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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Extra Caution Needed On Roadways During Harvest Season

The Wright County Highway Department would like to remind Wright County citizens to use extra caution on county highways now that farmers are in the fields harvesting and using the roadways to transport crops and equipment from the fields to grain elevato...

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Wright County News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

CarFit - Discover your perfect "fit". Attend a FREE CarFit Checkup

CarFit is a FREE, interactive and educational program on November 15, 2019 that teaches participants how to make their personal vehicle “fit” them to increase safety and mobility when they hit the road.

  • Review 12 key areas of your fit t...
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Wright County News
Posted on: October 15, 2019

License Bureau Halloween Hours

The Wright County License Bureau will be open from 8:00 - 4:30 on October 31, 2019.  Closing hours will not be extended due to Halloween.

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 4, 2019

County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 39 Construction Project Update

Pavement preservation and turn lane work continues along County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 39 from Monticello to Otsego.

Below is a two week “look ahead” for the work along CSAH 39 from Monticello to CSAH 19 (Labeaux Ave.) and then from C...

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Wright County News
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Color Me Fall at Bertram Chain of Lakes

Join us for a free family fun day at Bertram on October 12 from 10am to 1pm! There will be hay rides, fall games, archery, crafts, a campfire, and more! Food will be available for purchase. Print out and color the flyer for a chance to win a prize!Sponsor...

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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: September 19, 2019

Which Commissioner District do you live in?

Map district search

A new map feature to more easily find the County Commissioner representing your district is now available on the Wright County website. 

 On the Board of Commissioners page, look for the option titled "Find Your District&quo...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

2019 Pavement Preservation Construction Update!

The 2019 Pavement Preservation Contract involves the following highways in Wright County. County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 5 from CSAH 35 to 37; CSAH 7 from State Highway 55 to CSAH 39; CSAH 35 from CSAH 4 to CR 109; CSAH 39 from State Highway 24 to CSAH 8...

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Wright County News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Absentee voting begins Sept. 20 for school district special elections

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Several area school districts will hold special elections on Nov. 5, 2019, and absentee voting begins Sept. 20.

Special elections are taking place in six area school districts. These districts have some or all of their territory in Wright County.

Individual...

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Wright County News
Posted on: September 15, 2019

CSAH 39 – PAVEMENT PRESERVATION AND RESTRIPING SAFETY PROJECT (Hart Blvd. in Monticello to Odean)

Construction began September 17, 2019 and will be completed by early-November, weather permitting.  Work will include pavement preservation and re-striping for a continuous two-way center left-turn lane (TWLTL). The project will also include mino...

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Wright County News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Groundbreaking held for Tactical Training Center

Tactical Center Groundbreaking 9-2019

A groundbreaking event was held on Sept. 16 for the Wright County Tactical Training Center (TTC), located south of Buffalo off of CSAH 35.

The TTC is being constructed in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigations to provide a dedicated modern f...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Sheriff's Office receives first-aid devices

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The Allina Heart Safe Communities Program recently delivered 85 new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

Members of Allina’s Heart Safe Program, Carol Frazee, Renee Hamdorff and Susan Robinson ...

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Wright County News
Posted on: August 20, 2019

County Board Active in Budget Sessions

Budget binder

While budget analysis goes on throughout the year, the August budget sessions with commissioners and staff set the stage for the preliminary 2020 county budget due out in September. More fine-tuning happens in October and November in advance of the public...

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Wright County News
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Hwy 25 – Buffalo to Montrose Roadwork Begins Early August

MnDOT Roadwork on Highway 25 begins early August.

Hwy 25 will close to through traffic and detour between Buffalo and Montrose between early August and mid-October, 2019. Seek alternative routes, or use the signed detour along Wright County Rd 12 and Hwy 1...

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Wright County News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

How to Report Assistance Fraud

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Assistance programs often provide a bridge between difficult times and better times in people’s lives. These programs exist to help people with true needs. One of the challenges of providing services is identifying people who misuse or manipulat...

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Wright County News
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Public can subscribe for I-94 project updates

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At a recent Highway 25 Coalition meeting, Claudia DuMont from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) stated that the bid on the third lane of the I-94 Clearwater project came in very high, so it will be further reviewed. MnDOT has 30 days to d...

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Wright County News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

DNR rejects expanded 2019 boat inspection program

Boat inspection

At this week’s Wright County Board of Commissioners meeting, Chairman Darek Vetsch shared a letter from the Department of Natural Resources which rejected the County’s proposed 2019 boat inspection program.

“Wright Regional In...

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Driving tips for roundabouts

Mini Roundabout

The center portion of a mini roundabout is called a truck apron. While cars navigating the turns should remain in their lanes, trucks use this space to accommodate their turning radius. 

Remember to always yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk, yi...

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Wright County News
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Justice Center construction on live video

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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
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Longer wait times at the License Bureau are the new normal

BUFFALO, MN -- Renewing one’s driver’s license used to be a quick errand to do during lunch. Those days are likely gone, say officials at the Wright County License Bureau.

Why is the wait so long? Previously, the County License Bureau t...

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Wright County News
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Election Results

Voting Sticker

Find Wright County results in County, City, Township, School District and other races by clicking this link.

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Wright County News