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Carver County Sheriff’s Office is patrolling the trails

CARVER COUNTY, MN – Sheriff Jim Olson reports that the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Carver County Parks and Trails Department, will begin a campaign to educate and enforce the rules and laws regarding trail use in Carver County. The partnership will include the Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse and their equestrian partner, a Sheriff’s Office Reservist with an all-terrain vehicle, and a Parks and Trails representative; all located at designated areas to provide education to users regarding the proper use of the trail system. On various upcoming dates, the Sheriff’s Office will have Deputies working the trails, issuing warnings and citations
related to violation(s) of the laws regarding trail usage.

“We have received a number of complaints regarding the improper and unlawful use of the trail system. It has
become a situation that is concerning to us, and impacts the enjoyment and safety of all trail users” Olson said.

A reminder of trail use guidelines:

 Walk and ride on the right side of the trail.

 If walking or riding in a group, move over so that others can also use the trail.

 Pass on the left with an audible warning such as politely announcing “passing on your left”.

 Obey all traffic signs and use caution at intersections.

 Be aware, watch for other pedestrians, traffic, and wildlife.

 Be aware of your speed on bicycles and slow down when approaching and passing other users.

 Wear helmets, reflectors and protective gear when using the trails.

 Respect private property and stay on the trail.

 The trails are for non-motorized traffic only.

 Keep all dogs leashed and within your control.

 Help maintain a clean trail system by disposing of your trash in the proper receptacle and pick up any

debris you encounter while using the trail.

 Respect all who use the trails.

For more information please go to the following website:

Round one winner of Cutest Pet Contest announced

MINNESOTA – The winner of the first round of the Cutest Pet Contest is Sister Mary “Cookie,” owned by Michael Thoennes. Prize money will be distributed once the entire contest is complete, as a pet could win more than one category.
The top 30 pets have advanced to “round two,” which begins Thursday, May 25. The third and final round of voting will begin Thursday, June 1. Votes do not carry over from one round to the next.
Part of the voting proceeds will be donated to the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter in Hutchinson.
The pets that didn’t advance will still be included in the Cutest Pet Contest Special Edition of the Herald Journal and Enterprise Dispatch.
As a reminder, voting rules are pasted below.
Sister Mary "Cookie"

Sister Mary “Cookie”

Voting is open to the general public, limited to persons 18 years of age or older.  Each vote costs 50 cents.  There is no limit to the number of votes a person can make.  Voting totals will be posted online as they are received.

Voting will be done in three rounds. The first round of voting will begin at 12:01 a.m. (CST) Thursday, May 18, 2017 and conclude at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  Votes may be submitted in-person or by mail at Herald Journal/Enterprise Dispatch office, or online.  Mailed and in-person votes must be received by 4:00 p.m. on May 23.  The top 50% of entries receiving votes during Round One will move on to the second round of voting.   VOTES FROM ROUND ONE DO NOT CARRY OVER TO ROUND TWO. 

The second round of voting will begin 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 and end at 11:59 p.m  Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  Mailed and in-person votes must be received by 4:00 p.m. on May 30.   The top 50% of entries receiving votes during Round Two will move on to the third and final round of voting.   VOTES FROM ROUND TWO DO NOT CARRY OVER TO ROUND THREE.

The final round of voting will begin 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017  and end at 11:59  p.m  Tuesday, June 6, 2017.  Mailed and in-person votes must be received by 4:00 p.m. on June 6.

Online votes may be cast at or using a valid credit card including MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.  The minimum amount of votes purchased online with a credit card is $5.00.  Credit card transactions are non-cancelable and non-refundable. If your credit card is declined for any reason, no vote will be submitted on your behalf.  Charges for voting online will appear on your credit card statement as “Online Contest-APT” from Advanced Prepress Technologies, Inc., Burbank, CA.  Your computer must accept cookies, which may be used for the purpose of entry tracking.  Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled so it does not interfere with processing your entry.

Additional names have been added to the list of area deceased veterans

Following are additional names to be added to the lists of deceased veterans published in the May 22 issue of Herald Journal:

Howard Lake

• Gordon Prince (Korea)

• Elmer Schuette (spelling correction).

• Loren Zander (WWII and Korea).

• Dennis Massey (WWII and Korea).

New Germany/Mayer

• Otto Ziermann (WWII).

Anyone who has a name for us to add to the list may call (320) 485-2535 or send an email to providing the city, name of the veteran, and conflict in which the veteran served.

Area Memorial Day plans announced

Area Memorial Day programs are set for the morning of Monday, May 29, providing a variety of options for remembering fallen soldiers.

Martin Krueger American Legion Post 407 and its Ladies Auxiliary will begin Winsted’s Memorial Day observance with a Naval tribute at Mill Reserve Park at 8:45 a.m. There will be a worship service at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 9:15 a.m.

In Howard Lake, members of American Legion Post 145 will assemble at the St. James Lutheran Church parking lot at 9 a.m. and then march to the city cemetery, where the program will begin at 9:15 a.m.

The Ray Kirkpatrick American Legion Post 463 in Lester Prairie will host a Memorial Day program at 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion Service Member Memorial in Central Park.

Charles Claessens Legion Post 305 and Auxiliary Unit will observe Memorial Day with services Monday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m. in Railroad Park in Waverly.

The New Germany American Legion Memorial Day program will begin at 9 a.m. at the Crow River Cemetery in New Germany, followed by stops at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Cemetery in New Germany, 10 a.m. at St. John’s Cemetery in Hollywood, 10:20 at Methodist Cemetery in Mayer, and 10:30 at Zion in Mayer, where there will be a program.

For additional details, see the May 22 edition of the Herald Journal.

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Last chance to enter the Cutest Pet Contest – deadline is May 16

MINNESOTA – The Herald Journal Cutest Pet Contest entry deadline is Tuesday, May 16. To register, or to see entries received so far, click here:

Camden Twp./NG Cleanup Day Sat.

SPONSORED POST.  Camden Township and the City of New Germany will have cleanup day Saturday, May 20 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the New Germany shed, 250 State Ave. See ad in today’s paper for details.