McLEOD COUNTY, MN – Spring Load Restrictions will go into effect on all McLeod County Highways on Friday, February 17,
2017 and will remain in effect until further notice.
These restrictions protect the investments we have made in our highways and help hold off costly
pavement repair and unnecessary reconstruction.
The restrictions limit the weight on any single axle to five (5) tons on unpaved roads and ten (10) tons
on paved roads. Some paved roads will be reduced further and posted accordingly with signs
indicating maximum allowable axle loads.
Maps showing specific restrictions are available at our office or on the McLeod County website at
Any questions regarding specific route postings should be directed to the McLeod County Highway
Department at (320) 484-4321.
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie High School crowned Steven Anderson and Hope Feltmann as the 2017 Snofest king and queen Feb. 13. For more photos from the event, see the Feb. 20 issue of Herald Journal.
Snofest royalty will be crowned Monday, Feb. 13 at Lester Prairie School. Left, grade 12 candidates for king are Jose Amaya, Brandon Schmidt, and Steven Anderson. Queen candidates are Hope Feltmann, Cara Manard, and Gerri Williamson. MCs are Kaylee Scheevel and Rees Schuette . Right, seventh grade candidates for prince are Zach Zebell, Layne Teubert, and Jack Behning. Princess candidates are Delaney Sebora, Kara Lee, and Noelle Blashack. Photos published in the Feb. 6 issue of Herald Journal incorrectly identified winners for royalty positions. The royalty will not be crowned until Monday, Feb. 13.
Prairie Archers will host a steak/shrimp dinner Saturday, Feb. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dodge House, Lester Prairie. Dinner includes choice of steak, shrimp, pork chop, ribeye, or steak/shrimp combo, with baked potato, tossed salad, bread, dessert, and beverage. Call in your reservation before 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 to Jim Richardson (320) 395-2721 (612-636-7214), or Dodge House (320) 395-2877.
The annual Lester Prairie Scholarship Fund chowmein supper will be Thursday, Feb. 9 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. in the Lester Prairie School cafeteria. Menu includes egg roll, chicken chow mein over crisp noodles, white rice, ice cream, and a fortune cookie. Tickets are $7 for adults; and $5 for children under age 12; take-outs will also be available.
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN –
Congratulations to this years’ Snofest candidates:
Prince: Jack Behning, Layne Teubert, Zach Zebell
Princess: Noelle Blashack, Kara Lee, Delaney Sebora
King: Jose Amaya, Steven Anderson, Brandon Schmidt
Queen: Hope Feltmann, Cara Manard, Gerri Williamson
MC’s: Kaylee Scheevel and Rees Schuette
Snofest Week will be Feb. 13-17.