Archive for Gabe Licht

Funeral notice: Robert “Robbie” Jaunich, 47, of Delano

DELANO, MN – Robert Steven Jaunich, age 47 of Delano, passed away on June 13, 2018, after a long and difficult battle with addiction. Gathering of family and friends will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. Gathering will continue Wednesday, June 20, from 10-11 a.m. in Martha’s Hall prior to the Mass. Memorial Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. Inurnment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery, in Delano.

Howard Lake couple hurt in Highway 12 crash

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, MN – A Thursday evening crash on Highway 12 resulted in noncritical injuries for a Howard Lake couple.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2013 Ford pickup driven by Paul Nelson, 43, of Montrose, was eastbound on Highway 12 at 7:18 p.m. when it turned left toward Calder Avenue in front of a 2013 Chevrolet Express Van driven by Larry Miller, 70, of Howard Lake.

Miller suffered noncritical injuries and was transported to Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Passenger Diane Miller, 66, of Howard Lake, also suffered noncritical injuries and was transported to Ridgeview.

Nelson was not injured.

All individuals involved were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Howard Lake man badly injured in crash

ALBION TOWNSHIP, MN – A Howard Lake man suffered serious injuries in a crash with a Wright County Highway Department dump truck in Albion Township Thursday morning.

According to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, at about 11:40 a.m. Thursday, a 2002 Chevrolet S10 pickup driven by Lucas James Meinstad Klages, 23, of Howard Lake, was northbound on Wright County Road 7 when it failed to yield at a stop sign and continued into the path of a 2009 International dump truck that was eastbound on County Road 35.

The front of the International struck the left side of the S10.

Klages, who was the lone occupant of the S10, was transported to North Memorial Hospital by North Air Care for treatment of his injuries.

The driver of the International, James Timothy Casari, 39, of Montrose, was not injured.

The sheriff’s office did not indicate what factors may have contributed to the crash or if either driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Wright County Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene by Maple Lake Fire and Rescue, Maple Lake Ambulance, and Allina Ambulance.

Wright County announces 2017 construction projects


WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – The Wright County Highway Department has announced the 2017 construction projects.

“The projects we’ll be constructing this year provides a continued emphasis on preservation of the existing Wright County highway system, combined with an aggressive program of safety projects and a major reconstruction project along Highway 3 in the northwest portion of the county,” the department announced in a press release. “This project will provide a continuous north-south corridor that meets current design standards, from the south county line to the north county line. The Highway 3 corridor is a relatively higher traffic volume route in western Wright County that carries a lot of truck traffic through the county. Combined with the recent traffic signal system installation at the intersection of Trunk Highway 55 and Highway 3, by MnDOT, the improvement of this corridor with this year’s project will provide safe travels for vehicles for many years to come.”

The 2017 construction projects total about $10 million dollars in improvements to the county highway system.

Safety improvements included in the plan include rural intersection warning systems at the intersections of highways 35 and 6; and highways 35 and 8. Other safety improvements include the construction of dedicated center left turn lanes at the intersection of highway 39 and Nashua Avenue in Otsego, and the creation of center left turn lanes on 37 over the I-94 bridge in Albertville to facilitate safer left turning movements onto I-94.

Fire destroys machine shed in Woodland Township

WOODLAND TOWNSHIP, MN – A machine shed in Woodland Township  is a total loss after a Christmas morning fire.

The Montrose Fire Department was called to the fire at 8577 Hwy. 25 at 1:32 a.m. Sunday.

The shed and its contents were a total loss, but there were no injuries as a result of the fire.

Delano and Watertown fire departments assisted at the scene.

Firefighters were on scene for about three hours, followed by two hours of cleanup.

Delano schools cancel events for Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17

DELANO, MN – Delano Public Schools have canceled all events for Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17, due to inclement weather. All facilities will be closed, as well.