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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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120 Nat’l Guard Members Return From Afghanistan

One-hundred-twenty members of the Minnesota National Guard are returning from their year-long deployment to Afghanistan, where they trained and mentored soldiers in the Afghan National Army.

04/04/2013

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Monticello Man Sentenced To 58 Months For Deaths Of Motorcycle Couple

A 20-year-old Monticello man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for causing a crash that killed two people near Big Lake.

10/22/2012

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Prep Blog: Week 5, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

There are just four weeks left in the regular season for high school football. That’s right, four more chances to win a big game or four more chances to see the clock hit zero and wonder what went wrong.

09/27/2012

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Nuclear Plant At Monticello Shuts Down

Utility officials say they’re investigating an automatic shutdown of Minnesota’s nuclear plant at Monticello.

09/25/2012

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State Patrol Looking For Suspect In High Speed Chase

The Minnesota State Patrol is looking for a suspect Saturday morning after a driver led them on a high speed chase in the northwest metro.

02/18/2012

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Patrol: Semi Goes Off Road, Breaks Through Ice

A semi went off road on Interstate 94 near Monticello Friday morning and broke through the ice of a pond, sinking up to its windshield, authorities said.

01/06/2012

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Xcel Energy Power Plant Restored To Full Power

Xcel Energy’s Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant is up and running again, about three weeks after an unscheduled shutdown.

12/13/2011

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Singing Carols For Family Who Lost Teen To Cancer

Neighbors came together Sunday night using an old tradition to help a family that really needs it.

12/04/2011

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Minn. Nuclear Plant Returns To Full Power

Xcel Energy’s Monticello nuclear power plant is back at full power 10 days after shutting down.

10/31/2011

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Monticello Nuclear Plant Automatically Shuts Down

Operators of the Monticello nuclear power plant are investigating what caused a transformer to lock out, prompting the plant to automatically shut down.

10/21/2011

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NRC Inspecting Monticello Nuclear Power Plant

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is conducting a special inspection of the Monticello nuclear power plant.

09/13/2011

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Teen Accused Of Stealing Credit Card Info From ‘Hundreds’ Of McDonald’s Drive-Thru Customers

If you got something to eat at the Monticello McDonald’s on East 7th Street in July or August, police say your credit card information may have been compromised.

09/09/2011

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Xcel Energy To String Power Lines With Helicopters

Xcel Energy is asking drivers on Interstate 94 to keep their eyes on the road. Starting on Tuesday, crews will begin using a helicopter to string wires between Monticello and St. Cloud.

08/15/2011

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Helicopter To String Lines Along Interstate 94

Utility crews will start using a helicopter this week to string wires on poles along a high-voltage transmission line from Monticello to St. Cloud.

08/15/2011

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Counterfeit Currency Scam Busted In Monticello

Store clerks are often trained to spot counterfeit currency. Using special felt markers, they’ll check to see if the money tendered is worth the paper it’s printed on. If the marker stripe on the large denomination bill turns yellow, chances are the bill is legitimate.

08/05/2011

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Driver Ejected In Police Chase On I-94 Near Monticello

A driver fleeing from police was ejected when the car rolled into a median on Interstate 94 near Monticello, Minn.

07/26/2011

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