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Invasive Zebra Mussels Infest 2 More Minnesota Lakes

Officials have confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in two more Minnesota lakes and added the Red River to the state’s official list of waters infested with the aquatic invaders.

07/17/2015

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Police: Man Assaults, Steals Car Of Good Samaritan

A 27-year-old man was arrested Thursday night after he assaulted and stole the car of a Good Samaritan who stopped to help him when he crashed into a ditch in Wright County.

06/25/2015

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Driver, 16, Dies In Wright Co. Crash, 2 Passengers Injured

Officials in the north metro say a 16-year-old girl from Albertville died last Friday after a car crash in a cornfield.

06/15/2015

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Roughly 4,000 Without Power In Twin Cities

Almost 4,000 people in the Twin Cities are without power Wednesday morning. According to Xcel Energy center roughly 1,924 people in the Rogers area are without power and another 1,948 people are without power near Woodbury.

03/25/2015

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DPS Warns: Get A Sober Ride For St. Patrick’s Day

Nearly 127 million people across the country plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday. Those who do celebrate usually wear lots of green and spend lots of green. Because many observe the holiday with adult beverages, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety wanted to remind everyone to make sure they line up a sober ride if they’re planning on being out and about.

03/16/2015

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1 Dead, 1 In Custody After Wright Co. Snowmobile Accident

Authorities say alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal snowmobile accident on a Wright County lake early Sunday morning. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened on the shoreline of Ramsey Lake at about 12:51 a.m. near the 5600 block of 33rd St. NW in Maple Lake Township.

12/22/2014

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Charges: Woman Smoked Meth At McDonald’s With Kid In Car

A Lino Lakes woman faces charges after police say she was seen smoking meth in a McDonald’s parking lot with a 14-year-old child in the car.

11/14/2014

Man Faces Prison After Injuring A Father In 4th DWI Offense

A man who’s been caught drinking and driving four times before is in jail Thursday night. He’s accused of causing a crash that hurt a father on his way home from work.

10/30/2014

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Task Force Arrests Two In St. Cloud Area, Seize $300K In Meth

A St. Augusta man and a St. Cloud woman are expected to face several criminal charges after police found about $300,000 worth of methamphetamine and stolen firearms in their possession Thursday. According to the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force, 34-year-old Joseph McMahon was arrested at his St. Augusta home after officers served a search warrant. They found six pounds of meth, which has a street value of $260,000

10/23/2014

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Dozens Appear In Courtroom To Support Christopher Rossing Family

Two months after Christopher Rossing disappeared after leaving a Howard Lake bar, the man charged in his case faced a courtroom packed with Rossing’s friends and family.

10/22/2014

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Authorities: Case Of Missing Wright Co. Man Is Now A Death Investigation

Authorities said they are now treating the case of a missing Wright County man as a death investigation. According to Sheriff Joe Hagerty, authorities discovered evidence during a search in Hutchinson that led them to believe the disappearance of Christopher Rossing is now a death investigation.

10/21/2014

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Sister Of Missing Wright Co. Man: ‘It Was Definitely Foul Play’

Volunteers plan to head back out first thing Sunday morning to search for the remains of a missing man from Howard Lake.

09/20/2014

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2 Arrested In Wright County Man’s Disappearance

A Hutchinson man has been arrested and charged in connection with the disappearance of Christopher Rossing. Robert Nuttall, 28, was specifically charged with kidnapping. Rossing has not been found.

09/12/2014

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Police: Man, 50, Drowns In Dog Lake

A man drowned in Dog Lake in Wright County Saturday, Wright County officials said. Authorities say a man, 50, fell off a dock on Dog Lake shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday evening.

09/06/2014

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Missing Wright Co. Man’s Family Raising Funds To Aid Search Efforts

A page on the fundraising website Go Fund Me brought in $125 in the first four hours.

09/04/2014

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Hail Devastates Waverly Farms

Severe storms rolled through parts of the state Wednesday morning. The worst weather hit Wright County with damaging winds and large hail. For farmers there, the storm was devastating. Piles of hail up to a foot deep is an incredible sight to a meteorologist, but it’s a sight that farmers in Waverly, Minn. hope to never see, especially at harvest time.

09/03/2014

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Man, 25, Missing From Wright Co.

A Wright County man has been reported missing by family, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Police said Christopher Michael Rossing, 25, has not been seen or heard from since the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 22.

08/30/2014

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Officials: Police Surround Home In Albertville

Wright County deputies are attempting to make contact with a man who is allegedly holed up in a house in Albertville, Minn. According to Wright County Officials, around 1:30 a.m. Sunday the Wright County Communications received a report of a suicidal male who was thought to be making his way toward an Albertville address.

08/17/2014

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911 Emergency Lines Back Up After Outage

The 911 emergency line is back up and running after an outage Saturday afternoon affected multiple counties in the metro area. According to officials, a routing outage is affected 911 calls that were made from landline phones. According to Century Link, the 911 line was down in Sherburne, Stearns, Wright and Benton counties.

07/05/2014

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Spring Rain, Flooding Wreaking Havoc On Roads, Farms

Water woes aren’t getting any better for some Minnesota farmers and lake residents. In a normal year on his Locke Lake home, Loren Hafterson’s boats would be out of storage and in the water. But it’s anything but a normal year.

06/16/2014

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Man, 54, Killed In Wright Co. Rollover

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says a 54-year-old man was killed in a rollover crash early Sunday evening. At 6:46 p.m., the sheriff’s office was notified of the traffic accident on County Road 6 Southwest near 107th Street Southwest in Victor Township.

05/19/2014

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Charges: Inattentive Driving By Woman Caused Crash, Killed Jogger

Formal charges have been filed against a woman who is accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian in Wright County in August 2013. Linda Gullickson, 68, has been charged with one count of vehicular homicide after she allegedly struck and killed Phillip Lavallee, 19, in August, 2013.

05/09/2014

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Wright Co. Woman’s Home Burglarized During Husband’s Funeral

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman’s home was burglarized during her husband’s funeral Wednesday afternoon.

04/17/2014

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GOP Endorses Rival Of Minn. Gay-Marriage Backer

Wright County Republicans have endorsed Eric Lucero for the state House, bypassing David FitzSimmons after he voted to legalize gay marriage. Lucero won the endorsement Saturday for District 30B, which covers parts of Wright and Sherburne counties. Minnesota Family Council supported Lucero, claiming FitzSimmons “betrayed” his constituents. Council CEO John Helmberger says Lucero will promote the values of life and religious freedom.

02/22/2014

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Man, 34, Killed In Snowmobile Crash

A 34-year-old man from Monticello was killed when his snowmobile crashed with a pickup truck in Silver Creek Township Saturday afternoon. According to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at about 2 p.m. on the 13700 block of County Road 75 Northwest.

02/04/2014

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