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                                                   Friday, September 4, 2015                


Wright County Officers to Participate in Extra DWI Enforcement This Weekend 

As the summer winds down this weekend with the Labor Day holiday, law enforcement officers from throughout Wright County will be turning up the heat on impaired drivers...more

Drive Safely in Labor Day Work Zones 

Officials with MnDOT urge Labor Day weekend motorists to be alert and use extra caution while driving through highway work zones...more

Growers Looking Forward to Good Apple Season in Minnesota 

Minnesota apple orchards are gearing up for a great picking season in the weeks ahead. Paul Huginin with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture says most growers are in good shape...more

Dassel to Celebrate Red Rooster Days This Weekend 

The community of Dassel in neighboring Meeker County will celebrate it's annual Red Rooster Days. The celebration is the final of the summer festivals in our area...more

Watertown Woman Seriously Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash With Semi 

A Watertown woman was seriously injured in an early morning two-vehicle crash in neighboring Hennepin County on Wednesday...more

Lightning Suspected to Have Caused Loretto House Fire 

Lightning that was a part of strong storms that passed through the area early Wednesday morning is suspected to have caused a house fire in Loretto...more

Labor Day Travel Heats Up 

Triple-A travel expert Gail Weinholzer says the roadways are expected to be crowded this Labor Day holiday weekend...more

Number of MN Motorcycle Fatalities So Far in 2015 Surpasses All in 2014 

It's been an especially deadly year for motorcyclists on the state's roads. The number of cyclists killed in Minnesota crashes in 2015 has already surpassed all of last year...more

Wright County EDP to Host Part 2 of "State of the Cities" 

The Wright County Economic Development Partnership will host part 2 of the 2015 "State of the Cities" event next week...more

U of M Extension Accepting Applications for Master Gardeners 

The University of Minnesota Extension of Wright County is inviting any gardeners in the area who are interested in becoming Master Gardeners to apply to the internship program...more

Elderly Pequot Lakes Man Dies in Two-Car Crash in St. Cloud 

An elderly man from Pequot Lakes died in a two-vehicle traffic crash that happened Monday morning in St. Cloud. The Minnesota State Patrol says shortly after 7:30 AM, two cars collided at the intersection of Highway 10 and Highway 301 in St. Cloud...more

Traffic Changes on Highway 25 in Monticello 

A new traffic signal is scheduled to become operational today (Tuesday) on Highway 25 in Monticello. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says motorists will encounter some traffic changes on Highway 25 between School Boulevard and Wright County Road 106 or 85th Street Northeast

September Brings Health Challenge for Minnesota Families 

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and an event statewide and across the nation aims to get kids in better physical health...more

Wright County 4-H'ers at the State Fair 

This is a big stretch of days at the Minnesota State Fair for the many Wright County 4-H'ers who are displaying projects and showing animals...more

Kyla Mauk Enjoying First Days as Minnesota's New Princess Kay 

A young woman from Wright County is enjoying her first experiences as Minnesota's State Dairy Princess. 19-year-old Kyla Mauk of Howard Lake was crowned the 62nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way last Wednesday night, prior to the official start of the 2015 Minnesota State Fair...more

Manitoba Woman Dies in Saturday Traffic Crash in Wright County 

One person was killed, and four others were injured in a 4-vehicle traffic crash in Wright County Saturday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened around 1:30 PM on Interstate 94 at Wright County Road 19 in Albertville...more

Reminder of CSAH 35 Closure in Chatham and Marysville Townships 

The Wright County Highway Department reminds the public of another temporary road closure in the area. County Road 35 in Chatham and Marysville Townships, about 100 feet west of CSAH 8 at Rassat will be closed through Wednesday to all traffic for the removal and replacement of a deteriorated centerline culvert under the roadway...more

State Fair Poultry Barns Empty 

Like the Wright County Fair earlier this summer, the grounds of the Minnesota State Fair are missing something this year. There are no live bird exhibits at the fair in an effort to keep in check the avian flu that hit many Minnesota turkey farms earlier this summer...more