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The Winsted Winter Festival Medallion has been found!


Charlie Remer, his son Jack and Jack’s friend Luke found the medallion this morning, Thursday, Dec. 3.

It was located at the lift station next to Littfin Truss office.


Just for is the last clue:


Helping you find me is such a bore.

If you go south, you will find more

Finding me will give you a “lift”

Just like a nice gift.

You will see my neighbor, give him a shout.

He helps us when the power goes out.

Winsted Winter Festival Clue #4 Dec. 3, 2020



Not sure what to do?

I really feel for you!

I really don’t care for any park -

so you may need another spark.

A super “power” may be of help

Since I am not just sitting on a shelf

Winsted Winter Festival medallion hunt Clue #3 Wednesday, Dec. 3



Location, location, location

The three important words in real estate

I know what you are thinking -

A better clue would be great!

I see traffic all day long

Being located at the edge of town

Winsted Winter Festival medallion hunt clue #2. Tuesday, Dec. 1



Need some direction?

I feel your pain.

These clues seem so vague –

Who could be to blame?

Keep looking as you should

I am connected to treated wood

Winsted Winter Festival medallion hunt clue #1 Monday, Nov. 30


2020 Medallion Hunt Clue for Monday:

Anywhere in Winsted I shall be

On City property -

Around a corner I can be found

If you find me today

All will be astounded!


  • Runs from Monday 11/30 to Saturday 12/5.
  • Daily clues will be posted digitally on HJ Blog, Chamber FB page and physically at Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate office located at 121 W Main Ave. It will be hid on City of Winsted property.
  • The person to find the medallion will receive $100 in Winsted bucks. Once found, bring the medallion to HJ during their regular business hours of 8:00-4:30 M-F. If after hours, call Jeff Campbell at 612-554-7439 (I include this info with the medallion)

Drive-thru Advent brunch IN HL Nov. 29

HOWARD LAKE, MN – St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake will offer a drive-thru Advent brunch Sunday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested.
Purchase a bag of lefse for $5.
The meal will include Swedish meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry relish, lefse, and a Christmas ornament.