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  Two Level 3 sex offenders have moved into a residence in the 2900 block of Highway 37 N.E. in Monticello, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office recently reported. Duane Lloyd Swanson, 43, has a history of sexual contact with victims, namely males ages 12 to 14. His contact with victims included fondling. Swanson was known [...]

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The Monticello Fire Department’s Sept. 14 fall open house will feature a continuous kitchen fire demonstration and an opportunity to meet with local firefighters. “We’ll be doing demonstrations throughout the morning and afternoon instead of just one,” said Fire Chief Steve Joerg. ”We want to really nail the point home about fire prevention and the [...]

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For most of the summer one of the hottest topics among the Wright County Board of Commissioners has been the debate over the merit of having metal detectors at the entrance doors of the Wright County Courthouse. At the Aug. 27 meeting of the county board, the commissioners voted unanimously to move the metal detectors [...]

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by Mike Talbott Contributing Writer Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. According to 2010 data from the Centers for Disease Control seven teens ages 16 to 19, died every day from motor vehicle injuries. Per-mile driven, teen drivers are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and over [...]

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Robert Ivan Norman, 87, Buffalo, passed away at his residence on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 29, 9:30-11 a.m., at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 413 East 3rd Street, Monticello. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., with Rev. Darren Green officiating. There will be a private interment. Robert was [...]

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