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Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions Updated COVID-19 Statement







Dear Valued Customers,

At Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions, our top priority is the health and safety of our customers and employees. We have been paying close attention to this ever-changing situation, and we are proactively adapting and creating policies to address concerns surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Our Plato, 200 4th Ave, SE, retail location will be temporarily closed due to Governor Waltz’s Emergency Executive Stay at Home Order 20-20 and all of our efforts to keep people, including our staff and customers safe. We will continue to accept and answer customer calls and emails during this time. Our retail location will reopen for customers when official notice regarding changes or removal of the order is given.

We are following local, national, and federal health recommendations to help slow the spread of the virus and keep those at increased risk safer. We are following specific recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health.


State of Minnesota:

We will continue to evaluate this situation and provide updates as things change. We thank you in advance for your business and understanding during this time of fluidity, and we look forward to continuing to serve your needs. Simply visit to stay up to date with any further changes.


Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions


Zero incidents of COVID-19 transmission from print surfaces

According to Earl J. Wilkinson, Executive Director and CEO of the International News Media Association (INMA) there has never been a documented incident whereby the COVID-19 virus has been transmitted from a print newspaper, print magazine, print letter, or print package, according to the world’s top doctors and scientists. Follow the link below for more information.

Funeral notice: Irma Jaekel, age 99, formerly of Montrose, Maple Plain

MONTROSE, MN – Irma Lila Marie Lenz Jaekel, a resident of the Home of the Good Shepherd, Wilton, NY, age 99, formerly of Montrose, Maple Plain, and Buffalo, died Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, NY.  Funeral services originally planned for Saturday, March 21 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Watertown Township, have been cancelled.   A memorial service for Irma Jaekel will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Memorial Fund of Saint Peter Lutheran Church, 3030 Navajo Avenue, Watertown, Minnesota 55388. The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to

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Luke Combs
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Chris Janson
Phil Vassar
Lainey Wilson
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Sheriff’s office bars vehicle traffic on Upper Maple Lake due to safety concerns

WRIGHT COUNTY – One of the county’s most popular annual winter events will find itself altered this weekend due to safety concerns.

The 45th annual Maple Lake Ice Fishing Contest will take place Saturday, Feb. 1, but vehicle traffic will not be allowed to pass at the two public accesses on Upper Maple Lake.

At 12:16 p.m. today, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office released the following post on Facebook:

“The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is barring vehicle traffic (cars, trucks, vans, SUVs) at the public accesses on Upper Maple Lake due to unsafe conditions, as well as being the site of a large ice fishing tournament. Per Minnesota statute 86B.106, this restriction will be enforced beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31. The ban is expected to be lifted at 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb  2nd.”

On the Maple Lake Ice Fishing Contest website ( it states that only portable fish houses, ATVs, 4-wheelers, and snowmobiles will be allowed on the ice during the fishing derby.

Head-on collision injures Mayer woman

KANDIYOHI COUNTY – A Mayer woman received non-life threatening injuries in a head-on collision in Kandiyohi County at 7:25 a.m. today.  Julie Vonne Stanley, 19, of Mayer, was driving a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer southbound on Highway 71. A Chevy Trailblazer, driven by Kyle James Dimler, 44, of Willmar, was northbound on Highway 71. The vehicles collided head-on.  Both drivers sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Rice Hospital.  Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.