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Wright County Sheriff’s Office officially declared a high-water emergency

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – The Wright County Sheriff’s Office officially declared a high-water emergency Wednesday, July 10 (MN Adm. Rules 6110.3700 Subp. 9) for Lake John in Corinna Township. This emergency declaration became necessary after potential property damage was documented by the sheriff’s office on Lake John.

There have been signs posted on accesses to Lake John, specifically the public access as well as a private access on Nevens Ave. NW. Boaters on Lake John are required to observe the 150 feet no wake requirement.

This year’s heavy rain totals have made water levels in many of Wright County’s lakes extremely high. The sheriff’s office will continue to monitor Lake John, as well as other lakes within Wright County and asks for the public’s cooperation in adhering to this emergency declaration, as well as being mindful of high-water levels in lakes throughout the county.

CSAH 9 in Waverly will open Friday

WAVERLY, MN – Work on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 9 in Waverly, from Atlantic Avenue to North Shore Drive, is scheduled to be complete Friday, July 12 and open for traffic.

The prime contractor on this project is Kuechle Underground, Inc. of Kimball.

Construction operations during the 2019 season included work such as construction of stormwater retention ponds, ditch grading, and a bituminous trail.

The Wright County Highway Department greatly appreciates your patience during construction on this improvement project. Questions or comments regarding this project can be directed to the Waverly City Engineer, Sheila Krohse @ 320-231-3956 ext. 2365.

McLeod County ditches sprayed

MCLEOD COUNTY, MN – County drainage systems in eastern McLeod County will be sprayed by county workers through Monday, July 15.

Many events in July

June events and the Fourth of July are over, but there still is a lot happening in area communities.

Waverly Daze also features Waverly’s 150th anniversary this weekend July 12-14. The annual Mayer Rising Community Festival is Saturday, July 13, and another big draw, Ribfest at B’s on the River of Watertown is also Saturday.

Following that is Watertown’s Rails to Trails July 19-20, and the Wright County Fair in Howard Lake July 24-28.

Highways closed

WATERTOWN, MAYER, MN – As of July 6, 82nd Street/Union Avenue in Camden Township; as well as HIgh 123 between Mayer and Watertown are closed due to flooding.

Meeker County sheriff lifts no wake restrictions

MEEKER COUNTY– Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze has removed the no wake restrictions for Lake Minnie Belle, Lake Erie, Lake Jennie and Belle Lake. Lakes will continue to be monitored to determine the need for additional advisories.  Sheriff Cruze urges caution and reminds boaters to be mindful as water levels remain high on many lakes in the Meeker County area.