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Wed
12
Nov

New chair heads Maple Lake Development Committee


Interim chair John Rivers leaves The Maple Lake Development Committee (MLDC) in competent hands as he steps down from the committee’s chairmanship, which will now be filled by Scott Millner.

 

Wed
05
Nov

Election Results 2014


Maple Lake city offices saw a steady stream of voters in to and out of the polls Tuesday morning, casting their ballots for governor, legislators, city councilors, local school board members, county sheriff and other public offices. Volunteer Election Judges Vicky Gries, Marge Peterson, Bonnie Elfmann, and Jenny Polsfuss all helped voters with things like registration, providing ballots, and explaining how to mark a ballot. Election Judge Sue Boros helped oversee the ballot counter and handed out “I Voted” stickers.

   In local races, Lynn Kissock ran unopposed and will once again take office in January as Maple Lake’s mayor, along with Deb  Geyen, re-elected, and Todd Jude elected to City Council.

 

Wed
05
Nov

Standing corn row program helps reduce winter road closures, saves state money

 

Strategically placed rows of corn and a lot of teamwork are helping keep more rural roads open in central and southwestern Minnesota this winter by reducing the amount of snow blowing onto roads that are prone to drifting shut, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The standing corn rows are part of a MnDOT program started about 15 years ago that pays farmers to leave corn stalks up in the winter. The corn rows break the wind’s force, causing the snow to collect around the corn rows instead of drifting onto the roads. The rows improve driver visibility, road surface conditions and lower costs of road maintenance. 
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
05
Nov

County to compile county ordinances

Wright County isn’t capable of passing laws, but when it wants to have a jurisdictional authority over issues within the county, it passes an ordinance to have authority over a specific issue. The problem is that too many of the ordinances aren’t uniformly enforced because they are often implemented by a specific department.

Tue
04
Nov

Election 2014

 

For more updates on the 2014 Election go to

http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/

Wed
29
Oct

Maple Lake welcomes Dollar General


Dollar General Manager, Steve McCorquodale, and City Councilmember, Deb Geyen, hold the ribbon as Mayor Lynn Kissock cuts it for the store’s grand opening.

Shoppers line up for the grand opening. The first 50 adult shoppers received a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers received a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.

Mayor Lynn Kissock and Deb Geyen welcomed customers to check out all of what the Dollar General has to offer.

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