Crews working to set new pavement within the Monticello the Interstate 94 reconstruction project zone typically go through 30 truckloads of cement each day. However, getting the building material became a recent problem for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) when cement barges traveling the Mississippi River could not reach their unloading terminals in St. [...]

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Michael Olson, a 2009 Monticello High School graduate, went to Medicine Hat, Alberta last summer looking for a chance to play some more baseball. A year later, back in Alberta, he ended up finding one of the best summers of his life. Olson, playing his second consecutive summer for the Medicine Hat Mavericks of Canada’s [...]

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Wright County Attorney’s Report Joseph Harrison Baynes, 26, of Buffalo, sentenced July 31 for felony failure to register as a sex offender to stay of execution for five years on conditions of probation, serve 365 days jail, pay $75 public defender co-payment, undergo a mental health evaluation and follow all recommendations, have no use or [...]

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Nobody likes new taxes, but, at times, they’re the only way to get local projects completed.

At the Aug. 6 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioner, Highway Engineer Virgil Hawkins came before the board to discuss future county road projects and the potential funding gap.

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The equity real estate investment trust company that currently owns and manages Monticello Village Apartments wants to build another large project in the city. IRET Properties is requesting city approval of a three story, 202-unit, high-density residential housing project on a vacant 12.7 acre site near Interstate 94.

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