Archive for Watertown

Early deadlines this week

The Herald Journal will have early deadlines for the July 4 edition.

All advertising, news items, personals, thank you’s, and open houses are due by 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. Classified ad deadlines are 9 a.m. Thursday for the newspaper.

Carver County Sheriff’s Office investigating assault in Watertown

CARVER COUNTY, MN – Carver County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched June 22 shortly after 3:30 a.m. to investigate a complaint of an assault on the 200 block of Angel Ave. SW in Watertown.

An adult female interrupted a male searching through her unlocked vehicle, which was parked in the driveway adjacent to her home. She confronted the person, who shoved her and attempted to flee. The two were involved in a physical altercation when the victim’s loose-fitting pants fell down. Both parties fell to the ground, with the victim pinned under the suspect. The victim began to scream and the suspect fled on foot.

Sheriff’s deputies checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect is described as:

white male, 5’9”, thin, clean shaven, wearing a light-colored baseball cap backwards.

Sheriff’s deputies are continuing the investigation of this assault.

If you need assistance from police, fire or medical personnel call 9-1-1. Anyone with information related to this incident or any crime is asked to contact the Carver County Sheriff’s Office at 952-361-1231or use the tip line 952- 361-1224. A tip form is at

Fathers Day Tractor Pull

SPONSORED POST. Hollywood Sports Complex, Watertown will be hosting a Fathers Day Tractor Pull Sun., June 19.

Intern joins newspaper staff

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Brianna Mathias has joined the Herald Journal/Enterprise Dispatch as a summer intern. Mathias is a Minnesota native, but just recently moved back after nearly seven years in Hays, KS.

Mathias first became interested in reporting her freshman year of high school. She joined her school’s newspaper and discovered her passion.

Always an avid participant in Hays High’s journalism program, Mathias enjoyed spending her last two years as the co-editor-in-chief of the newspaper, The Guidon.

Under her reign, not only did the paper continue its legacy of being an All-Kansas award winner, but her journalism team also won the State Championship at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association journalism competition for two consecutive years.

Though newspaper was her favorite high school activity, she also enjoyed participating in forensics, spring play, choir and art classes.

In addition to leading the pack in newspaper, she revived the school’s gender and sexuality alliance and was a youth leader in her church.

Mathias graduated in May, and is excited to continue working in the journalism field this summer. She will continue her education at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities where she hopes to major in journalism.


Bean Bag League forming

SPONSORED POST. Now forming a Bean Bag League. For more information call B’s on the River, Watertown (952) 955-2223.

Two sought in connection with attempted murder last seen in Howard Lake

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – The Wright County Sheriff’s Office has identified a 28-year-old man and 33-year-old woman as persons of interest in connection with the attempted murder of Cheyenne Lee Clough, 19, of Buffalo, who was found unresponsive at Crow Springs County Park Wednesday morning.

According to audio posted by Police Clips at 6:48 p.m. Wednesday, the WCSO is seeking Justin Michael Jensen, a 6’1″, 180-pound white male with blue eyes and Natasha Leanne Brandenburger, a 5’6″, 150-pound white female with blue eyes.

According to the Police Clips audio, the two may be armed and dangerous and are possibly driving a stolen, white Honda Accord with Iowa plates of AXK 248, which may now have unknown Minnesota plates on it.

Their last known location was Howard Lake, according to the audio.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the WCSO at (763) 682-1162 and mention master incident No. 8395.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.