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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Law firm finds petition did not meet statute requirements

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Officials in the Wright County Auditor/Treasurers office received a 739-page document on May 29. The County understood the intent of this petition was to invoke the “reverse referendum” provision as stated in MN Statute Section 373.40 ...

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Wright County News
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Public can subscribe for I-94 project updates

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At a recent Highway 25 Coalition meeting, Claudia DuMont from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) stated that the bid on the third lane of the I-94 Clearwater project came in very high, so it will be further reviewed. MnDOT has 30 days to d...

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Wright County News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

2019 Pavement Preservation Construction Update

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The 2019 Pavement Preservation Contract involves the following highways in Wright County: County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 5 from CSAH 35 to 37; CSAH 7 from State Highway 55 to CSAH 39; CSAH 35 from CSAH 4 to CR 109; CSAH 39 from State Highway 24 ...

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Wright County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Master Naturalist course registration opens

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Registration is open for a six-day Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer training course starting Aug. 12 at Wright County’s Robert Ney Memorial Park Reserve near Maple Lake.

The 40-hour course focuses on the Big Woods, Big Rivers biome and its p...

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Wright County News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Seeking Applicants For HHS & Mental Health Advisory Committees

WCHHS is seeking new members for the Health & Human Services Advisory Committee and the Mental Health Advisory Council. For more information, please see the HHS websiteTo apply for HHSAC, please complete the application hereTo apply for MHAC, please c...

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Wright County News
Posted on: May 29, 2019

County receives petition

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A 739-page document was submitted to the Wright County Auditor/Treasurers office on May 29. The County understands the intent of this petition was to invoke the “reverse referendum” provision as stated in MN Statute Section 373.40. Staff will begin the pr...

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Wright County News
Posted on: May 29, 2019

County technology team leads projects that impact public

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Technology moves fast, and that can be a challenge for multi-layered organizations like county government. Wright County's Information Technology Dept. leads projects that directly impact service to the public, while supporting many internal systems. High...

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Wright County News
Posted on: May 27, 2019

Common Street (McLeod County Highway 56) Closed Due to Culvert Washout

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Common Street (McLeod County Highway 56), located on Wright County's southern county line & McLeod County's northern county line - south of Howard Lake, has been closed by the McLeod County Highway Department due to a culvert washout at Coon Lake. &am...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

HHS cost for services among lowest statewide

Wright County ranks fourth lowest in Minnesota when it comes to what it costs to deliver a wide range of support, health and social services to our citizens. Wright County Health & Human Services provides the county with quality, professional services...

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Wright County News
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Government Center Bonding - Claims and Facts

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The Wright County Board of Commissioners’ approval of building bonds for a new Government Center building and Tactical Training Facility at its April 30 meeting has generated discussions and comments among the public. Several claims have been made on soci...

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Wright County News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Hwy. 55 Annandale to Maple Lake detour begins April 29

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MnDOT -- Motorists who travel Highway 55 between Annandale and Maple Lake will encounter delays and a detour after the road is closed between County Road 5 in Annandale, and County Road 7/County Road 37 in Maple Lake, Monday, April 29.

Motorists should fol...

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Wright County News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

EMS Week set for May 19-25

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The Wright County Board of Commissions passed a resolution proclaiming May 19 - 25, 2019 as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, recognizing the lifesaving care they provide around the clock. The EMS system consists of first responders, emergency medica...

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Wright County News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Board designates May 12-18 Law Enforcement Week

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The County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed May 12-18 as Wright County Law Enforcement Week. Also known as National Police Week, this recognition was established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962. Nationally, this week is designated to recogn...

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Wright County News
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Guardianship / Conservatorship Request for Proposals

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Wright County Health & Human Services has put forth a Request for Proposals seeking qualified applicants to become contracted guardians and/or conservators with our Agency.  Beginning January 1, 2020, Wright County will be exclusively working...

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Wright County News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 9 Construction Project Update

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Work on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 9 in Waverly, from Atlantic Avenue to North Shore Drive, is scheduled to resume Thursday April 25, 2019. CSAH 9 will be closed to thru traffic in this are...

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Wright County News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

DNR rejects expanded 2019 boat inspection program

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At this week’s Wright County Board of Commissioners meeting, Chairman Darek Vetsch shared a letter from the Department of Natural Resources which rejected the County’s proposed 2019 boat inspection program.

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Wright County News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Highway 38 Construction Project Update - Otsego, MN

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Work on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 38 in Otsego, from Odean Avenue to TH 101, is scheduled to resume Monday, April 8, 2019. CSAH 38 will be closed to thru traffic from just east of O’Dean Avenue to Quaday Avenue. The prime contractor on this project ...

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2019 Construction Detour Map Wright County News
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Building Options for Government Center

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In the past 12-14 months, the Wright County Board of Commissioners has researched and reviewed several plans to address future building needs in the County. See a summary of their work in this presentation.

Building Options Presentation

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Wright County News
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Driving tips for roundabouts

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The center portion of a mini roundabout is called a truck apron. While cars navigating the turns should remain in their lanes, trucks use this space to accommodate their turning radius. 

Remember to always yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk, yi...

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Wright County News
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Justice Center construction on live video

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The new Justice Center is co-located with the existing Law Enforcement Center and jail for secure inmate transfer to courts. The 150,562 sq. ft. facility includes nine advanced-technology courtrooms. The building also features full security screening, dir...

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Wright County News
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Longer wait times at the License Bureau are the new normal

BUFFALO, MN -- Renewing one’s driver’s license used to be a quick errand to do during lunch. Those days are likely gone, say officials at the Wright County License Bureau.

Why is the wait so long? Previously, the County License Bureau t...

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Wright County News
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Election Results

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Find Wright County results in County, City, Township, School District and other races by clicking this link.

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Wright County News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

2019 County Budget Presentation

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Wright County Commissioners have been presenting the 2019 Preliminary Budget at various meetings throughout the county.See the 2019 preliminary budget slideshow

You can also read the details in the press release below:

Wright County Board Approves Prelimina...

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