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Laura Ingalls Wilder presentations start Friday, Nov. 2

WINSTED, MN – If you could go back in time and meet Laura Ingalls Wilder in person, what would you ask her? Fans of “Little House on the Prairie” might want to start thinking of their questions, because Mrs. Wilder (aka historian Melanie Stringer) is coming to Winsted Monday, Nov. 19.

Stringer does her presentations entirely in character as Mrs. Wilder. She dresses head-to-toe in clothing authentic to the era, and she answers questions in first-person style.

Look for a full story about Stringer and her presentations in the Friday, Nov. 2 edition of the Herald Journal.

Tour schedule

Upcoming Laura Ingalls Wilder presentations are scheduled as follows:

• Friday, Nov. 2 – Hector Public Library at 10 a.m. and Grove City Public Library at 6 p.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 3 –Swift County Historical Society at 2 p.m.

• Monday, Nov. 5 – Clara City Care Center at 2 p.m. and Milan School Cafeteria at 7 p.m.

• Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Granite Falls Health Care Center at 2 p.m. and Montevideo Public Library at 7 p.m.

• Wednesday, Nov. 7 – The Cultural Centre in Bird Island at 10 a.m. and the Litchfield Public Library at 6 p.m.

• Thursday, Nov. 8 – Cosmos Public Library at 10 a.m.

• Friday, Nov. 9 – Brownton Public Library at 11 a.m. and Glencoe Public Library at 4 p.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 10 – Dassel History Center at 10 a.m. and Fairfax Public Library at 3 p.m.

• Tuesday, Nov. 13 – Graceville Public Library at 10 a.m. and Ortonville Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, Nov. 14 – Raymond Public Library at 6 p.m.

• Thursday, Nov. 15 – Maynard Public Library at 10 a.m.

• Friday, Nov. 16 – Atwater Community Center at 10 a.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 17 – Willmar Public Library at 10 a.m.

• Monday, Nov. 19 – St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted at 2 p.m. and Hutchinson Public Library at 7 p.m.

• Tuesday, Nov. 20 – Spicer Public Library at 10 a.m. and Lake Lilian Public Library at 6 p.m.

Melanie Stringer has spent more than two decades researching the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. During her presentations, she wears the type of clothing Laura would have worn as a young woman.

Melanie Stringer has spent more than two decades researching the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. During her presentations, she wears the type of clothing Laura would have worn as a young woman.

Winsted Arts Council awarded $6K grant

WINSTED, MN – The Winsted Arts Council was awarded $6,125 for its 2018-19 music series by the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Aug. 28.

Funding will go towards artist fees, sound production fees, hospitality, rental, facility, and marketing.

The grant will help fund performances of “world-class musicians in a small-town setting, creating an accessible and affordable fine art experience for young and old alike.”

In an upcoming event, the Winsted Arts Council will host the Irish group Dervish on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted.

Highway 7 resurfacing project is complete

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – The Highway 7 resurfacing project that began Aug. 29 is complete.

The 15-mile project included the resurfacing of Highway 7 from just east of Silver Lake to the junction of Highway 25. Benefits of the project include a smoother road surface and extending the life of the pavement. The project cost $3.1 million. Central Specialties was the contractor.

For information on construction projects, visit www.mndot.gov/d8/projects.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

Multiple agencies search for driver after motorcycle crash west of Winsted

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – A search for a person who was in a motorcycle accident west of Winsted took place yesterday evening (Oct. 18). Law enforcement agencies have not confirmed if the person has been found.

The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident in the area of Falcon Avenue and 235th Street at 7:16 p.m. According to the McLeod County fire page, the motorcycle was on fire in a field. The page stated that it appeared the motorcycle had hit a pole, and the driver was not able to be located.

A helicopter was dispatched to assist with the search. Also responding were the Winsted Fire Department, the Winsted Police Department, Ridgeview Ambulance, the Minnesota State Patrol, the Silver Lake Fire Department, the Silver Lake Police Department, the Lester Prairie Fire Department, and the Lester Prairie Police Department.

According to Broadcastify (from the McLeod County Public Safety audio feed), law enforcement searched the area at and around the Winsted Municipal Airport, and checked some nearby residences. Traffic was re-routed near the incident, and the motorcycle was taken to a secure impound area.

According to a daily email update from the sheriff’s office, the investigation is ongoing. Attempts to reach the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office for more details were unsuccessful at this time.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

 

Carver and Wright among ‘most generous’ counties

CARVER, WRIGHT COUNTIES, MN – In a recent study, residents in Carver County ranked first in Minnesota as “most generous.” Second-place was Washington County, followed by Scott, Hennepin, Dakota, Wright, Chisago, Anoka, Sherburne, and Olmsted.

Two factors were used to measure generosity: how much people donate as a percentage of their net income, and the proportion of people in a given county who made charitable donations.

Click here to see the study: https://smartadvisormatch.com/data/most-generous-counties/minnesota

HLWW School Board to discuss morning practices

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – The agenda for the Monday, Oct. 22 Howard Lake, Waverly, Winsted School Board work session includes discussion about sports practices taking place in the mornings before school. This topic had been introduced by Board Member Charles Bush, who said he was concerned about students’ sleep schedules and winter driving safety.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center. Look for coverage in the Friday, Oct. 26 edition of the Herald Journal.