McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Nintendo’s Pokémon Go dropped in the App Store Wednesday, July 6. Immediately, it picked up popularity around the country – including local communities.
This game makes players physically move around in order to capture animated creatures in “Pokéballs.”
“It’s a lot of fun, and I’ve gone outside a lot more,” said Donavon Decker of Howard Lake. “It’s also a way to meet new people.”
Some may believe this game to be a great motivator for people to get exercise, but others have seen some safety issues arise when players become unaware of their surroundings.
The Winsted Police Department, for example, has recently observed several people playing Pokémon Go and nearly walking into traffic, and trespassing on private property.
“The police department would like to remind people who are playing these games that they cannot go onto private property without permission, and if they do so, they may be charged with a crime,” Police Chief Justin Heldt noted. “Please pay attention while walking up to – and across – roadways, to avoid being struck by a vehicle.”
Donavon Decker and Dylan Borrell were spotted playing Pokémon Go in Howard Lake a week after the game was released. They said they are careful to stay safe while playing, always using sidewalks and staying on public property.
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Edward J. Reinmuth, 89, of Howard Lake passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Cokato Manor in Cokato. Funeral service will be Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran School in Howard Lake. There will be a time of gathering Friday, July 29 from 4 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake; to continue Saturday at the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake and Cokato.
HENDERSON, MN – Have you tried zip lining? Kerfoot Canopy Tour in Henderson, MN is a neat place to go.
I (Starrla Cray) went yesterday with my husband and sister, and it was the best day ever. Make sure your sound is up when you watch the video – My sister is a little bit scared at the beginning, and it’s pretty funny!
Look for a feature story about our experience in the “Fall Destinations” section of the Monday, Aug. 29 edition of Herald Journal.
HOWARD LAKE, MN – The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Forsman Farms’ egg processing plant in Howard Lake took place in the industrial park July 11.
The building will be located right off Commerce Boulevard, and will not contain any live animals.
Read the story is the July 18 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe to the online or print edition.
The Forsman family broke ground for the new Forsman Farms egg processing plant, to be located in Howard Lake’s industrial park. Pictured are Gary, David, Gaylord, Mae, Peter, Kia, and Leif Forsman at the July 11 ceremony.
HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Several area girls who were recent ambassadors for their hometown will be attending the Minneapolis Aquatennial, Wednesday, July 20 thorugh Saturday, July 23.
The Aquatennial Ambassador coronation will take place at Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 South 4th Street in Minneapolis, Saturday, July 23 at 4 p.m.
Local girls planning to attend include Destine Butturff, Grace Nelson, Maria Jaros, Kassandra Scherping, and Maria Zaske.
During the coronation, each of the 56 candidates for the 2017 Minneapolis Aquatennial Crown will introduce themselves.
Other events the girls may be involved in are the Senior Ambassador Coronation, Commodore’s Dinner, and Community Luncheon.