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New federal grant will support launch of Wright County Drug Court

Wright County has been awarded a three-year federal grant to support the launch of its new drug court program, local justice system leaders announced recently.
The Wright County Adult Drug Court will be funded through a three-year, $349,883 implantation grant from the United States Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Wright County Drug Court program received final approval from the Minnesota Judicial Council in August, and is expected to hold its first session on November 3, 2016. The program’s goal is to reduce recidivism among offenders struggling with addiction, thereby improving public safety and reducing incarceration and re-arrest costs. In addition, drug courts serve to help offenders struggling with addiction reach sobriety, and reintegrate with their families, work, and community.

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St. Timothy’s Church gets a new roof


St. Timothy’s Catholic Church located in Maple Lake is in the process of getting new shingles on the roof of the church and adoration chapel. The project started on Sept. 26 and is expected to be completed by the end of October. In other St. Tim’s news, the school will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. All are invited to the breakfast and bake sale. All proceeds go to the school. (Photo by Sam Zuehl)
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Birth Announcements - Lainey Rae Allbee

Chelsey and Jacob Allbee, of Montrose, would like to announce the arrival of their newborn daughter, Lainey Rae Allbee.
Lainey was born on August 27, 2016, at Buffalo Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz. and was 19 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Michael and Kelly Erickson, James and Judy Allbee. Great-grandparents are Floyd and Marlene Erickson, Herb and Carole O’Flanigan and Margaret Chap.

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Youngren wins Lions bingo jackpot


The Maple Lake Lions had a $900 bingo winner on Wednesday, October 5. Pictured are Lion Ricci Smelser, Kim Youngren and Lion Jon Fries. (Photo submitted)
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Oct

Prime time for taking in fall colors


According to the MN DNR, Wright County fall colors are reaching their peak. Take advantage of viewing the beautiful scenery before it’s too late! (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)
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Oct

Maple Lake schools to seek “no frills” referendum for operations and technology

Maple Lake schools will turn to the taxpayers for the second time in two years with a no-frills plea to help maintain its programs and services and keep its technology “reasonably modern.”
Last year the school district asked the community to approve a levy referendum with a similar goal, but it was voted down at the polls. Officials will try again on Tuesday, Nov. 8th, with hopes of a different outcome.
“The board and I believe this is necessary to continue to provide the high-quality product we are getting here,” Supt. Mark Redemske said. “There are no frills, we are going to run our schools.”

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Oct

Wrapping up Homecoming Week


The Maple Lake Irish won the Homecoming game against Rockford, 15-14, in overtime Friday night. #80, Alex Toedter, made his teammates and Irish fans proud when he scored both touchdowns. (Photo by Chad Pingel)

Maple Lake High School students enjoyed some car smashing fun as part of their Homecoming celebration, Friday, Oct. 7. Pictured is Mitchell Hoistad taking a mighty swing from on top of the car. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl) Find more Homecoming photos on page 7.
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St. Tim’s Parish School introduces new staff


St. Timothy’s Parish School welcomed three new teachers this September. They are, from left, Andrew Zeisel teaching religion and ancient history, Courtney Johnson taking on the preschool students and Alicia Christenson as preschool coordinator and resource teacher. (Photo by Nick Pawlenty)

Each new teacher was asked to introduce themselves, share what they are looking forward to about their newly-obtained positions at St. Timothy's Parish School, and talk a little about the goals they would like to achieve for the school year.

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St. Timothy’s School hosts marathon for non-public education


St. Timothy’s Parish School held their annual marathon on Oct. 1 to support non-public education. Participants lined up at the starting point of the race.

Sean Reviere and Ethan Paumen display a welcome sign near the hoops section of the obstacle course.
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No campaign signs on county right of way

The Wright County Highway Department reminds Wright County political campaigners that Minnesota Statute 160.2715(a)(9) strictly prohibits placement of private signs on county highway right-of-way property. This long standing law includes political campaign signs.
According to Wright County Highway Department officials, when unlawfully placed signs are observed or reported, immediate measures will be taken to have them removed.
Wright County will impound these signs at the highway department building in Buffalo for a reasonable length of time to allow sign owners to retrieve their signs. If the signs are not reclaimed they will be disposed of.
The Wright County Highway Department emphasizes that it administers these laws in a fair and impartial manner and that political campaign signs are treated in the same way as any other signs wrongly placed on county highway property by businesses, churches, private citizens, or charitable groups.

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