Archive for Howard Lake

Three fatalities in McLeod County crash

McLEOD COUNTY – The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of CR 7 and Yacht Ave, northeast of Stewart, at 10:56 p.m. Monday night.

Also assisting were MN State Patrol, Stewart Fire, and the Buffalo Lake Ambulance.

As a result, three people were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

More information will be released once the families have been notified. The case remains under investigation.

Winstock Last Minute Monday Offer – No Processing Fees

SPONSORED POST - Winstock is giving you an early Christmas present!  You don’t have to wait until Christmas either!

When you purchase your Winstock ’19 tickets online between 8 a.m. on Monday, December 17 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 20 you won’t have to pay any processing fees! Now is the time to finish your Christmas shopping or treat yourself and save even more money when you buy multiple tickets!




The early-bird deadline is March 15, 2019. Buy your tickets now to get the best price! Also, don’t forget to include camping so you and your friends get to have the full Winstock experience!

New this year – Please visit our FAQ page on our website for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the festival. If you don’t find your answers there, please email or call 320.485.4287.

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Last Minute Monday Offers – CLICK TO LEARN MORE

In efforts to take a little bit of the stress out of your Christmas shopping this year, some local businesses have decided to offer you a “Last Minute Monday” deal today so you can finish checking off those that are still on your Christmas list!







Some of these offers are only valid through today, so go to to check out these great offers in our surrounding communities! Merry early Christmas and thank you to our local businesses! #SmallTownsAreTheBest#LastMinuteMonday18

Holiday schedule for Herald Journal

WINSTED, LESTER PRAIRIE, HOWARD LAKE, NEW GERMANY, MAYER, WATERTOWN, WAVERLY, MN – During the holidays this year, the Herald Journal will be published as usual on Fridays. However, our offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 25 as well as Tuesday, Jan. 1. Deadlines remain at Wednesday noon for inclusion in Friday’s paper. Due to the reduced workdays, there may be a lag in processing subscription orders and renewals; please allow extra time for these orders to take effect.

Check out ‘Last Minute Monday’ specials

WINSTED, LESTER PRAIRIE, HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, NEW GERMANY, MAYER, WATERTOWN, MN – It’s almost here – see the new local promotion for “Last Minute Monday” which will be Dec. 17. A number of local and area businesses are offering great deals for one final day to finish off your holiday shopping needs. See the large ad inside today’s newspaper. It’s also online at and available for sharing.

Data breach reported in Wright County

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – The following news release was issued Wednesday by Wright County officials:

A Wright County employee was found to have transferred private data to his home without authorization and in violation of county policy.

Based upon the investigation conducted by the county, no evidence has been found that indicates there was any sale or distribution of the private data. The data was recovered and returned to the county by law enforcement.

Since government agencies are held to a high standard for data protection, Wright County officials notified individuals because they felt citizens had a right to know this transpired – even though the data is back in the county’s possession.

Employees are required to complete multiple trainings about protecting citizen data annually, and the county has several policies in place.  This unfortunate decision by one individual to not follow policy has triggered this notification effort.

While the policy investigation is complete, a criminal investigation related to this employee’s actions is ongoing.

A company that specializes in data notification has been hired by Wright County to handle notifications and requests. Citizens are asked to use these resources to request further information:

Toll free information line: 866-680-3212.


Address for information:

Wright County Data Incident-6354


Minneapolis, MN 55440-0044

Individuals who did not get a letter from the county did not have data accessed in this incident.