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Funeral notice: Roger Guennigsman, 69, Winsted

Roger Leo Guennigsman, age 69, of Winsted Township, peacefully entered eternal glory, while surrounded by family at his residence on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Roger Guennigsman will be held Monday, July 13, at 11:00 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father John Hayes will be residing. Organist will be Lavon Kielkucki and soloist Tony Kielkucki. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A visitation will be held Sunday, July 12, from 4 to 8 P.M. at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A combined Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order of Foresters rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. and parish prayers at 7:30 P.M. Further visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday morning, July 13th, 9:30 – 10:30 A.M.

Wright County residents responding to 2020 census in large percentages

WRIGHT COUNTY – The Wright County Board of Commissioners was presented with updated 2020 US Census data last week that showed the progress that has been made in the self-response portion of the census data collection.

The United States Census Bureau makes every effort to get a complete count of the population because those numbers are used to provide funding for education, infrastructure, health care and employment training to name a few. Every community is urged to provide as complete a population count as possible to get their share of federal and state funding for programs that are based on population.

Most people have either filled out their Census form online or have mailed in a paper hard copy form. Minnesota has consistently been one of the top-ranked states for the percentage of the population that completes the form via self-response. 2020 has been no different. Through June 29, Minnesota has a completed self-response rate of 71.3 percent. Wright County currently has a self-response rate of 75.0 percent, one of the highest return rates in the state.

Four Wright County cities have a response rate of more than 80 percent – Hanover (85.6 percent), Delano (83.2 percent), St. Michael (82.8 percent) and Buffalo (80.9 percent). Five townships have a self-response rate of more than 80 percent – Buffalo (84.9 percent), Chatham (84.8 percent), Rockford (84.5 percent), Franklin (84.1 percent) and Monticello (83.7 percent).

Five cities have already had a self-response rate that was higher than the entire 2010 Census period – Buffalo, Clearwater, Hanover, Maple Lake and St. Michael – as well as two townships – Clearwater and Marysville.

On the flip side, two cities have a response rate to date of less than 60 percent – Waverly (58.4 percent) and Howard Lake (46.7 percent). Three townships currently has a self-response rate of less than 60 percent – French Lake (52.3 percent), Corinna (49.7 percent) and Southside (40.5 percent).

Here is the complete listing of the self-response rates of cities and townships in Wright County.

Note: The numbers following the city/township are the response rates through the period ending June 29, 2020, followed by the total self-response rate from that city or township during the 2010 Census.

City/Township – 2020 to date/2010 total

CITIES

Albertville – 77.7 percent/79.0 percent

Annandale – 68.4 percent/75.5 percent

Buffalo – 80.9 percent/78.5 percent

Clearwater – 76.8 percent/73.2 percent

Cokato – 70.6 percent/78.3 percent

Dayton – 77.1 percent/82.7 percent

Delano – 83.2 percent/84.0 percent

Hanover – 85.6 percent/83.3 percent

Howard Lake – 46.7 percent/74.8 percent

Maple Lake – 75.9 percent/74.8 percent

Monticello – 73.7 percent/77.4 percent

Montrose – 72.4 percent/74.5 percent

Otsego – 75.7 percent/77.6 percent

Rockford – 77.6 percent/79.1 percent

South Haven 69.3 percent/86.7 percent

St. Michael – 82.8 percent/82.0 percent

Waverly – 58.4 percent/72.5 percent

TOWNSHIPS

Albion – 71.4 percent/74.8 percent

Buffalo – 84.9 percent/85.9 percent

Chatham – 84.8 percent/86.7 percent

Clearwater – 66.5 percent/66.5 percent

Cokato – 73.3 percent/80.4 percent

Corinna – 49.7 percent/50.8 percent

Franklin – 84.1 percent/86.8 percent

French Lake – 52.3 percent/56.4 percent

Maple Lake – 67.9 percent/71.4 percent

Marysville – 79.4 percent/77.2 percent

Middleville – 76.8 percent/84.2 percent

Monticello – 83.6 percent/86.0 percent

Rockford – 84.5 percent/84.7 percent

Silver Creek – 75.6 percent/76.8 percent

Southside – 40.5 percent/45.9 percent

Stockholm – 72.2 percent/74.4 percent

Victor – 70.2 percent/78.0 percent

Woodland – 77.3 percent/84.5 percent

Funeral notice: Garlen Gruenhagen, 71

Garlen Michael Gruenhagen, 71, passed away in St. Cloud at the Veterans Administration Health Care Facility on July 4, 2020.

Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18 at St. James Lutheran Church.  

Visiation: 1 hr. prior to service 

Honorary gun salute, flag presentation and luncheon following service at the Howard Lake Legion.

Interment: Ft. Ripley Cemetery, Little Falls, Minnesota

Funeral notice: Carla Ernhart, 57, Richmond

Carla Marie Ernhart (nee Ketcher), of Richmond, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, at the age of 57.

A visitation for Carla Marie Ernhart was held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. with a memorial service at 6:30 P.M. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota

Howard Lake disclosure of tax increment district

http://www.herald-journal.com/government/publicnotices/2020-legals/howardlake_tif070720.pdf

Wright County public hearing: Parks variance, Cokato Twp.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
THIS IS A NOTICE TO INFORM YOU AS AN ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER WITHIN 500 FEET, THAT AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY THE FOLLOWING APPLICANT:
JON K. PARKS
LOCATION: 2290 Osell Avenue – NW 1⁄4 of SW 1⁄4 of NE 1⁄4 & SW 1⁄4 of NW 1⁄4 of NE 1/4 , Section 15, Township 119, Range 28, Wright County, Minnesota. (RD Creek – Cokato Twp.) Tax #205-000-151300
Requests a 155.026(E)5, 155.048 & 155.057, Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to allow placement of a mobile home on the property while building a permanent dwelling.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Mobile homes are not permitted.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, July 17, 2020
TIME: 9:30 a.m.
In response to COVID-19, and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12 relating to Emergency Management, Governor Walz has declared a state of emergency. In response to the state of emergency and in accordance with Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, Board of Adjustment members and the applicant may participate in person, by telephone, or other electronic means. The meeting will be held at the Wright County Board Room located at 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo, MN 55313. In person public attendance and comments will not allowed, to conform with MDH and CDC guidelines to minimize gatherings. The meeting will be broadcast live on the Wright County YouTube channel. Please visit the Wright County Board of Adjustment website at http://www.co.wright.mn.us/325/Board-of-Adjustment the week of the meeting for the link to the video and further instructions on how to participate.
You may submit written testimony by emailing Barry; Rhineberger at barry.rhineberger@co.wright.mn.us by 4:30 pm, Thursday, July 16. Written testimony may also be mailed to: Wright County Planning and Zoning, 10 2nd St. NW, Room 140, Buffalo, MN 55313-1185.
PHONE INQUIRIES TO: (763) 682-8947
INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED WILL BE PROVIDED ON PRIOR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS & OTHER COUNTY SPONSORED CLASSES & EVENTS
This meeting is subject to change. Please visit the Wright County Board of Adjustment webpage or sign up for automatic updates for this meeting at http://www.co.wright.mn.us/list.aspx.
Published in the Herald Journal, July 10, 2020.