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Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s

Photo courtesy of the Monticello Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Resident Information. . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 15 Senior Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 31, 34 Sports & Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 - 21 The 3/50 Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 A Supportive Environment for Comprehensive Cancer Care . . . . . . . . 36 Arts, Entertainment, Events. . . . . . . . 2 - 6 2010 Business of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Churches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 - 9 2010 Citizen of the Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 2011 Citizens of the Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 21, 29 Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Food & Drink. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 13 Health & Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 - 36 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Living Wright, A New Standard for Monticello and Wright County . . . . . 22 Map of Monticello. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 - 19 Parks & Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 - 26

What’s In Store For Monticello for 2011?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Published June 2011 by:

Publisher/Graphic Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . Michele Hertwig Graphic Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dawn Elliott Thank you to Monticello Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Jess Hertwig and the Monticello Times for submitting various photos printed in this publication. © 2011 MAJIRS! Advertising & Design, Inc. • www.majirs.com P.O. Box 681 Monticello, MN 55362 • 763.295.4393 Information in this guide is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Please be advised that information may change throughout the year. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine, including ads, may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher: Michele Hertwig, MAJIRS! Advertising & Design, Inc.

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A R T S • E N T E R TA I N M E N T • E V E N T S

Arts & Entertainment Great River Community Band Open to all ages and ability levels, new members can join year-round, includes occasional performances. Call Dave at 763238-8627. Performances listed below start at 7:00 pm. June 27th • St. Benedicts Senior Center July 7th • Pioneer Park Aug. 9th • Otter Creek Park Aug. 17th • Community Center for Senior Center Pie Social Dec. 5th • St. Benedicts Senior Center Dec. 19th • 7pm • Community Center

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Monticello Community Strings ORCHESTRA Director, Kara Schillerstrom, 320-282-6070 or Jeff Burns, 271-3334 Monticello Community Theater Open to all with an interest in theater. Melodramas and theatrical venues. Call Jacque Gordon, 763-295-4826

Events Monticello Farmers Market Thursdays May thru October 3:30 - 7pm • Library Parking Lot The Market will feature locally grown vegetables, fruits, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, and more! For vendor information, call Sara at 763-271-7124.

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Teen Accident Avoidance Driving Course Sat. June 25, 2011 • 8 - 1:30pm Eastview Elementary School Monticello Rotary is interested in keeping our young drivers alive and our roads safe and therefore have instituted a “Teen Accident Avoidance Driving Course” for those young drivers who have a valid drivers licence. For information on this and upcoming classes contact Alejandro Sanchez at asanchez@sherbtel.net

July 7 - July 10, 2011 Thursday night: Family fun at Pioneer Park with car show, concessions and more; Friday night: talent show Saturday: 5K race, Art in the Park/Taste of Monticello, and street dance; Sunday: community worship service, parade, duck race, chicken dinner, coronation, live band, fireworks and more! For information go to: monticelloriverfest.com

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Senior Center Pie & Ice Cream Social Wed., Aug. 17, 2011 • 2 - 8pm Skip the diet today and come have a slice of delicious, homemade pie ala mode! Many varieties to choose from. Held at the Monticello Community Center, in the Mississippi Room. BOWLERAMA

Monticello Chamber’s Hospitality Commitee’s Annual Fundraiser

Friday, august 19, 2011 • 6pm at River City Extreme Hospitality Monticello invites you to enjoy two games of wacky bowling and dinner! Cost is $25/ person. To reserve your tickets contact the Monticello Chamber Office at 763-295-2700. monticellocci.com FREE MOVIE at W. 3rd & Walnut St. parking lot sponsored by Monticello Community Center

saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 • 9:15pm “Secretariat” Concessions available. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. (No smoking or alcohol permitted)

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Hospitality Monticello Fundraiser

Saturday, September 10, 2011 2 - 8pm • Pioneer Park Food, Fun, Games and Music! Visit the Chamber web site for further information. monticellocci.com 2nd Annual Taste of the Town An Elegant Beverage & Food Experience!

thursday, september 15, 2011 5:30 - 8:30pm • Commuter Lot (by the Monticello Movie Theater)

Admission is $25/person and includes allyou-can-enjoy samplings of culinary food items & beverages, live music, silent auction and fellowship! You must be 21 or older to attend. rotarytasteofthetown.com Family Fun 5K Walk/Run SUNday, September 25, 2011 9am • Sturges Park, Buffalo “Because We Care” capital campaign to build the first Residential House in Wright County! Join the Community Health Foundation of Wright County’s Events. chfwc.org

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Sheila Lawrence Memorial “Cornival”

Timberdash 5k Run, Walk + Kids Run Saturday, October 1, 2011 9:30am • Lake Maria State Park The PATH Crisis Nursery puts on this healthy and fun community event. To register or get more information please visit timberdash.com Monticello Business EXPO Sunday, October 2, 2011 11am - 3pm • MHS Field House 80+ area businesses will be showcasing their company’s products and services. Vendors wanted! Reserve your booth by calling the Chamber office at 763-295-2700 or visit monticellocci.com Senior Center Breakfast Sunday, October 16, 2011 8am - 12:30pm Monticello Community Center 5


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Photo courtesy of the Monticello Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Halloween Parade Home for the Holidays Saturday, October 29, 2011 Friday, December 2, 2011 10:30am - 12:30pm West Bridge Park Kids! Come join the Halloween fun! Parade Parade, Santa Claus, and lots of fun activities in your costumes from the Walgreens for kids of all ages! For more information: parking lot to the Community Center. Trick monticellocci.com or Treat, Costume Judging and Halloween activities at the Community Center. Monticello Frostbite monticellocci.com Challenge Friday, January 20 Senior Center Craft Sunday, January 22, 2012 & Bake Sale Ice Fishing is only one activity out of Saturday, November 5, 2011 many to keep you busy. Try your luck at 9am - 3pm Geocaching, hunting for the Medallion, or Monticello Community Center Smoosh racing! For information on these FUN winter events... monticellocci.com

My Minnesota Wedding

Bridal Expo

Saturday, November 12, 2011 1 - 4:30pm Monticello Community Center Planning your wedding? Visit with the area’s top wedding professionals! Style Show and Taste Testing! For vendor or ticket information visit myminnesotawedding. com, or call Michele at 763-295-4393. 6

WALK N’ ROLL 17th Annual Pathway Celebration Coordinated by the City, Chamber and New River Medical Center

JUNE 2012 • 9am - 1pm With Pathport in hand, your journey begins at the hospital and travels along River Street to West Bridge Park. Along the way, be searching for the medallion and visit booths of area businesses and organizations - many handing out trinkets and candy. Drawings for bicycles and fun activities at the park. Concessions are available.


_________________________________ district office:. . . . . . . 763-272-2000 302 Washington St., Monticello, MN 55362

Jim Johnson, Superintendent of Schools

Visit our website at:

www.monticello.k12.mn.us

_________________________________ Eastview Elementary Family Center Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-272-2900 Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). . . 763-272-2050 Head Start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-963-6500

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Little Mountain Elementary (K-5) 763-272-2600 • 9350 Fallon Ave. lm.monticello.k12.mn.us

Pinewood Elementary

(K-5)

763-272-2400 • 1010 W. Broadway pw.monticello.k12.mn.us

Monticello Middle School (6-8) 763-272-2100 • 800 E. Broadway ms.monticello.k12.mn.us

Monticello High School (9-12) 763-272-3000 • 5225 School Blvd.

Turning Point (9-12)

Alternative Learning Program 763-272-3200 • 1240 Edmundson Ave. alp.monticello.k12.mn.us _________________________________

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Our district mission is to focus on the learner by... Clearly defining the knowledge and skills necessary to function in today’s society Motivating all learners to reach their maximum potential Providing participatory decision making Creating and sustaining a climate for change Modeling democratic principles ...and thereby instilling a lifelong learning in everyone.

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Monticello Community Education 763-272-2030 • 302 Washington St. _________________________________ DISTRICT 882 2011 - 2012 School Calendar First Day of School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 No School- Fall Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 19-21, 2011 Thanksgiving Break. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 24-25, 2011 Winter Break. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 23, 2010 - Jan. 2, 2012 No School - Teacher Workshop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 16, 2012 No School - President’s Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 20, 2012 No School - Spring Break. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 5-9, 2012 No School - Memorial Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 28, 2012 Last Day of School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, May 31, 2012 Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, June 1, 2012

__________________________________ FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PRE-SCHOOL Contact: Ann Royalty . . . . . 763-272-2918 __________________________________ PUMPKIN PATCH PRE-SCHOOL 9225 Jason Avenue NE. . . . 763-295-5040 __________________________________ SWAN RIVER MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL 500 Maple Street. . . . . . . . . 763-271-7926 swanrivermontessori.org __________________________________ WRIGHT TECHNICAL CENTER 1400 Hwy 25 N., Buffalo. . 763-682-4112 wtc.k12.mn.us __________________________________ North Hennepin Community College 7411 85th Avenue NW Brooklyn Park, MN............ 763-488-0391 nhcc.edu __________________________________

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All area codes 763 unless noted Monticello area churches welcome visitors. Please call individual churches for worship times. A Glorious Church 300 Riverview Drive. . . . . . . . . 295-2499 agloriouschurch.org Alive! LUTHERAN CHURCH lcms 121 West Broadway . . . . . . . . . . 295-1749 aliveinmonticello.org BridgeView Assembly Of God 20500 County Road 11 Big Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263-6274 bridgeviewchurch.org Community United Methodist CHURCH 9225 Jason Avenue NE. . . . . . . 295-2652 commUMC.org Faith Lutheran CHURCH 12449 Clementa Ave NW . . . . 878-2092 lutheran-faith.org First Baptist Church 419 4th Street East. . . . . . . . . . 295-3552 webpages.charter.net/fbcmonti Hope Evangelical Free Church 513 4th Street West. . . . . . . . . . . 295-8886 8

Immanuel Lutheran Church lcms 11390 Elliot Avenue, NW Maple Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 878-2820 Jehovah’s Witnesses 10023 Darrow Avenue. . . . . . . 295-2810 Monticello Covenant Church 8585 Highway 25 North . . . . . 295-2112 monticov.org QUARRY COMMUNITY Church (Meets at the Middle School) 355 East Broadway. . . . . . . . . . 295-2039 quarrychurch.org Resurrection Lutheran CHURCH 9300 Jason Avenue NE. . . . . . . 295-5511 resurrection-mn.com Riverside Church 20314 County Road 14 Big Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263-2410 myriversidechurch.com St. Henry’s Catholic Church 1001 East 7th Street. . . . . . . . . 295-2402 sthenrycatholic.com St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran CHURCH wels 413 East Third Street. . . . . . . . 295-5315 Trinity Lutheran CHURCH elca 449 West Broadway . . . . . . . . . 295-2092 tlcmonticello.org


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FOO D & D R I N K

Buffalo Wild Wings

9221 Cedar Street. . . . . . . . . . . 295-9464 Fourteen sauces to choose from and a full menu including wings, burgers, and wraps, your taste buds will never be bored. Catch all the hottest sports action on over 35 high definition flat screen televisions. buffalowildwings.com

Chin Yuen

1125 S. Cedar Street. . . . . . . . . 271-1688 Order online, fax or call ahead and we’ll have your “Hot, fresh delicious chinese food” ready and waiting! chinyuen.com

Cornerstone Cafe & Catering Co.

154 Broadway West . . . . . . . . . 295-3888 Full service cafe and catering company featuring exceptional, made-from-scratch meals and desserts. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Full bar service including beer, wine, mixed and blended drinks. cornerstonecafe.com

Culver’s of Monticello

9395 State Highway 25. . . . . . . 295-9536 Great variety of fresh ingredients. Famous for our butter burger and custards. culvers.com

Foul Line Sports Bar & Grill

3875 School Blvd.. . . . . . . . . . . 295-3390 Open at 11am, seven days a week. Sunday breakfast buffet served from 9amNoon. Weekly lunch and dinner specials. See our coupon on page 11 rivercityextreme.com 10


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9697 Hart Boulevard. . . . . . . . 295-9990 Voted best burgers in Monticello! Daily food specials, outdoor seasonal deck bar and dining, pull tabs and volleyball leagues. See our coupon on page 11.

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Hawk’s Sports Bar & Grill

Pizza Factory

208 Hwy. 25 S.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295-5656 Lunch specials Wednesday-Sunday. Dine In, Take Out or Delivery! Celebrating our 30th anniversary! See our coupon on page 11.

The Station Bar & Grill

512 Pine Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295-6550 The Station Bar & Grill strives to give our customers the best possible service and price with a nice relaxing atmosphere, great food and entertainment. So kick back and let us serve you! Text “STATION” to 51080 for VIP specials sent to your phone! See our coupon on page 11. thestationmonticello.com

Von Hanson’s Meats

9851 Hart Blvd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 295-0310 We offer a large selection of meat products and menu ideas, ranging from casual gatherings to special occasions. Our goal at Von Hanson’s is to ‘meat’ the needs of every customer. vonhansons.com

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All area codes 763 unless noted

City of Monticello CITY HALL 505 Walnut Street. . . . . . . . . . . 295-2711 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 4:30 pm ci.monticello.mn.us buildingbusinessinmonticello.com Community center . . . 295-2954 Seasonal Hours May 31 - Oct. 1, 2011: Mon. - Thurs. 5 am - 9 pm Friday 5 am - 8 pm Sat. 7 am - 8 pm; Sun. 9 am - 6 pm Regular Hours Oct. 2 - May 30, 2012: Mon. - Fri. 5 am - 10 pm Sat. 7 am - 9 pm; Sun. 9 am - 9 pm Pool closes 30 minutes before building closes

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DEpt. of motor vehicles 119 East 3rd Street. . . . . . . . . . 295-2712 Mon.- Fri. 8 - 4:30 pm; Sat. 9 - 1 pm

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FIBERNET MONTICELLO 118 W. 6th Street. . . . . . . . 763-314-0100 fibernetmonticello.com FIRE DEPARTMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 non-emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . 295-4111 Food shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295-4031 MN Workforce Center 406 East 7th Street. . . . . . . . . . 271-3700 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 4:30 pm cmjts.org

Monticello Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Hwy. 25 & Broadway. . . . . . . . 295-2700 monticellocci.com Monticello Times & Shopper 540 Walnut Street. . . . . . . . . . . 295-3131 monticellotimes.com MONTICELLO TOWNSHIP HALL 8550 Edmonson Avenue. . . . . 295-3422


POST OFFICE: 331 West Broadway . . . . . . . . . 295-2213 Window: M - F 8 am - 4:30 pm Sat. 8 am - 11:30 am Lobby: Mon. - Sat. 6 am - 8 pm PUBLIC LIBRARY 200 West 6th Street. . . . . . . . . . 295-2322 Hours: Mon. & Tues. 1-8; Wed. 10-6; Thurs. 1-8; Fri. 10-5; Sat. 10-2 TDS Telecom 316 Pine Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295-2974 tdstelecom.com

Wright County

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POLICE DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . 911 non-emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . 682-1162

Gov’t. offices: . . . . . 763-682-3900 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo Human Services Agency 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo Public Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 682-7456 Financial Services. . . . . . . . . . . 682-7414 Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 682-7400 co.wright.mn.us

To report Electric emergencies or outages call: 1-800-895-1999 Natural Gas emergencies: 1-800-895-2999

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What’s In Store For Monticello for 2011? Mayor Clint Herbst

I get asked a lot of questions as I am out and about the community. I appreciate this opportunity to answer a few of the most common questions. “Is Fleet Farm still thinking of coming to Monticello?” First of all Fleet Farm hasn’t abandoned Monticello. They are landowners and view Monticello as a great place to plant roots.  Like all businesses out there, the economy has made them stop, take a breath and make sure their timing ensures a successful end product. City staff has made numerous attempts to get their shovel in the ground, but at this time it continues to be a waiting game.  “What are we doing about the traffic?” Traffic has always been and will continue to be a headache in Monticello. The Department of Transportation (DOT) continues to try to push 10 pounds of car across a 5 pound bridge. As many of you can see, with the addition of Walgreens in the Downtown area, we were able to complete the first quarter of a new intersection at 25 and 75.  By adding right turn lanes, we should see a better flow of traffic. Coupled with the upgrade across the river, by Sherburne County, getting traffic onto Hwy 11 should be an improvement.  There is still a lot of work to be done, but we face many issues that we will continue to work on.  Besides that intersection, we are looking at the Fallon Ave. overpass along with getting West 7th Street pushed all the way out to Hwy 39. These two projects will take a lot of pressure off of the Hwy 25 and Hwy 18 interchanges and allow local traffic to flow much easier. “What’s up with FiberNet?”

FiberNet continues to upgrade its services and add channels. Unfortunately its success has created a backlog of customers that are eager to get the service. That is a good news bad news situation. If you already have the service you know that it has much to offer. We have received very positive feedback from the community after airing the local sporting events. We hope to televise many more games during the next school year.  Being that it is community owned, your feed back is greatly appreciated.  The goal has always been to offer the residents and businesses a world class telecommunications company that remains affordable. The City continues to receive many inquiries from potential businesses and industries looking to make Monticello their home. Whether FiberNet is the catalyst for this surge, I don’t know, but I do know we have much more to offer than many of the surrounding communities.  The City Administrator and I have been making it a point to meet with at least one industry per month to look at their concerns and create an opportunity for dialog. We have come to find out that there are a number of them looking to expand in the near future.  That is good news for all of us.  We have some great businesses and industries right here in our back yard. That comes in kind-of handy when we are looking at $4 gas. I want to wish you all a great summer!

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AST Sports

9749 Hart Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295-4099 AST Sports is your one-stop-shop for all your sporting goods, embroidery, tackle twill, chenille and heat transfers. In addition to local school apparel, we carry a full line of sports equipment and offer many services including Flat Bottom V skate sharpening and SRS stick repair. astsportsonline.com

Lee’s Tae Kwon Do

4272 School Blvd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 295-6072 Increase Flexibility, Exercise, Self Defense, Sport. tkdofmonticello.com

Monticello Community Center

505 Walnut Street. . . . . . . . . . . . 295-2954 There’s something fun for everyone: Leisure pool with children’s play area, 70’ indoor climbing wall, gym, smooth-action weight systems for individual fitness workouts, a teen warehouse center, children’s daycare and various rooms for meetings and events, Day passes and annual memberships are available. Free public use of indoor walk/jog track. monticellocommunitycenter.com Monticello Community ED 302 Washington Street. . . . . . 272-2030 Variety of classes and programs monticello.k12.mn.us/

Monticello Country Club

1209 Golf Course Road. . . . . . . 295-4653 A semiprivate golf course inviting both membership and public play. 6400 yard 18hole championship course. montigolf.com 20


MONTICELLO SPORTSMENS CLUB Highway 25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271-8727 Shooting range, trap leagues, and gun certification programs. Monticello Trailblazers Snowmobile Club A family oriented club interested in having fun and making snowmobiling better for everyone. montisnow.com

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Monticello ROD & GUN CLUB County Road 75 W. . . . . . . . . . 271-8104 Shooting range and trap leagues.

MOose Sheritt ice arena 800 East Broadway. . . . . . . . . . 272-2300 High school hockey games, rental from area hockey leagues, tournaments and open skating for the public. mooseicearena.monticello.k12.mn.us/ or monticellocommunitycenter.com

River City Extreme

3875 School Boulevard . . . . . . . 295-3390 • 55 - game arcade! Win prizes! • 9-hole, black light mini golf course • 36 bowling lanes - 8 private lanes can be reserved for parties rivercityextreme.com Wright County Snowmobile Association wcsatrails.com

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“Living Wright, A New Standard for Monticello& WRIght County” 22

Living Wright, A New Standard for Monticello and Wright County Courtesy of Joel Torkelson

In 2009 Wright County Public Health received a “Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP)” grant and with the help of key community leaders decided to create our own local brand, Live Wright. Live Wright is part of Minnesota’s health reform efforts to control the rising costs of health care through community action to reduce obesity, smoking, heart disease and cancer. Wright County’s SHIP efforts are impacting local communities by helping them create a vision for changes in their environment that will lead to a healthier community and contain health care costs. We cannot sustain a pattern of paying to treat diseases we could prevent at a fraction of the cost to our health care system. Local communities and Monticello in particular has helped to build a strong foundation for our efforts in the future as we make it easier for people to be active and eat healthier. Live Wright has invested over $93,000 in the community of Monticello to help prevent chronic disease:

• Community Garden, Resurrection Lutheran Church (Liz Leitch-Sell) • Pinewood Courtyard Learning Garden, Pinewood Elementary (Andrea Holker) • Farm to School, Monticello Middle School (Karen Smith) • Safe Routes to School, Monticello School District (Brad Sanderson) • Park and Trail Plan Update & Create Web Promotion, City of Monticello (Angela Schumann) If you want to get involved or receive updates on Live Wright, visit our blog: wrightcountylivewright.blogspot.com


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There are 15 miles of paved trails and pathways linking the city from east to west, and 24 city owned and maintained parks. View the map found on pages 18 and 19 for park locations or visit the “Park Directory” link at: ci.monticello.mn.us

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4th Street 4th Street East Balboul Hedman Lane, west side of town BaTTLE RAPIDS Cty. Rd. 39 & River Mill Dr. CARDINAL HILLS across from high school CARDINAL HILLS TOT LOT Mockingbird Ln Country Club Fairway Dr. & Eagle Cir. Fallon Fallon & E. 7th Street FREEWAY FIELDS Meadow Oak Avenue GROVELAND Innsbrook Drive Hillcrest W. River Street Meadow Oak Meadow Oak Drive PAR WEST Kevin Longley Drive RIVER MILL River Mill Dr. ROLLING WOODS Bakken Street Sunset Ponds 95th Street XCEL ballfields River Street West


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Area Parks Montissippi County Park is located on the west end of Monticello, just off Hwy. 75, next to the Mississippi River. There’s something to suit most everyone’s interests: radio controlled model airplane field, cross country ski trails, boat launch, fishing pier, picnic areas, play area, paved trails for hiking, biking and rollerblading. www.co.wright.mn.us Lake Maria State Park is seven miles west of Monticello at the corner of Cty. Rd. 39 and 111. Vehicle permits are required and can be purchased on a daily or seasonal basis. Secluded backpack campsites, 14 miles of trails for hiking and cross country skiing, six miles of trails for horseback riders, and much more, makes this park ideal for all outdoor enthusiasts! Call 763-878-2325 or: www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lake_ maria/index.html _____________

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Ellison Park

Located on East River Street, along the banks of the Mississippi Ellison Park is the site of Monticello’s annual Riverfest celebration and Riverside Art in the Park in July. This 4.2 acre park includes a shelter, rest room facilities, play areas, gazebo, several picnic tables, benches, and barbeques, as well as a boat launch and plenty of parking.

Otter Creek Park

Located along the city pathway on the west end of Broadway With the assistance of the Rotary Club, the City has created a beautiful creekside park with sitting bench and gazebo for enjoying the view.

Pioneer Park

Located on School Blvd., across from Little Mountain Elementary School This 16 acre park was developed by the City with the assistance of the Lions Club. Within the community park is a play area, a community building with rest rooms, a picnic area with shelters, off-street parking, volleyball court, and nature trails. 25


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East and West Bridge Park

Located along the Mississippi River and River Street- just off the Highway 25 Mississippi river bridge East BridgE PARK has a beautiful arboretum with benches to enjoy the river views and peacefulness. Come winter, sledding down the hill becomes a popular recreation. A pathway extends under the bridge, connecting both parks. West Bridge PARK has a warming house with restrooms for children and families to use while skating on the ice rink during winter months. It also has a large playground, basketball court, shelter and picnic area.

Mississippi Drive Park “Swan Park” is on Mississippi Drive along the banks of the Mississippi View over 1000 Trumpeter Swans in Monticello from mid-November through February. Please abide by the posted park rules when you visit. monticellocci.com/Swans.cfm _____________

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Monticello’s parks offer convenient and picturesque settings for special gettogethers. Facilities at Ellison, West Bridge, and Pioneer Parks are available to rent for private use. Simply complete a rental form which is submitted to the City, along with the rental fee. Call Tricia at 763-271-7123 for questions regarding rental policies or email: mccinfo@ci.monticello.mn.us View rental fees and download rental forms at: ci.monticello.mn.us


Monticello’s Jim Lindberg was recognized Lakes committee. Congratulations to Jim for his volunteer efforts as the community’s Lindberg for being an outstanding example Citizen of the Year for 2010. Although Jim of local volunteering. retired as a counselor at the Monticello High School in 2000 after 31 years of service, he is still very active volunteering to help kids. He is involved with the Monticello Rotary working in their STRIVE program to help struggling high school seniors. He also volunteers with the Rotary Exchange program helping local exchange students prepare for their time abroad. Other volunteer jobs include being a member of the Monticello school board since 2003, board chair for the Wright Technical Center’s school board, volunteer for the PATH Crisis Nursery of Wright County, teacher of Dad and Me classes for Monticello’s Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program, member of the Bertram Chain of

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2011 Citizens of the Year: Art & Rosanne Duran

Photo courtesy of the Monticello Times

Art and Roseanne Duran who are a longtime Monticello couple have been named Citizens of the year for 2011. This is only the third time in the 29 years that the award has been given out that it goes to more than one person.

and also works part-time at the Legion. She has been involved with the Legion Auxiliary and has worked on Riverfest committees for many years, including chairing the duck adoptions activity for the past five years. She also gets involved in many Lions Club endeavors and was an active parent in Art retired from Sunny Fresh (now Cargill school activities when her children were in Kitchen Solutions) in 2001. He is a member Monticello schools. of the American Legion and the Lions Club. He has served as a Riverfest chairman and is The Durans agree that they both really a past Legion Commander and Lions Club enjoy helping people.Thank you to Art and president. Roseanne works as a child support Roseanne Duran for making a difference in officer at Wright County Human Services our community.


Congratulations to Cindy Heaton, owner of Preferred Title, and the staff on being chosen the 2010 Chamber Business of the Year! Each year the Monticello Chamber of Commerce and Industry chooses one business and/or industry to receive this prestigious award. Listed below are past recipients: n 2000 - Maus Foods n 2001 - Flicker’s TV & Appliance n 2002 - MAJIRS! Advertising & Design n 2003 - Studer Chiropractic n 2004 - Carlson Wagonlit Travel n 2005 - Electro Industries n 2006 - Cub Foods n 2007 - Dahlheimer Distributing n 2008 - State Farm Insurance n 2009 - River City Extreme & Cargill Kitchen Solutions

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Cancer Center Monticello Cancer Center 1101 Hart Boulevard. . . 763-271-2800

Chiropractors

studer chiropractic, P.C. 113 Locust Street . . . . . . 763-295-4797 studerchiropractic.com TEAM chiropractic and wellness center 261 E. Broadway. . . . . . . . 763-295-0303

Clinics

Medical Skin Care Clinic 1700 Hwy. 25, Buffalo . . 763-684-3700 minnesotaskin.com Monticello Clinic 1107 Hart Boulevard. . . 763-295-2921 monticelloclinic.com NEW RIVER PHYSICIANS Clinic 1107 Hart Boulevard. . . 763-271-2200 newrivermedical.com

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M - Th 3-8 pm; Fri. 2-5 pm; Sat. 8 am-4pm

Dentists

CORNERSTONE DENTAL 106-1/2 W. Broadway. . . . 763-295-2905 smilebright.org Monticello Dental Center Just across the river on County Road 11. . . . . . . . 763-263-7100 monticellodentalcenter.com Monticello Family Dentistry Corner of Walnut Street & West Broadway. . . . . . . . . 763-295-3676

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Urgent Care of Monticello 1107 Hart Boulevard. . . . 763-271-3896

Health Clubs

MONTICELLO COMMUNITY CENTER 505 Walnut St.. 763-295-2945 monticellocommunitycenter.com

Hospital

NEW River Medical Center 1013 Hart Boulevard. . . 763-295-2945 newrivermedical.com

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Are you a senior citizen? Then come join us at the Senior Center located in the Monticello Community Center. This facility offers a variety of programs and services including meals, pool and card tournaments, day trips and just plain old socializing.

Monticello Senior Center Located at 505 Walnut Street inside the Monticello Community Center.

763-295-2000 Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm Saturday from 8 am - 10:30 am Pam Loidolt, Director

Visit www.ci.monticello.mn.us and then click on Senior Center.

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A Supportive Environment for Comprehensive Cancer Care Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can lead to many questions. Sometimes the comfort you need is finding someone who understands your situation, hears your concerns and offers you hope. Having one resource, close to home, that provides this comprehensive care for you or a loved one, can help eliminate the questions and fears that often accompany a cancer diagnosis.

“Providing care that supports the whole person is the goal of the Monticello Cancer Center,” said Kathy Soland, RN, Director of the Monticello Cancer Center. “Community members who attend these support groups find hope for their future by learning from others who are experiencing the same concerns. Having these support groups close to home enhances healing by making it easier for family The Monticello Cancer Center understands members to participate with their loved ones.” how important it is to have someone share your experiences and that is why they have Through compassion, state-of-the-art techpartnered with New River Medical Center to nology, and experienced medical and radiation offer the I Can Cope and Look Good…Feel oncologists, the Monticello Cancer Center Better support groups. These groups offer provides comprehensive care to support community members, touched by cancer, the our community. To learn more about the opportunity to connect with others facing Monticello Cancer Center’s support groups, the same questions and concerns. Experts call 763.271.2800 or visit: in cosmetology, nutrition, and mind, body and spirit wellness, deliver informative http://www.newrivermedical.com/ presentations that allow community members content/supportgroups.htm to feel better, while forming new friendships with others, in a compassionate environment.


O’Ryan’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 30 Pianist for Parties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pizza Factory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 12 Playhouse Child Care Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Preferred Title, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 River City Extreme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 12 SISU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 St. Benedict’s Senior Community. . . . . . . . . . 31 State Farm Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Steele’s Collision & Glass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Studer Chiropractic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Super 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 TDS Telecom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 TEAM Chiropractic & Wellness Center. . . . 35 The Station Bar & Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 12 Von Hanson’s Meats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Wright Sherburne Realty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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DENOTES COUPON Action Plus Temporary Services . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Alive! Lutheran Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 All Elements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 AST Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Best Western Chelsea Inn & Suites . . . . . . . . . 2 Bitzer Garage Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Buffalo Wild Wings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Chin Yuen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Classic Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Cornerstone Café & Catering Co. . . . . . . . . . 13 Cornerstone Dental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Culver’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Custom Titles Services, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Days Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 FiberNet Monticello. . . . . . . . . . . . . back cover Foster, Carlson & White Agency, Inc. . . . . . . . 4 General Rental Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21. 22 GSF Home Mortgage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Hawk’s Sports Bar & Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 12 JJS Properties/Silvercrest Apts.. . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Lee’s Tae Kwon Do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Liberty Insurance Agency & Libery Savings Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 MAJIRS! Advertising & Design, Inc. . . . . . . 27 Martie’s Law Firm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Medical Skin Care Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Mississippi Shores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Monticello Cancer Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Monticello Chamber of Commerce & Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Monticello Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Monticello Community Center. . . . . . . . . . . 20 Monticello Country Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Monticello Dental Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Monticello Family Dentistry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Monticello Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 My Minnesota Wedding Bridal Expo. . . . . . . 5 New River Medical Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 New River Physicians Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Olsen Computer Repair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

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