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Ask a Trooper by Sgt. Jesse Grabow January 10, 2018

Question: While on the freeway, traffic going the same direction, just wondering if it’s necessary to pull over and stop when the state trooper has his lights on in pursuit of someone? Answer: Great question. In my years of patrolling, making traffic stops, and responding to emergencies and the occasional pursuit, motorists have generally done […]

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Brute’s Bleat by Harold Bruglag January 10, 2018

The coastal storm last week was severe as it ran up the coastline from Florida to Maine. I talked with an acquaintance, Phyllis, who lives north of Boston (Merrimac) who said they’ve had worse storms and mentioned 1978 as one that’s on top of the list. She’s enjoys shovelling snow (to a point) and kept the […]

Wed
10
Jan

Senator Anderson recognized for work on disability issues

State Senator Bruce Anderson (R-Buffalo) has been recognized by the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR) for his work on behalf of the disability community during the 2017 legislative session, including funding increases for day training and habilitation, and independent living programs to help people with disabilities develop life skills. “One of the things […]

Wed
10
Jan

County approves 2018 committee and advisory board assignments

by John Holler, Correspondent:  It only took a matter of minutes to approve, but at the Jan. 2 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, perhaps the most important action the board takes all year was approved – delegating the numerous committee and advisory board assignments for 2018. In all, county board members sit […]

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4
Jan

Brute’s Bleat January 3, 2018

By Harold Brutlag   The Messenger lost a familiar face last week when Linda Ordorff decided to retire at that end of the year. She was my last hire while I was publishing the newspaper and one of the best. She was recommended to me by Julie Gutknecht, another valued employee at the time. Hiring […]

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Dec

Brute’s Bleat December 27, 2017

It is about that time of year to think about or make a New Years resolution or two if you would like to. If I was to make one, or several, they could be to fish more often, be more diligent, and use more of a variety of tackle and bait than I’m presently using. […]

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21
Dec

Brute’s Bleat December 20, 2017

By Harold Brutlag   Three of us, Ken Hennen, Charles Stoppelman and myself, took part in the National Remembrance Ceremony at Minnesota’s Veterans’ Cemetery at Camp Ripley, near Little Falls, on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. This timing coincides with like ceremonies at veterans’ cemeteries across the nation and in other countries as well. Assistance […]

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26
Oct

Brute’s Bleat October 25, 2017

Taking advantage of the nice weather I put off raking leaves for another day last week Wednesday in favor of fishing with George Palmer. We decided on an 11 a.m. start and chose Indian Lake because of the 10-plus MPH wind predicted. Jim Peterson and a grandson were on the lake and they were catching […]

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Oct

Letter to the Editor October 18, 2017

Child Safety in Vehicles As parents, grandparents, and childcare providers, we have the great responsibility of keeping our children as safe as possible. The most effective way to protect them when they are riding in vehicles, in the event of a crash, is to have them in the correct car seat system. Minnesota law requires […]

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Oct

Brute’s Bleat October 18, 2017

A half-day grouse hunting trip a week ago on Wednesday didn’t put any in the roaster for either Daryl Hennen or myself, but Hennen got to shoot at two that afternoon. We figured hunting the late afternoon might be more productive and it could have been. We both had a chance to see a male […]

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