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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Monticello Middle School volunteer Pamela Arechigo was the type of school volunteer who staff say positively impacted every teacher at the school in her eight years of service.
She dug into one project after another and quickly became an indispensable member of the school’s community, much as her great-uncle, Dr. Frank Ellison, was an indispensable member of Monticello’s school system and community for many years during the 20th Century.

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