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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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Priest Accused of Molestation Suspended As Sex Ed Teacher

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.”

12/25/2013

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Threat Prompts Maple Lake To Cancel Classes

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.

12/18/2013

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3 Duck Hunters In Central Minn. Rescued From Lake

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.

11/08/2013

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One Dead, Another Injured In Separate Wright Co. Farming Accidents

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.

09/21/2013

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Memorial Run, Prayer Service Held For Killed Teen Athlete

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.

08/09/2013

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Police: Jogger Killed In Wright County Crash

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.

08/08/2013

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1 Dead, 1 Injured In Wright County Tractor Accident

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.

08/03/2013

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Maple Lake Girl, 16, Killed In Crash With Dump Truck

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.

07/24/2013

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