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Saturday blaze destroys Anytime Auto

SILVER LAKE – The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fire at Anytime Auto, owned by Joel Zellman, age 52, of Silver Lake, Saturday, Oct. 27, at 11:21 a.m.  The business was located at Hwy 7 and Falcon Ave in SIlver Lake.

Dennis Bernier. age 45, of Stewart received burn injuries in the fire and was taken to HCMC for treatment. The shop and a nearby barn were a total loss.

Also responding were the MN State Patrol, Silver Lake Fire, Silver Lake Police, the Silver Lake Ambulance, Lester Prairie Fire, the Glencoe Fire, the Hutchinson Fire, and Allina Ambulance.

This case has been turned over to the State Fire Marshall for investigation.

PHOTO GALLERY – HLWW hosts high-energy homecoming coronation and pep fest

The staff and students of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School showed some vivacious Laker school spirit this afternoon during the Homecoming coronation and pep fest.

Get in on the fun and check out the photos by clicking below:

See Herald Journal’s Oct. 5 issue for a homecoming wrap-up!

HLWW crowns Homecoming Court


Homecoming festivities were in full-swing at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School this afternoon.  A coronation ceremony took place in the Laker Theater.  Students selected for the court were (left) Queen Elise Luchsinger, King Brock Bangasser, Prince Nicholas McAlpine, and Princess Isabelle Roufs.  Coming soon: a photo gallery featuring fun from the coronation and the pep fest . . .

UPDATE: Cause of truck fire at Munson Lakes Nutrition Monday night a mystery


UPDATED – HOWARD LAKE – Jami Berg was an eyewitness on the scene of a truck fire at Munson Lakes Nutrition Monday night, and captured the image above.  “I happened to notice it because the smoke was coming across Highway 12 and we thought it was fog at first, which seemed odd,” Berg said.  Berg said his father, Joey, placed the call to 911, and the Howard Lake Fire Department was on-scene within three to four minutes.

Brian J. Yager, a Safety Compliance/Credit Manager for Munson Lakes Nutrition said Wednesday afternoon that the cause of the fire remains a mystery.

Yager confirmed the Munson Lake Nutrition-owned vehicle involved was a delivery van/truck used for the transportation of bagged animal food.  Yager also indicated the vehicle was nearly a total loss, but said the lift gate might be salvageable. No one was injured during the incident, and Yager confirmed there was no further property damage.

Both Yager and Munson Lakes Nutrition General Manager John Zander expressed “high regard” for the fast action of the Howard Lake Fire Department.

See the Friday, Sept. 21 edition of Herald Journal for additional information.




Broker confirms sale of LP’s former Prairie Market grocery building

LESTER PRAIRIE – ReMax Commercial Broker Douglas Harris confirmed today that the former Prairie Market grocery store building at 26 Juniper Street has been sold.  Closing on the property took place Aug. 31.

Former owners Mark and Linda Detlefsen purchased the grocery store in 2008 from Dan and Shari Wagner, who had purchased the business in 2006.  The Detlefsens operated the grocery store until early this year, closing it permanently Jan. 26.

Harris indicated the new owners, an investment group, allegedly intend to open a bakery in the building.

Lester Prairie’s Economic/Community Developement Coordinator Adam Birkholz knows rumors have been circulating about the building‘s fate.  As of today, Birkholz said, no one has approached him regarding potential city Economic Development Authority (EDA) opportunities at the former grocery store building.  No one has inquired about planning and zoning issues related to the property, either.

Watch this blog and Herald Journal for updates.


Semi/car collision crashes onto Shadowbrooke Golf Course


McLEOD COUNTY – A semi-truck and a passenger vehicle collided at the intersection of State Highway 7 and McLeod County Road 1/ Babcock Avenue at approximately 9:15 a.m. today.

The impact of the crash sent both vehicles onto the southeast corner of the Shadowbrooke Golf Course.

Street signs on the corner of the intersection were broken off and landed by the vehicles, and a nearby power pole was damaged.

The driver of the car – the lone occupant – was transported to an area hospital by Ridgeview Ambulance.

Lester Prairie Police and Fire Departments, Winsted Fire and Rescue, and the McLeod County Sheriff were among the departments responding to the scene.

Traffic was not stopped in any direction, however law enforcement was directing traffic through the area slowly.

More details regarding the accident will be published as they become available.  Watch for them here and in the Aug. 10 edition of Herald Journal.