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PHOTO GALLERY: McLeod County Fair 2017

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – Click here to see photos from the 2017 McLeod County Fair in Hutchinson. Select photos will be printed in the Friday, Aug. 25 edition of the Herald Journal.

http://photos.herald-journal.com/McLeod-County-2017/McLeod-County-Fair-2017/i-Zv8m9Sr

What happened to the front page of the Herald Journal?

WRIGHT, MEEKER COUNTIES, MN – This year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the newspaper industry in Minnesota.

We joined nearly 200 newspapers across the state in running front pages with no news this week to get attention and make the point: “What if there was no local newspaper?”

The media landscape is constantly changing, but new media does not replace what existed.

Radio did not replace newspapers, TV did not replace radio, and although the internet and social media significantly changed the game, the others are still in place.

Technology allows the new media forms to make many things instant, even to the point of livestreaming crimes in progress.

At the same time, it allows many people a voice, which can create problems, including:

• overload: there is such an avalanche of media messages coming at us every day in so many forms that one must learn to block much of it out and find ways to key in to those that really matter.

• abuse: anybody can say almost anything and present it in a manner to suit their purpose – thus “fake news” is born.

So what’s a person to do?

Well, when something important is taking place, who are you going to turn to? Whether it’s a foreign country launching missiles at us, or the city council preparing to raise property taxes, who are you going to believe?

It’s the trusted media outlets that have over time established their credibility by presenting the “true news” as well as possible.

By the way, the real front page and everything else you’d expect this week is in the paper, just not on the front page.

Minnesota "Whiteout"
Minnesota “Whiteout”

Red Cross Disaster Action Team needs volunteers

HUTCHINSON – The Red Cross Disaster Action Team is looking for volunteers in our area. A training event is planned for Saturday, Aug. 26  from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the  Hutchinson Public Library.

At this event, you will meet other volunteers while training to help your community by bringing healing and hope after a home fire or other disaster as a Red Cross volunteer. Lunch will be provided.

The Hutchinson Library is located at 50 Hassan Street SE in Hutchinson. For more information, or to reserve your spot, email angie.schull@redcross.org, or call (507) 387-6664, ext. 1504.

Craft Beer Festival Sat. Sept. 9, 2017 – Winsted, MN

SPONSORED POST: For a chance to sample beer, wine, & spirits from more than 20 local and national vendors, look no further than the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted. In addition to the sampling, food will be served at the event including burgers, brats, pork chops, pizza, bottled water, & pop.

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This 4th annual event will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Winstock Country Music Festival grounds. Gates will open at 2 p.m.

Only those 21 and older, with a valid ID, will be allowed to enter. Participants will receive a commemorative mug to use for the 2-ounce beer and wine samples, and they will be able to vote for their favorite beverage.

HURRY! SPECIAL PRICING ENDS AUGUST 15, 2017

Tickets can be purchased online at www.stmarysbrewfest.com, St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, or at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted.

Early bird tickets will be $25 through August 15, 2017. At the gate, tickets will be $35 each. Designated driver tickets are available for $10 each, and include a mug and non-alcoholic beverages.

There is no charge for parking.

Lester Prairie City Council passes moratorium on hydronic furnaces

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie City Council, during its Aug. 8 meeting, passed a six-month moratorium on hydronic furnaces to give the city time to gather information about potential issues. Read more in the Aug. 11 issue of Herald Journal.

Wright County Fairest of the Fair crowned

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN — Ashton Roling, Madeline Clubb, and Molly Pettit were crowned Wright County Fairest of the Fair this afternoon (July 30).

More coronation photos will be posted tomorrow.

Wright County Fairest of the Fair 2017

Wright County Fairest of the Fair 2017