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City officials have finally released a draft copy of a consultant’s status report that provides analysis of FiberNet Monticello technology and operational improvements. The Monticello Times filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the city asking the Dawson FiberNet Monticello status report be released.

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Monticello’s quest to obtain a FiberNet software program independent of a management service contract generated friction during Monday’s city council meeting. Council members previously authorized purchase of billing software and associated support services from Great Lakes Data Services (GLDS) at their March 10 meeting. Software from the company was initially favored because city staff was [...]

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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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