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Community fellowship meal at St. John’s Thursday

SPONSORED POST. St. John’s Lutheran Church, Winsted will host a community meal Thursday, April 27 with serving to begin at 5:30 p.m.
This will be a free meal, but is certainly open to donations to support.  It will be a complete meal with a main dish, a couple of sides, dessert, and beverages.
All are welcome to this meal as it is intended to be a community fellowship opportunity.
Individuals wishing to help or in need of transportation to the meal, contact the church at (320) 485-2522.

St. John’s pork chop dinner Sunday

SPONSORED POST. St. John’s Lutheran Church, Winsted, will host a pork chop dinner Sunday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take-outs available. Free will offerings will be accepted.

Bloodmobile in HL Tuesday

SPONSORED POST. The bloodmobile will be at St. James Lutheran School, 1000 7th Ave, Howard Lake Tuesday, April 25 from 1 to 7 p.m.  To schedule an appointment, call Donna Haglin, (320) 543-2444.

Kids Onstage performance ‘The 1st Annual Fairytale Granny Awards’ May 6

Kids Onstage will present “The 1st Annual Fairytale Granny Awards” 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at River of Life Church, 170 Main Ave W, Winsted sponsored the the Winsted Arts Council. All ages are welcome.

HL man arrested for drug possession

Michael Neumann

Michael Neumann

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Michael Richard Neuman, 24, of Howard Lake was arrested April 11 around 12:06 p.m. in Buffalo on a felony charge after violating probation on a Wright County warrant for fifth degree drug possession of a controlled substance, according to the criminal complaint.

The probation was the result of an earlier incident in Feb. 2016 in which a sheriff’s deputy had pulled Neumann’s vehicle over for driving 36 mph in a 30 mph zone on Pulaski Road near Douglas Drive in Buffalo.

While conversing with Neumann, the deputy noticed some marijuana in the front passenger seat. In searching the vehicle, the deputy also found a plastic bag containing 35 pink tablets, identified as Oxycodone, in a space under the gear shifter.

Oxycodone is a schedule II controlled substance.

It appears Neumann did not have a prescription to process the pills lawfully, according to the formal complaint.

A maximum sentence of five years, a fine of $10,000, or both is possible for the offense.

Waverly man arrested on felony charges

Joseph Doering

Joseph Doering

WAVERLY, MN – Joseph Thomas Doering, 32, of Waverly was arrested April 14 after violating probation on felony charges of possessing stolen property, giving a peace officer false identity information (misdemeanor), and for third degree sale of a controlled substance.

According to the criminal complaint provided by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, two deputies were patrolling Woodland Township Feb. 14, 2016 around 2:54 a.m. when they saw a Polaris Ranger ATV on 100th Street SW, just east of Forman Avenue.

As the deputies approached the ATV, they spotted a man next to it. When asked for identification, the man replied he didn’t have any, and claimed he was Frank Irving Doering, born May 27, 1989.

Upon running a license check, the deputy observed that the photo did not match the man he was speaking with.

The individual then admitted his name was Joseph Thomas Doering, born Aug. 10, 1984.

Wright County dispatch confirmed there was a warrant out for Doering from McLeod County.

Doering was then asked about the ATV not carrying registration, to which Doering stated he had purchased it online.

Further investigation revealed the ATV had been reported stolen in Wright County in Aug. 2015. Doering admitted he suspected the ATV might have been stolen when he purchased it for $3,000.

The ATV is valued at more than $1,000.

Doering was also charged with felony possession of stolen property after a 2002 Arctic Cat model 02-Z570 snowmobile was found during a warrant search in Doering’s garage in March 2016.

The snowmobile had been reported stolen at All Power Sports in Victoria in December 2015.

Doering refused to provide a statement.

Maximum sentences for the above offenses include:

• possession of the ATV – five years in prison, a fine of $10,000 or both;

• giving peace officer false information – one year in prison, a fine of $3,000 or both; and

• possession of the stolen snowmobile – five years in prison, a fine of $10,000 or both.