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13
Jul

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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Wed
13
Jul

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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Wed
13
Jul

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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Wed
06
Jul

The first Farmers Market has Maple Lake seeing green

After years of being without, Maple Lake is about to join the ranks of area towns with a Friday Farmers Market. John Northenscold (Sr.) and vendors have teamed up to create Maple Lake's first Farmers Market starting July 8 at the corner of Division St. and Birch Ave. close to the iconic water tower.

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Wed
06
Jul

Fourth of July in Maple Lake - Maple Lake Boat Parade


Cary Simon’s family won first place with their Gilligan’s Island themed pontoon.

Gary Moore’s family placed second with their “Boat 4 Hillary” pontoon.

Third place went to Travis Cook’s family with the theme “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.” (Photos by Charlene Wurm)
Wed
06
Jul

Fourth of July in Maple Lake


Children enjoy the generous amount of candy being thrown while adults enjoy joking with their neighbors both on and off the tractors. Old-time tractors like this one were shined up and decorated with red, white and blue. Not only has the number of tractors in the parade grown since it was started in the late 1980s, so have the number of people coming to watch it. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

Children enjoy the generous amount of candy being thrown while adults enjoy joking with their neighbors both on and off the tractors. Old-time tractors like this one were shined up and decorated with red, white and blue. Not only has the number of tractors in the parade grown since it was started in the late 1980s, so have the number of people coming to watch it. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

The Pribyl family and friends held their annual Pribyl North Shore Parade Monday, July 4, to celebrate Independence Day. The parade consisted of mostly of old-time tractors with a few ATVs and creatively designed floats that cruised down 58th Street Northwest for the enjoyment of a large crowd, dispensing generous amounts of candy to kids and adults alike. Residents said the parade started in the late 1980s with about three tractors and has now grown to more than 30. It starts at Dan and Mary Jo Pribyl’s farm, travels to the end of the street then returns to the farm where the tractors are lined up for visitors to look at and admire.

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Wed
06
Jul

12th Annual Christopher Schneider Bass Tournament to be held July 16

An even dozen years old, the Christopher Schneider Annual Bass tournament has become more than a staple in Maple Lake. Since 2004, the Schneider family has held this contest on Maple Lake to honor their son and brother, Christopher, an avid bass fisherman, who was killed in a car accident in 2003.

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Wed
06
Jul

"City on a Hill" project goes the extra mile for Haiti


Left: Just a few of the children from Williamson, Haiti that benefit from the “City on a Hill” project. The fundraiser “Thanksgiving in Haiti” will raise money for a group of locals to volunteer their time and help with medical care, building projects and education. Right: Volunteer event coordinators Maria Peterson, of Maple Lake, and Mark Schramel, of Montrose, invite everyone to Irish Blessings Coffeehouse on July 10th, 2-5 p.m., for live music, prizes and raffle drawings. Maria is pictured (right) with her sponsor child, Jessica. Attend the event to learn more about sponsoring a child. (Photos submitted)

Some may remember the country of Haiti from 2010 when a massive earthquake struck by the capital Port Au Prince and an estimated three million people were affected by the disaster. Time has passed, and rebuilding has been an ongoing process ever since. There have been numerous groups who have helped out in any way that they could and is true for the city of Maple Lake.

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Wed
06
Jul

Mounted patrol provides unsung benefit to county


The Wright County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol is a volunteer civilian group serving Wright County and currently has 16 members. Members own their own horses and equipment required to perform their duties. Wayne Paumen and his horse, Nick, are pictured with other members of the mounted patrol unit. (Photo by Tim Hennagir)

During the summer parade and rodeo season, Wright County residents can often see the members of the volunteer mounted patrol has its riders and horses out and about in the community. Theirs is a typically thankless job – they aren’t paid or funded and need to pay for their own horses and equipment, but they serve a valuable role in law enforcement in the county.

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Wed
06
Jul

County holds off purchase of government-based software

It has been said the wheels of government move slowly. Sometimes it seems as though when something comes too quickly somebody feels obligated to tap the brakes.
That was the situation at the June 28 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, as Auditor/Treasurer Bob Hiivala attempted to convince the board to enter into an agreement with OpenGov – a software supplier that breaks down financial information into readily readable components.

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