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Wed
06
Sep

“No One Rides Alone”


Team Huro is throwing their 4th annual “No One Rides Alone” event on Saturday, September 9th. 10 a.m. is registration for bikes and cars at the Maple Lake Legion Club. 11 a.m. kickstands will go up and travel to Flintstones in Clearwater, Red Goat in Watkins, Uptown in Waverly and then return to the Maple Lake Legion. The cost to ride is $20 per driver and $15 per passenger which also includes the taco bar dinner. 4:30 p.m. will begin the silent auction ‘til 6:30 p.m. At 6:45 the live auction and cash raffle drawing will begin and at 8 p.m. music from HitFaced will begin. This event is sponsored by the Buffalo Hospital Foundation, Bernatello’s Foods and the Maple Lake Legion Post 131. All proceeds go to the Buffalo Hospital Foundation. “Team Huro's mission is to provide fiscal support to cancer patients and their families so they can focus on what matters, family and that we also have a good turn out and to raise money to help people that need assistance and just to have a good time,” Carla Huro said. “I would like to have people come help us make this day a success and to have a great time and would like to thank everyone that has donated their time, silent and live auction gifts. We couldn't do this without the people that donated.” (Photo submitted)
Wed
06
Sep

Labor Day Trap Shoot


he father-daughter team of Lillie and Rudley Rau, of Rice, have the clay pigeon in their sights. Chase Rau won the youth firearm. There were 27 regular heats of shooting Monday, including three "back-your-buddy" heats and two Annie Oakley heat runs.
Wed
06
Sep

County board authorizes auditor to pay bills directly

As part of the consent agenda of the Aug. 29 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, the board approved payment of $1.43 million in bills – a total of 672 transactions to 327 different vendors. However, thanks to a resolution approved by the county board, those days may be over.
The commissioners adopted a resolution authorizing County Auditor/Treasurer Bob Hiivala to pay all of the standard bills through his office rather than being required to wait until the next county board meeting to complete the typically random practice of approving the claims listing.

Wed
06
Sep

Sukut honored at State Fair


Lil Sukut earned state volunteer honors at the Great Minnesota Get Together last week. (Photo submitted)

Lil Sukut was named Wright County Senior Woman Volunteer of the Year at the State Fair last week.
The program to honor senior volunteers was held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 31, at the Minnesota State Fair and Sukut was honored to be among those on the stage to receive congratulations on her volunteer accomplishments. 

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Wed
30
Aug

Local bakery is a sweet sensation at the State Fair


Above, Abby Cota, right, puts the finishing touches on the allergy friendly cupcakes she was giving away at the Minnesota State Fair last Sunday. Behind her, Laura Jure waits with another pan of goodies. Cota, owner of Clover Meadow Bakery in Maple Lake was selected to sponsor the 2017 Vendor Gluten Free Food List at the Great Minnesota Get Together. She will be at her booth in the KARE 11 Health Fair again on Sunday, Sept. 3.

Abby Cota pushes her cart loaded with supplies to her booth in the KARE 11 Health Fair. Giving away samples of her baked goods at the State Fair was an “amazing” experience for the local baker.

Visitors to the Minnesota State Fair this weekend may find a little bit of Maple Lake there waiting for them.
Just off Dan Patch Avenue between Underwood and Cooper streets in the KARE11 Health Fair, Abby Cota, Maple Lake’s new baker will be giving away samples of her culinary creations.
The owner of Clover Meadow Bakery in Maple Lake was selected to sponsor the 2017 Vendor Gluten-Free Food List at the Great Minnesota Get Together.
Cota and her staff gave gluten and allergy friendly desserts and breads to more than 2,002 people last Sunday, Aug. 27 in the three hours they were at the fair. They will be back on Sunday, Sept. 3, for more of the action.
“It was amazing, so awesome to be there as a vendor,” Cota said. “It was such a different experience. There was a whole crowd of people waiting for us when we got there. One hundred cupcakes went in 10 minutes.”

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Wed
30
Aug

Last week of summer sees excited teachers back at school


Jordan Gries points to an area Peyton Tongen missed with her stapler, Monday, Aug. 28. Gries and Tongen were helping kindergarten teacher Carol Tongen get her room ready for the first day of classes at Maple Lake Elementary School. The school year begins on Tuesday, Sept. 5. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

There is a feeling of excitement at Maple Lake schools as staff prepare for the start of a new year, Tuesday, Sept. 5.
All week teachers have been gearing up for the big day by getting their classrooms in order, attending workshops and preparing lesson plans.
Adding to the excitement is the recent news that Maple Lake students have once again performed well on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments.
The results, which came out earlier this summer, showed Maple Lake scores above state average in all categories; reading, math and science.
“We’ve been pretty strong in most if not all grade levels,” said Maple Lake Elementary Principal Andy Sawatzke.

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Wed
30
Aug

Roger Riesgraf honored


Roger Riesgraf’s family erected this memorial bench at Maple Lake schools this week, one year after the death of their father, former superintendent of Maple Lake Schools. The bench is in memorial of him and his wife Mitzi. Pictured with the bench are members of the Riesgraf family, Beth Riesgraf-Wyman and Patrice Curtiss. (Photo submitted)

One year after the death of Roger Riesgraf, former superintendent of Maple Lake Schools, family and community-minded man, he and his wife Mitzi are being honored with a memorial bench.
The Riesgraf family erected the bench earlier this summer on the public-school campus, and announced its completion on the anniversary of his death, Aug. 28.
“We thought we would announce the installation of the bench in remembrance of mom and dad, and share it with the community that did so much for all of us,” family members said.
Inscribed into the bench is a quote by Booker T. Washington, "those who are happiest are those who do the most for others," a quote the Riesgraf family thought fitting of their parents.
Children and staff will see the bench in the Maple Lake school yard when classes start on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Wed
30
Aug

Local square dance club swings on


Pictured center, Mary and LeRoy Elfmann of Maple Lake cut-a-rug during a square dance tip. Although Monday’s dance was called a workshop, it looked like more fun than work. In addition to classes, the County Line Squares hold monthly dances for members like these. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)

Swing your partner and do-si-do are legendary square dance calls and they are being heard less often in ballrooms, gyms and barns across the nation, but here in Wright County the art of square dancing still thrives.
The activity, which dates back to 15th century Europe was re-popularized in the states in the 1920s because it was thought an excellent form of exercise and a way to acquire genteel manners. It is used today for that same purpose, and because it’s fun.
“I don’t know that I’ve ever not had fun square dancing,” Richard Giebenhain of Maple Lake said.
He and his wife Pat joined the County Line Squares 12 years ago and have been dancing ever since. The club has 99 members to date with folks hailing from Wright, Hennepin, Sherburn and Stearns counties primarily, with a few from Anoka, Meeker, Benton and Carver. Registered as a Maple Lake 501c3 organization, the group holds its classes, workshops and monthly dances at the Monticello schools.

Wed
30
Aug

Maple Lake Boy Scout Troop 219 takes canoe trip on the Mississippi


At left, this past month Boy Scout Troop 219 took a voyage down the Mississippi River from Snuffy's Landing to Montissippi Park. The Scouts travelled through the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in Spicer Minnesota. They needed required access to a 34-foot voyageur canoe. Top picture starting from the left is Matthew Loch,Olivia Rollings Lucas Loch, Alan, Kara Loch, Victoria Rollings, Kaitlin, Kathy, Jacob, Jeremy Loch, Jacob Jude, John Northenscold, Father Aaron Loch and Paul Jude. (Photo submitted)
Wed
30
Aug

Buffer installation deadline is approaching

In June, 2015, Governor Dayton signed “The Buffer Law”. This Law was amended on April 25, 2016. With the assistance of many agencies and existing data, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources developed a state-wide map which identified ”public waters” and public ditch systems which will require permanent vegetative buffers. The map was released in July, 2016 after an extensive public and professional review process and can be found on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website under Buffer Mapping Project.

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