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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Early on during the Phillips 66 National Championship Meet, a week-long extravaganza held in Irvine, Cali., Caley Oquist’s coach pulled her aside to remind her why she was there. “He said, ‘Caley, you’re at this meet. You’re not just a fan anymore,” relayed Oquist, in an interview with the Times on Tuesday afternoon. One could [...]

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Republican Mike McFadden was not kidding around Tuesday night with an overwhelming primary election victory in his GOP bid for U.S. Senate. He rolled over opponent Jim Abeler of Anoka County with 71 percent of the votes. Abeler was a distant second with 15 percent of the votes. The victory squarely pits McFadden against DFL [...]

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