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Wright County Highway Department preparing for four-day storm event

The Wright County Highway Department is warning those who will be traveling in the next few days that the pending storm is going to be a nasty four-day event at the height of the holiday travel season.

Highway Department Maintenance Supervisor Nate Helgeson said that the forecast models are all over the board, predicting between four and 12 inches of snow today into tomorrow. He said the biggest danger will be wind chills Friday into Saturday, with sustained winds of 20-30 miles per hour gusting as high as 50 mph.

Helgeson said the cold will make it virtually impossible to treat roads because the standard chemicals don’t work at temperatures below zero. He said because there is so little moisture in the snow, for the most part, it will blow off roadways on its own if there isn’t drifting.

He added that crews will be out laying premium chemicals at turns in the road and intersections where black ice can form from dripping exhaust. The Highway Department will provide an update to the conditions later today or tomorrow morning as needed.

Man arrested after assaulting cab driver

A Hutchinson man was arrested and charged Monday after allegedly assaulting a taxi driver, and not paying for a ride from Sioux Falls, SD to Hutchinson.

Police say 41-year-old Jonathan Weseloh is facing several charges, including felony-simple robbery, theft, assault, and controlled substance possession.

Police say a taxi driver reported that Weseloh assaulted him, took his phone, and ran off without paying for the $614 fare.

About two hours after the incident, police located Weseloh, arrested him, and transported him to the McLeod County Jail.

This story is courtesy of KDUZ in Hutchinson. 

Wright County Board minutes 11/15/22

BOARD MINUTES
BOARD OF WRIGHT COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2022
DATE APPROVED: NOVEMBER 29, 2022
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Vetsch, Daleiden, Wetter, and Kaczmarek present.
COUNTY BOARD MINUTES 11/1/2022
Commissioner Darek Vetsch moved to approve the County Board minutes from Tuesday, November 1, 2022. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Mark Daleiden. The motion carried 5-0.
AGENDA
Commissioner Michael Kaczmarek asked that Administration use discretion when adding items to agendas for the remainder of the year as there would be new commissioners joining the Board in 2023. Kaczmarek thought any big decisions should wait to be put onto an agenda when the new commissioners were able to participate in the conversations. Vetsch followed up by saying that he thought this specifically meant items regarding reorganization and reclassification.
Daleiden moved to approve the Agenda. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Mary Wetter. The motion carried 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA
Daleiden moved to approve the Consent Agenda. The motion was seconded by Kaczmarek. The motion carried 5-0.
A. ADMINSTRATION – FINANCE
1. Review Monthly Finance Report For September And October 2022.
2. Motion To Approve The Budget Adjustment For The Opioid Settlement Fund Of $121,800 In The Opioid Settlement Fund (Fund 12) As Listed Below.
($121,800) 12-450-000-0000-5830 Miscellaneous Revenue
$121,800 12-450-000-000-6261 Professional Services
3. Motion To Approve The Reimbursement Of The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) Funds As Follows:
I. County ARP Funds:
i. Approval Of County Reimbursement Of $172.43 From 01-099-493.6910 Transfer Out Into 01-100-493.5910 Transfer In As Follows:
$172.43 For Administrative Expenses-Staff Costs
ii. Approval Of Use Of ARP Funds From 01-099-493.
$10,451.33 2.2 Household Assistance: Rent, Mortgage, And Utility Aid
$228,699.52 5.11 Drinking Water Transmission & Distribution-City Of Monticello
4. Approve Budget Amendment And Transfer Of $1,496,374.59 From Capital Improvement Plan Fund (CIP-Fund 34) To The Health And Human Services (Fund 11) And The General Fund (01-Information Technology):
I. 34-170-000-0000-6910 Transfer Out $1,496,374.59
01-063-000-0000-5910 Transfer In $488,883.50
11-480-895-000-5910 Transfer In $1,007,491.09
5. Approve Renewal Of 2023 Tobacco Licenses For:
I. Trails End Pub (ANNANDALE)
II. 4-Way Liquors ( COKATO)
III. Cub Foods # 1632 ( MONTICELLO)
IV. Walmart # 3624 ( MONTICELLO)
6. Acknowledge Warrants Issued Between October 26, 2022, And November 8, 2022.
B. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
1. Approve Guardianship/Conservator Contract Renewals For 01-01-2023 Through 12-31-2024.
C. HIGHWAY
1. Approve A Letter Of Support And Resolution Of Support For The I-94 Gap Project (MnDOT Corridors Of Commerce Recommended Project).
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
LINDSAY SALO, ADMINISTRATION – FINANCE
Approve Resolution Regarding The Placement Of A Special Assessment On Property Located In Maple Lake.
Property Tax Administrator Lindsay Salo explained that this funding would be from a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) with the Saint Paul Port Authority, which had the funding for those types of energy projects. She said Wright County would collect the payments through a special assessment loan payment placed on the property. Vetsch pointed out that these requests were very rare. Kaczmarek asked how much the bookkeeping fee was for processing this special assessment. Salo said it was charged at the current normal special assessment rate according to the 2022 Fee Schedule, which was $1.75 for set up and $0.40 for maintenance.
Vetsch moved to approve resolution regarding the placement of a special assessment on property located in Maple Lake. The motion was seconded by Daleiden. The roll call vote was unanimous, the motion carried 5-0.
VIRGIL HAWKINS, HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Approve Memo Of Understanding With The City Of Cokato, The City Of Albertville, The City Of Waverly And The Township Of Cokato For The Storage And/Or Purchase Of Salt For The 2022/2023 Snow & Ice Control Season.
Daleiden moved to approve Memo of Understanding with the City of Cokato, the City of Albertville, the City of Waverly and the Township of Cokato for the storage and/or purchase of salt for the 2022/2023 snow & ice control season. The motion was seconded by Kaczmarek. The motion carried 5-0.
MARC MATTICE, ADMINISTRATION
Adoption Of Resolution 22-60 Accepting A Donation Of $34,185 From The Cedar Lake Conservation Club To Be Used For The Purchase Of A CD3 Unit.
Assistant County Administrator Marc Mattice said the lease agreement was recently received from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for Cedar Lake. Mattice requested that the Board adopt two resolutions to accept the donation for the full cost of the CD 3 aquatic invasive species cleaning machines from The Cedar Lake Conservation Club and The Sugar Lake Association. Vetsch said he had used those machines quite a few times and thought they were great machines, his only concern being that the wrenches on the side were plastic. Commissioner Christine Husom said she appreciated the cooperative effort with Wright Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the lake associations. Kathy Jonsrud from The Cedar Lake Conservation Club said she served on a statewide associate for lakes and there were a number of other lakes that wanted to get CD3 machines but were unable to get cooperation from their board members. She wanted to thank the board for the cooperation and feedback.
Daleiden moved to adopt resolution 22-60 accepting a donation of $34,185 from the Cedar Lake Conservation Club to be used for the purchase of a CD3 unit. The motion was seconded by Vetsch. Roll call vote was unanimous, the motion carried 5-0.
Adoption Of Resolution 22-61 Accepting A Donation Of $17,092.50 From The Sugar Lake Association, And $17,092.50 From The Wright County Soil And Water Conservation District To Be Used For The Purchase Of A CD3 Unit.
Vetsch moved to adopt Resolution 22-61 accepting a donation of $17,092.50 from the Sugar Lake Association, and $17,092.50 from the Wright County Soil and Water Conservation District To be used for the purchase of a CD3 unit. The motion was seconded by Wetter. Roll call vote was unanimous, the motion carried 5-0.
Approve Addendum To An Agreement Between Wright County And Wright SWCD Related To The Maintenance OF CD#3 Units.
Wetter wanted to thank the SWCD for its recommendation of the CD3 units and the data behind their uses. She thought it was great to see how many people were using these units.
Vetsch moved to approve addendum to an agreement between Wright County and Wright SWCD related to the maintenance of CD#3 units. The motion was seconded by Wetter. The motion carried 5-0.
JOHN BOWEN, ATTORNEY
Approve Updated Purchase Agreement And Declaration Of Easement For Sale Of Properties To The City Of St. Michael Economic Development Authority.
Assistant County Attorney John Bowen said this was an amendment to a previously approved purchase agreement. He said it outlined the easement and reflected the current state of construction. Kaczmarek asked why this agreement went through Saint Michael Economic Development Authority (EDA) and not the Wright County EDA as it was county property being sold. Vetsch said the county could only sell the property to a buyer who fit the land use. Allowing the City of Saint Michael to have control of the process would allow for a cleaner process during the sale. Kaczmarek asked if the proceeds of the purchase would still go to the Wright County EDA. Vetsch confirmed the proceeds would go to the Wright County General Fund.
Daleiden moved to approve an updated purchase agreement and declaration of easement for sale of properties to the City of St. Michael Economic Development Authority. The motion was seconded by Vetsch. The roll call vote was unanimous, the motion carried 5-0.
MATTHEW DETJEN, PARKS AND RECREATION
Approval Of The Purchase Agreement For A Drainage And Utility Easement For The Realignment Of County Ditch #38. Agriculture and Drainage Coordinator Matthew Detjen wanted to recognize Right of Way Agent and Highway Engineering Assistant Jeremy Carlson who assisted him with finalization of the $2,000 purchase agreement for the easement on County Ditch (CD) 38. Assistant County Attorney Greg Kryzer noted that the board was acting as the Drainage Authority for CD 38 to approve the purchase agreement.
Kaczmarek moved to approve the purchase agreement for a drainage and utility easement for the realignment of County Ditch #38. The motion was seconded by Vetsch. The motion carried 5-0.
Approve The Findings And Order Accepting The Viewer’s Report And Adopting The Redetermined Benefits For County Ditch #13.
Detjen said the request to approve the findings and accept the Viewer’s Report came out of the public hearing at the October 25 County Board meeting.
Daleiden asked if the Ditch Committee of the Whole minutes from October 25 were already approved. Detjen confirmed that the minutes had already been approved at the November 1 County Board meeting. Kryzer noted that the board was acting as the Drainage Authority for CD 13 to approve the findings and order accepting the viewers report and for the adoption of the redetermination of benefits for CD 13.
Daleiden moved to approve the findings and order accepting the Viewer’s Report and adopting the redetermined benefits for County Ditch #13. The motion was seconded by Wetter. The motion carried 5-0.
Review Buffer Violations Per Wright County Ordinance No. 18-3.
Detjen said that according to Wright County Ordinance 18-3, adopted in 2018, and the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) the mandated buffer for ditch systems was 16.5 feet. Detjen said the violations received from the previous year were all from county ditch systems and noted that there was no minimum or maximum amount for ditches.
Detjen said he was acting under Section 96.06 Enforcement which read:
Failure to comply with a corrective action notice issued under section 96.05. The County may, at its own discretion, elect to pursue the failure to comply with a corrective action notice either criminally or through an administrative penalty order as set forth herein.
He said corrective action would come from the Board’s decision on how it wanted staff to move forward with enforcement. Husom said she wanted to be sure the correct notice was given to those in violation of the ordinance. Daleiden asked if there was more than one landowner included. Detjen said there were 12 landowners originally in violation the previous year. He said most of them had asked Detjen to come to their property to indicate where the violation was happening. Detjen said there was only one landowner that was now out of compliance. Detjen said there were no verbal discussions that had taken place since the initial notification and follow up. Detjen said this was the first enforcement action since the previous year.
Daleiden thought the property owner should be notified before any financial charges were imposed. Detjen said the notification of noncompliance was sent by the Wright County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to the landowners, Detjen as well as the corrective action notice that allowed 12 months for landowners to get back into compliance with the regulations. This corrective action notice laid out the expectations, timeline, and what the potential ramifications would be if not in compliance. Detjen said these notices were sent out via certified mail.
Detjen asked if the board wanted to send another notice with a new deadline for compliance that would act in addition to the other notice deadline previously given. Vetsch recommended July 2023 as the next deadline for compliance. Daleiden thought compliance should be achieved earlier than July 2023. Wetter thought landowners needed time and pointed out that there were more considerations than just an aerial view. Husom recommended having the landowner who was out of compliance submit an action plan and timeline that included goals for moving away from the buffer. Detjen thought this action plan would a be productive solution.
Vetsch moved to approve staff send letters to landowners specifying that an action plan for gaining buffer compliance be submitted by March 1, 2023, and compliance be gained by July 1, 2023. If compliance is not achieved by July 2023, corrective action would be taken by the county. Notices were to be sent via certified mail. The motion was seconded by Kaczmarek.
Kryzer asked for clarification regarding whether the board’s intention was to seek administrative penalties starting July 1, 2023. Vetsch confirmed this was the intention. Daleiden asked that the cost of the administrative penalty be made known to the landowners before July 1, 2023. Kryzer said the penalty amount was specified in the ordinance.
The motion carried 5-0.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
ADMINISTRATION
Approval Of Licensing Renewal Agreement With Oracle.
County Administrator Lee Kelly said Administration was looking to renew its license with Oracle as the company had agreed to some favorable terms.
Daleiden moved to approve the licensing renewal agreement with Oracle. The motion was seconded by Vetsch. The motion carried 5-0.
ADMINISTRATION – FINANCE
Review Accounting Technician Position.
Kelly said this item had come out of a conversation between Kaczmarek and Finance staff and noted that he wanted to bring the conversation before the board. Finance and Taxpayer Services Director Lindsey Meyer explained that there were a number of reasons behind the need to refill this Accounting Technician position and said the vacancy had happened a few weeks prior. Meyer said that when she and her staff received this resignation, they did a comprehensive review regarding the necessity of the position. Meyer concluded that the position was currently necessary to refill and noted that she was down a .5 position.
Meyer noted that Administration no longer had an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Administrator and the workload from that position had been distributed to Finance staff. She added that additional workload had siloed other employees into certain work areas and there had not been an opportunity to review the needs of the department. Meyer understood that with the start of the new ERP system there would be a change to how items would go to and through Finance. She added that there would still be a need for old procedures to continue while ERP got up and running as her staff would be doing duplicate inputting of data. She said doing without this position would be painful in many ways and said she had her management staff were taking on work that they did not need to be doing that should be distributed down to their staff.
Husom said she understood that other department heads had done similar evaluations when positions were vacated, and she wanted to express her appreciation for this review. Husom said she would defer to Meyer’s recommendation. Kaczmarek asked how many other positions within Finance matched the job description of the Accounting Technician position. Meyer confirmed there were four other staff with similar job descriptions. Kaczmarek noted that the decision to move forward with the new ERP system had been made prior to his joining the county board and he saw an opportunity with this position to ask for a hold for six months to wait to see how things panned out with ERP. He had heard negative feedback from staff regarding their experience with ERP and Kaczmarek noted that the county had spent years of time and millions of dollars.
Kaczmarek said the county had offices and department heads in 2021 ask for and be granted staff because of ERP. He said he was waiting to see positive results from the county’s investment. Assistant Director of Finance Heather Lemieux said the feedback regarding ERP in the week since it was launched had been positive. Vetsch added that the board knew this ERP system would be a long-term investment and that the end results would take time to be felt. He understood that change is difficult but thought that the ERP system would be a huge benefit to the county. Husom also added that since the ERP Administrator position had been vacated and the workload had been distributed, she did not see how the Finance Department could continue with another position vacated. Daleiden said that with the rate of growth of the county there was a need to implement new technology.
Kaczmarek moved to deny the request to fill the Accounting Technician Position temporarily and review the need for the position again after six months. The was no second for the motion. The motion died for lack of a second.
Vetsch pointed out that the intention when introducing the new ERP system was not to downsize staff, although there was always that possibility. Wetter said she had similar frustrations to those that Kaczmarek had expressed and added that she had asked several questions of Kelly and the Finance Department regarding the ERP system. She did not think the benefits outweighed the cost of the program and added that she did not feel the cost was clearly conveyed to her before launching the program. Husom and Daleiden noted that this was a project that was years in the making and these conversations regarding cost and benefits had been discussed. Daleiden asked Meyer how many companies she had interviewed for the ERP program. Meyer said four companies were interviewed.
Kelly said this project began in 2016. He said the county received nine program options, which were then narrowed down to four. Kelly asked that the board remain positive about the process as it was just launched the previous week. He thought he and his staff had done their due diligence and added that this process and program had forced the county to look at how processes are done and reviewed the standard. Meyer said that at the time that this was initially started the county was looking at jobs and understood that there was a great process for error. She noted that there was a lot of duplication between departments regarding claims, and she thought it was also important to see that the Budget was correct. Meyer added that it as risk mitigation for the county knowing that there was no duplication.
COMMITTEE MINUTES
County Board Workshop Minutes (11-08-2022)
Kelly summarized the County Board Workshop minutes and recommendations from Tuesday, November 8.
Vetsch moved to approve the County Board Workshop minutes and recommendations from Tuesday, November 8. The motion was seconded by Daleiden The motion carried 5-0.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE / ADVISORY BOARD UPDATES
Commissioner Michael Kaczmarek
Kaczmarek said the Fair Board met and appointed new members to their board.
Commissioner Mark Daleiden
Daleiden attended his last Parks Meeting and said most of the Winter programs were already filled. He said all the programs are going very well and there were a number of people reserving the camper cabins on Bertram Lake. Daleiden said he had asked that a recommendation be added to a board meeting to consider an application for Action Trackchairs for handicap persons to be able to utilize for outdoor activities. He said there were a number of individuals at the Veterans Day Hunt who owned their own and he thought it would be a great opportunity for those who are handicap to participate in the county parks and programs.
Commissioner Darek Vetsch
Vetsch said he and Daleiden were busy with Union negotiations.
Commissioner Mary Wetter
Wetter she was working to hire an Extension Educator for Crops, which was a position that was currently shared with other counties. Central Minnesota Committee on Aging met and discussed the intrastate funding and the current formula that had been in place since 2004. She said the organization was thinking of shifting the funding from the rural areas to the cities because of the numbers that came out of the census. Wetter said she was concerned about this transfer of funding that the state was recommending because of the isolation seniors experience in the rural areas. She said the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Advisory Board went over the inspection summary and budgeted for 2023. Wetter also met with the North Fork Crow One Watershed, One Plan where the needs for drainage and storage to reduce the peak flows was discussed. Wetter said the SWCD had met and options for controlling the level of Mill Creek and Maple Lake were discussed.
Commissioner Christine Husom
Husom attended Buffalo Safe Schools meeting where good round table discussions had taken place. She also attended the Wright County Adult Drug Court to discuss how to spend state funds as well as the peer coach position. She said it was an intense program to keep individuals sober and acted as a great diversion group. She also attended the Safe Communities of Wright County meeting and said the WrightROADS 4 Teens and the WrightROADS 4 Adults classes continue to do well. She said Safe Schools was relaunching “Joy Ride” which was a sober cab option for individuals within the county. Wright County Law Library had their annual meeting to set their budget for 2023. She said the Law Library had posted on the website a short video to explain what the Law Library provided. The Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee met and
discussed the results of a survey regarding the direction of efforts the $3.8 million in funding for the upcoming years.
County Administrator Lee Kelly
Kelly said the county participated in Operation Green Light a Veteran noted that the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) had used the county’s photos for its own website. He also attended the union negotiations meetings throughout the week.
The meeting adjourned at 10:15 a.m.
County Board Minutes submitted by Laine Stephan, Office Manager.
Published in the Herald Journal, Dec. 16, 2022. |

***W R I G H T C O U N T Y ***
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 10/24/2022
For Payment 10/24/2022
Vendor Name Amount
ARAMARK SERVICES INC 16,768.60
AT&T MOBILITY 9,271.80
CORNERSTONE DETENTION 6,750.00
CORRECTEK, INC. 2,200.00
KEEFE GROUP ACCESS CATALOG CO
4,375.00
MINNESOTA MONITORING INC 2,061.00
THE HOME DEPOT PRO 3,543.53
TW VENDING INC 26,396.76
25 payments less than 2000 10,799.15
Final Total: 82,165.84
*** W R I G H T C O U N T Y ***
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved
For Payment 10/26/2022
Vendor Name Amount
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) 499,493.85
MN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 99,245.72
Final Total: 598,739.57
***W R I G H T C O U N T Y ***
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved
For Payment 10/26/2022
Vendor Name Amount
DAVID R. CANTU 2,691.00
Final Total: 2,691.00
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WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved
For Payment 10/26/2022
Vendor Name Amount
MN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 2,372,691.83
Final Total: 2,372,691.83
***W R I G H T C O U N T Y ***
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 10/27/2022
For Payment 10/27/2022
Vendor Name Amount
ASHWILL COMPANIES 17,100.00
AT&T MOBILITY 8,253.69
AUROMIRA ARCHITECTS LLC 3,300.00
AVTEX SOLUTIONS LLC 7,814.54
BETMAR LANGUAGES INC 2,035.00
BUREAU OF CRIMINAL APPREHENSION 5,015.00
CORINNA TOWNSHIP 2,086.00
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES 2,464.80
DHS- SWIFT 3,526.91
GROUP HEALTH PLAN, INC 24,689.16
HENNEPIN COUNTY TREASURER 2,610.93
INDEPENDENT EMERGENCY SERVICES LLC 35,465.34
INTEGRIPRINT INC 2,411.99
LAKE STATE RECYCLING, INC. 2,189.85
LIMNOPRO AQUATIC SCIENCE, INC. 2,897.64
LOFFLER COMPANIES INC 4,455.87
RTVISION INC 3,250.00
ST CROIX RECREATION FUN PLAYGROUNDS 4,554.72
96 Payments less than 2000 22,807.14
Final Total: 156,928.58
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WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 10/28/2022
For Payment 10/28/2022
Vendor Name Amount
COMPASS MINERALS AMERICA INC
86,526.99
COTTENS INC 2,130.22
KNIFE RIVER 74,676.31
MORRIES PARTS & SERVICE GROUP 2,153.65
NORTH CENTRAL INTERNATIONAL OF ST. 3,735.04
STREETLIGHT DATA, INC. 6,180.00
SUBURBAN TIRE WHOLESALE INC 6,424.80
15 Payments less than 2000 11,899.06
Final Total: 193,726.07
***W R I G H T C O U N T Y ***
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 10/31/2022
For Payment 10/31/2022
Vendor Name Amount
ARAMARK SERVICES INC 25,158.69
CIBER GLOBAL LLC 76,718.78
GREINER CONSTRUCTION INC. 329,252.72
LANDSCAPE STRUCTURES INC 27,610.58
LOTUS PHARMACY 6,446.21
RED CONSTRUCTION LLC 63,394.89
THOMSON REUTERS WEST PUBLISHING
2,732.13
TW VENDING INC 15,210.49
16 Payments less than 2000 7,944.29
Final Total: 554,468.78
***W R I G H T C O U N T Y ***
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved
For Payment 10/31/2022
Vendor Name Amount
WEX BANK 25,564.70
Final Total: 25,564.70
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WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved
For Payment 10/31/2022
Vendor Name Amount
US BANK-PROCUREMENT CARDS 71,742.45
Final Total: 71,742.45
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WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 11/01/2022
For Payment 11/01/2022
Vendor Name Amount
ISD 111 WATERTOWN-MAYER 91,528.59
ISD 2687 – HOWARD LAKE-WAVERLY-WINSTED 623,352.33
ISD 466 – DASSEL COKATO 329,540.07
ISD 728 – ELK RIVER 3,130,772.11
ISD 742 – ST. CLOUD 183,379.90
ISD 876 – ANNANDALE 906,456.09
ISD 877 – BUFFALO 3,016,735.61
ISD 879 – DELANO 1,251,223.46
ISD 881 – MAPLE LAKE 500,003.23
ISD 882 – MONTICELLO 2,364,852.70
ISD 883 – ROCKFORD 503,103.80
ISD 885 – ST MICHAEL ALBERTVILLE 3,212,099.63
Final Total: 16,113,047.52
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WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 11/01/2022
For Payment 11/01/2022
Vendor Name Amount
BAJER/PRZEMYSLAW 8,740.00
FLAGSHIP RECREATION 4,000.00
HANCOCK CONCRETE PRODUCTS LLC 26,407.84
HEDLUND PLUMBING 2,475.00
HOWARD/JOLANTA 5,165.00
MACPO 2,350.00
PLAGGERMAN/MARGARET M 6,828.60
RAMY TURF PRODUCTS 4,800.80
RUSSELL SECURITY RESOURCE LLC 8,423.00
SIERRA-CEDAR, LLC 57,422.50
T MOBILE USA INC 2,143.97
26 Payments less than 2000 13,877.20
Final Total: 142,633.91
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WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 11/02/2022
For Payment 11/02/2022
Vendor Name Amount
SELENE FINIANCE LP 5,074.27
2 Payments less than 2000 946.33
Final Total: 6,020.60
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WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 11/02/2022
For Payment 11/02/2022
Vendor Name Amount
ASSOCIATED BANK 943,862.50
BOND TRUST SERVICES CORPORATION 5,934,153.13
UMB BANK, N.A. 2,115,842.50
Final Total: 8,993,858.13
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WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 11/03/2022
For Payment 11/03/2022
Vendor Name Amount
AMERIGAS PROPANE LP 2,142.81
BUFFALO/CITY OF 7,811.90
CENTERPOINT ENERGY 7,260.55
CENTRA SOTA COOPERATIVE – BUFFALO 64,499.67
CORINNA TOWNSHIP 2,347.60
CUNNINGHAM/JOHN 2,627.75
DESIGN ELECTRICAL INC-COLD SPRING ELEC. 6,278.40
FASTENAL COMPANY 3,134.40
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP 2,038.30
GABRIEL/CATHLEEN 7,280.00
KNIFE RIVER 1,403,242.96
NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS 4,387.85
OMANN BROTHERS INC 7,092.42
RTVISION INC 7,386.10
T & A CONSTRUCTION LLC 2,450.00
TRUEMAN WELTERS INC. 11,375.00
WSB & ASSOCIATES INC 138,560.97
45 Payments less than 2000 23,182.36
Final Total: 1,703,099.04
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WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 11/03/2022
For Payment 11/03/2022
Vendor Name Amount
CANON FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC 2,714.21
CENTURYLINK 2,231.62
DHS- SWIFT 13,885.65
GLOVER CONSULTING LLC 10,485.00
GUARDIAN FLEET SAFETY LLC 5,857.76
INTEREUM INC 11,465.16
INTERPROSE CORPORATION/THE 3,272.76
LAKE CENTRAL BANK 111,850.22
MARCO 4,798.13
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC 18,787.20
OFFICE OF MN IT SERVICES 3,560.83
PRESIDIO NETWORKED SOLUTIONS GROUP 6,404.69
SHI INTERNATIONAL CORP 15,747.30
TACTICAL SOLUTIONS 3,576.00
WRIGHT HENNEPIN ELECTRIC 3,344.96
29 Payments less than 2000 14,765.62
Final Total: 232,747.11
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WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved
For Payment 11/03/2022
Vendor Name Amount
MN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 2,368,154.43
Final Total: 2,368,154.43
***W R I G H T C O U N T Y ***
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 11/04/2022
For Payment 11/04/2022
AFSCME LOCAL 2685 4,270.11
AIG RETIREMENT COMPANY 8,181.92
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE/EYEMED VISION 2,501.52
HEALTH PARTNERS 47,679.07
HEALTH PARTNERS – DENTAL 13,359.25
ING 14,635.30
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA 3,512.63
MG TRUST COMPANY 3,765.00
MN CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CENTER 3,253.50
MN PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION 2,067.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS 4,432.30
PUBLIC EMP RETIREMENT ASSN 399,836.48
WRIGHT CO CAFETERIA PLAN 31,134.96
WRIGHT COUNTY – CAFETERIA 87,500.00
WRIGHT COUNTY DEPUTIES ASSOCIATION 7,350.00
5 Payments less than 2000 2,102.29
Final Total: 635,581.33
Published in the Herald Journal, Dec. 16, 2022. |

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Mid-County Coop is now hiring a Full-Time Administrative Assistant

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Mid-County Coop, a growing, locally owned, full service cooperative in Cologne, MN is seeking an administrative assistant. Office experience with Word, Excel and standard administrative skills is preferred. Full-time day hours, competitive wage and excellent benefits package.
Please contact Marsi Motschenbacher at
(952)466-3720, email cover letter and resume to marsim@midcountycoop.com or mail to:
Marsi Motschenbacher, Mid-County Coop
PO Box 177, Cologne, MN 55322
Mid-County Coop is looking to fill a variety of other positions in all departments immediately, visit https://midcountycoop.com/careers/ to see all the openings.
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Complete Winstock ’23 Lineup Announced, Along With Festival’s ‘Best Deal Yet’

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Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Miranda Lambert and one of the hottest artists to emerge in recent years, Cody Johnson, were announced as headliners for the 29th Winstock Country Music Festival, set for Friday-Saturday, June 16-17, 2023, at the festival grounds in Winsted, MN. Tickets and camping are now on sale.

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Lambert’s eighth studio album, “Palomino,” was released in April as the highest-debuting country album of 2022. It marks the latest installment in a storied career that has spanned seven previous number-one solo albums, 10 number-one hits, and more than 70 awards.

Heralded by MusicRow as “the future of real country music,” Cody Johnson will make his debut on the Winstock stage following the massive success of his 18-track double album “Human.” His hit “‘Til You Can’t” has set streaming records and remains one of the most played songs of the genre.
“Any time you can pair a reigning entertainer of the year with someone currently breaking down doors like Cody Johnson, you’re guaranteed a great weekend of country music,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Committee Chairman Dave Danielson.
Joining Lambert and Johnson will be Gabby Barrett, Jordan Davis, Dylan Scott, Jo Dee Messina, Diamond Rio, BlackHawk, Nate Smith, Hailey Whitters, George Birge, Chris Kroeze, Jenn Bostic, Anderson Daniels, Chad Johnson and the MN-T’s, and The Shaw Band/The Shaw Brothers. The complete artist lineup may be found HERE. 
“Each year, we work to build a lineup that features something for everyone,” Danielson said. “We’re grateful to be able to announce the lineup in its entirety so fans can make their plans for next summer.”
Organizers are excited to have Minnesota music royalty kick things off in 2023 at the pre-show beer tent party Thursday night.
“There isn’t a name more synonymous with Minnesota music than Shaw,” Danielson said. “Having both the original Shaw Band and The Shaw Brothers is going to make for a memorable Thursday night and will be a great start to the weekend.”

 

Get ‘em ‘Til You Can’t’

In addition to announcing the complete lineup for Winstock 2023, organizers also unveiled the festival’s “best deal yet” for camping passes and general admission tickets.

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With campsites in campgrounds A, B, C, and D already sold out, this is the best opportunity – and best price – to guarantee a spot and not have to worry about it closer to the event.
“For those who didn’t renew at this year’s event for next year, or for those who may be new to Winstock, this is the best way to seal the deal and be sure you’ll be at Winstock next June,” Danielson said. “This is a limited-time offer, and once these sites are gone, they’re gone – they will go fast.”
VIP tickets sold out at this year’s event for 2023. A very limited number of reserved seats are now on sale, as is the best selection of camping sites.
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 @WinstockMNFacebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.

 

Details released regarding fatal accident near Silver Lake yesterday

The Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) updated its report regarding a vehicle collision at Highway 7, mile marker 150, Hale Township, McLeod County yesterday, at approximately 11:03 a.m.

MSP reported two vehicles were involved in the accident. The first was a 2020 Ford Explorer, driven by Marsha Angela Schmidt, 53, of Danube. Schmidt had a passenger in her vehicle, Marcia Jean Schmidt, 54, of Willmar.

The second vehicle was a 2013 Ford Fusion, driven by Wilmer Espinoza Herrera, 25, of Montevideo.  Herrera had two passengers in his vehicle: Fanny Ramirez Perez, 21, of Montevideo, and Wilmer Osmani Espinoza-Ramirez Jr., 2, also of Montevideo.

MSP reported that the Ford Fusion was westbound on Highway 7 when it crossed the center line and collided with the Ford Explorer that was eastbound on Highway 7.

The Schmidts were transported to the Hutchinson Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Wilmer Espinoza Herrera and Fanny Ramirez Perez were killed in the collision.  Wilmer Osmani Espinoza-Ramirez Jr. was taken to HCMC and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

All involved were wearing seatbelts, and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.  Pavement conditions were wet at the time of the accident.

Also responding to the scene were the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Allina Ambulance, Silver Lake Ambulance, Silver Lake Fire Department.