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Practice burn on Maple Lake trains area firefighters


Lake-goers got a free show of the practice burn at the Pribyl residence on the east shore of Maple Lake Saturday. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)

Thirty firefighters and nearly a dozen instructors took part in the training burn at the Pribyl residence on Maple Lake last Saturday. “The owners of the home approached us and said they were demolishing the building and were interested in including the Maple Lake Fire Department in the process,” said Scott Carriveau, lead instructor for Customized Fire Rescue Training, Inc. “We appreciated the opportunity to participate. We had 15 burn rotations, each with a team of three, and every team was followed by a lead instructor and two others with a back-up hose. The instructors will only intervene if firefighters are in danger. We were able to train firefighters from Maple Lake, Annandale, Buffalo and Monticello.”

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The 2016 Wright County Fair begins July 27th

The 2016 Wright County Fair, held at the fairgrounds in Howard Lake, begins Wednesday, July 27, and runs through Sunday, July 31.

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4th annual 3 of a Kind Bike Run Benefit continues to grow


The 4th Annual 3 of a Kind Bike Run Benefit brought over 115 bikers into Maple Lake Saturday afternoon.

The Maple Lake Legion Riders presented a $500 check to the 3 of a Kind Benefit while in Maple Lake at the American Legion Post 131. The money will go towards a scholarship for a Monticello High School graduate. Pictured is Legion Rider members Marty Juhl, Meagan Boe, Daryl Rossberg, Mike and Carla Huro and 3 of a Kind Benefit organizer, Shawn Thomas. (Photos by Charlene Wurm)

Approximately 115 bikers took part in the fourth annual “3 of a Kind” Bike Run Benefit Saturday afternoon. Bikers rumbled into Maple Lake stopping at the American Legion Post 131. Then the group traveled to Montrose, Annandale and back to Clearwater for dinner, live/silent auction and dancing. Proceeds from the ride will help improve the lives of war veterans at Eagles Healing Nest in Sauk Centre.

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Red Cross disaster relief continues for people impacted by tornadoes, flooding in Minnesota

Following Monday's tornadoes and flooding in parts of central and northern Minnesota, the American Red Cross has been on the ground in affected communities helping people impacted in these disasters. Support has included providing water and snacks to people cleaning up, conducting damage assessment for relief effort planning, and connecting one-on-one with affected families who need shelter, health or other immediate disaster relief. In addition, Red Cross relief workers have been in constant contact with local government and non-profit partners, including the Salvation Army, that respond to disasters in Minnesota.

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American Pickers to film in Minnesota


Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from the television show, American Pickers, broadcast on the History Channel, will be coming to Minnesota in August to film. (Photo submitted)

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Minnesota. They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the region this August.

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School board brainstorms for voters’ support

At its most recent meeting, Monday, July 11, members of the Maple Lake School Board discussed the challenges involved in communicating the school district’s financial needs to local voters prior to a vote this fall on an operating referendum and capital projects levy. As more than $400,000 in overspending is anticipated in the coming year, the board is once again considering an operating referendum request of $500,000 and a capital projects levy of $100,000 – measures that failed to pass in a similar request last November.

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County website focus of government transparency

There have been many changes that have been made to how Wright County government has been run in the last three-plus years since four new county commissioners were seated. One of the essential changes that has been made in that time has been the changes to the county’s official website.

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13
Jul

Haiti fundraiser draws money, support


More than 20 businesses, some local and others from surrounding communities, donated goods and services that were raffled off at Sunday’s, July 10th, “Thanksgiving in Haiti” fundraiser at Irish Blessings in Maple Lake. Above: Mark Schramel visits with Heidi O’Donnell while waiting to sell raffles. Hanging on the wall behind them are some of the prizes businesses have donated. Schramel is one of the fundraiser organizers and will be traveling to Haiti this fall.

Maria Peterson, of Maple Lake, is $1,500 closer to returning to Haiti where work continues to help families suffering from poverty and the effects of a 2010 earthquake.
On Sunday, July 10, Peterson and Mark Schramel of Montrose held a fundraiser at Irish Blessings Coffeehouse to raise support for a proposed mission trip that will help with medical care, building projects and education in the city of Williamson, a province in Haiti. The effort is part of a project called “City on a Hill” created by World Wide Village, a non-profit group based out of the Twin Cities.
About 70 people attended Sunday’s event that Peterson and Schramel dubbed “Thanksgiving in Haiti,” because the trip will take place over the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 21-28, generating over $1,000 for the effort.

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“A Veteran’s Award” Roger Riesgraf honored by CentraCare Hospice


The St. Cloud CentraCare Hospice presented local resident and former Maple Lake superintendant, Roger Riesgraf, with “A Veteran’s Award” at a ceremony held on July 6 at Maple Manor. (Photo by Nick Pawlenty)

Roger Riesgraf was 17 and attending college at Mankato State when Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. He joined the Army Reserve but was soon ordered to active duty and in March 1943, was sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky, for basic training. He went onto attend Ohio State University to study engineering from September of 1943 until February of 1944. Then the Army students were sent to Camp Campbell, Tennessee, to join a tank battalion. After training, he was given a choice to either go to the European or Pacific theaters. Since older brother, Robert, had already been sent to North Africa, Riesgraf chose to go to the Pacific and was assigned to the 788th Amphibian Tractor Battalion.

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Maple Lake introduces a Farmers Market


Maple Lake’s Farmers Market is now open every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Division Street and Birch Avenue. (Photos by Nick Pawlenty)

Maple Lake’s Farmers Market is now open every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Division Street and Birch Avenue. (Photos by Nick Pawlenty)

On Friday, July 8, at the intersection of Division and Birch, a crowd gathered in the park to see the newest event Maple Lake has to offer. The Farmers Market, created and started by John Northenscold (Sr.), opened its doors and raised its tents for the first time, and seems to have hit the ground running. Many people showed up to the market checking out the many varieties of items and goods the vendors had to offer.

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