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Monticello council members have unanimously approved a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) traffic detour agreement for Chelsea Road, which will be the designated city street detour route during the I-94 reconstruction project. Motorists will use Chelsea Road to access the County Highway 18 interchange when the interchange at Highway 25 is closed. Shibani Bisson, senior [...]

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Utility and garbage collection topped a recently released list of city service concerns submitted by Monticello residents. Questions about animal control and building and rental permits tallied second and third on a listing of 2013 topics included in a “Citizen Service Desk” summary published in the Jan. 27 edition of the Council Connection, an online [...]

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Xcel Energy and city of Monticello representatives recently met to discuss ways to help steer airborne trumpeter swans away from local high-voltage power lines. Monticello High School, Eastview and Little Mountain Elementary lost power for about 40 minutes on Jan. 17 when a wayward trumpeter swan came in contact with a Xcel Energy feeder line [...]

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Two February meetings and one March meeting have been scheduled to help explain the traffic impact of the upcoming Interstate 94 reconstruction project. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will be reconstructing I-94 to address traffic weaving issues between Highway 25 and County State Aid Highway 18 starting in April. According to an update provided [...]

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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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