Government

Those who use the River Rider transit program in Wright County are dependent on the program to get from one place to another. While the program is open to everyone, the majority of the 70,000 riders in 2013 were the elderly or people with disabilities, providing the equivalent of a cab service using buses. As [...]

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Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park Park Advisory Council members decided Jan. 3 that it was time to start working on a formal agreement to establish a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Wright County and the city of Monticello regarding future park development, operations and maintenance. “I thought the general agreement was the county was [...]

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The reality of being a law enforcement officer is that one of the occupational hazards is that when an emergency call comes in, the officers can be heading directly into harm’s way. But, thanks to a happy coincidence and good timing, Wright County has an impressive vehicle at its disposal to help deal with emergency [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter One Republican fewer is running for Congress in the 6th Congressional District. Sen. John Pederson, of St. Cloud, has dropped out of the scramble to replace Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. In a statement, Pederson said he could not balance the priorities in his life and continue as a candidate. [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter One proposed bonding project under fire is the Senate office building. A provision for the project was contained in last year’s tax bill, exactly where it should not have been, argued former St. Cloud lawmaker Jim Knoblach, who has filed suit, claiming the language is unconstitutional. Senate DFL leaders [...]

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