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Lester Prairie School Bulletin, Sept. 18

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Lester Prairie School Bulletin, Sept. 15

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Lester Prairie City Council votes to tentatively raise tax levy by 2.33%


Lester Prairie property owners will be able to enjoy one of the lowest annual increases in their tax levy since 2015.
The City Council voted Tuesday on a proposal to set the levy at $1,200,794 in 2024, which would be 2.33% higher than this year’s levy.


Lake Mary VFW is trying to fuel a resurgence in membership and activity


For nearly 60 years, the Lake Mary Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has been a staple for many of its member veterans, but with its membership gradually decreasing in recent years, the organization now finds itself in need of new people to keep it going.
Dave Remer, Dave Gailey, and Howard Lake Police Chief Dave Thompson, three current VFW members, are leading an effort to try and increase membership and participation within the organization.


Lester Prairie School Bulletin, Sept. 14

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Aldean, Swindell to Headline Winstock’s 30th Anniversary Festival

SPONSORED POST – It was announced that three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean and first-time Winstock artist Cole Swindell will headline the 30th anniversary Winstock Country Music Festival, set for Friday-Saturday, June 14-15, 2024, at the festival grounds in Winsted. Best-available tickets and camping are on sale now.


With 27 number one singles, 15 billion streams, and more than 20 million albums sold, Saturday night headliner Jason Aldean is the current reigning ACM Artist of the Decade and an ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee. Since his 2005 debut, Aldean has had more Top 10 songs on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs than any other artist. His 11th studio album, Highway Desperado, will be released Nov. 3
Friday night will feature a Winstock newcomer in Swindell who, in the 10 years since his debut, has racked up an impressive 12 number one singles as an artist – 13 as a songwriter. The Georgia hitmaker has over 5.2 billion global career streams.
“Cole Swindell is an artist we’ve wanted to have at Winstock for years,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Committee Chairman Dave Danielson. “Even though he’s getting married earlier during the week of Winstock, we’re grateful he’ll be able to celebrate both his new marriage and our 30th anniversary with us.”

Joining Aldean and Swindell will be Jon Pardi, Russell Dickerson, Sara Evans, Tracy Lawrence, Love and Theft, Tigirlily Gold, Neon Union, Rocket Club, Hailey James, and more still to be announced later this year. In addition to the remaining artists, organizers are also planning some fun surprises to commemorate the 30th year of Winstock and celebrate Winstocks of years past.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years of Winstock,” Danielson said. “It’s amazing to look back at its beginnings and what it’s become today. The Winstock Committee appreciates the entire Winsted community, as well the support of the city, county, township, and local and regional EMS/police and fire who provide coverage and ensure the safety and well-being of our fans. Ultimately we also thank our volunteers and sponsors who, without their support, Winstock wouldn’t be possible.”

Tickets on sale now

Based on the high demand for tickets at this year’s event for 2024, Winstock’s VIP tickets, along with campgrounds A, B, C, and D are sold out. A limited number of reserved seats remain available and are expected to sell quickly.
“We had a record number of orders placed at this year’s festival for our 2024 event,” Danielson said. “We hope those who didn’t get their tickets this year will take advantage of this first chance to get their tickets and camping passes secured for what’s guaranteed to be a great time.”Tickets and camping are available at or by calling (320) 485-4287, though organizers recommend getting best-available tickets and camping online and only calling if there are questions.
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