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City celebrates new small business loan

By Katie Friedman, Correspondent- At its most recent meeting, Tuesday, December 19, the Maple Lake City Council celebrated the recent completion of its first loan from the city’s new Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program by presenting a giant $20,000 check to Custom Bagfitters proprietor Jennifer Smail, who has recently opened a storefront showroom and production […]

Wed
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Dec

County attorney endorses joining in pharma lawsuit

by John Holler, Correspondent- There is little in the way of denying that the crisis of addiction and death surrounding the abuse of opioid drugs and painkillers has reached an epidemic level throughout the United States. At the Dec. 19 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, County Attorney Tom Kelly and Assistant County […]

Wed
27
Dec

Wright-Hennepin makes huge Toys For Tots donation

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) was an official drop-off site for Toys for Tots and held a toy drive from November 27 to December 15. During that time, WH employees, directors and members collected a total of $3,555 and more than 350 toys for families in Hennepin County. WH also hosted an event with Santa […]

Wed
27
Dec

Ordorff leaves the Messenger

By Brenda Erdahl- In Linda Ordorff’s 30 years at the Maple Lake Messenger she has taken countless subscriptions, caught thousands of misspellings and fixed hundreds of incomplete sentences. As a data enterer, proofreader, and book keeper, her impact on community journalism can only be described as immeasurable. On Thursday, Dec. 28, Ordorff will leave behind […]

Thu
21
Dec

County approves getting back into Trailblazer

by John Holler Correspondent Transportation service in Wright County has been in flux for several years since Sherburne County announced it was pulling out of a joint transportation service with Wright County known as River Rider. At the Dec. 12 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, the issue came full circle, as the […]

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21
Dec

Landfill withdraws application for expansion

by John Holler Correspondent For the better part of the last year, the Wright County Planning Commission has gone through the process of hearing arguments as to whether or not to approve an expansion of 213 acres to the Advanced Disposal Services Rolling Hills Landfill in Monticello Township. The final decision was scheduled for the […]

Wed
20
Dec

“Love for Louie” Haas benefit raises $16,000

Louann Haas has lived in Maple Lake most of her life. In the 1980s she was “Louie the bus driver” to dozens of school kids. She’s been an active member of St. Timothy Catholic Church, worked at the American Legion Club in Maple Lake, played league softball for Thomas Marine and has probably attended every […]

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