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Two Die in Head-on Crash Friday in Wright County

Two people died in a head-on traffic crash that happened Friday evening in Wright County. The Wright County Sheriff’s Department reports that just before 10 PM, two passenger cars collided on Wright County Road 3, near the intersection of County Road 30 in Stockholm Township, south of Cokato. Officials...
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St. Michael Home Subject of 44 Hour Long Standoff Destroyed by Fire

(KNSI) — The home that was the subject of a 44-hour standoff earlier this summer was destroyed by fire Thursday morning. According to a press release from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, crews were called to the home at 599 West Central Avenue at 9:37 a.m. when they arrived; they found the house fully engulfed in flames. Departments from Albertville, Hanover, and St. Michael responded.
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Building a Better Road: How MnRoad facility on I-94 is creating the road of the future

MONTICELLO, Minn. — Building roads is expensive, but what if you could build a better road? A road that lasts longer and is less harmful to the environment?. You may not realize it, but that's what researchers at MnDOT have been working on for decades now. Every day thousands of drivers head north on I-94 near Monticello, unaware that every mile they drive is being studied.

Local Heroes Days Begins In Monticello

(KNSI) – For the next three days, you have a chance to show your appreciation for the men and women who protect and serve. Local Heroes Days is the product of conversations between Vietnam War veterans and organizer Scott Kunz. “Really, where this comes from is how the kids...

Wright County Gives Update On I-94 Construction

(KNSI) – Wright County says traffic on Interstate 94 between Monticello and Hasty is quickly getting back to normal. Overnight work on I-94 west is reducing available lanes as crews remove the temporary barriers installed to divide two-way traffic that was in place during construction and repaint the highway surface.

11th Annual “Gearhead Get-Together” Saturday in Maple Lake

(graphic: Gearheads from throughout the region and state will gather in Maple Lake Saturday for the 11th Annual “Gearhead Get-Together.”. The event is a celebration of everything automotive, and just about any vehicle or invention run by a motor from vintage right up to the present. Scott Chantland...

One Seriously Injured in Wright County Crash

A Maple Lake man was seriously injured in a crash near Clearwater Tuesday evening. The State Patrol says 63-year-old Peter Miessen was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The Patrol says Miessen was driving his motorcycle south on Highway 24. A vehicle, driven by 67-year-old David...

Motorcycle Driver Seriously Hurt in Crash Near Clearwater

CLEARWATER -- A motorcycle driver was seriously hurt in a crash near Clearwater. The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident happened at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 24 and 160th Street Northwest. Sixty-three-year-old Peter Miessen of Maple Lake was going south on Highway 24 on his...

THC Remains On Sale in Becker

BECKER – A proposed moratorium on THC products in Becker is on hold. At the Becker city council Tuesday night, the council tabled a proposed moratorium on the sale and manufacture of products containing THC. Instead, the council directed staff to create an ordinance as quickly as possible. During...

Emerald Ash Borer found in Sherburne County

(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Sherburne County for the first time. There are now 36 counties in the state, including Sherburne, with EAB. A tree care company contacted the MDA after suspecting a tree in Elk...

Lakers make state with elimination win

The Maple Lake Lakers finished the North Star League playoffs as the fourth seed from Region 12 last weekend. Delano, Loretto, and Hutchinson rounded out the top four for the NSL and Region 12C. The Lakers drafted Jordan Flick from D-C, Joey Hyde from Litchfield, and Brad Brickmann from Howard Lake to help bolster their pitching rotation.

Halle Dahlheimer commits to Newberry College

2022 Monticello High School graduate Halle Dahlheimer has committed to play lacrosse for Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina. Dahlheimer was tied for second on the Magic last season with 28 points (22 goals/6 assists) in 14 games. Monti finished second in the Mississippi 8 to Chisago Lakes and Dahlheimer had 3 goals and an assist in a 8-7 loss to Moorhead during the section playoffs. Monticello’s latest college committed...

South Haven projects set to begin

Construction begins this month in South Haven on an infrastructure improvement project that includes a new water tower and Highway 55 work. According to an announcement released by South Haven officials recently, the project will impact most of the city and has a final completion date of Sept. 15, 2023.

By the Numbers: Guns in Minnesota

As the nation grieved the mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, it also took pause to consider the role easily accessible, assault-style weapons played in the carnage. While new bipartisan gun legislation worked its way through Capitol Hill, we wondered exactly where Minnesota fit on the gun spectrum. As it...

Two Juveniles In-Custody Following Pursuit with Stolen Vehicle

On Friday, August 12, 2022, the Big Stone County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office regarding a vehicle that was stolen from their jurisdiction. According to the information received, two juveniles were suspected of stealing the vehicle, and were possibly en route to Ortonville, MN. On Friday, August 12, 2022, at approximately 12:37 p.m. a Big Stone County Deputy located the stolen vehicle being driven in the City of Ortonville.