Government

The filing period for four township positions and one city position on the Monticello-Big Lake Community Hospital District Board closed Tuesday night with a couple of surprises. Rob VanDenBerg, who represents Otsego, did not file for re-election, leaving that board seat open in this November’s general election. In Becker Township, Mark Swanson was the only [...]

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City Councilmember Glen Posusta was the third and final candidate to file for Monticelllo mayor Tuesday, joining fellow Councilmember Brian Stumpf and challenger Joshua A. Dickinson on the final slate of 2014 candidates. Four people have filed for the two open council seats: Incumbent Councilmember Lloyd Hilgart, Brad Fyle, Charlotte Gabler and Jim Davidson. Visit the [...]

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Filing for Monticello City Council officially opens Tuesday, July 29. The current terms of Mayor Clint Herbst, Councilmembers Lloyd Hilgart and Brian Stumpf  expire Dec. 31. Any resident interested in running for mayor or council must file an Affidavit of Candidacy with the Deputy Clerk Cathy Shuman at Monticello’s City Hall between July 29 and [...]

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Monticello’s city-owned broadband network that offers high speed Internet, cable television and telephone services will be getting another general manager. FiberNet is currently being led by Dan Olsen and Brian Estrem. Olsen is in charge of network architecture and technology improvements while Estrem is leading daily operations. Contracts for both men run through the end [...]

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The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is reporting its 911 lines are down. Please use 763-682-1162. According to a news release, the sheriff’s office has been notified by the phone company that 911 service is down in the Wright County area as well as several other neighboring counties.

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