Archive for Howard Lake

Highway 12 Cokato to Howard Lake lanes close as resurfacing begins July 16

ST CLOUD – Motorists who travel Highway 12 between Cokato and Howard Lake will encounter daytime delays, including during rush hours, while segments of the road are reduced to a single lane beginning Monday, July 16.

The lane closures will occur from sunrise to sunset, up to seven days per week, while crews resurface the road. Flaggers and a pilot car will allow one-way, alternating traffic through work zones on the two-lane segment of Highway 12 located in Cokato.

Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected during peak travel times. Motorists should plan their travel, and consider alternate routes or staggering their typical travel times. Motorists approaching the daily work zones should slow down, be prepared to stop, and move over to give crews room to work safely.

All lanes of Highway 12 will open by Aug. 10.

When complete, the project will provide a smoother ride along five miles of Highway 12 between Seventh Street E in Cokato and 13th Avenue in Howard Lake, extend the life of the road, upgrade guardrail and restripe a short segment of Highway 12 east of downtown Cokato.

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HLWW to discuss solar gardens July 9

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – Some of the agenda items for the Monday, July 9 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting are listed below. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

Look for coverage in the Friday, July 13 edition of the Herald Journal.

A. Discuss Solar Gardens

B. Approve Student Activities Handbook

C. Approve Treasurer Report

D. Discuss Draft of MAWSECO Lease Agreements

E. Approve Health and Safety Long Term Facilities Maintenance Resolution, Plan & Policy

F. Approve Truth in Taxation Hearing Date

G. Negotiations Update/Contract Approval

H. Review/Approve New Policy-Support of Breastfeeding Employees

Guardian Angel Fund helps HLWW families

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – It could be a family that’s facing a tragedy. Or parents who are struggling to pay for their children’s sports fees.

In an assortment of challenging situations, people at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District are carrying one another’s burdens through something called the Guardian Angel Fund.

“It’s really, really worked well,” commented Pam Henry-Neaton, who serves as the committee chair.

Look for the full story in the Friday, June 29 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here for newsstand locations.

Howard Lake City Council calls special meeting for tonight

HOWARD LAKE – The Howard Lake City Council announced it will convene at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at council chambers.  Items on the agenda for the meeting include the consideration of a utility project for Golf Lake Estates; discussion about the historic city hall preservation and access project; and the consideration of the confirmation of four new members of the Howard Lake Fire Department.  The meeting is open to the public.

Story time at the HL Library

HOWARD LAKE – Summer storytime at the Howard Lake Library includes stories, games, songs, fun activities, and crafts. This is an opportunity for 3- to 6-year-olds and their families to improve and strengthen pre-literacy skills while having a great time. Friday, June 29 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. No registration required. Sponsored by the Howard Lake Friends of the Library. For additional information on library services, contact the Howard Lake Public Library at (320) 543-2020.

‘Man of LaMancha’ performances at HLWW start Friday, July 6

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – “Man of LaMancha” cast members from Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Theatre Arts Boosters are putting on the final touches for their upcoming performances in the Laker Theater at HLWW High School.

Performance dates are:

• Friday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m.

• Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m.

• Sunday, July 8 at 4 p.m.

• Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.

• Friday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.

• Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at

"Man of LaMancha"

“Man of LaMancha”