Archive for Howard Lake

Wright County Board to discuss DNR land acquisition for Lake Maria State Park

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County Board will discuss Minnesota Department of Natural Resources land acquisition for Lake Maria State Park during Tuesday’s meeting.

Other items on the agenda include discussion of a contribution to Meeker County for a storm warning siren and approval of final acceptance of the County Road 75 overlay project.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wright County Government Center in Buffalo.

Good Neighbor Days committee seeks input

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake Good Neighbor Days committee has organized a survey in order to “make Good Neighbor Days the best it can be.”

All responses will be confidential, and input will be used in planning future Good Neighbor Days events.

Those who do not have Internet access can pick up paper copies at Howard Lake City Hall.

The survey will close Monday, Aug. 4.

The committee expressed its appreciation for those who participate.

Follow the link below to participate in the Good Neighbor Days survey.



Laker summer basketball camps

The annual Laker Summer Basketball Camps will be held Wednesday, Aug. 13 through Friday, Aug. 15 this year for boys and girls entering first through eighth grades.

The camp for grades one through four will run from 9 to 10:45 a.m., followed by the camp for grades five through eight from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you have any questions on the camp, e-mail Chad Gagnon at

Wright County Fair is full of family entertainment

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – The Wright County Fair will fill Howard Lake with fun Wednesday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 3 this year.

The featured tractor will be the Oliver.

Admission to the fair is $5 for adults, $2 for students 13-17, and free for children 12 and under. Season passes are available for $15. Grandstand events are extra.

Parking on the fairgrounds will be $3 each time, or $10 for a season pass.

Combination entrance and parking season passes are available for $20.

The Wright County Fair is located on Wright County Road 6, north of Highway 12 in Howard Lake.

For full story, see July 28 issue.

HL City Council hires help for city administrator search

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake City Council hired Gary Wiers of David Drown Associates to conduct its city administrator search at a special meeting Tuesday.

Wiers will meet with council members to get an idea of their ideal candidate; advertise for the position; recruit and direct outreach for candidates; review and rank applicants; complete extensive background and reference checks on candidates; complete a personality inventory on candidates; and conduct an initial interview.

For full story, see July 28 issue.


HLWW middle school building gives community education a home


Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District will give community education, early childhood and family education, and school-aged care programs a permanent home in the new middle school building.

“Community education programs have been bounced from location to location, where we’ve had extra space,” Superintendent Brad Sellner said. “We are excited to give them a permanent home that is easily accessible.”

The community education, early childhood and family education, and school-aged care offices will be located on the back (east) side of the new middle school building.

“With the new set-up, they will have their own entrance and be close to the back parking lot, requiring less walking to get to the offices,” Sellner noted.

For full story, see July 28 issue.