Archive for Lester Prairie

Spring load restrictions take effect on McLeod County highways Friday, Feb. 17.

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.

LP crowns Snofest king and queen

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.lp.king queen_9199.web

Lester Prairie Snofest candidates announced

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.

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Steak/shrimp dinner Saturday, Feb. 11

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.

Chowmein supper in Lester Prairie Feb. 9

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 Snofest candidates announced


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.