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Shed catches fire in Independence, several departments dispatched

Thirteen fire departments were dispatched to 435 Co. Rd. 110 in Independence at about 8:30 a.m. Friday. Those departments included Delano, Excelsior, Hamel, Hopkins, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Plain, Minnetonka, Mound, Plymouth, St. Bonifacius, Watertown, and Wayzata. West Hennepin Public Safety, Medina Police Department, Orono Police Department, and North Memorial Ambulance provided assistance.

Thirteen fire departments were dispatched to a shed fire in the 400 block of Hennepin County Road110 in Independence at about 8:30 a.m. Friday. Those departments included Delano, Excelsior, Hamel, Hopkins, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Plain, Minnetonka, Mound, Plymouth, St. Bonifacius, Watertown, and Wayzata. West Hennepin Public Safety, Medina Police Department, Orono Police Department, and North Memorial Ambulance provided assistance. Hennepin County Road 110 is closed between Hennepin County Road 6 and Moline Road.

Delano Schools closed Friday, Feb. 8

DELANO, MN – Delano Public Schools are closed once again Friday, Feb. 8.

According to a recorded phone call from Superintendent Matt Schoen the closure is due to the lack of heat at Delano High School, as well as transportation logistic issues.

All teachers are to report to school by 10 a.m., with high school teachers reporting to the Delano Intermediate School.

Initially, school was set to begin two hours late due to weather-related road conditions.

Update: Several departments respond to house fire

Firefighters from Delano, Montrose, and Watertown responded to a fire at 520 River St. N. in Delano after a report of smoke coming from the house at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. The fire was knocked down within a half hour, according to an official with the Montrose Fire Department. A ladder truck from the Watertown Fire Department is on the scene as a precaution. The Wright County Sheriff's Office and Ridgeview Ambulance are assisting at the scene.

Firefighters from Delano, Montrose, and Watertown responded to a fire at 601 River St. N. in Delano after a report of smoke coming from the house at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. The fire was knocked down within a half hour, according to an official with the Montrose Fire Department. A ladder truck from the Watertown Fire Department is on the scene as a precaution. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office and Ridgeview Ambulance are assisting at the scene.

Wright County long-range transportation plan open house Thursday, Feb. 21

BUFFALO, MN – The public is invited to the Wright County long-range transportation plan open house from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. The open house will be hosted at the Wright County highway department building at 3600 Braddock Ave. NE in Buffalo.

Wright County is hosting the second, and final, open house for the long-range transportation plan. The public is invited to stop by to hear about the outcomes from the planning process that has been ongoing for the past several months and share input regarding materials available that afternoon/evening. Staff from the plan-development team will be available to answer questions. The open house is a drop-in style, informal format. There will not be a formal presentation. Please arrive at any time during the open house, to find out information/ask questions about this important transportation planning effort.

Click here to see the open house materials prior to, and following the in-person meeting.

Please contact the highway department at 763-682-7383 or click here for additional information.

Several burglaries reported in Maple Plain

MAPLE PLAIN, MN – Six individuals in Maple Plain reported to West Hennepin Public Safety Department that their vehicles had been rummaged through Jan. 24.

According to the WHPSD media report:

At 3:59 a.m., a resident in the 1700 block of Howard Lake reported finding a dome light on inside his wife’s vehicle and footprints in the snow in his yard. An officer checked the area on foot and by patrol squad car, and did not locate anyone. It was unknown if anything was taken from the vehicle.

Three other residents on Howard Avenue also reported that someone had gone through their vehicles. In one case, at a residence in the 1600 block, nothing was missing, but a hat not owned by the vehicle owner was found next to the vehicle and was given to police. That hat belonged to an individual whose vehicle was rummaged through in the 1700 block. Ray-Ban sunglasses and a camouflage hat were stolen from that vehicle. There was nothing missing from another vehicle that had been gone through in the 1600 block.

At 8:04 a.m., a resident in the 4900 block of Drake Street reported her son’s vehicle was rummaged through and a wallet, cash, a debit card, and gift card were stolen. Neighborhood children found her son’s wallet a block away and had returned it to him, but the cash and cards were no longer in the wallet.

In the 5200 block of Bryantwood Drive, a resident reported the trunk and console on her husband’s locked truck had been gone through and an extra key was stolen, as well as miscellaneous change.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents should contact WHPSD at 763-479-0500.

Delano man injured in crash in Buffalo

BUFFALO, MN – Two drivers, including a Delano man, were injured in a crash in Buffalo shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2014 Ford Escape driven by Detta Juusola, 73, of Buffalo, was northbound on Highway 25 at the intersection of 17th Street when it crossed into the southbound lane.

A 2012 Peterbuilt truck driven by Kelly Huber, 59, veered to the right in an attempt to avoid the crash, but struck Juusola’s vehicle on the left side behind the front wheel, causing it to spin out.

Juusola was transported to North Memorial Medical Center with noncritical injuries.

Huber was transported to Buffalo Hospital with noncritical injuries.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, and alcohol was not a factor, according to the State Patrol.