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Highway 7 reduced to one lane July 18 near Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Highway 7 near Lester Prairie will be reduced to one lane between Eagle Avenue and Dairy Avenue Thursday, July 18, according to a release from MnDOT.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will be paving the roadway and a flagging operation will direct traffic through the work zone. Motorists may encounter short delays.

MnDOT asks motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zones. Remember, orange cones, no phones. Motorists who speed through a work zone or who disobey work zone flaggers face a $300 fine.

Winsted council to consider Pheasant Run street repairs

WINSTED, MN – Winsted City Council will consider approval of Pheasant Run street repairs during its Tuesday, July 16 meeting. Other items on the agenda include an amendment to the city’s lease agreement with the Winsted Baseball Association, a second-quarter update regarding city council priorities, and an organization report for the Winsted Summer Festival. During the work session prior to the regular meeting, the council will discuss the brush/compost site, police department garage drains, and a proposed open house at the wastewater treatment facility. The workshop will begin at 5 p.m., and the regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Governor Walz orders flags flown at Half-Staff in honor of flight nurse Debra K. Schott of Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – In honor and remembrance of Flight Nurse Debra K. Schott of Lester Prairie, Governor Tim Walz has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

Flight Nurse Schott died while on duty in a helicopter crash in Brainerd, MN. She spent the last fifteen years as a Critical Care Nurse for North Memorial Health Care, and leaves behind a husband, two children, two grandchildren and many other friends and family.

“Flight Nurse Schott was an outstanding Nurse who was respected and admired by her colleagues and served the public with dignity and pride as a Flight Nurse,” reads the proclamation issued by Governor Walz. “The State of Minnesota recognizes Flight Nurse Schott for her dedicated services to, and sacrifice for, her fellow citizens with its deepest gratitude, and all thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, and entire community.

At the direction of the Governor, Minnesota flies its flags at half-staff following the death of Minnesota first responders fallen in the line of duty, on the day of interment.

Winsted City Council to consider RFP for 121 Baker Ave. E.

WINSTED, MN – Winsted City Council, during its July 2 meeting, will consider issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for the sale of the former Winsted Farmers Elevator property at 121 Baker Ave. E., and remediation of blight at the site.

Other items on the agenda include purchase of a battery backup system for city hall, a public hearing for a fee schedule amendment, and during the council work session, discussion of the city’s snow removal policy and discussion of preliminary design for a McLeod County State Aid Highway 5 extension project.

The workshop will begin at 5 p.m., and the regular council meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Funeral notice: Debra Schott, 58, of Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Debra K. Schott, 58, of Lester Prairie, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019, in Brainerd.  Memorial service will take place Wednesday, July 3, at 1 p.m. at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School, 8700 County Road 6 SW, Howard. A time of gathering will take place at the high school Wednesday, July 3, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements are with the Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted.

Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer is struck by lighting

MAYER, MN – Today, June 27, at approximately 10 a.m. Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer was struck by lightning. A good Samaritan happened to be present and called 911 right away when they noticed flames coming from an exterior gas line. Emergency responders quickly arrived on the scene and secured the area. The only damage that was sustained was to a small portion of siding and the gas line will need to be replaced, according to a post from the church.

The church is thankful that no one was injured, and for the quick actions taken by the good Samaritan who made the call, and the Mayer Fire Department for their quick and diligent work to make sure that all were kept safe.

The church building is now safe to enter. The Visitation today and Funeral tomorrow, as well as all of the services this weekend, will remain scheduled as planned.