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The Monticello City Council has entered into contracts with Brian Estrem and Dan Olsen for general management and technical services supporting FiberNet Monticello, the city’s broadband initiative. The agreements unanimously approved Monday extend to Dec. 31, 2014. According to a background memo prepared by City Administrator Jeff O’Neill, Brian Estrem’s contract calls for a monthly [...]

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Spring Road Weight Restrictions will go into effect on Wright County Highways on Tuesday, March 18 at 12:01 a.m.  The restrictions, which protect roadways, will remain in effect until further notice. All roads will be posted with signs indicating maximum allowable axle loads,  County Engineer Virgil Hawkins stated in a news release Monday. The Wright [...]

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One of the first items on the Feb. 25 agenda of the Wright County Board was a retirement plaque presentation to Deputy County Assessor Randy DesMarais. Instead, the ceremony was postponed indefinitely. On Feb. 23, County Assessor Greg Kramber was involved in a significant car accident in which he sustained serious head injuries and a [...]

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City leaders have scheduled a special meeting Monday afternoon (March 10) to consider broadband management services options for FiberNet Monticello. City Administrator Jeff O’Neill told the Monticello Times this week that the special meeting has been called to review proposals and options available for operating the city-owned broadband network that offers high speed Internet, cable [...]

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It’s hard to ignore that technological innovations have made the collection and dissemination of news much more instantaneous. For centuries, newspapers have been the primary source of delivering news. But, as social media and internet websites have become the fastest way to get information, newspapers have struggled to maintain their readership in an increasingly paperless [...]

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