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Howard Lake woman wins $100,000

HOWARD LAKE, MN – “I don’t normally play the lottery. Yesterday, I just had a feeling and thought, ‘I’m just going to go for it,’” explained Lacy Detlefsen as she claimed a $100,000 prize at the lottery’s office in Roseville Jan. 19.

“I had a $20 winning ticket that was given to me as a Christmas present, so I decided to turn that one in and get another. I thought, ‘Go big or go home, I’ll buy the $50 ticket and see what happens,’” the Howard Lake resident recalled.

Before purchasing a Big Money scratch ticket on Jan. 18, Detlefsen asked the sales clerk, “Do people actually win on these things?” Detlefsen said the clerk replied that people do sometimes win so she went ahead with her purchase and later that day, she uncovered a $50,000 win – twice.

Roger’s Amoco Inc., located at 300 Highway 55 N.W. in Maple Lake, sold the winning ticket.

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Photo Gallery: MAWSECO open house in Howard Lake

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Click here for photos of the newly renovated Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative (MAWSECO) facility in Howard Lake.

The open house coincided with the 40th anniversary of MAWSECO. Visitors enjoyed touring the Trek, Step, and Journeys programs, as well as the remodeled Humphrey Hall and HLWW alternative learning program site.

The MAWSECO facility is located at 720 9th Ave., and can be reached at (320) 543-1122.

Funeral notice: Lois J. Siedschlag, 77, of Howard Lake

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Lois J. Siedschlag, 77, of Howard Lake, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m., with 7 p.m. prayer, at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake. The funeral service will take place Saturday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with additional visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are being handled by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake.

Funeral notice: Robert J. Ernhart, 74, of rural Howard Lake

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Robert J. Ernhart, 74, of rural Howard Lake, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at his residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Thursday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with visitation at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 12:15 p.m. The Chilson Funeral Home is serving the family.

Gagnon reaches 1,000

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted boys’ basketball guard Cole Gagnon hit the 1,000 point mark against Dassel-Cokato Saturday night.

For more, pick up the Jan. 25 edition of The Herald Journal.