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‘Good Evening Delano’ event Wednesday, Feb. 22

DELANO, MN – The general public, as well as members of the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce, is welcome to attend “Good Evening Delano” Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Carousel Motorsports (471 Babcock Blvd. E – Hwy 12).

This informal networking event takes place every fourth Wednesday of the month and is either a morning (8-9:30 a.m.) or evening event (5-6:30 p.m.)

Chamber member hosts will supply goodies and beverages. There is no formal meeting or program.

To inquire about hosting/sponsoring a Good Morning/Good Evening Delano event, contact DACC Executive Director Ryan Gueningsman at (763) 972-6756.

Loopy’s Dollar Store in Delano to close

DELANO, MN – Loopy’s Dollar Store in Delano announced on social media Feb. 16 that it has decided to close. The store has been in operation for 14 years, and is currently having sales to deplete its inventory. An exact closing date was not listed.

Look for more information in an upcoming edition of the Delano Herald Journal.

MacLean Law Office named business of the year

DELANO, MN – MacLean Law Office, which includes the husband-wife team of Daryl and Andrea MacLean, has been selected as the 2017 business of the year by the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce (DACC).
At today’s general chamber membership meeting at the Delano City Hall, the selection was announced to the membership on hand. MacLean Law Office will be formally recognized at the annual DACC celebration dinner Saturday, March 11 at B’s on the River.
Look for the full story in the Monday, Feb. 20 edition of the Delano Herald Journal. Click here for subscription information.

Man faces charges for drugs, weapons, and fleeing police

MONTROSE, MN – A 19-year-old man from Monticello was arrested in Montrose Tuesday, and faces felony charges related to firearm and drug possession, and fleeing a police officer.

Captain Sean Deringer of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office noted that the county’s narcotics unit was conducting surveillance in Montrose when they saw a man, identified as Preston Alan Bredow, with felony warrants get into a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu and drive onto Wright County Road 12.

An officer initiated a traffic stop, and Bredow turned onto Wright County Road 107 and accelerated, according to the formal complaint. A pursuit began, but after a 10-mile chase lasting seven minutes, the officer stopped due to safety concerns regarding Bredow’s reckless driving, according to the complaint.

Look for the full story in the Monday, Feb. 20 edition of the Delano Herald Journal.

Homeowner hospitalized after house fire

Homeowner Todd Moe was pulled from this home at 8177 County Line Road SE during a Sunday evening fire, and is being treated at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Homeowner Todd Moe was pulled from this home at 8177 County Line Road SE during a Sunday evening fire, and is being treated at Hennepin County Medical Center.

DELANO, MN – A homeowner is being treated for serious injuries after being pulled from his burning residence.

A passerby called Wright County dispatch at 7:46 p.m. Sunday to report the fire at 8177 County Line Road SE in Delano.

A Wright County Sheriff’s Office deputy was the first responder at 7:52 p.m., found homeowner Todd Moe, 61, unresponsive, and pulled him from the house. Moe was treated and transported to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he continues to be treated.

Delano Fire Department responded to the scene, and Watertown Fire Department provided mutual aid.

The fire remains under investigation by the Wright County Fire Investigation Team, the State Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

The house appears to be a total loss.

Delano’s solar appeal is stayed

DELANO, MN – The Minnesota Court of Appeals has approved a stay of Delano’s appeal of Wright County’s approval of a solar project at 3527 Highway 12.
Both the city and the county requested the stay.
City Administrator Phil Kern provided an explanation of the stay.
“What that basically means is it’s put on pause because Minnesota Solar is reassessing their position on what they want to do,” Kern said. “I don’t know for sure if that means they’re withdrawing or not, but we’re waiting for them to reassess their position with the landowners. We’ll find out more information very soon. Right now, we’re on hold.”
Kern said that Minnesota Solar representatives contacted City Attorney Mark Johnson Jan. 10 regarding the matter. The stay was approved Jan. 18.
Kern does not believe there is a time limit for how long the stay can be in affect.
Attempts to reach landowner Bob Perry and Minnesota Solar representatives for comment prior to press time were unsuccessful.