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Local named Wright County’s Outstanding Senior Woman of the Year


Amy Lou Burg, of Maple Lake, will receive her award for being named the 2016 Wright County Outstanding Senior Woman on Friday, July 29, at the Wright County Fair.

Amy Lou Burg has been selected as the Wright County Outstanding Senior Woman 2016. Born on March 5, 1939, she is an active volunteer and compassionate individual with five children, 14 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Burg will receive her award at the Wright County Fair in Howard Lake on Friday, July 29th. There will be a luncheon at 11:30 for $3.00. The award ceremony will be at 1:00 at the Free Stage. All seniors gain free admission into the fairgrounds.

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Lahr wins Square Foot Gardening’s Certified Instructor drawing


Congrats to long-time Square Foot Gardener, Connie Lahr, as the Grand Prize winner of the Certified Instructor drawing. Connie is pictured above with her husband, Patrick. (Photo submitted)

2016 marks 40 years since the initiation of Square Foot Gardening, and in honor of that and of the passing of its founder, Mel Bartholomew, the staff marked July 1 as a day of recognition of all the certified instructors of Square Foot Gardening. CIs were invited to submit their recent garden activities for possibility of recognition on July 1, 2016. Connie Lahr and her husband, Patrick, were honored to receive an award for all their work promoting SFG recently and over the many years that they have introduced the system both locally and abroad.

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Voters choose new parks and trails license plate

Following a week of online voting, during which more than 30,000 votes were cast, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith announced the winner of the contest to design a Minnesota state parks and trails license plate.
The winning plate features an image of a canoe on the water, surrounded by Minnesota’s four seasons.

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County trying to catch up on technology projects

When the Wright County Board of Commissioners was reconfigured in 2013 with the arrival of four new commissioners, there was a push to improve the county’s technological capability. Under the previous board during the economic recession that began in 2008, many technology-related projects were put on the back burner because the county’s priority at that time was to make sure it didn’t have to lay off employees while trying to ride out the economic downturn.

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The Stables at Greenfield Farms Open House

The Stables at Greenfield farms will be hosting a free Summertime Open House and Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, July 20th, from 4 to 9 p.m.
Schedule of events:
4-6 p.m.: Demonstrations presented by Greenfield riders and horses
6:30 p.m.: Concert presented by Annandale Community Band followed by an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

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Wright-Hennepin names Sandberg vice president

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) has announced the appointment of Robert Sandberg as the cooperative’s vice president of power supply and business development.

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Free nitrate testing at the Wright County Fair

Not all Minnesotans know the quality of the water they drink. If you own a private well it is up to you to test your water quality. Routine testing can prevent serious health problems. One of the compounds the Minnesota Department of Health recommends testing for on a regular basis is nitrate, which is dangerous for infants and pregnant women. Concentrations over 10 parts per million can cause birth defects and even death of infants. Nitrate comes from fertilizers, animal waste, and septic systems.

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Renaissance Festival location lease extended to 2019

Mid-America Festivals is pleased to announce that the Minnesota Renaissance Festival will be at their current location through 2019. The initial season in its new home will be 2020.

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DNR offers advice for dealing with storm damaged trees

Clean-up following a storm can be an overwhelming task for homeowners. Knowing which trees to save and which to remove can impact safety and the survival of remaining trees, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
DNR forestry outreach specialist Jennifer Teegarden offers the following tips.

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BCT presents The Addams Family

Buffalo Community Theater can't wait to wow audiences with the new musical comedy The Addams Family, opening next month at the Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center. The show promises a wonderfully entertaining night of theater for the whole family.

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