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Local News Headlines

Friday, February 23, 2018

 

First Significant Snowfall in Weeks Could be Followed by More Saturday  

Wright County and most of the southern half of Minnesota is digging out of the first significant snowfall in weeks, and forecasters say Thursday night's snow could just be a warm-up for the main event this weekend...more

Officials Discouraged by Proposed Cuts to SNAP 

The Trump Administration is wanting to cut 20-billion dollars next year from the SNAP food assistance program...more

Delano Chamber of Commerce Names Linda's Photography 2018 Business of the Year  

Members of the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce recently named Linda's Photography as the 2018 Delano Business of the Year...more

Two Monticello Drivers Involved in Three-vehicle Crash in Morrison County  

Two drivers from the Wright County area were involved in a three-vehicle traffic crash Tuesday evening in Morrison County...more

One Injured in Mille Lacs County Crash Involving Watertown Man  

A Watertown man was involved in a two-vehicle traffic crash early Tuesday morning in Mille Lacs County...more

Lester Prairie Man Involved in Two-Vehicle Crash in Stearns County  

A Lester Prairie man was one of two drivers involved in a traffic crash Wednesday morning in neighboring Stearns County...more

Cokato City Council Hears Proposals for Bench to Honor Levi Wuollet  

The Cokato City Council this week heard from a resident who proposes a bench to honor a young man from the area who died in a drowning incident last summer...more

SOAR Regional Arts to Present First of Five Weekend Performances of "Shrek, Jr." Tonight  

Everyone's favorite ogre made famous in the animated "Shrek" movies is back, and live on stage this weekend courtesy of SOAR Regional Arts. "Shrek, Jr." is a hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning movie...more

State Legislature Opens With Plenty of Business to Attend To

Lawmakers are back in St. Paul for the 2018 legislative session. One of the first things they must do is pass an operating budget for the legislature after last year's protracted court battle over Governor Mark Dayton's vetoes...more

State Capitol Rally to Highlight Push for Hands-Free Phone Use in Cars 

It's already illegal in Minnesota to send or receive text messages while driving, but a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Thursday hopes to highlight a push for a new law that would further limit the way cell phones could be used in automobiles...more

Master Gardeners Planning 15th Annual "Spring Days" 

After a long, cold winter, many people may be looking ahead to springtime and getting back into the garden. Officials with the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners program in Wright County are planning a great event for winter-weary residents...more

Outstate Minnesota Cities Poised to Lobby for More Funding 

The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities is asking Minnesota lawmakers to increase state funding to repair streets and water and sewer systems, plus additional aid to help hold down property taxes...more

Minnesotans Seek Rx for Drug Prices 

AARP is asking Minnesotans to help solve the problem of soaring prescription drug prices...more

Final Days Ahead for Annual Buffalo Masons Food Drive 

We're coming up on the final days of the annual food drive sponsored by the Buffalo Masons. For the 7th year, the Masons are conducting their annual matching funds drive for area foodshelves...more

Stacy Braun Officially Announces Candidacy for Wright County Sheriff 

A local man has become the first person to officially announce that he will be a candidate for Wright County Sheriff. Stacy Braun, who challenged Sheriff Joe Hagerty in 2014, has announced that he intends to run again for the office this fall...more

Secretary of State Simon Promotes Cyber-Security for Mid-Term Elections

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon says that it has come to light that Minnesota was one of 21 states targeted by Russian cyber attacks in the 2016 election, according to intelligence officials...more

Wright County Seeks 2018 Farm Family of the Year Nominations 

The University of Minnesota Extension is seeking nominations for the 2018 Wright County Farm Family of the Year...more