Wright County

by Joni Astrup Associate editor Home foreclosures have declined in Sherburne County, Wright County and statewide, but are still far from pre-housing-crisis levels. There were 170 foreclosures in Sherburne County in the first half of 2013, compared to 294 the same time a year ago, according to a new report from the Minnesota Home Ownership [...]

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A 52-year-old Elk River man has died as a result of injuries sustained in an Aug. 17 motorcycle crash in Silver Creek Township, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. The initial investigation indicates that a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle, being driven by Randal Alan Stevens, 52, of Elk River was eastbound at about 6 [...]

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A neighborhood warning posted on Facebook might be much ado about nothing. Through its investigation so far, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office has been able to identify the person and vehicle involved in the Aug. 2 report of a male photographing children in the Albertville area. A subject who resembles the physical description, and who [...]

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The Wright County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a woman after she was found unresponsive on the side of the road near 94th Street and Parrish Avenue in Otsego. Authorities were called the scene on a report of a woman ejected from a vehicle. Wright County Sheriff’s deputies and Elk River firefighters arrived [...]

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Elk River Police were called to the 500 block of Irving Ave. at 9:45 p.m. on Nov. 10   for a domestic assault. The victim was a 22-year-old Elk River woman. She reported that a person that she previously had a relationship with had choked her, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.   [...]

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  This month and throughout the year, the crisis nursery serving Wright County encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Wright County a better place for children and families.  By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer More than 120 Republican delegates from Otsego and other areas of the new House District 30B gathered at their party’s Wright County spring convention in Buffalo March 10, and on a first ballot they endorsed David FitzSimmons of Albertville as their candidate for state representative. FitzSimmons received more than 76 [...]

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Click here to see chart on seat belt use and traffic fatalities by Joni Astrup Associate editor Sherburne County ranks better than most counties in Minnesota when it comes to seat belt use and traffic fatalities. During 2008–2010 in Minnesota, there were 932 vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes and 409 were not buckled up [...]

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