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Wed
18
Jan

Dark, slightly creepy comedy could be ticket to state MLHS one-act team to perform next week


The Maple Lake High School one-act play team will treat the community to a public performance of “The Infamous Soothing System of Professor Maillard” on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Maple Lake High School Auditorium before taking it into competition the following week. They are, front row, from left, Sydney Von Arb, Victoria Rollings, MacKenzie Miller and Emma Carlson. Second row, from left, Danni Klimek, Ashlee Martie, Emily Miller, Larissa Laudert, Margaret Graham and Kianna Johnson. Back row, from left, Ivan Ostlund-Latour, Josh Medley, Tyler Russel, Sam Neutz and Ben Triplett. Not pictured, Brady Tongen, Mara Hayes and Lilly Von Arb. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)
Wed
18
Jan

Lanterns light the way for skiers at Ney Park


Mr. Lahr cruises down the packed trail.

Virgil Larson helps Nicola Blake-Bradley, left, and Courtney Millaway, of St. Cloud, rent skis for $5 at Ney Park's Nature Center. Skis will be available for rent most weekends throughout the remainder of the winter at Ney Park. Skiers can also bring their own skis or snowshoes to enjoy the trail throughout the week.

The Gretemans are pictured from left, Hannah, Nora, Brian, Trisha and Grace.

About two dozen lanterns lit the cross country ski trails at Ney Park near Maple Lake, Saturday, Jan. 14, for skiers who wanted to enjoy nature at night. The lanterns were placed around the Pond Loop Trail for about three hours, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., attracting outdoor enthusiasts from around the area. Afterwards skiers were invited to warm up at a fire or visit the indoor Nature Center for treats and snacks.

Wed
18
Jan

Open house celebrates Northenscold


Citizens, colleagues and family gathered Thursday, January 12, to honor John Northenscold as he begins his retirement from 30 years of service on the Maple Lake City Council. Northenscold, third from left, poses here with Mayor Lynn Kissock, Laun Aiken. and Councilmember Deb Geyen. (Photo by Katie Friedman)
Wed
18
Jan

School board organizes for 2017

At their most recent meeting, Monday, January 9, members of the Maple Lake School Board organized for the new year with the installation of new board members, Chris Paumen and Bill Neumann, and with the election and appointment of officers and committee members.

Wed
18
Jan

County gives intent to do private audit for 2017 tax year

For the past year, Wright County has been embroiled in a political issue that the county believes has nothing to do with them – a Constitutional battle between the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) and the Minnesota State Legislature over the powers that State Auditor Rebecca Otto has.
At the Jan. 10 meeting of the Wright County Board, the commissioners approved a letter of intent to return to having a private firm conduct the county’s audit for the 2017 fiscal year (in 2018).

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Wed
18
Jan

Masonic Annual Food Shelf Drive underway

On Jan. 1, 2017, the Buffalo area Masonic Lodge, Nelson Lodge No. 135 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AF & AM), began the 6th Annual Food Shelf Matching Funds Drive program. This year’s food drive will end on Feb. 28, 2017. As in years past, the Lodge is focusing its efforts on the Buffalo and Annandale/Maple Lake area food shelves.Nelson Lodge is partnering with The Order of the Eastern Star (OES), Galilee Chapter No. 53, which is a Masonic appended body, in this year’s funding drive.

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Wed
18
Jan

Buffalo Community Theater announces cast of Honk! Jr.

Buffalo Community Theater is thrilled to announce the cast of their second all-youth production: Honk! Jr. This humorous and heartfelt re-telling of the ugly duckling story is packed with music, dancing and colorful characters.

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Wed
18
Jan

Lightning win some, lose some in busy week

Lightning wrestlers had a busy week at home and on the road last week.
On Thursday, Jan. 12, Annandale-Maple Lake hosted the No. 9 in state ranked Waconia at Maple Lake High School and fell 49-10 in front of a large home crowd.
On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Lightning traveled to Monticello for the Monticello Duals where the team lost 57-12 to Shakopee in round one, defeated Monticello 55-18 in round two, and beat Totino-Grace 39-35 for third place.
The Wildcats lived up to their billing, Thursday, sporting six wrestlers who are ranked in the top 10, including two No. 1 ranked athletes.

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Wed
18
Jan

Register snowmobiles to keep Minnesota trails well marked and maintained

Minnesota snowmobilers can help protect and preserve their sport by registering their snowmobiles.The revenue from snowmobile registration helps funds local clubs that maintain and groom state trails.
The Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association (MNUSA) are working together to encourage snowmobilers across the state to start the season out right by registering before they ride.
The state of Minnesota requires current registration on snowmobiles. A snowmobile may be registered for trail or non-trail use and is good for three years.

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Mon
16
Jan

St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal and Commodore nomination Form.

This is for nominations of the 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal and Commodore positions.

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