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Wright County Board to hear medical examiner’s report

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Dr. Quinn Strobl, chief medical examiner, will provide her annual report during the Tuesday, March 24 Wright County Board meeting.

Other items on the agenda include: an update from Central Minnesota Jobs and Training, consideration of a memorandum of understanding related to the North Fork Crow River Water Planning Partnership, and consideration of a buffer grant application.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wright County Government Center in Buffalo.

Take Herald Journal’s Pub Quiz

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – A trivia quiz compiled by Herald Journal Editor Ivan Raconteur is featured in the community section of the newspaper each week.  Here’s a peek at the questions for the Monday, March 23 edition:

1) How many US states border the Gulf of Mexico?

2) This US singer/songwriter tells listeners she wants to see them be “Brave” in the hit single of that name from her 2013 album, “Blessed Unrest.”

3) Who is the current prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

Check the record page of Monday’s newspaper for answers. Click here to subscribe online or in print.



Photo: Woodland Township’s Gene Janikula celebrates 50 years in office

WOODLAND TOWNSHIP, MN – On March 16, 1965, Gene Janikula took an oath of office as constable of Woodland Township. Fifty years later, Janikula is still serving. Look for his story in the Monday, March 16 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

Gene Janikula

Gene Janikula

Township votes have been tallied

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – A small percentage of voters participated in elections and annual meetings in area townships Tuesday evening.

Victor Township

In Victor Township, David  Glessing was elected as supervisor with 91 votes. Candidate Ryan Bakeberg received 37 votes. Sean Groos received one vote, and five ballots were left blank.

For treasurer, Groos was re-elected with 113 votes. Tom Jeffries received four votes, and Robert Jeffries received one vote. Sixteen ballots were left blank.

Voters set the 2016 levy at $320,000, which is the same as last year.

Discussion at the annual meeting centered on recycling, due to the change in ownership of the township’s previous recycling company.

Middleville Township

A total of 30 people voted in Middleville Township.

James Jacobson was unanimously re-elected for the three-year supervisor position, and Judy Forst was unanimously re-elected for the two-year treasurer position.

The 2016 levy was set at $296,000, which is $10,000 higher than last year. The increase was made in case of a higher recycling fee. No decision has been made yet on the township’s recycling company for the year; most likely, it will be voted on at the township’s Tuesday, April 14 meeting.

Woodland Township

Thirty people also voted in Woodland Township.

Dan Domjahn was unanimously re-elected as supervisor, and Paula Wood was unanimously re-elected as treasurer.

The township’s 2016 levy remains unchanged from last year, at $293,500.

During the annual meeting, Gene Janikula was recognized for his election to township service 50 years ago. (See his story in this issue of the Herald Journal.)

Marysville Township

Fifty votes were cast in Marysville Township.

Augie Riebel was re-elected for a three-year supervisor position, with 37 votes.

Jane Hurley was elected to fill the remaining year in the position previously held by Dick Sawatzke. (Sawatzke passed away in June 2014, and Hurley had been appointed to his seat). She received 44 votes.

A total of 10 write-in votes were cast.

The 2016 levy was set at $260,000.

Topics discussed at the annual meeting included:

• dust coating costs in 2014, and projected costs for 2015;

•  vendor proposals for recycling pick-up;

• clean-up day, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 8 to 11 a.m.;

• candidate considerations for the replacement of the retiring clerk/treasurer; and

• township financial disclosure.

(Look for information about the Bergen, Camden, and Winsted Township annual meetings in the Monday, March 16 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.)

Grand jury meets today in Nuttall case

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – A grand jury is convening today in Buffalo (March 11) to consider indicting Robert Nuttall, 28, on additional charges relating to the disappearance and death of Christopher Rossing of rural Howard Lake, according to KARE 11.

The article stated that, according to the victim’s family, authorities might seek a first-degree murder charge against Nuttall.

Nuttall is currently facing charges of second-degree murder and kidnapping.

Wright County Board to discuss veterans transportation program

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County Board will discuss a veterans transportation program during its Tuesday, March 10 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include scheduling a public hearing  on a zoning application from Advanced Disposal Services, an update on a buffer grant, and introduction of a new employee.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wright County Government Center in Buffalo.