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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Wild Rice Soup

With snowflakes falling Thursday, we are entering the peak of soup season. And in Minnesota, that means wild rice soup. It’s as much a part of the diet here as hot dish. But who makes the best? Your votes sent me to Monticello to try a bowl at the Cornerstone Cafe.

11/21/2013

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Driver Killed After Jeep Hits Tree In Monticello

Authorities said an 81-year-old Monticello man died Tuesday when his vehicle went off the road in Wright County, went into a ditch and hit a tree. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle crash at about 1:53 p.m. Tuesday near the area of 127th Street NE and 120th Street NE in Monticello.

11/13/2013

Roseville Tops White Bear Lake 21-14

Prep Blog: First Round Playoff Preview

The regular season in high school football is over, which means there are no more guarantees for anything anymore. We’re in the playoffs, where the ultimate goal is to survive, advance and hopefully win a championship.

10/22/2013

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Police: Serial Fast-Food Armed Robbery Suspect Caught

Maple Grove Police have arrested a man suspected of a month-long armed-robbery spree that mostly targeted fast-food restaurants along the Interstate 94 corridor. According to authorities, Douglas Wayne Gravelle was taken into custody on Thursday. This arrest comes after a string of armed robberies which began in early September. Fast-food restaurants in Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud, Big Lake, Clearwater and Monticello were targeted. A Game Stop video game store in Monticello may also have been robbed by Gravelle earlier this month.

10/18/2013

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Sheriff: Monticello Video Game Store Robbed At Gunpoint

Authorities are looking for a suspect after a man robbed a video game store in Monticello at gunpoint on Saturday. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Monticello GameStop just before 10 p.m. Saturday on the 9200 block of Cedar Street.

10/07/2013

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Prep Blog: Week 6, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

There is yet another huge Friday night on our hands in high school football across Minnesota as we’re turning the corner on the regular season. It’s hard to believe that just three weeks remain for teams to get big victories and to position themselves for the playoffs.

10/04/2013

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Good Question: Why Do Our Insurance Rates Rise So Quickly?

A few years back, Kathy Lesicka’s Monticello home had hail damage and needed the roof replaced. Two months after the repairs, her homeowners’ premium increased by $200. “That was the first time we ever claimed, and we were like, ‘We’ve been with you for 20 years, are you kidding me?’” she said.

10/03/2013

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Hundreds Gather To Remember Monticello Track Star

Family, friends and teammates remembered the life of a college athlete killed in a tragic accident. Phillip LaVallee was a cross country and track star at Monticello High School and was heading into his sophomore year at South Dakota State. The 19-year-old was hit and killed last month while out on a training run, three miles from his parents’ home in Otsego.

09/14/2013

Roseville Tops White Bear Lake 21-14

Prep Blog: Week 3, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

We’re now two games in for every team, and for some teams it’s three games. By now, most teams have a sense of what they can do and what their identity is. Now it’s just a matter of implementing that every week against the opponent.

09/13/2013

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22-Year-Old Dies After ATV Crash

A 22-year-old Monticello man has died after crashing his ATV Saturday, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office said at 2:37 a.m. they were notified of the ATV crash near the intersection of Haug Avenue Northeast and 96th Street Northeast in Monticello Township.

08/26/2013

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5-Year-Old Boy, Grandpa Die In Wright Co. Tractor Accident

A 5-year-old boy and his grandfather are dead after a tractor ride in Clearwater, Minn. turned tragic, according to the authorities. Wright County officials received a call around 5:45 p.m. Friday that a tractor that had flipped over in a ditch near the intersection of County Road 104 and Huber Avenue Northwest in Clearwater. Officials arrived on scene and found the man and his grandson, both of Monticello, Minn., pinned under the tractor. Rescue and ambulance personnel worked to free the victims but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

08/04/2013

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Charges: Man Drunk, High On Coke Before Crash Injuring Father, Son

A man faces six felony counts for allegedly robbing a bar at gunpoint while drunk and high on cocaine, and then crashing into a car during the ensuing police chase, injuring a father and his 1-year-old son.

07/24/2013

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Dad, Son In Hospital After Crash With Alleged Drunk Robbery Suspect

A high-speed chase involving an armed robbery suspect and police resulted in a crash which seriously injured a father and his infant son in Monticello Monday night. Investigators believe the man who caused the crash had also been drinking.

07/23/2013

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Monticello Father, 1-Year-Old Son In Critical Condition After Crash With Robbery Suspect

A high speed chase involving am armed robbery suspect and police results in a crash which seriously injures a father and his infant son in Wright County Monday night. According to Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Paul VanVoohris, the chase began after a robbery at Tootsies Tavern in Big Lake at approximately 5:40 p.m. The suspect, 47-year-old Kevin Greene, fled the tavern in an 1999 Chevy Suburban and crashed into a 2002 Honda Accord with two passengers shortly afterwards in Monticello at Riverview Drive and East Broadway Street.

07/22/2013

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Fear No Defense Against License Revocation In MN

The Minnesota Court of Appeals says fear of harm is not a defense against losing one’s driver’s license for drunken driving. The case involved a Monticello couple who got into a drunken argument at the Fish Lake Resort in Mora that turned physical back at their family cabin. After Jennifer Axelberg took refuge in her car, Jason Axelberg punched and cracked the windshield. Fearing for her safety, she drove back to the resort where a bystander called police. He was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault while she was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired. The state revoked her license for a year.

06/10/2013

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