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Pet of the Month: A mini potbellied pig in Watertown

CARVER COUNTY, MN – Lenny eats like a pig, but that’s OK. (After all, he is one.)

Luce Line Lenny

Luce Line Lenny















“His favorite foods are Lays potato chips and gummy bears,” said his owner, Abby Pawelk, whose family operates LuceLine Orchard in Watertown.

Lenny came to the orchard as a tiny baby two years ago. He weighed about as much as a pineapple then, but has since grown to between 40 and 50 pounds.

Look for the full story in the Monday, April 27 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

Have an idea for Pet of the Month? We’d love to hear it! E-mail Starrla Cray at or call (320) 485-2535.


New Germany City Council to consider Trophy Lake Estate agreements

NEW GERMANY, MN – New Germany City Council will consider an assessment abatement agreement regarding the Trophy Lake Estates property during its Tuesday, April 21 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include a discussion with MN Outboard, an updated PeopleService contract, and discussion of Metropolitan Council forecasts.

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

Carver County Dairy Princesses crowned; awards presented

CARVER COUNTY, MN – Six young women were crowned as Carver County Dairy Princesses at the Cologne Community Center April 11.

Princesses include Katelyn Hesse of Cologne, Carley Vinkemeier of Norwood Young America, Amy Broll of Chaska, Samantha Wickenhauser of Cologne, Laura Grimm of Waconia, and Anna Broll of Chaska.

Other recognitions include:

• Arlo Henning of Watertown  received the Senior Dairyman award.

• Bruce and Jill Boettcher of Mayer received a special Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) award from the Carver County Farm Bureau.

• Kathy and Tom Haubrich of the Norwood Young America Dairy Queen received the Golden Butter Knife award.

• The Milk Pitcher award went to Tim and Patty Eiden of Chaska.

• The Farm Woman of the Year was LuAnn Traver of Cologne.

• The Farm Family of the Year was John and Jeanie Buckentine of Chaska, with daughters Katie and Anna accepting the award.

Carver County Dairy Princesses

Carver County Dairy Princesses

Gun fired in Norwood Young America KWIK Trip

CARVER COUNTY, MN – A gun was fired at the KWIK Trip store in Norwood Young America at about 2:39 a.m. this morning (April 17), according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the report, an “unruly patron” in the KWIK Trip store was involved in a struggle with an off-duty McLeod County Deputy Sheriff who also happened to be at the store. At some point during the confrontation, a firearm was discharged.

The “unruly patron” fled the scene and was later found a few blocks away. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center where he was treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.

The off-duty deputy remained on the scene and was transported to Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia where he was treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Investigation was summoned to conduct the investigation, which is standard protocol for the Carver County Sheriff’s Office when investigating officer-involved shootings.

The KWIP Trip remains closed while investigators continue to process the scene for physical evidence. The roadways adjacent to the store are open at this time.

The names of the involved parties are not being released at this time, pending interviews.


Swingin Country Sun., April 12

SPONSORED POST. Down South Bar and Grill, New Germany is having entertainment Swingin Country Sunday, April 12 at 3 pm.

New Germany City Council to discuss contracts, Trophy Lake Estates

NEW GERMANY, MN – New Germany City Council will discuss the city’s contracts with Elite Waste Disposal and PeopleService during its Tuesday, April 7 meeting.

It will also discuss the Trophy Lake Estates property.

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