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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

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.

Wright County Sheriff releases notification about sex offender moving to Maple Lake

WRIGHT COUNTY – The Wright County Sheriff’s Office has released a notification detailing information about a Level 3 Predatory Offender’s upcoming move to Maple Lake.

Travis Kenneth Ahles, a Level 3 registrant, will be moving to Maple Lake, on or after June 18. This individual has served the sentence imposed on him by the court and is transitioning within the community.

“Be aware that this notification is meant to provide information and alleviate fear, not create it. The most important factor to consider is that people who commit sex crimes have always lived in our communities. The difference is that since the 1990’s, Minnesota statutes allow local law enforcement to inform citizens of certain offender’s general whereabouts,” read the notification.

Anyone who has questions about this information may contact Sgt. Eric Leander at the Wright County Sheriff’s Office at 763-682-7645.

The public fact sheet for Travis Ahles may be found here: http://www.co.wright.mn.us/240/Predatory-Offenders

Mid-County Energy Hiring Delivery Driver

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Mid-County Energy provides bulk fuel, lubricants, propane and equipment. Mid-County Energy is looking to fill the following position.

Fuel/Propane Delivery & Service Driver Wanted

Great overtime potential, Class B, CDL Lic, hazmat and tanker endorsement required. Competitive wage and excellent benefits including health and dental insurance, and a 401(k) plan.

For more information or to apply, contact billr@midcountycoop.com or call 952-466-3721.

Mid-County Auto, Truck & Tire Center Now Hiring

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Mid-County Auto, Truck & Tire Center is a growing and expanding full service auto and truck repair center on highway 212 in Cologne, MN. Mid-County Auto, Truck & Tire Center is looking to fill the following positions.

Full-Time Auto & Heavy Truck Service Manager

Mid-County Auto Truck & Tire Center is currently seeking a skilled service manager. Strong industry knowledge and customer service skills required. Previous management experience preferred. Excellent facilities and staff, competitive pay and benefits based on skills and experience. Significant growth opportunity.

Full-Time Auto & Truck Technician

ASE certification preferred but not required. Great location, competitive wage and benefits package with an opportunity to work on a variety of auto, truck and equipment, handling a variety of service and repair tasks.

Part-Time General Repair & Tire Technician

Flexible schedule, competitive hourly wage, no experience required and training provided.

For more information or to apply, contact billr@midcountycoop.com or call 952-466-3721.