Winsted Farmers Market starts Saturday, June 8
WINSTED, MN – Just in time for Winstock, the first ever Winsted Farmers Market will take place Saturday, June 8 from 7 a.m. to noon. “The goal is to get people downtown,” said Winsted Area Chamber of Commerce Member Glenn Weibel. Look for the story in the Monday, May 27 edition of the Herald Journal.
Lester Prairie man had a ‘lucky’ spot in WWII
WINSTED, MN – Going to war is never ideal, but Lester Prairie’s Don Splettstazer, 91, considers himself fortunate. “I really lucked out,” he said, recalling his time in World War II. Look for the story in the Monday, May 27 edition of the Herald Journal.
Hundreds of cormorants, pelicans on Howard Lake
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Hundreds of pelicans and cormorants were on Howard Lake Tuesday afternoon. The Cormorant Impact Committee from the Lake Washington Improvement Association is planning to meet with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources soon to try to come to an agreement regarding the increase in pelican and cormorant populations at Pigeon Lake near Dassel. Many area sportsmen and lake associations are concerned that the increase in cormorants and pelicans foraging on lakes is harming the fish population.
It won’t be long now . . .
WAVERLY, MN – Waverly maintenance supervisor Jim Woitalla said he hopes the new playground at Legion Memorial Park near Waverly Lake will be completed by Memorial Day. Footings were installed recently, and the playground area was elevated due to the high lake level.
Winsted Chamber discusses ‘affordable’ healthcare act
WINSTED, MN – How will the federal government’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) impact the local workforce? At Thursday’s Winsted Area Chamber of Commerce meeting, Jennifer Sherman-Stratton of Flagship Insurance Services provided an overview of changes expected to take effect Jan. 1, 2014. Look for the story in the Monday, May 20 edition of the Herald Journal.