Archive for Denise Ernst

Plant sale in Winsted May 14-16

The Winsted Lake Watershed Association will host a plant sale in the Koch building across from Holy Trinity High School in Winsted Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15 from 8:30 am to 6 pm; and Saturday, May 16 from 8:30 am to noon.

Bloodmobile in Mayer Wednesday

The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at the Mayer Community Center Wednesday, May 6 from 11 am to 5 pm.

Foundation donates funds to LPS

Lester Prairie Education Foundation hosted the Bulldog Bash recently and donated $10,000 to Lester Prairie School. The funds will be used to purchase 42 Chromebooks for approximately $8,500; and one Chromebook cart for $1,500.

Breakfast on the Farm canceled

CARVER COUNTY, WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Breakfast on the Farm Committee recently announced that the 2020 Wright Carver Breakfast on the Farm event has been canceled.

Organizers explained, “In light of the recent progression of coronavirus (COVID-19), and the Center for Disease Control guidance on mass gatherings, it will not be possible to do this with a live event in June.

The Diers Corporation Family Farm has extended their willingness to host Breakfast on the Farm in June 2021. Watch for the announcement of the event date for next year.

Those who have already committed to a sponsorship through a donation of money for 2020, can either receive the money back or defer it to 2021.

Anyone planning to sponsor, but who has not yet committed, please, is encouraged to consider supporting the event in 2021.

For more information contact Pat Bakeberg at 763-242-4520, or

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Sew, deliver masks to FDs Saturday

Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan have launched a week-long statewide homemade mask drive, to encourage Minnesotans to create homemade masks for donation, as well as highlight the importance of workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minnesotans can deliver homemade masks to their local fire department Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fire departments will then deliver the masks to local congregate living facilities for their employees and residents to wear.

Face mask design patterns and instructions can be found online and below:

• Build a mask that tightly encloses the area around the nose and mouth, from the bridge of the nose down to the chin, and extending onto the cheek beyond the corners of the mouth, so no gaps occur when talking or moving.

• Use mask material that is tightly woven but breathable. Double-layer the fabric if possible.

• Masks must be made from washable material, such as fabric. Choose a fabric that can handle high temperatures and bleach without shrinking or otherwise deforming.

• The mask should be tolerant of expected amounts of moisture from breathing.

Suggested materials

• Outer layer tea cloth

• Inner layer of a microfleece to wick away moisture

• Use an accordion fold to mimic a hospital mask as much as possible

• Use a fat woven shoelace type material to bind the sides (such as quilt binding)

• For straps, use elastic straps that loop behind the ears.

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings to protect others from COVID-19.

Cloth face masks can help prevent the wearer from infecting others, especially in situations where they may spread the virus without symptoms.

Cloth face masks are not a proven way to prevent COVID-19 from infecting the wearer.

LP Memorial Day service canceled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lester Prairie American Legion Post 463 is sorry to announce the Memorial Day service scheduled for Monday, May 25 is canceled.