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Swenson family named 2019 Wright County Farm Family of the Year

HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Wright County Extension Committee selects the Farm Family of the Year each year, and this year, recognizes the Swenson family of Swenson Gardens near Howard Lake. Read more in an upcoming issue of Herald Journal.

Good Neighbor Days

HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Howard Lake Good Neighbor Days tab is insterted in this issue of Herald Journal.

Hot rods in HL

HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Lodge of Howard Lake will host a fee Hot Rods and Hot Dogs event Sunday, June 18 at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to bring their cars and enjoy a free meal. More information is available by calling 320-543-1010.

Howard Lake among cities targeted by burglars

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake has been added to the list of communities in Wright County and beyond that have been targeted by burglars.

According to the Howard Lake Police Department, a theft was reported Monday morning.

The suspect(s) used a garage door opener from an unlocked vehicle to gain entry into an occupied residence. Several items were stolen from inside the vehicle and the residence. A different unlocked vehicle was stolen using keys left in its cupholder.

This incident is similar to several being reported by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

That department has responded to more than 20 reports of vehicle thefts, theft from vehicles, and residential burglaries in Otsego, Monticello, Monticello Township, Rockford, and Buffalo.

The suspects have been targeting unlocked vehicles and have been gaining entry into residences by utilizing the garage door opener that they locate inside of those unlocked vehicles at or near the residence.

The sheriff’s office believes these crimes are being perpetrated by the same suspect(s) or group(s).

At about 6 a.m. Monday, Wright County Deputies responded to a burglary in progress in the City of Otsego. Two adult males were apprehended and arrested for burglary and related crimes. This case, as well as several others, are still under investigation.

The suspects in these incidents are believed to be involved in similar criminal activity in other jurisdictions within Minnesota. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office has been working with those other law enforcement agencies from seven different counties.

The sheriff’s office would like to remind everyone to lock vehicles and not leave valuables inside vehicles. If valuables must be left inside a vehicle, they should be put out of sight, preferably in a locked trunk or glove box. Individuals with garage door openers inside their vehicles, should make sure they are secured inside a locked compartment or placed in a location that is not visible from outside of the vehicle.

The suspects in these incidents have been working in small groups. The sheriff’s office encourages residents to call 911 if they see something suspicious in their neighborhoods.

Howard Lake man injured in crash

COKATO, MN – A crash on Highway 12 in Cokato Friday afternoon resulted in injuries for two individuals, including a Howard Lake man.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2014 Ford Fusion driven by Aaron Scadden, 41, of Monticello, was eastbound on Third Street at the Highway 12 intersection and stopped at a stop sign around 4 p.m.

It then pulled out in front of an eastbound 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Edward Hoppe, 85, of Howard Lake, causing the two vehicles to collide.

Both Scadden and Hoppe suffered noncritical injuries and were transported to Buffalo Hospital.

Scadden’s passenger, Heidi Scadden, 39, of Monticello, was not injured, nor was Hoppe’s passenger, Barbara Hoppe, 79, of Howard Lake.

The State Patrol reported that the Hoppes and Aaron Scadden were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, but said it was unknown if Heidi Scadden was wearing a seat belt.

Road conditions were dry and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

Cokato Ambulance and the Wright County Sheriff’s Office assisted the State Patrol.