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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At 3 a.m. on Sunday, July 27, Luke Kocher, like nearly everyone else in the state at that moment, was sleepy. The difference? Kocher was in the middle of a 400-mile bike race across Minnesota and part of Wisconsin. With 22 hours under his belt, and just nine hours to go, trainer and support crew [...]

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To the editor: This letter is in response to a couple of letters appearing in recent editions of the Monticello Times following your article on Father Harry Walsh. These letters challenge the actions of Wright County and Monticello School District officials in the wake of significant allegations against Father Harry which covered a period of [...]

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To the editor: Our current state auditor, Rebecca Otto, is arguably the most effective state auditor in America today, and the most recognized in the history of the Auditor’s office in Minnesota. She was elected president of the National State Auditors Association by her peers. She is a winner of the National Excellence in Accountability [...]

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