McLEOD, WRIGHT COUNTIES, MN – If your home started on fire tonight, would you and your family have enough warning to get out safely?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urges homeowners to install a smoke alarm in every bedroom, and on every level of the house, including the basement.
Look for more photos from local fire prevention efforts in the Monday, Oct. 12 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.
Winsted firefighter Rose Heimerl shows Winsted Elementary preschool students how heavy the jackets are that firefighters wear.
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Passengers of a fall color train ride from Minneapolis to Willmar will travel through Howard Lake Sunday, Oct. 11.
A passenger train will make its way through Howard Lake Sunday, Oct. 11 on its way to Willmar.
The 186-mile round trip excursion is being organized by the “Friends of the 261” in cooperation with Amtrak and BNSF Railway.
The fully restored Milwaukee Road 261, which was built at the height of World War II, is the centerpiece of Friends of the 261. The group is formally incorporated as Railroading Heritage of Midwest America, and its mission is to promote public understanding of the history of railroading in the Midwest.
This weekend’s fall color train ride has coach, first class, and premium class seats available at different price ranges. The first 250-mile round trip excursion is Saturday, Oct. 10, and goes from Minneapolis to Boylson, just south of Superior, WI, and back.
The Sunday, Oct. 11 excursion will travel over the former Great Northern Railway main line.
For details, go to 261.com.
HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – After almost 18 years in the community, and seven years of service on the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board, Jesse Tintes announced at the Sept. 28 work session that he has accepted a new job in the Alexandria area with his current company.
Because he will no longer reside in the school district, Tintes is not eligible to continue as a school board member. He noted that his son will finish the rest of his senior year at HLWW, and that he couldn’t ask for a better school district.
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake City Council will consider an agreement for an interim city administrator during its meeting at 7 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Other items on the agenda include an electrical bid for the city sign, a concrete border and mulch project, and Internet service for the municipal liquor store and public works facility.
HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – “There is so much more to life than a job, a career,” Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board Member Charles Bush said at the Sept. 28 work session.
He stated the district should focus more on “life skills,” such as how to check oil in a car, make correct change, shake hands, dress appropriately, and more.
“Things that are important,” he said, noting that many young people don’t possess the skills they will need as adults, and he would like to see business owners speak to students.
“Maybe it’s because of the change in family structure or whatever . . . I think some of it is our responsibility to cover,” Bush said.
Look for the full story on page 11A of the Monday, Oct. 5 Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.
OTSEGO, MN – Sheriff Joe Hagerty reports that the search for missing person Joseph Brunn will continue today. Brunn, 23, of Monticello, went missing during the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 3. Brunn was last seen in the area of the Holiday Inn located at 9200 Quaday Ave. NE in the Otsego. He is described as being 5’8” tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds, and wearing black/grey dress pants, light blue button-up dress shirt, and black shoes.
Members of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol, Recreational Services Unit, and sheriff’s deputies will continue their search in the Otsego and Elk River area.
Family and friends have set up a Facebook site to assist in their search efforts. For information on how to help, click here.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Joseph Brunn is asked to call the Wright County Sheriff’s Office at (763) 682-1162.