Wright County

The folks gathered around the Elk River Area School District’s board room table on election night with a glass bowl at the center of it to collect handwritten predictions. They weren’t on the success or failure of the school bond and levy referendums, which were approved with flying colors. It wasn’t even the race between […]

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The number of Minnesota homes lost to foreclosure during the first half of 2014 shows continued improvement in the state’s housing market, according to a new Minnesota Homeownership Center report. There were 4,375 foreclosures in the first half of 2014, a decline of 36 percent from the same time period in 2013. Area counties also […]

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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer Among its business at the Oct. 13 City Council meeting, Otsego voted to forward about 140 delinquent utility accounts that total around $103,000 to the county for collection through property-tax bills. According to Council documents, the city sends utility bills on the 15th with a due date of the 8th, […]

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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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