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Both ballot questions pass in Watertown-Mayer referendum

WATERTOWN, MAYER, MN –

Unofficial referendum results Watertown-Mayer School District

Question 1

Yes 1,039

No 716

Passed

 

Question 2

Yes 1,005

No 750

Passed

Both ballot questions fail in HLWW referendum

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN –

HLWW School Unofficial election results:

Question 1

Yes: 597

No: 942

Failed

 

Question 2

Yes: 553

No: 982

Failed

Winsted Township man injured in hunting accident

CARVER COUNTY, MN –

Nov. 3 at 7:54 a.m. the Carver County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call of a hunting accident, according to a release from Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud.

David Hoese, 61, of Winsted Township, was wounded when he was struck by BBs/shot fired from a shotgun while duck hunting in Hollywood Township.

Hoese’s hunting partner was moving his boat into position behind Hoese’s boat in the weeds. It was also noted the hunting partner’s dog was in the boat. The hunting partner put his shotgun down to secure his boat, and the gun went off.

Hoese was hit in the chest and face in his own boat approximately 10 to 15 feet away.

Carver County Sheriff’s Office and Ridgeview Medical Center ambulance responded to the scene. Hoese was taken by Ridgeview paramedics via ambulance to Hennepin Health Care with non-life threatening injuries, according to the release.

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation in this case.

Kamerud would like to remind people of the importance of practicing firearm safety. To learn more, or to find a Minnesota DNR firearms safety certification course, follow the featured link at www.herald-journal.com.

Kamerud would like to remind people of the importance of practicing firearm safety. To
learn more, or to find a Minnesota DNR firearms safety certification course,
visit: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/firearms_isa/index.html.

UPDATED – THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED TO INCLUDE NEW INFORMATION THAT WAS PROVIDED IN A REVISED PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CARVER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

Winsted City Council to consider environmental assessment for senior housing

WINSTED, MN – Winsted City Council will consider a Phase 1 environmental site assessment for senior housing during its workshop meeting Wednesdayl, Nov. 6.

Other items on the agenda include termination of a joint powers agreement with the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force, review of a water tower lease with AT&T, purchase of a police vehicle, amendments to the city’s snow removal policy, and a police department report. There will also be a closed session during which the council will conduct a performance review for City Administrator Adam Birkholz.

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

Mayer City Council to consider approval of sheriff’s contract

MAYER, MN – After discussing the subject during several previous meetings, the Mayer City Council will consider approval of a law enforcement contract with the Carver County Sheriff’s Office during its Monday, Oct. 25 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include a public hearing regarding delinquent utility accounts, a wetland project update, and a closed meeting related to labor negotiations.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

Lester Prairie School Board to approve bond sale

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Board will consider approval of the sale of $12.48 million in general obligation school building bonds during its Wednesday, Oct. 23 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include a review of property purchases, approval of superintendent goals for 2019-2020, and adoption of a resolution calling for a special election to fill a previously-declared vacancy on the board for a term expiring in January 2021.

The meeting will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the school media center.