Government

Monticello residents will select three council positions when they head to the polls to vote Tuesday, Nov. 4. City residents vote at the Monticello Community Center gym. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In 2014 the mayor and two city council positions are up for election. The mayor serves a two-year term […]

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Monticello City Council members each serve four-year terms. All terms begin the first Monday in January 2015. Council members are paid $600 each month. Council members receive no benefits but do have the option to participate in a defined contribution plan administered by Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) with a 5 percent city match. Monticello […]

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Tom Emmer (R), Joe Perske (DFL) and John Denney (I) will all be debating the issues of the 6th Congressional District at noon today in St. Cloud. The 6th covers a wide area, as far south as Carver County, and north through Wright, Sherburne and Benton counties, also extending east through Anoka County and a […]

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It wasn’t discussed for long, which is a rarity for the Wright County Board of Commissioners, but the county board made arguably the biggest decision of the year when it approved its 2015 draft budget and certified levy at its Sept. 30 meeting.
For the first time in years, both the budget and the levy took a significant increase.

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Monticello Economic Development Authority (EDA) Commissioners recently considered action related to future redevelopment of Block 34. The downtown block contains properties scheduled for possible demolition, Community Development Director Angela Schumann wrote in a background report that was included in the EDA’s Oct. 8 agenda packet.

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