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Special meeting Dec. 6 to consider senior housing project in Winsted

WINSTED, MN – A special joint meeting between the Winsted City Council and Winsted’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) is planned for 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Winsted City Hall.

During the meeting, both groups will “review and consider strategies for the development and construction of senior housing in Winsted.”

After the presentation and questions, the city council we will meet in session to either recommend or deny moving forward with a potential project.

Look for coverage of the meeting in the Friday, Dec. 14 edition of the Herald Journal.

CLUE #3: Winsted Winter Festival medallion hunt

WINSTED, MN — Wednesday’s Winsted Winter Festival medallion hunt clue is:

“Some say defense wins the game- some say offense.

To tell you the truth, I’m on the fence”

CLUE #2: Winsted Winter Festival medallion hunt

WINSTED, MN — Tuesday’s Medallion Hunt Clue:

“Having fun on your hunt?
Well, you should!
Today’s clue may help –
I am attached to wood”

Firefighters called to townhouse in Winsted

WINSTED, MN — The Winsted and Lester Prairie fire departments responded to a fire call at 344 Sunfish Lane on the east side of Winsted Lake at 5:15 p.m. Monday evening (Dec. 3).

Fire Chief Brian Langenfeld said there was smoke in the townhouse, and the incident is now under investigation by the state fire marshal.

HLWW School Board discusses college vs. trade school

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – When students are asked what they plan to do after high school, a typical response is “go to college.”

But is a four-year college degree always the best preparation for a successful career?  At the Nov. 26 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board work session, board members discussed the benefits of different post-high school paths.

“College is so ingrained. . . Everything is college, college, college, and there aren’t jobs for them,” Board Member Dwayne Diers commented, adding that it’s possible for students to be educated, but not skilled.

In contrast, jobs in skilled trades – such as truck drivers, carpenters, plumbers, and electricians – are in high demand, since many people in these professions are nearing retirement age.

At HLWW, juniors and seniors are able to explore careers in the trades by taking classes at the Wright Technical Center (WTC) in Buffalo. These students take a bus (or drive their own vehicles) to the center and spend part of their school day learning about things like automotive technology, cosmetology, welding, construction, and more.

This year, five HLWW students are enrolled at Wright Technical Center. This is down from last year, when there were 12 students.

Look for the full article in the Friday, Nov. 30 edition of the Herald Journal.


HLWW works to blast bullying

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – In a perfect world, people would always treat one another with kindness and respect, and bullying wouldn’t need to be discussed.

But, since bullying affects a lot of children in America today, staff at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District are doing everything they can to help reduce this issue.

They’ve found that education – not just punishment – is the best approach.

“You know, punishing these kids, it doesn’t work,” commented School Resource Officer (SRO) Darek Szczepanik, who has been with the district since 2010.

Look for the full article in the Friday, Nov. 30 edition of the Herald Journal.