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A regular season high school football schedule is just eight games long. Those eight games leave little time to worry about style, and put much more of an emphasis on substance. That’s a positive for the Magic football team. Once again, they got it done with less than their best. This time they did it [...]

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Xcel Energy needs to convert coal plant to renewable wind, solar power To the editor: I am writing to you today out of concern for our climate and the citizens that live on our planet. What will it take for us to finally do something about the climate disruption, air pollution, and water contamination brought [...]

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A Wright County Sheriff’s Office special investigations unit executing a Monticello Township search warrant found a 7-inch pipe bomb that was later detonated. Members of the Bloomington Bomb Squad secured the device and exploded it in the backyard of a residence in the 3200 block of 88th St. N.E. last Friday. According to Capt. Dan [...]

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  Two Level 3 sex offenders have moved into a residence in the 2900 block of Highway 37 N.E. in Monticello, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office recently reported. Duane Lloyd Swanson, 43, has a history of sexual contact with victims, namely males ages 12 to 14. His contact with victims included fondling. Swanson was known [...]

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The Monticello Fire Department’s Sept. 14 fall open house will feature a continuous kitchen fire demonstration and an opportunity to meet with local firefighters. “We’ll be doing demonstrations throughout the morning and afternoon instead of just one,” said Fire Chief Steve Joerg. ”We want to really nail the point home about fire prevention and the [...]

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