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PHOTO GALLERY – Winsted Womens’ Expo

WINSTED – The Winsted Womens’ Expo took place March 30 at The Blue Note.  Business booths filled the entire ballroom.  The parking lot was continually packed during the event, signaling the Expo was once again well-attended.

To view photos from this year’s Expo, follow this link:  https://photos.herald-journal.com/Winsted-Womens-Expo/

Pick up the April 5 edition of the Herald Journal to see more photos.

PHOTO GALLERY – Say it ain’t snow! Massive snowfall hits hard last weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, the Herald Journal readership area including Winsted, Lester Prairie, Waverly, Silver Lake, New Germany, Howard Lake, and all points in between, all received somewhere between seven and 10 inches of snow this past weekend, March 9 and 10.  Locals who measured the snow themselves say it may have been even more than that.

The staff at Herald Journal braved the elements to capture some of the scenery around the area during and after the big snow.  Check out the resulting photos in the gallery here:  https://photos.herald-journal.com/Winter-shows-no-mercy-to-entire-HJ-readership-area/i-TCChHxR

If anyone who lives here happened to be out of town last weekend, never fear.  The National Weather Service is forecasting rain and fog beginning Wednesday, which eventually turns to snow later Thursday night.  Keep those shovels handy!

 

Names of victims released from fatal McLeod County accident

McLEOD COUNTY – On Monday Dec. 17, at approximately 10:56 p.m., the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of CR 7 and Yacht Ave, northeast of Stewart.

Vehicle one was a 2004 Ford Explorer, owned by Tiffany Dralle, age 25, from Gibbon, and driven by Wayne Bernier, Jr, age 32, from Gaylord, was westbound on CR 7 while vehicle two, a 2010 Dodge Nitro, owned and driven by Bruce Lentz, age 60, from Stewart, was eastbound when the two vehicles collided.

Bernier, Lentz, and Bernier’s passenger, Dralle, were all pronounced dead at the scene, and taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office. Lentz and Bernier were wearing their seatbelts. Dralle was not wearing a seatbelt, and was ejected from the vehicle.

There were no witnesses or other occupants in the vehicles at the time of the accident. Also assisting were MN State Patrol, Stewart Fire, and the Buffalo Lake Ambulance.

This case is still under investigation.

Three fatalities in McLeod County crash

McLEOD COUNTY – The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of CR 7 and Yacht Ave, northeast of Stewart, at 10:56 p.m. Monday night.

Also assisting were MN State Patrol, Stewart Fire, and the Buffalo Lake Ambulance.

As a result, three people were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

More information will be released once the families have been notified. The case remains under investigation.

Two vehicle collision near Hutchinson yesterday resulted in two injured and one fatality

McLEOD COUNTY – On Tuesday Dec. 4 at 1:07 p.m., the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two- vehicle fatal accident in the area of Jefferson Rd S and Airport Rd, west of Hutchinson.

Also responding were Hutchinson Fire, Allina Ambulance, Minnesota State Patrol, and McLeod County Highway Dept.

Vehicle #1 was a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, owned and driven by Rodney Manderscheid, age 52, of Hutchinson. The driver of Vehicle #1 was wearing his seatbelt, and was transported to the Hutchinson Hospital.

Vehicle #2 was a 1999 Volkswagon Jetta, owned and driven by Isaak Erickson, age 21, of Hutchinson. The driver of vehicle #2 was not wearing his seatbelt, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger of Vehicle #2, Alexander Schmidt, age 22, of Hutchinson, was wearing his seatbelt. He was transported to the Hutchinson Hospital for serious injuries, and later airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center.

This case remains under investigation, accoriding to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office.

Winsted Medallion found Wednesday afternoon

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WINSTED – Lisa Veaderko stopped at the Herald Journal office this afternoon to show off the Winsted Medallion she found around 2 p.m.  Veaderko lives in Cokato, and works at Littfin in Winsted.  She’s got some experience in the medallion-finding area – she found the Winsted Medallion last year, too!

Veaderko said following the trail of today’s clue was a little scary, since she discovered the Winsted Medallion on a fence near the police station and Winsted City Hall, and she wasn’t sure she could legally be there.  But, she bravely took a quick glance at the fence, and spotted the coveted circle.

Veaderko has won $100 in Winsted Chamber of Commerce Bucks for her big find.  Congratulations, Lisa!

(Medallion hunters best be on their toes next year, so Veaderko doesn’t score a hat-trick!)