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A 52-year-old Elk River man has died from injuries he received in a Saturday evening motorcycle accident in Silver Creek Township., the Wright County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday. The one-vehicle accident on Wright County Road 123 and Duffield Ave N.W. in Silver Creek Township was reported shortly after 6 p.m. Aug. 17. The initial investigation [...]

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Craft beer connoisseurs and other onlookers can learn about home brewing by visiting the River City Brewers display at Saturday’s Brewfest. The club will dispense information, not beer samples, during the 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. event, said membership and public relations representative Lynne Fleming. “We welcome anyone to attend regardless of their home brewing [...]

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A farm and fleet retail store proposed for the former Kmart store at 300 W. Seventh St. received Monticello City Council land use approvals Monday. Marshall-based Runnings, which operates 31 similar stores throughout Minnesota, the Dakotas and Montana, will reuse the existing 86,000 square-foot building and add a 17,850 square-foot outdoors sales and display area [...]

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Six candidates will seek election to the three Monticello School Board positions that will be open on this November’s ballot. The positions currently filled by Scott Hill, Liz Leitch-Sell and Robbie Smith expire on Dec. 31 and new school board terms are set to begin on Jan. 1, 2014. Only one of the candidates is [...]

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Monticello council members decided Monday night to trim four hours per day from the city’s law enforcement contract with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Mayor Clint Herbst joined Councilmembers Glen Posusta, Lloyd Hilgart and Tom Perrault for the decrease and Councilmember Brian Stumpf voted against the move. The current 2012–2013 law enforcement contract with the [...]

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