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04/19/2017 - 10:16am

This year, 70 Wright County parcels previously classified as agricultural land were newly assessed as residential. One of the re-classified parcels includes what used to be the county farm, located just southeast of Clarion on Nelson Avenue. The parcel is owned by Steven Smith, who last year raised three acres of alfalfa on the seven acres of land.

Smith said his land has been used for...

03/29/2017 - 9:43am
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows eighth-grader Reed Abbas has been involved in wrestling since kindergarten, and now all of that experience has paid off with a State AAU wrestling championship. At that event, held February 25-26, Abbas (representing Team Valley) started the tournament with a pin in just under a minute. That set the stage for a technical...
03/22/2017 - 10:48am
On March 13, locals gathered at Mosaic in Clarion once again for Chilifest, the 32nd annual chili lunch-and-dinner fundraiser. The food, fun, and raffle is something Clarion area residents look forward to every year. It’s also an opportunity to show support for Mosaic’s cause: helping those with intellectual disabilities live full,...
03/22/2017 - 10:43am
On Monday, the Clarion city council passed three ordinances that will allow the city to better enforce regulations on property nuisances—a long-promised change that was met with joy by some attendees of the meeting. First, the council held the first reading of Ordinance 568 regulating junk vehicles. It repeals the older Ordinance 517 (...
03/22/2017 - 10:35am
The C-G-D High School Industrial Tech Club has announced that it will hold a fundraiser Daddy Daughter Dance for elementary school girls and their fathers on April 1, 6-8 p.m. at the High School. Preschool through fifth grade girls may be escorted by their father (or other father figure) for a night of dancing and fun. “We’re hoping...
03/15/2017 - 10:00am
Last weekend was a busy time for Clarion as it saw the influx of close to 200 visitors for the Prairie Gold Rush winter show—a regular meeting of lovers of all things Minneapolis-Moline. Though the tractor brand was discontinued in 1974, enthusiasts still collect and restore the classic machines and enjoy meeting to talk tractors. Local...
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