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08
Jun

ML Legion Riders donate $500 to Kruzin 4 Kidz


Pictured are Maple Lake Legion Riders Director, Mike Huro, handing the donation check to Tarou Da Pippo and Kruzin 4 Kidz members Pete Larson, Keith Fearring and Tyson Stanley.

The Maple Lake Legion Riders donated $500 to the Kruzin 4 Kidz charity that helps the Children's Hospital and kids with cancer in the Twin Cities and surrounding area. The Legion Riders will continue donating to charitable organizations and events.
Pictured are Maple Lake Legion Riders Director, Mike Huro, handing the donation check to Tarou Da Pippo and Kruzin 4 Kidz members Pete Larson, Keith Fearring and Tyson Stanley.

Wed
08
Jun

Rain clouds didn’t stop garage salers at All-City sales


Lois Carlson shows a pair of cleats to Laurie Rumsey, Angie Elam, Sherry Trimble and Lynn Jensen that she had on the garage sale.
Wed
08
Jun

County has turned jail into a revenue producer

In the years leading up to the 2009 opening of the Wright County Law Enforcement Center, Wright County was pouring money into housing its prisoners in other counties because the prison population greatly outnumbered the available beds to house them on-sight – costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

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Wed
08
Jun

Baby Cafe launches in Buffalo June 15

New mothers and mothers-to-be are invited to celebrate the launch of USA’s newest Baby Café in Buffalo.

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Wed
08
Jun

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is June 10-12

Minnesotans can take children 15 or younger fishing without licenses on Friday, June 10, to Sunday, June 12, during Take a Kid Fishing Weekend.

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Wed
01
Jun

A Day to Remember


Members of the Legion Post 131 and VFW Color Guards march down Birch Ave. on their way to the Veteran’s Memorial at the city park, Monday during Maple Lake’s annual Memorial Day service.

The firing squad turns onto Division Street. Also in the parade were the Maple Lake Fire Department, Legion Post 131 and VFW members and auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion, the Maple Lake High School Band, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, several speakers and the Legion Post 131 Legion Riders.

Members of the Legion Post 131 Legion Riders place their hands over their hearts in respect for the American flag as the Maple Lake High School Band plays “The National Anthem” at the start of Monday’s ceremony.

Former Scoutmaster John Northenscold hands flags to Scouts who place them on a wooden cross as the names of veterans who have died are recited.

Memorial Day dawned bright and balmy in Maple Lake, Monday, May 30, where a crowd of people gathered to remember veterans who gave their lives in the service of their country.
“Comrades, this day is sacred with the almost visible presence of those who have gone before us,” Vice Commander of Legion Post 131 Gary Jude said in his opening remarks at an annual service honoring those veterans.

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Wed
01
Jun

Closing the book on a career


Kris Harlan will be remembered in many ways

Kris Harlan will be remembered in many ways when she retires this spring after 12 years as the Maple Lake Elementary School Principal. Not only was she instrumental in creating many worthy initiatives and programs, she knew how to have fun. Above, she agreed to ride this scooter earlier this spring if the students met their Trash to Cash fundraising goal, which they did. (Photo submitted)

Maple Lake Elementary Principal Kris Harlan retires after 12 years

Wed
01
Jun

Hats off to the Class of 2016


The Class of 2016 tosses their hats in the air at the end of the commencement ceremony.

Jordan Sifferle gives Delaney Sifferle a high-five when she passes by with her newly acquired diploma.

Senior class president Aidan Jude had his classmates laughing during his commencement speech.

Seventy-three seniors received their diplomas, Friday, May 27, at Maple Lake High School’s 107th commencement ceremony. The MLHS concert band, led by director Nathan Mitchell, and the 10th through 12th grade choir, led by director Sue Nelson, played and sang before a packed gymnasium.

Wed
01
Jun

Phillips runs for House Representative

Cortney Phillips of Annandale (Southside Township) has put her name in to run for House Representative in District 29a for the DFL (Democratic-Farm-Labor) with help from her campaign manager, Roger Golby. A personal care assistant by trade and a wife and mother of three.

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Wed
01
Jun

County board approves solar farm work group

In early May, concerned over a potential proliferation of solar farms in Wright County, an issue that came to light following complaints in Buffalo Township over a state-mandated solar farm that angered township residents, the Wright County Board of Commissioners imposed a moratorium on new applications. At the May 24 meeting of the county board, Planning and Zoning Administrator Sean Riley presented the board with an update on the creation of a solar farm work group.

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