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12
Apr

Rivers is button contest winner


John Rivers of Maple Lake was this year’s St. Patrick’s Day button contest winner. He was the proud owner of winning #361. Rivers won $100 as a prize for the winning button. (Photo by Nick Pawlenty)
Wed
12
Apr

Board once again delays sheriff reorganization decision

For a second straight week, a meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners was dominated by discussion of a proposed reorganization of the sheriff’s department. Discussion was tabled the week before and not much changed at the April 6 meeting.
At question is whether Sheriff Joe Hagerty has the authority to restructure his office, specifically the clerical division. Hagerty hired a business manager who is slated to start Monday, April 10. That person would supervise the entire division, which currently had two supervisors whose jobs would be eliminated under the proposal.

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Wed
12
Apr

13th annual Christopher Schneider Bass Tournament


The 13th annual Christopher Schneider Bass Tournament will be held July 15 in Maple Lake. The event starts with sign-in at 6:30 a.m. and the fishing starts at 7 p.m. Weigh-in for fish will be 3 p.m. sharp. The entry fee is $150 per boat and there is a big bass option for $20. 1st place wins $400, 2nd place wins $150, 3rd place wins $100 and 4th place wins $75. The limit is 15 boats with two people per boat. There will also be a silent auction at Madigan’s on July 14, 5-8p.m. Money will be raised for the Maple Lake High School senior class. Silent auction items are also being accepted at this time. If anyone has any questions, or would like to find out how to sign up, cal Barb Schneider at 763-478-1076. (Photo from the Maple Lake Messenger archives)
Wed
05
Apr

Clowning around town in Maple Lake


Pricilla Mooseburger's (AKA Tricia Manuel) Spring in the Clowns workshop drew more than 20 clowns for learning and laughter, Saturday, April 1.Their final lesson of the day was marching in the all star kazoo band, above, that made its way from The V by HH to downtown Maple Lake where the clowns mingled and entertained shoppers. (Photos by Bob Zimmerman)

Hannah Jude,13, accepts some stickers from a festive looking James Willmore outside the Book Break on Birch Ave.
Wed
05
Apr

Trapshooting team doubles participation in year two


Maple Lake's high school trapshooting team starts it's season this week with double the participants. This is the club sport's second year. The team practices and competes at the Annandale Conservation Club. (Photo submitted)

Maple Lake is right on target when it comes to Minnesota’s fastest growing sport, trapshooting.
It was just last year that the school district joined the relatively new Minnesota State High School Clay Target League, and like the sport itself, the local team has grown by leaps and bounds. The 14 students that made up that initial squad has doubled to 28 this year, head coach Suzee Schaunaman said.

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Wed
05
Apr

Co-op sports provide options for students


Several Maple Lake High School athletes took advantage of co-op sports this winter. From left, Emma Spike was a captain on the varsity alpine ski team cooperative, Dylan Neska and Dakota Malwitz competed with Buffalo High School’s varsity swim team, and Nikki Wilson played defense on Buffalo’s JV hockey team. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

As a small school with limited resources, Maple Lake can’t offer some of the options bigger schools can when it comes to sports, but that hasn’t stopped several passionate Irish athletes.
This winter a handful of students took advantage of agreements Maple Lake has with neighboring schools to take part in activities like swimming, hockey and alpine skiing.

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Wed
05
Apr

Stomp Out Parkinson’s fundraiser set for Saturday


Last year supporters of the annual Stomp Out Parkinson’s fundraiser had the chance to bid on 100 silent auction items, and organizers expect to have close to the same amount at this year’s, Saturday, April 8, event at The V by HH in Maple Lake. Some of the hot ticket items this year include a baseball signed by Kurt Suzuki of the Minnesota Twins and earrings donated by Loch Jewelers. (Photo submitted)

The Henjum and Shanks families will host the seventh annual Stomp Out Parkinson’s fundraiser to benefit the National Parkinson’s Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Saturday, April 8, at the V by HH in Maple lake.
From 3 until 11 p.m., visitors can enjoy a silent and live auction, a prime rib or shrimp basket dinner and music by Diamond Back.

Wed
05
Apr

Spring burning restrictions begin

With warm temperatures, little to no snow and dry vegetation, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources started spring burning restrictions in parts of the state. As conditions for wildfires increase, exposed dead grass and brush can light easily and burn quickly, especially in windy conditions.
To find burning restrictions for different areas, go to mndnr.gov/burnrestrictions or call a local DNR Forestry office. Fire conditions may change quickly, so, be sure to check before burning.

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Wed
05
Apr

EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injector recall

Mylan The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies' voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate. The recalled product was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty.

Wed
05
Apr

Board delays approval of sheriff’s reorganization plan

County government is always looking to streamline operations to maximize productivity and find ways of saving costs, but at times that comes with a price. Such was the case at the March 28 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, as the board discussed the proposed reorganization of the clerical unit of the sheriff’s department which would result in the elimination of two long-time employees currently in supervisory positions.

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