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LP School Board chooses MSBA to help with superintendent search

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Board, during its March 18 meeting, agreed to hire the Minnesota School Board Association to help with the district’s search for a new superintendent at a cost of $6,800. Read more in the March 22 issue of Herald Journal.

Luce Line State Trail closed to horses March 18 – May 15

WINSTED, MN – The horse trail along the Luce Line State Trail, from Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth to the city of Winsted, will be closed from March 18 to May 15. The closure is intended to prevent damage to the trail from wet conditions and frost coming out of the ground.

Signs will be posted on the horse trail notifying users of the trail closure. DNR conservation officers and local law enforcement officials will monitor compliance

The main track of the trail will remain open for permitted uses. Horseback riding is not permitted on the main part of the trail at any time.

The Luce Line State Trail is a 63 mile long former railroad grade developed for biking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and skiing. The limestone surfaced trail runs from Plymouth 30 miles west to Winsted, with a parallel treadway for horseback riding. From Winsted to Hutchinson, the trail is paved, from Hutchinson to Cedar Mills it is crushed granite, and from Cedar Mills to Cosmos it is a natural surface (mowed grass). Snowmobiles are allowed on the trail west of Stubb’s Bay Road.

Questions regarding the horse trail closure or any other trail-related issues can be directed to Rachel Hintzman, DNR area parks and trails supervisor, at 651-259-5875.

More information also is available at

LP school bulletin Friday, March 15

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Bulletin March 15, 2019 Today’s Menu: Cheese Quesadilla or Tuna Salad Sandwich, Lettuce Salad, Steamed Carrots, Fruit, Milk Monday’s Menu: Mini Corn Dogs or Turkey Sandwich, Waffles Fries, Lettuce Salad, Peaches, Milk The Drama Department is looking for the following items for the play: desk (sturdy enough to stand on), phone with cord, and an end table. If you have any of these items and are willing to donate or loan them to the Drama Department, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Rachel Stender at Thank you! Attention 10th grade parents… Kim Kutz is looking for small campfire supplies or cash donations to fill up a fire ring for the Bulldog Bash. If you are willing to donate please contact McKenna or Kim Kutz. Community Ed soccer forms are due by Today, Friday, March 15th. The “Spring” Band Concert is on Monday March 18th at 7:30pm. It involves band students in grades 5-12. Students should be in the band room at 7pm. Senior high needs concert black and 5-8 grade needs white/black. Grade 8-12 art work will be displayed in the gym at the March 18th Band Concert. Knowledge Bowl Banquet will be on Sunday, March 31 from 4-6 at the Unhinged in Glencoe. Reminder all athletic forms and payments are due before you can practice. Get them in ASAP Registration forms are needed from the following students. Please turn them in ASAP to the basket in the office: Gavin Eckstein, Isaiah Odenbrett, Daniel Ruelas, Makaisa Stockman, Austin Laisy, Alex Matthews, Mitchell Stuber Celebrate Spring at the School Carnival Thursday, March 21 5:00 – 7:30 The carnival is a fun evening for students and families filled with games, activities, prizes, and food. LP JUNIOR AND SENIORS: PROM INVITES ARE IN THE MAIL. Prom is Saturday April 27, 2019 Invites were mailed to address on file with the office. If you do not receive yours, please see Cheryl Bayerl. Prom Banquet and After Prom Party Registration are March 19th and 20th, 2019 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Lester Prairie School Lobby. You must turn in a completed Prom Banquet form and/or After Prom Registration and Release form and fees. Thank you! There will be open gym from noon-2 at LP on Sundays. The weight room will be open on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm, check the activity schedule for any cancellations. K-6 Homework Help will be Monday’s from 3:00-5:00 in Mrs. Smith Kindergarten Room. 7-12 Homework Help is on Wednesday’s from 3:00-5:00 in Ms. Jenn Smith’s room. Friday, Mar 15, 2019 Time Event Details 3:00pm 4:30pm Softball Practice V/JV Lester Prairie Gym Times Subject to Coaches Change – Contact Coach for questions or concerns 4:30pm 6:00pm Baseball Practice V/JV Lester Prairie Gym Times Subject to Coaches Change – Contact Coach for questions or concerns 6:00pm Wrestling Tournament – Youth Bulldog Central, Cafeteria, Gym, Kitchen

LP School Board to discuss contract for superintendent search

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Board will discuss a contract with the Minnesota School Board Association for a superintendent search during its Monday, March 18 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include approval of an activities director/dean of students contract with Jeremiah Kramer for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons, approval of the resignation of Superintendent Jeremy Schmidt effective June 30, and approval of the revised budget for the 2018-19 school year. The meeting will begin at 5:45 in the school media center.

Meeting set to explain redetermination of benefits on County Ditch 10 in Wright County

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – The following Viewers Report was submitted by Ron Ringquist and his team of viewers’ from the Minnesota Drainage Viewers Association. This report follows the requirements set out by Minnesota Statute 103E.351 to appoint three disinterested viewers to view the ditch and determine benefits and damages. The report will determine how future repair cost are allocated across landowners in the County Ditch #10 watershed. An informational meeting will take place March 27 at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School, 8700 County Road 6 SW, Howard Lake. This meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. when the viewers will describe the viewing process and explain how they come up with the benefit amounts. Interested landowners are encouraged to attend this meeting before scheduling a one-on-one sit down with the viewers March 28 and 29 to discuss their determination on a parcel-by-parcel basis.The drainage authority will then conduct a public hearing April 2 starting at 1:30 p.m. in the county commissioners’ board room, 10 2nd Street NW in Buffalo to determine if they will accept this report.

Highway 8 temporarily closed due to water on roadway

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 8 (north of County Road 107 and south of 30th Street SW in Marysville Township) has been closed due to water on the Roadway. There is no detour.