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Minnesota ranks second as ‘overall best state’

WRIGHT, McLEOD, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Which state is the best? According to recent rankings from US News & World Report, it’s Iowa. Minnesota is closely behind at second place, followed by Utah, North Dakota, and New Hampshire.

The report measures more than 75 metrics, such as infrastructure, crime, health care, quality of life, government fiscal stability, economy, and opportunity. More weight was placed on some metrics than others.

At the bottom of the list was Louisiana. Others at the low end included Mississippi, New Mexico, West Virginia, and Alabama.

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Three people injured in three car crash south of Winsted Feb. 24

WINSTED, MN – The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office responded to a three-vehicle crash in the area of Babcock Ave and 220th St, south of Winsted at 3:56 p.m. Saturday.
According to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office, a 2009 Ford Explorer, owned and driven by Willis Fredrick Leistiko, 75, of Mayer, was southbound on Babcock Avenue. It received more than $1,000 damage when it was struck by a 2000 Mercury Sable, owned and driven by Rita Kaye Smith, 61, of Cokato. Smith’s vehicle also received more than $1,000 damage, according to the sheriff’s office.
Smith’s vehicle was northbound on Babcock Avenue.
Leistiko, his passenger, Janice Elaine Leistiko, 72, of Mayer, and Smith were all transported to Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia for injuries sustained.
A third vehicle, a 2015 Hyundai Sonata, owned and driven by John Gilbert Peterson, 75, of Cokato, was also northbound on Babcock Avenue. Peterson applied the brakes after seeing the initial crash, and ended up hitting vehicle the Sable after it bounced back from striking the Ford Explorer, according to the sheriff’s office.
Peterson and his passenger, Rebecca Lee Benoit, 64, of Cokato, signed off with Howard Lake ambulance and were not transported.
Also responding to the scene were the Winsted Police Department, the Winsted Fire Department, the Lester Prairie Fire Department, Ridgeview Ambulance, and Howard Lake Ambulance.

Mayer council to hear annual reports

MAYER, MN – Mayer City Council will hear the city’s 2017 audit report during its Feb. 26 meeting.
Other items on the agenda include the 2017 wastewater treatment plant report and information about a harassment course. A workshop meeting will follow the regular council meeting. Agenda items include enterprise funds and an audio/visual proposal.

Funeral notice: Bernett Jopp, 89, of Mayer

MAYER, MN – Bernett P. Jopp, age 89, of Mayer, passed away Friday, Feb, 23, 2018, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Funeral service will take place Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hollywood Township, New Germany, with interment at the church cemetery. Visitation will take place at the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

Mid-County Coop Spring Conference 2018



Join us for Mid-County’s


12:00 – 2:00 PM


This meeting will feature valuable agronomic info and a chance for guests to network with other growers and industry experts.

Vandy’s Grille 
at Island View Golf Club
7795 Laketown Parkway
Waconia, MN 55387

Trevor Hamre – Producers Hybrids
Jeremy Donabauer – Ag Wetland Services Inc.
Will speak on deciphering complex farm land drainage regulations.




Family movie at Mayer Lutheran HS

The Mayer Lutheran High School booster club will host a family movie event Sunday, Feb. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the school’s fine arts center, showing “Big Hero 6.”