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Look for Small Business Saturday deals Saturday, Nov. 28

HOWARD LAKE, NEW GERMANY, LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Local businesses  encourage  customers to shop small, and shop local Saturday, Nov. 28 as part of Small Business Saturday (SBS).

Small Business Saturday is a nationally recognized day, when hometown businesses show the public why shopping local makes sense.

Friendly service, convenient proximity, and unique options translate to sales in the frenzied rush of holiday shopping.

Over the past six weeks, the Herald Journal has featured businesses that hope to be considered when it comes to completing your holiday wish lists.

Look inside for a summary of the participants, where to find them, special hours, and sales (not all sales listed) being offered during Small Business Saturday.

This year’s list includes the following local businesses:

• Paws Inn Resort, New Germany;

• Twisted Piston Apparel, Howard Lake;

• Howard Lake Tire & Auto Service, Howard Lake;

• Genie Drain Cleaning, Hutchinson, Waconia, Cokato, and Glencoe;

• Holasek Flower Power Garden Center, Lester Prairie;

• Howard Lake Municipal, Howard Lake;

• Pit Stop Tire & Auto, Howard Lake.

Santa in New Germany Saturday, Dec. 5

SPONSORED POST. Santa will be at the New Germany City Hall Saturday, Dec. 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. Free will donation. Bring your camera.

Christmas Trees, Spruce Tip Containers, and Poinsettias

(SPONSORED POST) ‘Tis the season! Holasek Flower Power Garden Center is ready with Christmas Trees, Spruce tip containers, and Poinsettias grown in their own greenhouses, as well as outdoor greens such as incense cedar, white pine, and blueberry juniper available in bulk.


Great gift items available include gift certificates, lovely african violets, ferns, and norway pines, as well as many more items for that gardener on your list!

Visit or call 320.395.2780 for more information

Hutchinson Health earns ‘top performer’ award

SPONSORED POST – Hutchinson Health announced Nov. 19 it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Hutchinson Health was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 Annual Report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for pneumonia, surgical care, VTE, and Immunization.

Hutchinson Health is one of 1,043 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

• achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;

• achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and

• having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above,  and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Hutchinson Health for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

Carver Co. 14-year-old apprehended for terroristic threats

CARVER COUNTY, MN – A 14-year-old boy at Chanhassen High School is in custody after threatening to shoot a classmate, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The sheriff’s office responded to a complaint of terroristic threats at about 7:11 p.m. Nov. 13. The victim, a 14-year-old boy who is a freshman at Chanhassen High School, had received an email from a 14-year-old male classmate a earlier in the day while at school, stating, “I’m going to shoot you.”

Deputies served a search warrant at the suspect’s residence in Victoria just after midnight Nov. 14. They seized two laptop computers, a smart phone, and three firearms. The juvenile suspect was apprehended for terroristic threats and transported to the Carver County Juvenile Detention Center where he is being held for court. The case has been submitted to the Carver County Attorney’s Office.

Minnesotans look back on deadly 1940 blizzard

WRIGHT, McLEOD, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – With last week’s sunshine and high of 70 degrees F, it’s almost hard to imagine the scene that sent Minnesota into a frozen panic Nov. 11, 1940.

“By noon, it seemed we had nearly a foot of snow,” Bernard J. Luhman of Howard Lake noted in the book, “All Hell Broke Loose.”

The next morning, everything was white. Luhman waded to the barn, and managed to do the milking and feed his cattle, horses, and chickens.

Luhman was a Wright County snow plow driver, and he and his plowing partner, Walter Priggie, worked for 58 hours without sleep.

“This might be a good time to mention that we were paid 35 cents an hour in those days,” he noted.

Look for the full story in the Monday, Nov. 9 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

Minneapolis Star Journal - Nov. 11, 1940

Minneapolis Star Journal – Nov. 11, 1940