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Bestland is this year’s ‘Grandma’ Marshal


Maple Lake’s favorite grandma, Carole Bestland, will preside over St. Patrick’s Day festivities as this year’s Grand Marshal. (Photo by Katie Friedman)

She might live down the road a piece, but the ties Carole Bestland has to Maple Lake are strong ones. Even from a distance, she is still feeling the love. And apparently that love is mutual, for as the 39th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration’s Grand Marshal, she has been given the seat of honor at the biggest event in the city she served for 37 years.

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Third annual Relay for Life Luminaria at Ney Park


Luminarias light the trail through Ney Park.

Unseasonably warm weather drew a crowd of nearly 100 to the third annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Luminaria event at Ney Park on Saturday. Luminaria bags, candles and bag decorations were provided to participants who created tributes to honor a special person, memory or wish.

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Lightning wrestlers shine at state Three come back with top-four finishes

Annandale-Maple Lake wrestlers earned three top-four finishes at the state wrestling individual tournament last weekend.

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New license plates available to women veterans

Women veterans can now purchase license plates in Minnesota honoring their service. The newly-designed women veterans license plate bears the inscription "Woman Veteran."

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Countdown to St. Pat’s Day Festival

Saturday’s Irish Party is the official launch of Maple Lake’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

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County recognizes employees at annual ceremony

Far too often, when the Wright County Board of Commissioners discusses issues at its meetings, the topics are often negative. From lawsuits to dealing with paying for programs and projects, there isn’t much in the way of “feel-good” discussions.

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Wright County Farm Bureau commemorates Food Awareness Month

Wright County Farm Bureau celebrated February as Food Awareness Month. Food Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to all things food – from the farmers who grow and raise our food, to food safety and availability.

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County claims conflict of interest with state auditor

Earlier in February, Wright County officials learned that they were a named defendant in a lawsuit filed by Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto against the Minnesota State Legislature exerting her right as a Constitutional officer doesn’t make her subject to laws passed by the legislative branch of government.

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Self-Injury: A Misunderstood Problem

Self-injury, sometimes called self-harm, is any deliberate action that inflicts physical injury to your body. As Russ Federman, PhD, director of counseling and psychological services at the University of Virginia, explains, “In the midst of emotional turmoil, physical pain helps people disconnect from intense emotional turmoil.” But the effects last only hours.

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Spring road weight restrictions now in effect

Spring road weight restrictions went into effect on Wright County Highways on Monday, Feb. 29. These restrictions, which protect the roadways, will remain in effect until further notice. All roads will be posted with signs indicating maximum allowable axle loads. The Wright County Sheriff’s Department will enforce these limitations.

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