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Delano vs. Zimmerman varsity football photos

Check out our photo coverage of the Delano home varsity game against Zimmerman that took place Sept. 15!

Fire erupts at Steeple View Farm in Franklin Township

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, MN - In the early hours of Sept 15, a fire broke out at Steeple View Farm and Equestrian Center located at 9685 County Rd. 13 SW in Franklin Township, Wright County. The fire was reported at approximately 2 a.m., primarily affecting the farm’s arena area.

Deputies from Wright County responded to the incident and found the arena area of the farm engulfed in flames. They assisted farm employees in removing horses from the barn before it became fully involved in the fire. One employee sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment; these injuries are reported as non-life-threatening. There are currently no reported injuries or deaths among the horses at the facility.

The Delano Fire Department was called to the scene and received assistance from neighboring fire departments, including the Watertown Fire Department, to combat the fire. The Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s office has been called to investigate the cause of the fire.

As the investigation proceeds, further details may emerge regarding the incident.

Moran resigns, leaving vacant city council seat

Longtime City Councilmember Betsy Moran resigned earlier this month, creating a vacancy that councilmembers must fill.
Mayor Holly Schrupp said that Moran bought a townhouse by Lake of the Isles and recently moved to Minneapolis.
She’s no longer a resident of Delano, and she had to resign her seat. Councilmembers must live in the city they represent, according to state law.
Moran, who served on the council since 2008, submitted her resignation to City Administrator Philip Kern July 7.

See the full story in this week’s newspaper.

City Council begins looking for someone to fill Moran’s seat

If Delano City Council meetings had a theme, Tuesday evenings would have been, “Goodbye, dear friend.”
During a one-hour meeting they held earlier this week, the council acknowledged the departures of Council Member Betsy Moran, Cablecaster Steven Young, and Administrative Specialist Alisha Ely. It was the board’s first meeting since June 20.

See the full story in this week’s newspaper.

Pyrotechnics company overcomes safety issues during Delano’s 4th of July fireworks show

Northern Lighters Pyrotechnics Inc. was forced to pause the Delano 4th of July Celebration’s fireworks show two times as the crew responded to different safety incidents.
The first incident happened about halfway through the show while “Never Enough” by Loren Allred was playing. A few minutes after the show resumed, a second safety incident during the same song forced the crew to metaphorically pull the plug again.

See the full story in this week’s newspaper.

Fatal collision on Highway 25 in Buffalo leaves one dead

A fatal incident occurred earlier today at the intersection of Highway 25 and Catlin Street in Buffalo, leaving one person dead. The collision involved a westbound 2004 Chrysler Crossfire and a northbound 2020 Buick Envision. Authorities responded swiftly to the scene, but one individual succumbed to their injuries despite their efforts.

The accident occurred at approximately 9:52 a.m., catching the attention of local authorities and emergency services. Preliminary reports suggest that the Chrysler Crossfire and the Buick Envision collided within the intersection, resulting in a devastating impact. Details surrounding the circumstances leading up to the incident remain unclear at this time.

According to the available information, road conditions were reported as dry during the time of the collision. Multiple agencies, including the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Buffalo Police and Fire departments, Allina Ambulance, and MNDOT, coordinated their efforts to provide immediate assistance to those involved in the accident.

The two vehicles involved in the collision were identified as a 2004 Chrysler Crossfire and a 2020 Buick Envision. Although the airbag in the Buick Envision deployed upon impact, the Chrysler Crossfire’s airbag remained undeployed. The driver of the Chrysler Crossfire, an 88-year-old male from Buffalo, Minnesota, tragically lost his life in the accident. Authorities have withheld the release of his identity until further notice.

Similarly, the identities of the Buick Envision’s driver, a 63-year-old female from Delano, and her passenger, a 53-year-old female from Howard Lake, have been withheld pending notification of their families. Authorities have announced that the details regarding the individuals involved will be released at 11:30 p.m. tonight.

As the investigation into the incident continues, local law enforcement encourages anyone with additional information or potential witnesses to come forward. They urge individuals to contact the case information hotline at 320-223-6666.

The article will be updated as more information becomes available.