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.
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.
A former priest, accused of molesting two children decades ago, has been suspended from teaching sex education for Wright County. The county board recently canceled their contract with 79-year-old Harry Walsh. Walsh was one of five priests named in an internal archdiocese memo about parishes with “some connection to a history of clergy sexual abuse.”
Maple Lake Public Schools have canceled classes after a threat was left in a bathroom stall, according to officials. At approximately 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, a threat was found on a bathroom wall. In response, the school canceled classes for the rest of the day.
Three duck hunters in central Minnesota have been rescued after a conservation officer spotted them struggling in freezing water. Conservation Officer Rick Reller was checking waterfowl hunters this week on Swartout Lake in Wright County.
Two 54-year-old men were involved in two separate farming accidents on two separate farms in Stockholm Township, with one reported dead from his injuries. According to the Wright County Sheriff’s office, the first accident happened on Friday evening when a 54-year-old man from Hutchinson was trying to remove corn stalks that were jamming a corn chopper on a farm on Quimby Avenue Southwest, near Cokato. His jacket got caught, and the man was pulled in to the machine. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A jogger struck and killed Thursday afternoon after a van crossed the center line has been identified as a 19-year-old Phillip Gregory LaVallee, of Otsego. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office said the incident took place at 12:09 p.m. on the 8300 block of Wright County Road 19 in Otsego, Minn.
A jogger in Wright County was killed Thursday afternoon after a van crossed the center line, killing the pedestrian, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said the incident took place at 12:09 p.m. on the 8300 block of Wright County Road 19 in Otsego, Minn.
One man is dead and one person is injured after a tractor flipped in Wright County early Friday evening. The Wright County Sheriff’s office was alerted to the report of flipped tractor at approximately 5:45 p.m. The tractor went in to a ditch near the intersection of County Road 104 and Huber Avenue, northwest of Clearwater Township. Two people were pinned under the tractor. An adult male was pronounced dead at the scene.
A student from Buffalo High School was killed in a three-vehicle crash involving a dump truck on Tuesday afternoon in Wright County. Authorities identified the victim as 16-year-old Emma Rodelius, of Maple Lake.
Two Maple Lake people are dead after a head-on crash Tuesday morning on Highway 55 that closed the road for much of the day, according to the State Patrol. Delano Price, 71, and 80-year-old Lois Price died in a four-car crash near Dempsey Avenue Northwest after their Grand Am, traveling westbound on Highway 55 was rear-ended by a Dodge Dakota.
Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.
Authorities in Wright County are asking the public’s help in finding 26-year-old Samuel Adam Scherna Gustafson of Rockford, Minn.
Authorities say the body of a missing snowmobiler has been found in Wright County. The 19-year-old from Annandale went riding on Thursday afternoon at about 4 p.m., authorities said.
A car and a SUV collided head-on near Delano Friday night after the car lost control on an icy road, authorities said. The crash left a 24-year-old dead.