Archive for Lester Prairie

Dr. Melissa Radeke reflects on her four years at Lester Prairie School District

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This fall, Dr. Melissa Radeke will enter her fourth year as the Lester Prairie School District Superintendent.

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Two Injured in Crash East of Hutchinson

Two drivers were injured in a crash east of Hutchinson Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol(MSP),  23-year-old Andrew Stroming of Hutchinson was taken to Hutchinson Health for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and 60-year-old Glen Schaefer of Brownton was taken to HCMC in Minneapolis for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

MSP reported Stroming was traveling westbound on Highway 7 and Schaefer was traveling eastbound on Highway 7 between Major Avenue and Memory Circle when they collided just before 1:30pm.

FedEx driver “started to fall asleep” before head-on crash in Carver County, state patrol said

Watertown, MN — Authorities in Carver County reported a FedEx driver was falling asleep when he crashed head-on into a pickup truck the evening of August 3, but both drivers are expected to survive.

The FedEx driver, a 27-year-old from Forest Lake, was heading east on Highway 7 in Watertown Township when he “started to fall asleep,” the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) said. His truck crossed the center line and hit a Dodge Ram heading in the opposite direction.

The 27-year-old was airlifted to North Memorial Health Hospital, but his injuries are not life-threatening, per the patrol. The Ram’s driver — a 32-year-old from Mound — suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, according to the MSP.

UPDATE: FREE Scheduled Walking Tours at the Wall That Heals Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Winsted

SPONSORED POST – UPDATE: Due to popular demand of the free guided walking tours at the Wall That Heals, coordinators have added additional times and dates to the schedule (see below).

The public of all ages are invited to attend FREE scheduled walking tours at the Wall That Heals Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Winsted at the Winstock Festival Grounds. Guided walking tours will take place with no reservations needed at the following scheduled dates/times:

Thursday, July 28 – 1p, 5p, & 7p
Friday, July 29 – 9a, 10a, 12p, 1:30p, 3p, 5:30p & 7p
Saturday, – 10:30a, 12p, 1:30p, 3p, 5:30p, & 7p
Sunday, – 9:30a & 11a

Contact Marv Ebensperger at (612) 203-3665 with questions or to schedule a group tour.

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The Wall That Heals, a 3/4 scale version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, arrives at the Winstock festival grounds on Tuesday, July 26, with construction and volunteer meeting on Wednesday, July 27, and opens with free admission 24/7 from 2pm Wednesday July 27 through 2 pm Sunday, July 31.

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The Wall That Heals exhibit arrives in Winsted

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The Wall That Heals, a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Wall and Mobile Education Center, has arrived in Winsted. The exhibit opened to the public Thursday, July 28, and remains open 24 hours a day through Sunday, July 31, at 2 p.m. The exhibit is free to attend and is available, rain or shine. People may attend singly or schedule a group tour.

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Lester Prairie City Council is looking at providing an insurance plan instead of a stipend

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The Lester Prairie City Council continued its ongoing discussions on employee wages and insurance at its special workshop July 26. The council plans to increase the wages of city employees, as well as adopt health insurance for them.

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