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Children’s concert at HLWW

A free children’s concert – Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle, and Jam! – will be Friday, July 21 at the HLWW High School commons.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 6:45. The presentation is for toddlers, pre-school and school-age children.
Pre-registration is appreciated but not required by calling HLWW ECFE at (320) 543-4670.

It’s Prairie Days this weekend

Prairie Days in Lester Prairie is all set for Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15.
For complete information, see the full Prairie Days section here

Cedar Crest of Cosmos Ice Cream Social – Thurs., June 15 – 4-6p


Cedar Crest of Cosmos is hosting an ice cream social on Thursday, June 15 from 4-6p and would love it if you could join! Grab a lawn chair and bring your family and friends to 130 North Neptune Street in Cosmos, MN.

There will be a light supper and an ice cream sundae bar, with entertainment provided by “Just in Time”. Make sure you stop by this Thursday!


Herald Journal switching to Fridays later this month

At the end of this month, Herald Journal and its sister newspapers in Dassel-Cokato and Delano will switch to a Friday publication date instead of Mondays.
On Memorial Day weekend, the newspapers have traditionally been printed early and distributed on Friday instead of the Monday holiday. That will be the case again this year, but after that week, the Herald Journal will continue on a Friday schedule, offically starting June 2.
We believe the change will be a benefit for both readers and advertiers, as news and information will now be in readers’ hands before the weekend when they typically have more time to spend with media.
It will also enable us to highlight weekend events shortly before they occur, when interest is at its highest point.
The change will also allow distribution of both print and online versions to be more closely tied to each other.
Previously, some web content was posted throughout the day on Fridays as the bulk of the newspaper was put together for Monday distribution. In the new schedule, only a small amount will be online Thursdays with both print and web distribution occuring Friday mornings.
Of course, the schedule means that everyone, including our staff, will need to adapt to new timing.
The new deadline for display adverising and submitted new items will be noon Wednesday each week. Classified/Going Out section ads must be in by the end of the day Wednesdays.
Staff will have Thursdays to organize and lay out the newspaper, with printing taking place Thursday evening and overnight for Friday morning distribution.
The online edition, weekly email summaries, and websites will also be new each Friday.
For some items that reach us too late to be included in the newspaper, we will be able to update online.
With any weekly cycle, there will always be events that just make it in and others that just miss, no matter when the deadline and publishing day is.
The new deadlines will go into effect the week of May 15. This will give our staff an opportunity to adjust schedules and do a “practice run” even though that newspaper won’t be distributed until May 22, which will be the final Monday.

Mid-County Coop Spring Conference RSVP



This meeting will be for growers to get information on seed, weed control and the latest in Agronomic news and updates.

Program Speakers:
Dale Scheffler • Monsanto Chemistry • XtendiMax with VaporGrip and Dicamba beans

Arthur Forst • Mid-County Coop • Fieldview/Crop Management

Tuesday, March 7, 12:30-2:30pm
Hors D’Oeuvres Served After The Meeting

Dahlgreen Golf Course
6940 Dahlgren Rd., Chaska, MN 55318
CALL (952) 466-3733 OR RSVP HERE BEFORE MARCH 2, 2017



Benefit for Mike Tesch • Jan. 15, 2017 • Blue Note, Winsted, MN


In June Mike was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. After a month of chemo and radiation he was to have surgery to remove part of his esophagus. A PET scan prior to surgery revealed cancer was now in his liver. It was diagnosed as stage 4. So now Mike is back for more chemo. Mike and Lendra are so thankful to family, friends, and bandmates who have supported them through this journey.

What: Benefit for Mike Tesch – Live Music, Food, Raffles, Prizes, Live & Silent Auction, & more
When: Jan. 15, 2017 – 12p-6p
Where: Blue Note Ballroom, Winsted, MN