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Motorists traveling both directions of Interstate 94 through Monticello will find smoother traffic flow beginning today (Wednesday, Oct. 15)  as all lanes and ramps are now open, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported shortly before 10:15 a.m. The newly constructed lanes and ramps are part of the $17 million I-94 Monticello improvement project. The project [...]

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When medical emergencies occur in and around the Monticello community, the Life Link III Air Ambulance Service is there to help increase a patient’s chances of survival. At the heart of Life Link III and its fleet of new AW119Kx helicopters, there is clinical nurse educator, Megan Hartigan, RN, EMT-P.

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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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