board of
Commissioners and several staff members had a sit-down visit with three statelegislators that represent Wright County in St. Paul – Sen. Bruce Anderson
(IR-Buffalo Township), Rep. Eric Lucero (...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Full List of Presidential Nomination Primary Polling Places in Wright County

The Presidential Nomination Primary is coming Tuesday,
March 3 and there are 45 voting precincts in Wright County. Six cities and one townshiphave multiple precincts within their borders (Albertville, Buffalo, Hanover,
Monticello, Otsego, St. Michael ...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Official Notice of Presidential Nomination Primary

Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 207A.11, a Presidential Nomination Primary will be held on March 3, 2020, in the State of Minnesota, the County of Wright.

Presidential nomination primary voters must be registered to vote pursuant to Minnesota Statute 201.054...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Potter Begins Term as Minnesota Transportation Alliance President for 2020

Wright County Commissioner Mike Potter oversaw his
first meeting Monday, Jan. 27 as the 2020 president of the MinnesotaTransportation Alliance (MTA).

The MTA is in its 127th year, making it the
oldest transportation lobbying firm in the country. It is ...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 29, 2020

County Board Approves Moving Forward With Turn Lane Project at Bertram Chain of Lakes Park

There are often times when a project needs to get done,
whether it’s a small home remodel or a larger government project, and thequestion comes up, “Where will the money to pay for it come from?”

That was a topic of discuss...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

County Board Approves Carrying Over Department Budget Dollars to Complete Projects

Every year, the Wright County Board of Commissioners deals with budget issues that include carrying over unused portions of county budgets from one budget year to the next – often referred to as turnback dollars.

At its Jan. 28 meeting, the count...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Wright County Looking to Connect Two of the State's Largest Bike Trail Systems

For more than a decade, the State of Minnesota has
prioritized enhancing bike trail systems that can connect large segments of thestate. That commitment included Minnesota residents voting to approve a half-cent
sales tax in 2008 to create Legacy fund...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Only One of Wright County's 15 Townships Will Have Contested Election In March

Fifteen of Wright County’s 18 townships will be conducting
elections for township board supervisor and clerk positions on March 10, butonly one of the elections will be contested and one will be determined by
write-in voting because nobody f...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Survey: More Than Half of Wright County High School Juniors Still Text and Drive

The Hands-Free Law, which prohibits talking or texting on a cell phone while driving, has been the law in Minnesota since Aug. 1, 2019, but compliance with the law among teens hasn’t fully caught on with teens.

Wright County Commissioner Christin...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Ney Park to Host Master Naturalist Volunteer Program Aug. 10-15

The Wright County Parks & Recreation Department
will serve as host this summer for the annual Minnesota Master Naturalist VolunteerProgram, which is run by the University of Minnesota Extension Office.

Registration is currently open and the class si...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Potter Hopeful of Obtaining Federal Transportation Dollars for I-94 Completion

When it comes to highway construction that will be ongoing
in Wright County over the next year to 18 months, drivers will be experiencinga “good news, bad news” scenario, especially in the northeastern portion of the
county. In the...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Highway Department Looking for Alternatives to Salt to De-Ice Roads in Winter

Whenever there is a snow or ice event in Minnesota,
you don’t need to see the area that got impacted to know where it hit. All youneed to do is look at vehicles that are streaked with road salt. However, the
day may be coming soon where high...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 22, 2020

County Board Tables Discussion of Refugee Resettlement Amid Legal Battle In Federal Court

An Executive Order issued September 26, 2019 by
President Donald Trump requiring state and local governments to provideofficial consent to allow refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions has been
the source of nationwide discussion over the last fou...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Annual Dog Sledding Adventure A Big Success for Wright County Parks & Recreation

A True Minnesota Adventure – by Brad
Harrington, Parks & Recreation

After the holidays, winter starts to set in. Thetemperatures drop and the realization that all we might see for the next couple
of months is a blanket of white snow. What...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Commissioner Debunks Rumor Concerning Government Center Construction

There is plenty of business that comes before the
Wright County Board of Commissioners during its weekly meetings, but at itsJan. 21 meeting, the board had an unusual topic of conversation – quelling a
rumor that the county was looking to ex...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 21, 2020

County Election Officials Preparing for March 3 Presidential Nomination Primary

For most of its existence, when it has come to
nominating candidates for President of the United States, Minnesota has usedthe caucus system – a meeting of like-minded citizens that select delegates for
their political party of choice.

Howeve...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Recorder's Office Now Offering Option for Residents to Download Land Records

Prior to this week, if an individual wanted to access
documents pertaining to land records Wright County, they were required to cometo the Wright County Recorder’s Office to obtain copies of those documents.
But, that has changed thanks to t...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Sheriff's Office Presents Rivers of Hope $14,805 Raised From 2019's Beard Challenge

In November and December of 2019, Wright County
Sheriff Sean Deringer ran a contest in his office – the Beard Challenge. Itallowed deputies and sheriff’s office staff to grow beards, which they are
forbidden to do ordinarily. The p...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Veteran Service Office Completes Massive Records Digitization

There are times when a task seems a little too overwhelming
to take on, but when it something that will make life better and easier for alot of people down the road when the hard work is done, it can be gratifying.

It was one such challenge that greeted...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Early Voting for Presidential Nomination Primary Opens Friday

Beginning Friday, Jan. 17, those wishing to cast their
votes early for the Presidential Nomination Primary (PNP) to be conducted March3 can do so at the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office on the second floor of the Wright
County Government Center in...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Backpack Buddies Program Helping Hungry Families

Sometimes the reality of those who are struggling
the provide their kids with the basic necessities of life can be a little overwhelming.Not every child gets three meals a day and Buffalo-Montrose-Hanover School District
has decided to do something ab...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park Constructing Camping Sites for a 2021 Opening

One of the most beautifully aesthetic pieces of property in Wright County is the Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park in Monticello Township. It is a pristine park that, on weekends in the summer, will attract more than 800 visitors a day.

But, those who v...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 7, 2020

County Board Makes Commitee/Advisory Board Assignments for 2020

When someone typically thinks of the job of a county commissioner, it involves their Tuesday board meetings that are live-streamed on YouTube. But, their jobs go far beyond that.

In reality, the primary job of the commissioners – or at least the most time-...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Husom Named County Board Chair for 2020

The Wright County Board of Commissioners held its annual board reorganization to start its Jan. 7 meeting, unanimously voting District 1 Commissioner Christine Husom as the board chair for 2020 and District 4 Commissioner Mike Potter as the vice chair for...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Feds Take Another Big Step In Combatting Vaping Among Children

The
tightening of regulation on the vaping industry is continuing to change thelandscape of e-cigarettes.

Last
month, President Donald Trump signed into law an act of Congress to raise thelegal age to purchase tobacco/e-cigarette products from 18 to ...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 6, 2020

County Departments Collaborating for Jail Release Assistance Program

There are several unsung programs operated by Wright
County that are often in-house initiatives by employees to help people improvetheir lives – whether the programs receive much outside recognition or not.

One such program is the Wright Count...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Confusion Remains Over New T-21 Law

There has been a lot of confusion raised in recent
days about the changes made to the federal law that raised the legal age topurchase tobacco/e-cigarette products from 18 to 21. If you’re confused, you’re
not alone.

There have been...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Sheriff's Office Seeking Information From the Public Concerning Death Investigation

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is seeking anyone with information to assist the department in an active death investigation.

On Dec. 29, a body was found in Kingston Township in Meeker County, near the western border of Wright County. The body was iden...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Qualified County Residents Can Apply for First-Time Home Buyer Program

For many, the dream of home ownership is a goal set at
a young age, but often can be a daunting challenge for young people looking toavoid building a debt burden early in life or have difficulty coming up with
the needed money to make a down payment a...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Ney Park to Open Weekends for Snoeshoeing, Cross Country Skiing Starting Saturday

For those who have made New Year’s resolutions to lose
weight or exercise more, beginning this weekend, they can enjoy outdooractivities at Ney Regional Park in Maple Lake.

The Wright County Parks & Recreation Department announced
that st...

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Wright County News
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Board Approves 2020 Meeting Schedule

The Wright County Board of Commissioners has announced its 2020 schedule authorizing board attendance at a series of meetings outside of the standard board meeting or workshop format. In keeping with Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law, which requires the public...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Wright County Social Services Receives $10,000 Grant From Wright-Hennepin Electric Trust

For those who find themselves in dire need of assistance there is only so much that government can typically do in trying to provide for those necessities. However, one such Wright County program has recently partnered up with an area business to help pro...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 31, 2019

County Moving Forward On History Wall at Justice Center

The summer of 2020 is going to mark the opening of the new Wright County Justice Center and one of the aesthetic aspects of the building that is planned to be incorporated will be an iconic image for those entering the building.

Part of the design is going...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 27, 2019

County Board Likely To Continue Lobbying Effort for 2020 Legislative Session

The Dec. 31 agenda of the Wright County Board of Commissioners will include a consent agenda item dealing with retaining the lobbying firm of Flaherty & Hood to represent Wright County’s interests during the 2020 session of the Minnesota Sta...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 24, 2019

Spouses of Vietnam Vets May Be Eligible for Benefits Under Blue Water Navy Veterans Act

The Wright County Veteran Services Office is reaching
out to the surviving spouses and dependent children of Vietnam veterans who maybe eligible for benefits for “Blue Water Navy” veterans who, for decades, were
denied benefits related to potential ex...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Tobacco 21 Ordinance To Take Effect Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, Wright County will begin enforcement of its
Tobacco 21 ordinance, which officially raises the age in which someone canpurchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.

The county had to go out on its own to get a Tobacco
21 ordinance passed because t...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 26, 2019

Ney Park To Offer Ski, Snowshoe Rental in January

With the holiday season winding down, next up for many
people will be the annual New Year’s resolutions, which often include vowing tolose weight gained over the holidays.

The Wright County Parks & Recreation Department
can help those mak...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

WCCA Gets Grant Award From Otto Bremer Trust

For the last 75 years, the Otto Bremer Trust, a
philanthropic arm of Bremer Banks, has given out grants to worthy causes inMinnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin. Each year, there is a lot of
competition for grant funding because the trust, whi...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Sheriff's Office Beard Challenge Raises Money For Rivers of Hope

During the month of December, things were pretty hairy at the Wright County Law Enforcement Center, as more than 90 deputies, correctional staff and sheriff’s office employees took part in the Wright County Sheriff’s Office Beard Chall...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 19, 2019

County Receives $227,000 Allocation To Combat Aquatic Invasive Species

Although Wright County no longer has a regional boat
inspection program to combat Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), it doesn’t meanthe county won’t have a big presence over the summer months.

This week, Wright County received $227,249 ...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 19, 2019

Health & Human Services Has Urgent Need For Volunteer Drivers

This time of the year is known as the season of giving
and Wright County Health & Human Services (HHS) is looking for area residentsto give of their time to help fellow residents in need.

HHS has an urgent need for drivers in its Volunteer
Transpor...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 17, 2019

County Board Sets 2020 Budget, Levy

A year after Wright County initiated one of the biggest
levy increases in county history, at its Dec. 17 meeting, the Wright CountyBoard of Commissioner adopted its 2020 budget and certified taxable levy (the
amount paid by county residents through pr...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

County Awards Contract For Hwy. 19 and 38 Construction

For those who have fought the congestion attempting to get in and out of the Albertville outlet mall on Highway 19 next to I-94, help is on the way. It will take some time and will cause some traffic headaches along the way to get there, but the process o...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Parks & Rec To Partner Up To Combat Aquatic Invasive Species

Less than a year ago, Wright County was looking to
expand its pilot project to require boat inspections for Aquatic InvasiveSpecies (AIS) on county lakes from three lakes to nine. One of the six lakes that
was to be part of the expansion was Cedar Lak...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 17, 2019

CSAH 17 in Delano to Re-Open to Traffic Friday

The flood wall project along County Highway 17 in the City of Delano north of the U.S. Highway 12 overpass is in its final stages and the Wright County Highway Department announced Tuesday that the road will re-open on Friday, Dec. 20, by the end of the w...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Parks Open for Winter Recreation Programs

While much of the activity in the Wright County parks
system comes during the peak summer months, there are several parks open towinter recreational activities. These include cross country skiing, winter
walking trails, snowshoeing, sledding, dog sled...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 16, 2019

REAL ID Deadline Getting Closer

Over the coming months, the State of Minnesota will be reminding residents that many of them may want to get their driver’s licenses updated.

In 2018, Minnesota began implementing REAL ID, an upgrade to the standard driver’s license or ...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Wright County Board to Set 2020 Budget, Levy at Dec. 17 Board Meeting

The Wright County Board of Commissioners is scheduled
to set the 2020 budget and certified levy at its next board meetingTuesday, Dec. 17.

The proposed 2020 budget is $160,944,532, while the
levy (the amount paid in property tax by residents), will be ...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Wright County Parks & Rec Taking Winter Program Reservations

The Wright County Parks & Recreation Department is
preparing for a busy start to the new year as it will be opening Robert Ney RegionalPark and Nature Center in Maple Lake on weekends starting Jan. 4 for a series
of events that run through March.

O...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Sign Up for Free Alerts of County News and Programs

Want to have your devices connected to Wright County
events or programs of interest to you? You’re only a couple of clicks away withthe county’s Notify Me system, which is located on the county’s homepage at www.co.wright....

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Wright County News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

County Highway 39 Improvement Project (Odean Ave to CSAH 42)

Project Background

County Highway 39 provides east-west mobility and connectivity through the northern part of Wright County from Monticello to Highway 101 in Otsego.  As with the Twin Cities metropolitan region, Wright County and the surrounding ...

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Wright County News
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Long Range Transportation Plan Adoption

On September 17, 2019 the Wright County Board of Commissioners adopted the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), a document that will prepare the County’s transportation system for continued growth and corresponding travel needs over the next 2...

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Wright County News
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Wright County Parks & Recreation Winter Programs

The Wright County Parks Department is now taking registration for our Winter programs! Don't miss any of these opportunities to visit Robert Ney Memorial Park Reserve this winter. We have programs ranging from Dog Sledding to Buckthorn Hiking Sticks with ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Justice Center construction on live video

Justice Center rendering

The new Justice Center is co-located with the existing Law Enforcement Center and jail for secure inmate transfer to courts. The 150,562 sq. ft. facility includes nine advanced-technology courtrooms. The building also features full security screening, dir...

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Wright County News