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New Germany council hears from Carver County Sheriff

Carver County Sheriff’s Deputy Gary Stahlke asked New Germany City Council members to encourage residents to call for help immediately when they need a law enforcement presence.
He asked that residents not wait until city hall is open, and then complain about an incident.
Stahlke also educated the council about how traffic stops are recorded. He said while a stop may have started in the city, the officer may actually stop a vehicle in the township. When a vehicle is stopped in the township, it is recorded in the township.
To read the full article, please see the April 24 edition of the Herald Journal.,

New urgent care hours at Hutchinson Health

SPONSORED POST – Beginning Saturday, April 29, urgent care services at Hutchinson Health will be available 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days per week.

Urgent care is ideal for dealing with minor injuries and illnesses quickly, without having to wait for a regular clinic appointment. Walk-in, extended-hour access is often convenient for patients with sprains, sore throats, earaches, minor injuries/cuts, fevers and other urgent – but non-emergency – conditions.

If a problem appears to be life-threatening (such as severe or sudden chest pain), it is best to go to an emergency room or call 911.

Hutchinson Health is located at 3 Century Avenue in Hutchinson, MN. The clinic can be reached at (320) 234-3290.

Cutest pet contest starts May 1

WRIGHT, CARVER, McLEOD COUNTIES, MN – Do you have a cute pet? The Herald Journal and Enterprise Dispatch Cutest Pet Contest will let you show your pet off with the chance of winning a cash prize.
Registration will begin Monday, May 1. The contest is being presented by The Country Store in Howard Lake. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to an area humane society.
Watch for more information at, and the May 1 editions of the Herald Journal and Enterprise Dispatch.
Pet Contest 2017

Pet Contest 2017

Funeral notice: Eldoris Schultz, 89, of New Germany

NEW GERMANY, MN – Eldoris Schultz, 89, of Hollywood Township, rural New Germany, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the Elim Home in Watertown.  Her funeral service will take place Monday, April 3 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany, with interment at the church cemetery.  There will be visitation at the church from 9:30 to 11 a.m., prior to the service.  Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

Several departments respond to grass fire

Smoke billows from a Tuesday evening swamp fire behind the residence at 1495 110th St. SE between Watertown and Delano.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, MN – A discarded cigarette led to a large grass fire in a swamp between Watertown and Delano Tuesday, according to Watertown Fire Chief Wade Stock.

His department was called to the fire at 1495 110th St. SE in Franklin Township around 4:25 p.m.

Fire departments from Delano, Montrose, Mayer, St. Bonifacius, and Victoria provided mutual aid, as did the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources helicopter.

Smoke from the fire was reportedly visible from as far west as Hutchinson and as far north as Maple Lake, just one indicator of the size of the blaze.

“It was 60.5 acres,” Stock said. “I only know that because the helicopter took GPS footage. It’s hard to tell when you’re standing on the ground. We had the DNR helicopter out there, so it was taking GPS of the whole burn area. They did water drops with it. That’s what put out the majority of it.”

Nearly 70 firefighters responded to the scene, with some going on foot or by ATV to attack the fire with blowers and water, while others parked fire engines on neighboring properties and stood by to protect them.

No injuries, property damage, or property loss was reported.

Stock said the scene was cleared at 7:41 p.m.

He used the incident to remind residents of the current fire risk.

“Everybody just needs to be cautious with the dry conditions out there,” Stock said. “It will be a busy spring until we get rain and things green up. We encourage no burning whatsoever. It wouldn’t take much to get away from you.”

He believes official burn restrictions will be in place soon, noting that the DNR helicopter, based in Princeton, responded to five fire calls Tuesday alone.

Down South Bar & Grill brings in the bands

Head to Down South in New Germany for tune time.  Saturday, April 1 brings in Lennie Thompson at 7 pm. On Sunday, April 2 at 3 pm, Papa Bear Norton takes the stage.

Stop in Friday, March 31, to take advantage of the two for one rail drink special running from 9 – 11 pm.

For further information, call (952) 353-2520.