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McLeod County sees rise in COVID-19 cases

McLEOD COUNTY – McLeod County Administrator Sheila Murphy announced an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the county.

“We have seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases in McLeod County,” she stated via email. “We are working diligently with our state and local partners to follow up, as we always do, with any suspected cases. We are actively evaluating what additional resources need to be implemented in order to address the increase in cases. No specifics are available at this time.”

Murphy said she will be in contact with additional information as it becomes available.


Road work on Highway 12 between Montrose and Delano to begin Monday, Aug. 17

WRIGHT COUNTY – Drivers who use Highway 12 between Montrose and Delano may be looking for alternate routes later this month.

Road work is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 17, between Zephyr Avenue in Montrose, and Bridge Avenue in Delano, which will result in lane closures and traffic delays. The lane closures will take place from sunrise to sunset Monday through Saturday  – weather permitting – and are expected to continue until early October.

Flaggers will be on the road in the work zone allowing one lane of traffic to proceed alternately, turning Highway 12 into a one-way road in the work zone. For those who use Highway 12 for their daily commute, it is expected that an additional 10 minutes should be added to the projected drive time.

The six-mile project will include resurfacing, culvert repair/improvements, pavement markings, rumble strips, and upgrades to pedestrian sidewalks.

The work will be done in segments to reduce the amount of time motorists will have to wait to drive through the work zone.

Those with questions about the project are encouraged to call Construction Project Manager Josh Daniel at (320) 293-2946 or contact him by email at joshua.daniel@state.mn.us. For real-time travel information on the project, call 5-1-1 or visit www.511.mn.org.

Wright County opens next 900 spots for drivers license renewals today

WRIGHT COUNTY – The Wright County License Bureau has announced that the next round of 900 appointments for renewing driver’s licenses at the Wright County Government Center became available at 8 a.m. today, Friday, Aug. 7.

The time frame covered under the new release will be for the period of Aug. 17 to 28. To access the schedule, go to the county website (www.co.wright.mn.us) click on the “Make an Appointment” tab on the left side of the screen.

Wright Co. Sheriff’s Office seeks missing person last seen in HL

FOR SUBSCRIBERS: The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Tony Conley Perry, age 52.

 

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The Jolly Ramblers are back with a multi-generational and refreshed polka recording

FOR SUBSCRIBERS: A pandemic is no match for polka music, as the Thiel family can prove. Three generations of Thiels spent time working and playing on a new album during their stay-at-home days throughout the spring and summer. That album, “It’s a Family Tradition,” is slated for release mid-August.

 

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Winsted discusses use of coronavirus relief funds

FOR SUBSCRIBERS: The City of Winsted received $172,454 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds, and the city council spent some time during Tuesday’s meeting deciding how to allocate those funds.

 

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