Archive for New Germany

What are you doing to pass the time? Share your photos with us!

These are interesting times.  Herald Journal, Enterprise Dispatch, and Delano Herald Journal want to know how you and yours have been spending your time.

Is your family distance-learning?  Have you kicked off a new hobby?  How are you getting fresh air every day? How are you celebrating birthdays, graduations, and other events? What are you doing differently now than you were pre-COVID-19?

Please share photos with our staff.  Clear, high-resolution photos work the best for publication.

Please fully identify each person in the photos you send – first and last names –  and give us a short description of what is taking place in the photo.  Please also tell us what town, township, or part of the world in which the photo was taken.

Staff will review submissions, and use some in print and in blogs.

Submissions may be emailed to Nancy Dashwood at

Thank you in advance for sharing.  We will get through this together!


Southwest Minnesota Arts Council to host COVID-19 Conversations

SOUTHERN MINNESOTA – The Southern Minnesota Arts Council (SMAC) wants to hear from you via an upcoming a virtual check-in.

The conversation will take place Wednesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to  12:30 p.m.

How has COVID-19 affected your organization and arts events? How could SMAC help?

How can our organizations help each other during this time?

SMAC staff will discuss the flexibility of services and grants the organization offers, and will share other resources.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Here’s how:

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
- One-touch: tel:+15713173122,,623395245#

Access Code: 623-395-245

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

HJ deadlines have changed

WINSTED, MN – New printing schedule and deadlines

A new schedule is being put in place at the printing plant for our newspapers.

Previously, we prepared the newspaper layouts on Thursdays with printing overnight Thursday and distribution early Friday morning. With the new schedule starting next week, we will need to prepare the papers on Wednesdays for printing Thursday morning.

This means deadlines need to move to an earlier schedule. Overall, we will try to accommodate as many late items as we practically can, but each case will depend on what our staff is physically able to handle in the final push of getting your newspaper ready.

Tentatively, these are the new working deadlines:

• news item submissions, public notices, and “camera-ready” advertising by noon Tuesdays.

• classifieds by 9 a.m. Wednesdays

• display advertising needing graphic design/proofing by end of day Mondays.

• inserts: commitment to run by end of the day Mondays with physical copies in-hand at our office by end of the day Tuesdays.

Again, we will accommodate anything we are able to as late as possible, but each item is on a case-by-case basis of the format it is received in, the amount of time it would take to handle, and what other elements it would affect in the overall process. Thank you for your understanding.

For distribution, newsstand copies will now be available during the afternoon Thursdays as deliveries are made. Local subscription delivery will remain Friday mornings as usual. Out-of-town subscriptions should be received a day earlier as those copies will enter the mail system a day earlier.

As with any weekly cycle, there will always be cases of items that just make it in and those that are too late. We will do our best to adapt and include the most timely information for you. Of course, our websites are kept up to date constantly in between newspaper publication.

Offices open by appointment only

With the Minnesota “Stay at Home” order in place, our goal is to keep our staff healthy so we can continue to keep you informed through the newspaper and website.

Our offices are open “by appointment only.”

We encourage you to contact us by:

• phone: 320-485-2535

• email:

•mail: PO Box 129, Winsted MN 55395

• you may use the drop slot outside our office

• if necessary to see a staff member personally, please call for an appointment to 320-485-2535.

Some of our staff will be working in our offices; others primarily from home, depending on responsibilities, available technology, etc.

We will continue to provide the most complete, accurate, and current information to the best of our ability.

For businesses that need to reach your customers, we continue to have available newspaper advertising as well as direct mail, signage, and electronic distribution tools.

Keep a journal or diary

When the Coronavirus/COVID-19 threat has passed, we intend to do a special “Comeback” edition in some manner.

We ask that you as our local readers keep a journal or some notes along with any photos or videos of your experiences during this unprecedented time. We hope to gather them into a historical keepsake and celebration of returning to normal.

Funeral notice: Louise Artmann, 81, of New Germany

NEW GERMANY, MN – Louise Artmann, age 81, of New Germany, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020, at a son’s home in Norwood Young America.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted at a later date.  Arrangements are with the Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted.

Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions Updated COVID-19 Statement







Dear Valued Customers,

At Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions, our top priority is the health and safety of our customers and employees. We have been paying close attention to this ever-changing situation, and we are proactively adapting and creating policies to address concerns surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Our Plato, 200 4th Ave, SE, retail location will be temporarily closed due to Governor Waltz’s Emergency Executive Stay at Home Order 20-20 and all of our efforts to keep people, including our staff and customers safe. We will continue to accept and answer customer calls and emails during this time. Our retail location will reopen for customers when official notice regarding changes or removal of the order is given.

We are following local, national, and federal health recommendations to help slow the spread of the virus and keep those at increased risk safer. We are following specific recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health.


State of Minnesota:

We will continue to evaluate this situation and provide updates as things change. We thank you in advance for your business and understanding during this time of fluidity, and we look forward to continuing to serve your needs. Simply visit to stay up to date with any further changes.


Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions


Zero incidents of COVID-19 transmission from print surfaces

According to Earl J. Wilkinson, Executive Director and CEO of the International News Media Association (INMA) there has never been a documented incident whereby the COVID-19 virus has been transmitted from a print newspaper, print magazine, print letter, or print package, according to the world’s top doctors and scientists. Follow the link below for more information.