Government

Monticello council members have approved a contract with a telecommunications industry professional who will complete a broadband alliance feasibility study. In late July, the Grand Rapids-based Blandin Foundation announced it had awarded six grants totaling $123,190 to assist rural Minnesota communities in advancing high-speed Internet access and use in their communities, including a grant to [...]

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The River Eagles Soccer Club will soon be sinking its talons into new digs, a 21,000 square-foot training center located inside Monticello’s old bowling alley. City council members approved a lease agreement with the club Aug. 25. City Administrator Jeff O’Neill, Finance Director Wayne Oberg and Community Development Director Angela Schumann explained the high points [...]

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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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