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Mayer City Council to consider replacement of trees in parks

MAYER, MN – Mayer City Council will consider purchase of trees for city parks during its March 27 meeting. Other items on the agenda include approval of a grading agreement for Hidden Creek 7th Addition, and approval of jetting and slip lining sewer projects. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

Carver County police chase ends in lake

CARVER COUNTY, MN – A sheriff’s deputy observed an occupied, idling vehicle parked outside a business in Norwood Young America (NYA) March 26 at about 11:30 p.m., according to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson. The deputy ran the vehicle’s registration and other records checks, and learned the driver’s license was revoked. The suspect vehicle left the business’ parking lot. The deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspect driver fled through NYA before turning eastbound onto MN 5, then north onto Rome Ave. in Waconia Township. The suspect drove through a yard of a Rome Ave. address and crashed at the shoreline of Hydes Lake. The vehicle was partially submerged. The driver’s window was broken out and the suspect was not in the vehicle. Sheriff’s deputies set up a perimeter and began a search using a K-9, a boat, and MN State Patrol helicopter. They were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect has been identified and is known to the deputies. The police reports have been submitted to the Carver County Attorney for formal complaint charging consideration. Anyone who needs immediate assistance from police, fire or medical personnel is advised to call 9-1-1. Anyone with information related to this incident or any crime is asked to contact the Carver County Sheriff’s Office at (952) 361-1231or use the tip line (952) 361-1224. The sheriff’s office tip form is available at

Funeral notice: Lowell Schrupp, 80, of Howard Lake

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Lowell H. Schrupp, 80, passed away Monday, March 20, at the Good Samaritan Home in Howard Lake.  Memorial service will take place Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. Visitation will take place at the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake.

Funeral notice: Elizabeth ‘Bette’ Reinert, 84, formerly of Waverly

Elizabeth “Bette” Reinert, 84, formerly of Waverly, died Sunday, March 19 at the Elim Home in Watertown. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Thursday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly, with private interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waverly. Visitation will take place at the church Wednesday, March 22, from 4 – 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and Thursday, March 23, one-half hour prior to the Mass. Arrangements are with the Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted.

Bergen Township discusses trail, meeting location

BERGEN TOWNSHIP, MN – Due to technical challenges, the story about Bergen Township’s recent annual meeting did not appear in the March 20 issue of Herald Journal. It will be published in the March 27 issue. Items discussed included the Dakota Rail Regional Trail, and moving regular township meetings from the town hall to Lester Prairie City Hall.

Photo gallery: Howard Lake Expo Saturday, March 18

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Attendance was strong at this year’s Howard Lake Expo March 18.  Visitors were greeted by the scintillating scent of pancakes and syrup.  After enjoying a pancake feast, attendees were welcomed into the gym, where dozens of area businesses showcased their talents and products.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Click HERE to see our photo gallery from the expo.