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Motorists may encounter delays and a detour as the ramp from eastbound I-94 to Wright County Road 19 in Albertville closes overnight on three consecutive nights starting later tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 6). According to a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) news release, the ramp is scheduled to close as follows. ·         7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. [...]

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The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the Clearwater Township  tractor accident that killed a 50-year-old Monticello grandfather and his 5-year-old grandson. According to information released late Monday morning by Lt. Greg Howell of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Ronald Gustafson died at the scene of the Aug. 2 accident. Rollie Gustafson, age 5, [...]

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A U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission power reactor status report released early Monday morning indicates the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant is operating at 100 percent. Pat Thompson, Xcel Energy’s site communications manager, confirmed early Monday that the plant reached 100 percent power at 5:40 p.m. Saturday. Mark Schimmel, Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant site president, previously said [...]

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State, county and local emergency response officials completed a simulated emergency exercise last week involving the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant. Xcel Energy’s overall exercise performance was adequate and demonstrated the utility can successfully implement their emergency plan to protect public health and safety, said Robert Jickling, a senior emergency preparedness inspector with the NRC. Gary [...]

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The Monticello City Council has given FiberNet General Manager Mark Pultusker the authority to establish multi-month service contracts with customers. Council members unanimously approved a consent agenda motion to approve the contract option during their July 22 meeting. There was no discussion. According to City Administrator Jeff O’Neill, when FiberNet services were first being provided, [...]

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