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10
Jan

Ice is looking good for 43rd annual fishing derby

By Brenda Erdahl:   Organizers are optimistic that this year’s Ice Fishing Derby on Maple Lake will go on as planned. With latest ice reports coming in at 17 ½ to 20 inches, conditions are looking better than they have in years for the 43rd annual event scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3. That is good […]

Wed
10
Jan

Remembering grandma Carole

By Brenda Erdahl:  The community of Maple Lake said their goodbyes this week to local icon “Gramma” Carole Bestland who passed away, Sunday, Dec. 31 after a year-long battle with cervical cancer. Considered the face of the Maple Lake municipal liquor store for many years and lovingly bestowed the title of “everybody’s grandma,” Bestland is […]

Wed
10
Jan

Fire destroys SUV, nobody injured

The Maple Lake Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire east of Maple Lake, Monday, Jan. 8, that spread to a nearby, detached garage. Nobody was hurt in the blaze, according to MLFD Chief Steve Peterson. The fire happened around 3 p.m. at a residence off Highway 55 just east of Cushing Ave. Officials believe […]

Wed
10
Jan

Two vehicle crash causes injuries

Victims of a crash at 8066 County Road 35 and County Road 7, walked away without serious injury, Tuesday morning. Jan. 9. The driver of this silver ford collided with a truck pulling a trailer as it turned into a driveway around 8:20 a.m. Maple Lake Fire and Rescue responded along with Wright County deputies. […]

Thu
4
Jan

Local author aims to give hope to the hopeless

By Brenda Erdahl   Patrick Day isn’t a doctor or a professor of medicine at a well-known college. His degrees are in English Literature and Reading, but his true expertise is depression. Day has what he refers to as an “experiential degree” in the disease that afflicted him for four years and very nearly killed […]

Thu
4
Jan

Be aware of winter parking rules

By Brenda Erdahl   With winter full upon us, the City of Maple Lake reminds motorists that there is a winter parking ordinance in effect until April 1 within the city. The ordinance states that no person shall park any motor vehicle or implements on any streets, avenues or city parking lots in the City […]

Thu
4
Jan

2017 was a great year for hunting, fishing and getting outdoors in MN

The year 2017 saw an increase in the number of Minnesotans getting outdoors and enjoying the state’s abundant natural resources, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR opened two new state campgrounds, added new resources to combat aquatic invasive species, connected more Minnesotans to information about the state’s natural resources, and engaged Minnesotans […]

Thu
4
Jan

County preparing for long, painful technology upgrade

by John Holler, Correspondent- For years, Wright County has addressed the collection, inputting, retention, and sharing of data on an individual department basis. As a result, the data system used in the Human Services Department, Information Technology Department, Parks Department, Sheriff’s Department, etc. all operate on separate data systems that have little to no integration […]

Wed
27
Dec

Wastewater update

By Ross Evavold, Annandale Advocate Managing Editor- For the second consecutive year, residents and businesses in Annandale, Maple Lake and Howard Lake will not see an increase in wastewater user rates for the coming year. At its quarterly meeting Thursday, Dec. 21, the Annandale-Maple Lake-Howard Lake Wastewater Commission voted unanimously to approve the budget for […]

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