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Local woman’s death ruled a homicide

Cheyenne Clough, age 19, of Buffalo, and mother of 3-year-old son, died Saturday evening due to a homicide. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s report, released on Monday, ruled the death a homicide with cause of death being multiple gunshot wounds.

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08
Jun

Maple Lake’s 2nd Annual Brewfest is Saturday, June 18th

On Saturday, June 18th, the city will host its second annual Brewfest. The event had its debut last year in conjunction with the city’s 125th anniversary. There was music and food and the whole event attracted about 200 people, Maple Lake City Clerk Lee Ann Yager said.

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Wed
08
Jun

Low-speed chase escalates to multi-car collision in Maple Lake


The sole occupant of a passenger vehicle traveling east on Hwy. 55 at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, was the cause of a multi-car accident on Hwy. 55 near the County Road 7 intersection. The driver, a woman, had been pursued by authorities for several miles, at ever increasing speeds, before clipping one car and sending several vehicles into the ditch on both sides of the highway. She was airlifted to HCMC with severe injuries. Other accident victims were transported by ambulance to area hospitals. No fatalities were reported as of press time. Additional photos and information will be in the June 15th edition of The Maple Lake Messenger. (Photo by Don Walz)
Wed
08
Jun

Semi rollover at S-curves on County Road 8 near Silver Creek


A semi and trailer heading south on County Road 8 left the road and rolled over into the west side ditch on Monday morning. The driver was transported to St. Cloud Hospital by Maple Lake Ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. “The cab was crushed into the ground,” said MLFD Chief Todd Borell. “He was able to get out through the windshield and was up and walking around by the time we got there.” Eleven firefighters assisted at the scene. (Left photo by Sam Zuehl, right photo submitted)
Wed
08
Jun

Co. Hwy. 37 pavement surfacing improvements underway

The Wright County maintenance staff has begun the task of placing a new bituminous driving surface on County Highway 37, from TH 25 to Maple Lake. The improvements involve placing a thin lift bituminous overlay to provide an improved ride on this highway. Please drive slowly through the work zone and around the equipment to keep Wright County road warriors safe.

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Wed
08
Jun

Microsurfacing project/flagging operations in effect

The Wright County Highway Department would like to inform the public of maintenance operations on CSAH 8 and CSAH 19, which will narrow the roadway to one-lane traffic during daytime hours (CSAH 8) and during nighttime hours (CSAH 19) for a total of six to eight days.

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Wed
08
Jun

New temporary lane, road closures on Highway 25, Highway 55 in Buffalo begin June 13

Motorists who travel Highway 25 and Highway 55 in Buffalo should expect delays as a series of new, temporary traffic changes begin Monday, June 13.
Motorists should plan for the following:

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Wed
08
Jun

ML Legion Riders donate $500 to Kruzin 4 Kidz


Pictured are Maple Lake Legion Riders Director, Mike Huro, handing the donation check to Tarou Da Pippo and Kruzin 4 Kidz members Pete Larson, Keith Fearring and Tyson Stanley.

The Maple Lake Legion Riders donated $500 to the Kruzin 4 Kidz charity that helps the Children's Hospital and kids with cancer in the Twin Cities and surrounding area. The Legion Riders will continue donating to charitable organizations and events.
Pictured are Maple Lake Legion Riders Director, Mike Huro, handing the donation check to Tarou Da Pippo and Kruzin 4 Kidz members Pete Larson, Keith Fearring and Tyson Stanley.

Wed
08
Jun

Rain clouds didn’t stop garage salers at All-City sales


Lois Carlson shows a pair of cleats to Laurie Rumsey, Angie Elam, Sherry Trimble and Lynn Jensen that she had on the garage sale.
Wed
08
Jun

County has turned jail into a revenue producer

In the years leading up to the 2009 opening of the Wright County Law Enforcement Center, Wright County was pouring money into housing its prisoners in other counties because the prison population greatly outnumbered the available beds to house them on-sight – costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

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