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Howard Lake’s old Kadlec building coming down today

HOWARD LAKE – The building considered by some to be an eye-sore in the heart of downtown Howard Lake is being demolished today.  The video included via the link below was taken at approximately 10:15 this morning, and shows just a glimpse of the process.

See Herald Journal’s Dec.15 edition for more photos and information about Howard Lake’s revitalization projects.

HLWW to approve final levy Dec. 11

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – Certification of the final levy payable in 2018 is one item on the agenda for the Monday, Dec. 11 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center. Coverage will be in the Friday, Dec. 15 edition of the Herald Journal.

Watch for ‘Last Minute Monday’ coming soon

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

A new local promotion named “Last Minute Monday” will be announced in next week’s newspaper.

Last Minute Monday will be Dec. 18 and feature special offers from local area businesses geared for people who still need to finish their holiday shopping and can do so locally.

Watch next week’s newspaper for the details.




SPONSORED POST – This morning, the full Winstock Country Music Festival 25th anniversary celebration lineup was unveiled and features a combination of tried-and-true favorites and some of today’s hottest stars.

Joining Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, and Brothers Osborne June 8-9 in Winsted will be Billy Currington, Luke Combs, Neal McCoy, Sawyer Brown, LANCO, Walker Hayes, Trick Pony, Jordan Davis, Jake McVey, Maiden Dixie, Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band, and Jake Nelson.

“We wanted this to be a special lineup that represents Winstock and how we’ve grown over the years,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Chairman Dave Danielson. “For our 25th anniversary, we really wanted to blend some of our favorites along with the top artists of today.

Neal McCoy holds the record for most Winstock performances with five (1998, 01, 05, 09, and 13), and Sawyer Brown has taken the Winstock stage four times (2000, 04, 08, 13).

“To have Neal and Sawyer Brown be part of our 25th anniversary lineup is very special to us,” Danielson said. “They have been with us since the early years, and they’re two acts our fans absolutely love.”

Pairing them with hot newcomers Luke Combs and LANCO, who recently had the number-one hit “Greatest Love Story,” is sure to make it a weekend that all will enjoy.

“We built our foundation as a band on ‘Greatest Love Story’ because we believed in the power of Country music storytelling,” said LANCO lead singer Brandon Lancaster. “To see how much it has resonated with so many people makes us feel a little less crazy for believing in it so much.”

Combs also has hit big with “When It Rains It Pours,” and “Hurricane,” and that’s just the start. The North Carolina native has been featured on many “artists to watch” lists and is currently headlining his own “Don’t Tempt Me With a Good Time” tour into the spring.

Also in 2018, Winstock goers will see a new flair for what has been coined the Emerging Artist Stage over the years. Moving forward, the name of Winstock’s second stage will be more expansive to allow not just newcomers to take the stage. This year, Trick Pony will entertain fans from the new West Stage, along with Walker Hayes, Jordan Davis, and Jake McVey.

To see the complete Winstock ’18 schedule, click HERE. To learn more about the Winstock ’18 artists, visit HERE.


Tickets and camping for Winstock Country Music Festival 2018 went on sale online Oct. 16, with VIP tickets and campgrounds A, B, C, and D having sold out at this year’s event for 2018.

General admission tickets to Winstock ’18 cost $115 before the early-bird deadline of March 15. Note the early-bird date is earlier this year than previous years. Reserved seats cost $185, and camping passes cost $125. All are available now at or by calling (320) 485-4287.

More Information

For additional announcements, promotions, sponsor and ticket information, and everything Winstock, continue to follow our website, sign up for Winstock E-mail news, follow the festival on Twitter @WinstockMN, and like Winstock on Facebook. Winstock is also on Instagram and Snapchat.

Howard Lake seeks candidates for open city council seat


The City of Howard Lake is seeking interested, engaged and eligible individuals to finish out the term of a previous councilor, which ends Dec. 31, 2018. To be eligible, one must be a resident of Howard Lake, 21 years of age or older, and a qualified voter in the State of Minnesota.

Obligations & Responsibilities:

City Councilors are expected to attend and participate in regular council meetings and various committee, commission and community meetings. The city council holds one regularly scheduled business meeting per month on the 3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm. Special meetings may occur with the time and date set at least three days in advance of the meeting except in the event of an emergency. Additional expectations include attending and representing the City at various local and state events and meetings.


Submissions will be accepted until 12/1/2017. The City Council will interview and appoint the position at the 12/5/2017 City Council meeting. The selected individual will be sworn into office Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 and their term will expire on 12/31/2018.

To Apply:

Applications are available on the city website or at City Hall. Submit complete applications to or drop them off in City Hall at 625 8th Ave. Howard Lake, MN 55349. Submissions must be received by 12/1/2017.

Holiday food and toy drive in Howard Lake

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake Ambulance and Fire Department have organized a holiday food and toy drive. They hope to make the holiday season special for those less fortunate by collecting non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys for ages newborn to 12. Donations will be collected through Sunday, Dec. 10 at Citizens Alliance Bank – Howard Lake, Howard Lake Foods, Howard Lake Legion, and Joe’s Sports Shop.