The founders of Big Lake-based Lupulin Brewing, working with Boser Construction, were joined by state and local officials and honored guests to officially break ground Friday, Oct. 31, on Lupulin’s new craft brewery and tap room at 570 Humboldt Drive. Lupulin Brewing is a 10-barrel craft brewery and taproom slated to open in the first quarter of 2015.

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When Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Sara Bye reached the scene of a recent two-vehicle Highway 25 accident in Buffalo Township, she prepared for the worst. Monticello resident Stephanie Korbel Korbel had three small children in the back seat: son Ryley, age 6, daughter, Reylyn, age 2, and nephew Isaiah, age 2. All four escaped serious serious injury because of Korbel’s insistence regarding seat belt use.

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A recount is likely to determine who will become the second of two council members voted into office Tuesday, Nov. 4. Charlotte Gabler finished second with 1,466 votes, just six votes ahead of Jim Davidson, who tallied 1,460 votes. Davidson said Thursday afternoon he will reluctantly request a recount. “I’m very disappointed that’s the way we have to handle it, but I think it’s got to happen,” Davidson said Thursday afternoon.

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Brian Stumpf was elected Monticello mayor Tuesday night, defeating Glen Posusta, incumbent city council member, and challenger Joshua Dickinson by better than a 2-1 voter margin. The Minnesota Secretary of State’s website website showed Stumpf had received 1,910 votes, Dickinson 811 votes and Posusta 723 votes.

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