WRIGHT COUNTY, MN - An accident adjacent to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School on County Road 6 was one of several reported in the county this morning.
photo by Jami Berg
As of 10 a.m. Monday, Captain Dan Anselment of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office reported that there were six accidents that involved property damage, one spinout that left a vehicle in a ditch, and no reported crashes that involved injuries.
Although the snow is winding down and moving out of Wright County, Anselment said that many roads, off-ramps, and bridge decks remain treacherous, and extreme caution should be used for those that have to be out on the roads this afternoon.
One issue that will continue to be a concern is that because of the high winds that have accompanied the storm, the Wright County Highway Department will not be able to chemically treat the roads and will depend on plowing to get the roads as clear possible.
Wright County Highway Maintenance Superintendent Steve Meyer said that all of the county’s plows were out on the roads clearing snow, but that, given the gusting wind the came behind the storm not only has created limited visibility in open areas, but that chemical treating of roads isn’t effective. It tends to collect on the road surface because of the wind and, at times, can create more problems than it solves in these kinds of conditions.
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake City Council will have a special meeting Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. to interview final candidates for the position of assistant city administrator.
St. John’s Lutheran Church of Howard Lake will host its annual Advent Brunch Saturday, Dec. 7. The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a country store featuring homemade and handmade goods for sale. At 9 a.m. entertainment will feature the father and son duo of Allen and Matt Carlson, and the event will conclude with a brunch provided by the Women of St. John’s.
HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Howard Lake Lions Club will host its annual Silent Santa Breakfast Sunday, Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lions Hall. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for free photos from 9 to 11 a.m. Breakfast will include pancakes, french toast, sausage, potatoes, biscuits with gravy, desserts, coffee, and juice. A freewill offering will be accepted. All proceeds will be used to purchase gifts for the Silent Santa program. The event benefits low-income families who live in the HLWW School District that need assistance purchasing Christmas gifts for their families. Applications to receive gifts are available at Howard Lake City Hall, or on the Howard Lake Foods bulletin board. For more information or to make a donation, contact Debbie McAlpine at 612-481-6226, or email@example.com.
HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Howard Lake Friends of the Library will host a Book-tique book sale at the Howard Lake Library, 617 6th Ave. in Howard Lake, Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. New books, gift items, puzzles, and holiday decor will be offered for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library, and the group’s work to help the library. For more information, call 320-543-2020.
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Muriel Joyce Mattson, 86, of Howard Lake, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Center in Howard Lake. Her funeral service will be Saturday, Dec. 7 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with interment at Swedesburg Lutheran Cemetery in Marysville Township, Wright County. There will be visitation Friday, Dec. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake. Visitation will continue Saturday at the church, one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Cokato and Howard Lake.