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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

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.

Funeral notice: Kevin Terning, 59, Maynard

Kevin Terning, 59, of Maynard, passed away Sunday, July 5at his residence.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 10 at 11:30 am at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Montevideo.  Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 5 to 7 pm at Our Saviors Lutheran Church and continue one hour prior to services on Friday. Church policy requires that masks be worn by everyone. Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home.

Funeral notice: Joan Ahles, 84

Joan M. Ahles, age 84, passed away July 3, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital. She had recently been cared for by the team at Country Manor.

Burial and celebration of life are being scheduled for October of this year.

Winstock 2021 Early-Early Bird Promo Now Through July 15

EARLY-EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE

General admission tickets are now at $125, reserved $200, camping $130, and extra vehicle passes will remain $35. VIP, along with campgrounds A, B, C, and D remain sold out.

In addition to the early-early bird pricing, Winstock is offering NO PROCESSING FEES on orders placed between June 26 and July 15.

After July 15, ticket prices will increase, and processing fees will be reinstated.

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DON’T MISS OUT ON SAVING $$$

General admission tickets are now at $125, reserved $200, camping $130, and extra vehicle passes will remain $35. VIP, along with campgrounds A, B, C, and D remain sold out.

In addition to the early-early bird pricing, Winstock is offering NO PROCESSING FEES on orders placed between June 26 and July 15.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

After July 15, ticket prices will increase, and processing fees will be reinstated.

ALL ARTISTS SET TO RETURN FOR WINSTOCK ’21

All 11 national acts – including headliners Luke Combs and Darius Rucker – and all four regional acts that were confirmed for Winstock 2020 have signed on to perform at Winstock 2021, set for Friday-Saturday, June 18-19.

Joining Combs and Rucker at Winstock ’21 will be Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, Brett Eldredge, Chris Janson, Runaway June, Shenandoah, Phil Vassar, Drew Baldridge, Lainey Wilson, Drew Parker, Eric Chesser, Jake Nelson, Up South, and Bobby Vandell’s Real Men of Country.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional announcements, ticket information, and everything Winstock, go to WinstockFestival.com and sign up for Winstock Email news. Be sure to follow the festival on Twitter @WinstockMNFacebookInstagram, and Snapchat.

All artists set to return for Winstock ’21; tickets on sale Friday

SPONSORED POST - Wednesday, June 24 – As heard this morning on K102 and the Winstock Radio Network, all 11 national acts – including headliners Luke Combs and Darius Rucker – and all four regional acts that were confirmed for Winstock 2020 have signed on to perform at Winstock 2021, set for Friday-Saturday, June 18-19. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 26, at 10 a.m. and will feature special “early-early bird” pricing.

“We are incredibly proud to not only bring the exact same lineup that was scheduled for this year to perform at Winstock in 2021, but also offer a special ticket price and no service fees through July 15,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Chairman Dave Danielson.

Joining Combs and Rucker at Winstock ’21 will be Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, Brett Eldredge, Chris Janson, Runaway June, Shenandoah, Phil Vassar, Drew Baldridge, Lainey Wilson, Drew Parker, Eric Chesser, Jake Nelson, Up South, and Bobby Vandell’s Real Men of Country.

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TICKETS

For those who opted to roll over their tickets and/or camping orders from 2020 for the 2021 dates, there is no action needing to take place. Tickets/passes will be mailed in early 2021 as in years past.

For those who received a refund, those tickets and camping passes have been released back into the online order system, and will be available for purchase Friday, June 26, beginning at 10 a.m. If interested in obtaining the tickets/camping sites previously held before refunds were issued, it is advised to act fast before they are sold.

Tickets/camping may be ordered at winstockfestival.com/tickets or by calling (320) 485-4287.

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As announced, tickets for Winstock 2021 will go on sale this Friday, June 26, at 10 a.m. A special early-early bird promotion is taking place beginning then through Wednesday, July 15 at midnight.

General admission tickets will cost $125, reserved $200, camping $130, and extra vehicle passes will remain $35. VIP, along with campgrounds A, B, C, and D remain sold out. In addition to the early-early bird pricing, Winstock is offering NO PROCESSING FEES on orders placed between June 26 and July 15. After July 15, ticket prices will increase, and processing fees will be reinstated.

“Hopefully by keeping prices down and by eliminating processing fees, a lot of folks will be able to jump on getting their tickets now and then not have to worry about it this spring at the traditional early bird deadline,” Danielson said.

PLANNING AHEAD

Additional information will be forthcoming on Winstock’s commitment to the safety of its fans, volunteers, performers and their crews, as well as the community of Winsted.

“We will work incredibly hard at providing the safest event possible, keeping in close contact with local and state officials,” Danielson said. “We are excited to share some of the new features fans can expect to see at Winstock ’21 and are hopeful everyone will return with us better than ever.”

MORE INFORMATION

For additional announcements, ticket information, and everything Winstock, go to WinstockFestival.com and sign up for Winstock Email news. Be sure to follow the festival on Twitter @WinstockMNFacebookInstagram, and Snapchat.