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LP music in the park moved indoors June 11

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The music in the park event Tuesday, June 11 has been moved indoors due to the weather.

LP music in the park Tuesday, June 11

Music in the park featuring music by Lowell S and Nancy B and Friends will take place Tuesday, June 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at ST. PAUL EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 124 MAPLE ST. N. in Lester Prairie. Food will be available from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Carver County Sheriff’s Office investigating incident at Watertown High School

WATERTOWN, MN – Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud issued a release stating that at 2:33 p.m. June 9 his Office received a 9-1-1 call to report a burglary in progress at the Watertown High School, 1001 Hwy 25 NW, Watertown. A teacher at the school encountered some teens who were throwing a garbage can onto the High School gym floor. The teacher chased the teens out of the school and they got into a late model black color passenger car which drove north on Quarry Avenue. The teacher thought there were four subjects inside the school at the time he chased them.

Wright County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the incident and was able to locate the vehicle
with the teenage parties involved in Montrose at a Casey’s store. The teenagers were transported
back to the Watertown High School.
Through our investigation, a juvenile located an open door the day before and put a sock in it in
order to open it at a later time. The teenagers had been driving around and had come to the
school and entered by going in the entrance door with the sock in it. They said they had kicked
some garbage cans on the basketball floor and had only been inside the school a short period of
time when the teacher showed up, so they ran out of the school, leaving in a vehicle.
Parents of the juveniles were notified and released to their parents. This case is still under
investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.

Lester Prairie will take another run at building referendum in August

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – During a special meeting May 31, the Lester Prairie School Board approved a bond referendum August 13 with one question asking for $13,650,000 in school building projects. This action follows a May 14 referendum that failed by five votes.


Winsted City Council to discuss issues with city hall HVAC system

WINSTED, MN – Winsted City Council will discuss issues with the city hall heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system during its work session Tuesday, June 4. Other items on the agenda include a special closed city council meeting at 4 p.m. in the Lewis Room at City Hall, 201 – 1st Street North to conduct the six-month performance review for City Administrator Adam Birkholz; and discussion regarding a phase 1 environmental site assessment for 121 Baker Ave. E., a review of Winsted Volunteer Fire Department charges for service methodology; and a 2018 audit report.

Photo gallery from Winsted’s 2019 Memorial Day commemoration

WINSTED, MN – CLICK HERE to see photos from Winsted’s 2019 Memorial Day program.

Lester Prairie commemorates Memorial Day 2019

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie residents remembered those who gave their lives in service to their country during a Memorial Day program May 27. CLICK HERE to view our online photo gallery.