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VIDEO: Zip line tour!

HENDERSON, MN – Have you tried zip lining? Kerfoot Canopy Tour in Henderson, MN is a neat place to go.

I (Starrla Cray) went yesterday with my husband and sister, and it was the best day ever. Make sure your sound is up when you watch the video – My sister is a little bit scared at the beginning, and it’s pretty funny!

Look for a feature story about our experience in the “Fall Destinations” section of the Monday, Aug. 29 edition of Herald Journal.


Milk truck tips over on Highway 7

CARVER COUNTY, MN – A section of Highway 7 near Watertown was closed for  about five hours after a milk truck tipped over late July 17.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Ralph Runnalls, 61, of New Jersey, was driving a milk truck at 9:46 p.m. when he lost control on the roundabout at Carver County Road 10 and the truck tipped over.

He was hauling 5,000 pounds of milk, none of which spilled, according to reports.

No injuries were reported at the scene. Runnalls was issued a citation for failure to drive with due care.

Funeral announcement: William ‘Bill’ Drew, 81, of Mayer

MAYER, MN – William “Bill” Drew, age 81, of Mayer, passed away Friday, July 15 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.  Memorial service will take place Friday, July 22 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer. Gathering of family and friends will take place at the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia, Minnesota.

McLeod Co-op looks to return money to former members

MCLEOD COUNTY, MN – The McLeod Co-op has money for former members. They are looking for current mailing addresses of members who had capital credit checks returned to them by the U.S. Postal Service in 2015-16. If you have a current mailing address for anyone listed, notify the office at (320)864-3148, or have the former member contact them directly.

Michael J. Bickman – Lester Prairie

Mike A. Cohrs – Watertown

Chris L. Fischer – Watertown

James Harmening – Howard Lake

Christopher B. Johnson – Mayer

Darryl Jones – Winsted

Donald J. Martin – Winsted

John and Val McCain – Montrose

Scott M. Olson – Montrose

Lance Pasket – Watertown

Valerie Pecharich – Lester Prairie

Benilda Schermann – Winsted

Bruce Seth – Lester Prairie

John C. Simmons – Mayer

Dean and Kim Noel Strehler – Mayer

Joy I. VanDaele – Winsted

Steven Votava – Winsted

Aaron J. Wiemiller – Winsted

Mayer woman accused of aiding sexual assault of her daughter

MAYER, MN – A Mayer woman was arrested July 8 for her role in an alleged sexual assault involving her 9-year-old daughter in Iowa, according to a formal complaint from the Carver County Attorney’s Office.

Cynthia Mitteness, 48, is being held in the Carver County Jail pending $50,000 cash bail or a $500,000 bond. Her next court appearance was scheduled for July 15.

According to reports, Carver County Sheriff’s Office deputies were alerted to the crime July 7 after Mitteness’ husband found “alarming social media messages” between his wife and Michael Lee Williams, 50, a registered sex offender in Runnells, just outside of Des Moines, IA.

Mitteness and her daughter had allegedly traveled to Iowa June 10-12 to visit a relative, according to the complaint. Mitteness later admitted to authorities to bringing her daughter to meet up with Williams. She stated that Williams likes “young girls as well as adult girls.” The complaint also states that Mitteness admitted to taking nude photographs of her daughter, but could not recall if she sent the images to Williams.

The formal complaint notes that the 9-year-old told her father she was at Williams’ house, and that her mother said not to talk about it.

During the investigation, Carver County Sheriff’s Office deputies reviewed explicit electronic messages between Mitteness and Williams.

Deputies searched Mitteness’ residence in Mayer July 8, recovering electronics, documents, and books. She has since been charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct (a felony), contributing to the need for child protection or services (a gross misdemeanor), and child endangerment (a gross misdemeanor).

Law enforcement from Polk County, IA arrested Williams for felony human trafficking and sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to reports, Williams was placed on the Iowa Sex Offender registry in 1996 after being convicted of indecent exposure. In 2001, he was convicted of first-degree sexual assault.

Cynthia Mitteness of Mayer is facing charges involving the alleged sexual assault of her child.

Cynthia Mitteness of Mayer is facing charges involving the alleged sexual assault of her child.

KQRS Brian Zepp at Knuckleheads Sat.

SPONSORED POST. KQRS Brain Zepp will be at Knuckleheads Bar & Grill, Mayer Sat., July 16 from 2-4 p.m.