Board votes down extension of forensics lab

By John Holler
Times Correspondent

In what was an agenda item scheduled for merely 10 minutes of discussion and approval at the June 12 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners turned into a surprising vote and the vow from one commissioner to quit his committee assignment.

While objection was expected to a proposal to extend the county’s current contract with Anoka County for the Tri-County Regional Forensics Laboratory, it was clear the 3-2 board vote denying approval of the extension was unexpected and caught Sheriff Joe Hagerty a bit by surprise.

I knew there would be opposition