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Winsted’s truth in taxation hearing set for Tuesday evening

WINSTED, MN – Winsted City Council will conduct the city’s annual truth in taxation public hearing during Tuesday’s meeting. This is an opportunity for residents to ask questions and provide comments regarding the city’s proposed 2020 budget and levy.

The hearing will take place during the council’s regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.

Prior to the regular meeting, the council will conduct a council workshop starting at 5 p.m. Items on the agenda include discussion of a draft public works maintenance plan, ordinance amendments related to the Winsted Volunteer Fire Department, and discussion of the purchase of snow removal equipment.

Funeral notice: Sharon Kuntz, 76, of Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Sharon Kuntz, 76, of Lester Prairie, wife of Rodney Kuntz, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Auburn Meadows Assisted Living in Waconia. A memorial service will take place Saturday, Nov. 23, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. A gathering of family and friends will take place at the church Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Arrangements are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie.

Funeral notice: Helen Mattson, 93, formerly of Cokato and Dassel

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Helen Rose Mattson, 93, of Hutchinson, formerly of Cokato and Dassel, died Friday, November 15, 2019, at Harmony River Living Century in Hutchinson. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Stockholm Lutheran Church in rural Cokato, with the Rev. Mark Little officiating. The interment of the urn will take place on a later date.There will be a time to gather one hour prior to the service Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Stockholm Lutheran Church. The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Winsted City Council to consider trailer purchase

WINSTED, MN – Winsted City Council will consider the purchase of an enclosed trailer for the police department during its Tuesday, Nov. 19 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include an organization report from the Winsted Arts Council and updates from the city administrator. Agenda items for the council workshop prior to the regular meeting include the 2020 proposed budget, Winsted Lake water quality, and a fountain service agreement.

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

LP School Board to hear audit report

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Board will hear an audit report during its Monday, Oct. 18 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include an asset management presentation, appointment of election judges for the Feb. 11 special election, and a report on the World’s Best Workforce.

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

Both ballot questions pass in Watertown-Mayer referendum


Unofficial referendum results Watertown-Mayer School District

Question 1

Yes 1,039

No 716



Question 2

Yes 1,005

No 750