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Highway 25 project to begin Aug. 5

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Motorists who drive Highway 25 between Highway 12 and the Settlers Parkway roundabout in Buffalo should expect periodic shoulder and lane closures beginning Monday, Aug. 5, and will need to find an alternative route altogether beginning Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Leading up to Aug. 14, there may be delays as crews prepare work areas and the detour route.

Then, a signed detour will direct motorists to take Wright County Road 12 through Montrose once construction begins.

Highway 25 will be reconstructed, and drainage will be improved along the stretch.

Access will be restricted to those who work, live, or need to visit locations along Highway 25. Access will be maintained and open to businesses or residents, but changes, delays, and gravel or grooved surfaces should be expected.

The road will be temporarily impassable at some locations to complete underground pipe and culvert work beginning Sunday, Aug. 18. Motorists who need to access locations along Highway 25 then will need to plan accordingly and expect flaggers and the use of a pilot car with alternating traffic in certain areas.

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Four thefts reported in Montrose

MONTROSE, MN – A firearm was among items stolen from vehicles in Montrose.

All thefts were reported Monday morning.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office received the first report at 4:01 a.m. about a theft in the 1000 block of Alexander Court.

The sheriff’s office received the second report less than an hour later, at 4:53 a.m., about another theft in the 1000 block of Alexander Court.

The sheriff’s office received the third report at 7:18 a.m. about a theft in the 900 block of Breckenridge Lane, which was the location where the firearm was reported stolen. The firearm has been entered into the National Crime Information Center.

The sheriff’s office received the fourth report at 11:53 a.m. about another theft in the 900 block of Breckenridge Lane.

Information about other stolen items will be released as reports are completed. The cases are under investigation. Anyone with information should contact the sheriff’s office at 763-682-1162.

There was also a report of at least one theft in Howard Lake. Information about that theft should be directed to the Howard Lake Police Department at 320-543-3670.

Concert in the Park will be indoors Wednesday, July 17

DELANO, MN – Due to storms forecasted for Wednesday, July 17, the Concert in the Park will be moved to the Delano Senior Center, 234 Second St. N. The concert will feature Singleton Street at 6:30 p.m.

Three burglaries reported in Delano

DELANO, MN – The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three reports it received Monday regarding burglaries from unlocked vehicles in western Delano.

Two vehicles were burglarized at a residence in the 600 block of Watertown Avenue. Burglars reportedly took a wallet and a purse.

Another two vehicles at a residence in the 300 block of Third Street Southwest were also targeted, with a backpack reported stolen from one of the vehicles.

A third burglary occurred in the 600 block of Ridgewood Lane. Several items, including cash and debit cards, were taken from a vehicle that the reporting party believed was unlocked.

Unlike other recent burglaries throughout the area, there does not appear to have been any attempt to enter garages or homes, according to the sheriff’s office.

Kroells: When to call 911

INDEPENDENCE, MN – West Hennepin Public Safety Department Chief Gary Kroells is working to help residents know when to call 911 rather than the department’s non-emergency line.

“Over the past month we have seen a dramatic increase of calls coming into our non-emergency line versus. when that person should have called 911,” Kroells wrote on the department’s Facebook page. “Examples are traffic complaints of people driving all over the road, domestics issues between family members, runaways, civil issues, and suspicious activity in progress.”

Whenever an individual needs to speak to an officer or request a response, it is proper procedure to call 911, Kroells continued.

“Calling 911 is the most efficient system to get an officer response,” Kroells wrote. “People are hesitant to call 911 because they are ‘not sure if its an emergency.’”

He encourages residents not to take the time to locate a non-emergency number to report incidents in progress because calling that line “dramatically slows down our response time.”

Kroells indicated that individuals have been reporting burglaries, thefts, and suspicious activity via Facebook without calling police to report those incidents.

“Facebook is not the correct place to report these types of crimes,” Kroells wrote. “We need you to call 911 and make a report so our officers can be proactive in our patrols.”

For those needing to call the non-emergency line at 763-479-0500, it is answered by staff from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Outside of those hours, individuals should call 911, as calls to the non-emergency line are automatically transferred to the Hennepin County Dispatch Center.

Delano 4th of July 2019 Softball Tournament Brackets

DELANO, MN – 2019 Softball Tournament Brackets.

The annual Delano 4th of July Celebration mens softball tournament brackets have been released for the modified and fastpitch tournaments. Tournaments run from Wednesday, July 3 through Saturday, July 6.

Click the brackets below for printable versions of each bracket.