Wright County Newswire

Wright County Newswire

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  1. A Grand Jury determines an indictment on BesserRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Maple Lake Messenger

    Tom Kelly, Wright County Attorney, reports that on July 21, 2015, a Grand Jury returned an indictment on Christopher Besser, DOB: 6-1-93, charging him with two counts of first degree premeditated murder for killing his father, Todd Besser, DOB: 6-16-65, and his older brother, Blake Besser, DOB: 7-2-87. The Grand Jury also returned charges of second degree intentional murder for the killing of his father and older brother.

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  2. County bids farewell to long-time assessorRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Maple Lake Messenger

    It isn't unusual for Wright County to say goodbye to a longtime employee. County government work has a high rate of retention of employees.

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  3. Zebra mussels confirmed in Ruth Lake, Clearwater Lake; Red River also added to infested waters listRead the original story

    Monday | Northland Press

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will list three water bodies as infested with zebra mussels: Clearwater Lake in Wright and Stearns counties, Ruth Lake in Crow Wing County, and the Red River bordering northwest Minnesota. Zebra mussels likely found their way into these water bodies one of two ways, either overland or downstream spread.

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  4. Zebra mussels confirmed in area lakes4 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will list three water bodies as infested with zebra mussels: Clearwater Lake in Wright and Stearns counties, Ruth Lake in Crow Wing County, and the Red River bordering northwest Minnesota.

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  5. Storms Rumble Through Central Minnesota Early Friday MorningRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

    A severe thunderstorm warning was put in place in Western Wright County from 1:30 a.m. to 2:15 a.m. A line of storms also impacted Stearns, southeastern Pope, Morrison and Todd Counties at 2:10 a.m. No warnings have been issued but winds in excess of 40 mph and dime sized hail are possible with the storms.

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  6. Son Of Slain Cop Indicted On Counts Of 1st Degree MurderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | CBS Local

    ... accused of killing his father and brother, charging him with first-degree murder and second-degree murder, the Wright County Attorney's Office says. Officials say that 22-year-old Chris Besser is now facing two counts of first-degree premeditated ...

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  7. DNR confirms Clearwater Lake zebra mussel infestationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 18 | St. Cloud Times

    DNR confirms Clearwater Lake zebra mussel infestation Clearwater Lake in Wright County is infested with zebra mussels, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Friday. Check out this story on sctimes.com: BJ's Bait & Tackle owner Bill Hohenstein holds a sign given to him recently by the DNR to post near his boat launch on Clearwater Lake near Annandale.

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  8. Warnings for Metro Area - Wind Gusts to 60 MPH PossibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | Star Tribune

    ... 1152 PM CDT FRI JUL 17 2015 * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... HENNEPIN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... WRIGHT COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA... CENTRAL SHERBURNE COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA... * AT 1151 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ...

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  9. Mature zebra mussels grow to 1 1/2 inches long.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | St. Cloud Times

    ... Department of Natural Resources on Friday announced infestation of the lake, which straddles the Stearns-Wright county line. Signs were posted at the two public boat accesses. About 500 homes rim the lake near Annandale. Chris Jurek, the DNR's Sauk ...

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  10. Zebra mussels found in Clearwater Lake, DNR saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | TwinCities

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Friday that Clearwater Lake in Wright and Stearns counties and Ruth Lake in Crow Wing County are infested with zebra mussels. It also confirmed North Dakota's Game and Fish Department announcement that zebra mussels were found in the Red River bordering northwest Minnesota and North Dakota.

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  11. Road construction in Maple LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Maple Lake Messenger

    Maple Lake is in for about a week of road closures and detours according to Kevin Johnson of the Wright County Highway Department. "The crews plan on finishing up in Maple Lake by July 22, barring any weather problems," said Johnson.

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  12. GND 2015 grand marshals love serving their school and communityRead the original story

    Friday Jul 10 | Herald Journal

    ... and airplane toss. He is the financial secretary at St. John's Lutheran Church, and has been involved with the Wright County Fair for more than 30 years. "Although their positions at the fair are now paid," Mucha and Schoephoerster stated, "the ...

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  13. Sheriff's department prepared for summer on lakesRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 8 | Maple Lake Messenger

    Memorial Day is often viewed as the official start of summer, but in Minnesota, the 4th of July week serves as the unofficial start to the summer recreational boating season. July and August are far and away the busiest months for recreational boating and the Wright County Sheriff's Department has been ahead of the game for years.

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    Jun 24, 2015 | Maple Lake Messenger

    Todd Armstrong Midway will bring a completely new and exciting carnival to the 2015 Wright County Fair. The Wright County Fair has a lot of new entertainment options available this year to go with the many traditional events that make the Wright County Fair the highlight of the summer for many people.

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  15. City Of St. Michael Warns Of Door-To-Door SolicitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | Patch.com

    We do require all solicitors to obtain a permit through the city, which they should carry with them at all times. If they are not able to show you the permit, please call the Wright County Sheriff's Department (763-682-1162) and a deputy will come out to let the solicitor know a permit is needed.

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  16. Clarion to celebrate sesquicentennialRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2015 | The Messenger

    ... to see." Among those activities are parades, skating parties, flag football, food, music and tours of the Wright County Courthouse and Clarion Goldfield Dows schools. "The unique thing about the courthouse is they will allow you to go up in the bell ...

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  17. Bertram Lake swimming beach opens to the publicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | St. Cloud Times

    ... to Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park, about 30 miles from St. Cloud. It's the sixth beach in the Wright County Parks system, and its first along the Interstate Highway 94 corridor. The park will be Monticello's 30th. What sets this one apart is ...

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  18. Minnesota jury awards $2.5M to dairy farmers in stray voltage caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | TwinCities

    A jury has awarded nearly $2.5 million to Waverly dairy farmers who say stray voltage from their power company's faulty equipment cut deeply into their production. After a long legal fight that included a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court, a Wright County jury last month sided with farm owners Harland and Jennifer Poppler and Roy Marschall against the Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association.

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  19. Filling vacancies slower than expected at Lodge in HLRead the original story

    May 30, 2015 | Herald Journal

    ... system for a city well at a cost of $9,684 from McCarthy Well. • directed staff to submit a request to Wright County to re-assess the tax forfeited lots in Dutch Lake Preserve to $10,000 per lot. Council Member Tom Kutz recused himself from ...

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  20. Avenues to industrial park exploredRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | Maple Lake Messenger

    ... Lee Hansen and Bill Kemp of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, and Duane Northagen of the Wright County Development Partnership. Northagen offered his services in assisting with financing and technical resources, and spoke of a local ...

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