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Over the radio, a voice states, “Fire Chief 1, we need a landing zone.” Following this type of call, prompt direction would provide a safe path for an air ambulance to land – this would normally be the voice of Monticello Fire Chief Steve Joerg. But this time, something was different.

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Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on approximately 3 miles of east and westbound Monticello Interstate 94 reconstruction project work. All formerly closed access ramps should reopen no later than the end of next week, according to an updated Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) report. MnDOT public affairs coordinator J.P. Gillach said Friday morning [...]

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The city of Monticello will use a general obligation bond to pay a $5.75 million settlement with FiberNet bondholders who filed a class action suit against the city. A final settlement hearing in the FiberNet bondholder lawsuit saga was held Friday, Sept. 12, in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

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The Wright County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the two people killed in a Sunday afternoon accident on County Road 39 N.E. and 107th St. N.E. in Monticello Township. According to a news release, sheriff’s deputies, along with Monticello Fire/Rescue and CentraCare EMS, were dispatched to the scene after the Wright County communications [...]

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The Wright County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday morning that two people were killed in a Sunday afternoon accident in the area of County Road 39 and 107th Street N.E. Capt. Todd Hoffman said a news release with details of the accident would be released later today. Fire Chief Steve Joerg reported that Monticello Fire Department crews were dispatched to the scene shortly after 4:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon and that the head-on collision involved a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer and a car. Joerg also confirmed two on-scene fatalities. The Monticello Times will update this breaking story when more information is released.

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