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German farmer visits area farms and dealerships


Franzi Wunsch, a former Lester Prairie foreign exchange student from Germany, and her father, Burkhard, recently visited local farms and farm equipment dealerships.

“He said he loves that people are so friendly here,” Franzi said.

Burkhard and Franzi began their journey to local dealerships and farms with Allen Stender and his family July 7.

They visited Midwest Machinery in Howard Lake, Arnold’s in Glencoe, and Lano’s Equipment in Norwood.

They also visited the cheese store at Bongards’ Creameries, and local farms, including Kevin Lachermeier’s in Mayer; and Rick and Mindy Jeurissen’s in Lester Prairie, which is most similar to farms in Germany, Burkhard said.

For full story, see July 28 issue.

Sports schedule for Wednesday, July 23

NSL Playoffs: Montrose/Waverly vs. Rockford at Delano; 7:30 p.m.

CRVL Playoffs: Mayer at Glencoe; 7:30 p.m.

Local families to be recognized at Farmfest Thurs., Aug. 7

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER, and MEEKER COUNTIES, MN – Representing agricultural achievement in diverse farming operations, 74 families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as a 2014 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota.

The farm families will be recognized in ceremonies beginning at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, at the annual Minnesota Farmfest on the Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls. The event is in the Wick Buildings Farmfest Center on the estate grounds.

Here are a few of the local honorees:

• Engelmann Dairy – McLeod County Farm Family of the Year

• Tony and Patti Fisher Family – Meeker County Farm Family of the Year

• Buetow Farms Inc. – Carver County Farm Family of the Year

• Carlsons Orchard, Bakery, and Restaurant – Wright County Farm Family of the Year

To see a full list of the 2014 farm families, click here.

Mayer City Council to conduct budget meeting

MAYER, MN – Mayer City Council will conduct a budget workshop meeting today, Monday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

Items to be discussed include the city’s five-year capital improvement plan and preliminary expenses for the 2015 city budget.

Carver Co. veterans’ stories now accepted online

CARVER COUNTY, MN – The Carver County Veterans Memorial and Registry website is now accepting stories of veterans who will be featured in the physical memorial.

To locate a veteran’s story on the registry at, type all or part of the name in the search box. (A search for “taylor,” for example, will bring up the story of Myron E. Taylor, Sr.)

Reserve a spot
To learn more about the Carver County Veterans Memorial and Registry, or to reserve a paver, call:

• Stan Heldt: (952) 657-2169

• Lowell Wasser: (952) 657-2107

• Norville Luebke: (952) 657-1415

• Myron Taylor Sr.: (952) 657-2462

Beer Festival Sat. July 19 – Winsted, MN

SPONSORED POST: For a chance to sample beer and wine from about 25 local and national craft breweries, look no further than the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted. In addition to the beer and wine sampling, food will be served at the event including burgers, brats, pork chops, pizza, bottled water, & pop.

This first-ever event will take place Saturday, July 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Winstock Country Music Festival grounds. Gates will open at 2 p.m.

b-brewfest.052014“We’re anticipating 1,000 people for the first year,” said Tom Ollig, development director at St. Mary’s Care Center.

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.


Tickets can be purchased online at, or at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted.

Tickets will be $30 when ordered online through the event date. 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.