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Robbery results in attempted murder charge

MIDDLEVILLE TOWNSHIP, MN – A Waverly man and Delano woman have been charged in connection with a July 14 robbery near Howard Lake, during which shots were fired.

Casey Harold Lambert, 23, is facing charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree aggravated robbery, and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Callie Lynn Anderson, 19, is facing charges of aiding and abetting second-degree attempted murder, aiding and abetting first-degree aggravated robbery, and aiding and abetting second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with the incident.

According to a criminal complaint, the incident began when two brothers met up with Lambert, Anderson, and a 14-year-old juvenile male to smoke marijuana near the Crow River bridge in Middleville Township.

When the brothers were ready to leave, they were allegedly approached by Lambert, who was armed with a shotgun and demanded one of the brothers to open the trunk of his vehicle. When the brother refused, he was reportedly struck in the face with the barrel of the shotgun. He then opened the trunk.

The juvenile reportedly retrieved a safe containing marijuana from the trunk, took it to the driver’s side door and demanded for it to be opened. The driver did so, and then started the vehicle in an attempt to flee the area.

As the vehicle started to drive away, Lambert allegedly fired four rounds from the shotgun, damaging the vehicle and breaking glass that struck the passenger in the face.

The two drove to a relative’s home in Montrose and were transported to Buffalo Hospital, where the driver was treated for a fractured nose and a broken orbital bone. A piece of metal that appeared to be a pellet from a shotgun shell was imbedded near his right eye and could not be removed.

A deputy met with the brothers at the hospital, where they recalled the incident and reported that a phone, wallet, and marijuana had been stolen.

For more information, see the July 27 edition of the Herald Journal.

Beer Festival Sat. Sept.12, 2015 – Winsted, MN

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

st_marysThis 2nd annual event will take place Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Winstock Country Music Festival grounds. Gates will open at 2 p.m.

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, St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, or at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted.

Early bird tickets will be $25 through August 1, 2015. 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.

Miss Central Minnesota is seeking candidates for its second pageant

MCLEOD, WRIGHT, MEEKER, AND CARVER COUNTIES, MN – The Miss Central Minnesota Pageant, a local preliminary pageant to Miss Minnesota and Miss America, is currently seeking candidates. Since 1935, thousands of young women in the State of Minnesota have been beneficiaries of the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant and their local affiliates. Today, these women have become our leaders and volunteers in the community.

This is the second year of the program. Candidates are judged on talent, interview, fitness, evening gown and on-stage question. There is not an entry fee to compete; however, each contestant is required to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network, which is the Miss America National Platform. Miss Central Minnesota candidates must be between the ages of 17 and 24 and between the ages of 13 and 17 for Miss Central Minnesota Outstanding Teen.

The Miss Central Minnesota Pageant is also looking for individuals who are interested in helping make this program a success. The pageant will be held November 7th, 2015 at the Hutchinson Middle School auditorium. Please contact the executive director, Jodi Swaja, at

Beanbag teams sought for Waverly Daze tournament

The Waverly Daze Beanbag Toss Tournament will be Saturday, July 11 with games starting at 10 a.m. at Waverly Legion Park.  The tournament is limited to 32 two-person teams. Up to $300 in cash prizes will be awarded in double elimination.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase on-site from the Waverly Lions or Knights of Columbus.

Register your team with Joel at Citizens State Bank, PO 68, Waverly, MN 55390 with a $25 registration fee.

Or, register by 9:30 a.m. the day of the event. $30 per team.

For information or questions, contact Sonya Tourville at (612) 508-6229.

New design! Check out Monday’s Herald Journal!

HOWARD LAKE, WINSTED, LESTER PRAIRIE, NEW GERMANY, MAYER, WAVERLY, MN – Let us know what you think when you see the June 29 edition of the Herald Journal. We’ve been planning a redesign for months, and this is our first time using the new elements.

We hope it will be easier for you all to read, and nicer looking.

Thanks to all of you who subscribe!


Stolen truck leads to high-speed chase in Wright County

WRIGHT, McLEOD COUNTIES, MN – A Silver Lake man attempting to assist a motorist who was in the ditch early this morning was assaulted and had his truck stolen, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 2 a.m., a Wright County sheriff’s deputy was patrolling the area of Highway 25 and 14 Street NE in Buffalo when his vehicle was passed on the right shoulder at high speed by a 2001 white Chevy Impala.

The deputy attempted to stop the Impala, but lost sight of it in the area of 8th Street NE.

A few minutes later, the Wright County Communications Center received a call from Brent Morris, 31, of Silver Lake, stating that his vehicle had just been stolen as he stopped to assist a motorist in a white Chevy Impala that had gone into the ditch in the area of Highway 55 and County Road 35.

Morris reported that as he approached the Impala, the driver assaulted him and fled in Morris’s 2010 Ford pickup.

Wright County sheriff’s deputies located Morris’s stolen pickup traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Highway 55 and First Street NE in Buffalo. Deputies pursued this vehicle for a short distance until the driver lost control and struck a power pole at First Street NE and Calder Avenue NE.

The driver then fled on foot, and Wright County deputies, with help from a K-9, located him near 1156 Calder Avenue NE. The man, identified as Jeremy Sterzinger, 27, of St. Joseph, was arrested for fleeing, robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, and driving after revocation. He was transported to Buffalo Hospital for injuries sustained in crash and will be booked into the Wright County Jail upon his release.