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Man buried alive in Carver County ditch

CARVER COUNTY, MN – A man from Dahlgren Township near Chaska is dead after being accidentally buried alive in a drainage tile ditch, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Preliminary information suggests that Dennis Peter Lenzen, 78, of Dahlgren Township was installing drainage ditch tile in his farm field south of Highway 212 when an employee pushed dirt into the ditch to hold the tile, accidentally burying Lenzen.

The employee called for help and attempted to dig Lenzen out by hand. When emergency responders arrived, they found Lenzen and attempted lifesaving efforts. Lenzen was unresponsive, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The case remains under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office and Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

Two drownings in 24-hours in Carver County

CARVER COUNTY, MN – Two separate drownings were reported within 24 hours at Parley Lake in Carver County, including one incident that claimed the life of a 6-year-old, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office and Fox 9.

Preliminary findings suggest that a boat was adrift from the dock with 6-year-old Hunter Andrew Heyrman on board. The child’s father, Chad Heyrman, attempted to swim to retrieve the boat, but was unsuccessful. A short time later, the boat was located, and the boy was not in it. Deputies found him unresponsive in the water, and rescue workers performed CPR. The child was transported to Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia where he was pronounced dead.

In a separate incident Oct. 18, 60-year-old Dean William Beautow fell out of a boat on Parley Lake, and was pulled unconscious from the water. Beautow was taken to Ridgeview Hospital, where he later died.

Neither of the victims appeared to be wearing life jackets.

St. John’s chili/soup luncheon Sat., Oct. 25

St. John’s Lutheran Church will host a chili/soup luncheon Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church basement in Hollywood Township.
A bake sale will also take place. Proceeds from the event will go toward remodeling of the church.

New Germany City Council to consider approval of updated contract with Broadband

NEW GERMANY, MN – New Germany City Council will consider approval of an updated contract with Broadband Corporation of Victoria during its Tuesday, Oct. 21 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include final approval of the city’s infrastructure improvement project, and an employment review for the city clerk.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at city hall.

Who are you voting for? Look for candidate profiles in Monday’s paper

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Each week leading up to the Tuesday, Nov. 4 election, Herald Journal has been publishing a voters guide with include brief profiles of local candidates.

We are featuring only candidates in contested races. Candidates who are running unopposed were not asked to participate.

Candidate profiles for the following races will be published on pages 8-9A of the Oct. 20 edition:

• State Representative District 18A Dean Urdahl* (R-Grove City) versus Steven Shiroo (DFL-Cokato).

• Waverly City Council candidates Kenny Antil*, Adrian (Ben) Duske*, Lane Johnson, Scott Wilson, and Jeremiah Jessen.

• New Germany City Council candidates Nick Hartwig*, Cathy Ruschmeier*, and Paul Engelhart.

• Mayer City Council candidates Erick Boder*, Krista Goedell, Nikki McNeilly, and Kenneth Jeffrey Olson.

• Lester Prairie mayoral candidates Andy Heimerl* and Mark Miller.

• Howard Lake City Council candidates Mike Mitchell*, Al Munson*, Tim Krueger, and Joel Uldrych.

(* denotes incumbent)

Candidate profiles for the following races were published on pages 6-7A of the Oct. 13 edition:

• State Representative District 18B, including incumbent Glenn Gruenhagen (R) of Glencoe, and John Lipke (DFL) of Stewart.

• State Representative District 47A, including Jim Nash (R) of Waconia, and Matthew Gieseke (DFL) of Waconia.

• Carver County Commissioner District 4, including incumbent Commissioner Tim Lynch of Mayer and Frank Long of Watertown.

• Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty of St. Michael versus challenger Stacy Braun.

• Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson versus challenger Derek Lee.

Belgian waffle breakfast Sunday, Oct. 19

The New Germany Commercial Club will host a Belgian waffle breakfast Sunday, Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the New Germany City Hall. Proceeds will benefit the city parks, the annual Halloween party, and various other activities.