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Pipe bomb discovered in mailbox in Watertown Township

WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP, MN – Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson reports that at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to investigate a report of an undetonated “pipe bomb” inside a mailbox located near the intersection of Carver County Road 20 and County Road 127 in Watertown Township.

The responding deputies summoned assistance from Bloomington Police Department Bomb Squad and Watertown Fire Department.

The Bloomington Police Bomb Technicians responded to the scene and safely detonated the device.

Deputies collected debris and thoroughly checked the area for additional undetonated devices, debris or other evidence.

There were no injuries or permanent property damage in this incident.

The matter remains under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.

2 Days Left for DISCOUNTED TICKETS to the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted

SPONSORED POST: One final reminder that there are only 2 Days Left for DISCOUNTED TICKETS to the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted. Order online through the afternoon of Friday, Sept., 8th and get General Admission Tickets for $25 ($35 at the Gate).PLEASE PRINT YOUR ORDER EMAIL AND PRESENT AT THE GATE.

For a chance to sample beer, wine, & spirits from more than 20 local and national vendors, look no further than the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted. In addition to the sampling, food will be served at the event including burgers, brats, pork chops, pizza, bottled water, & pop.

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This 4th annual event will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Winstock Country Music Festival grounds. Gates will open at 2 p.m.

Only those 21 and older, with a valid ID, will be allowed to enter. Participants will receive a commemorative mug to use for the 2-ounce beer and wine samples, and they will be able to vote for their favorite beverage.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.stmarysbrewfest.com, St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, or at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted.

Early bird tickets will be $25 through Sept., 8th 2017. At the gate, tickets will be $35 each. Designated driver tickets are available for $10 each, and include a mug and non-alcoholic beverages.

There is no charge for parking.

What happened to the front page of the Herald Journal?

WRIGHT, MEEKER COUNTIES, MN – This year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the newspaper industry in Minnesota.

We joined nearly 200 newspapers across the state in running front pages with no news this week to get attention and make the point: “What if there was no local newspaper?”

The media landscape is constantly changing, but new media does not replace what existed.

Radio did not replace newspapers, TV did not replace radio, and although the internet and social media significantly changed the game, the others are still in place.

Technology allows the new media forms to make many things instant, even to the point of livestreaming crimes in progress.

At the same time, it allows many people a voice, which can create problems, including:

• overload: there is such an avalanche of media messages coming at us every day in so many forms that one must learn to block much of it out and find ways to key in to those that really matter.

• abuse: anybody can say almost anything and present it in a manner to suit their purpose – thus “fake news” is born.

So what’s a person to do?

Well, when something important is taking place, who are you going to turn to? Whether it’s a foreign country launching missiles at us, or the city council preparing to raise property taxes, who are you going to believe?

It’s the trusted media outlets that have over time established their credibility by presenting the “true news” as well as possible.

By the way, the real front page and everything else you’d expect this week is in the paper, just not on the front page.

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Minnesota “Whiteout”

Craft Beer Festival Sat. Sept. 9, 2017 – Winsted, MN

SPONSORED POST: For a chance to sample beer, wine, & spirits from more than 20 local and national vendors, look no further than the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted. In addition to the sampling, food will be served at the event including burgers, brats, pork chops, pizza, bottled water, & pop.

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This 4th annual event will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Winstock Country Music Festival grounds. Gates will open at 2 p.m.

Only those 21 and older, with a valid ID, will be allowed to enter. Participants will receive a commemorative mug to use for the 2-ounce beer and wine samples, and they will be able to vote for their favorite beverage.

HURRY! SPECIAL PRICING ENDS AUGUST 15, 2017

Tickets can be purchased online at www.stmarysbrewfest.com, St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, or at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted.

Early bird tickets will be $25 through August 15, 2017. At the gate, tickets will be $35 each. Designated driver tickets are available for $10 each, and include a mug and non-alcoholic beverages.

There is no charge for parking.

Funeral notice: Lorraine Volkenant, 82, of Watertown

WATERTOWN, MN – Lorraine Volkenant, 82, of Watertown, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at The Estates in Delano. There will be a memorial service Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, with a gathering of family and friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

Funeral notice: Margaret A. Lewandowski, 78, of Watertown

WATERTOWN, MN – Margaret Agnes (Mazal) Lewandowski, 78, of Watertown, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 41 E. 1st St., Waconia, with visitation at the church beginning at 10 a.m., prior to the services. Interment will be at 1 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 500 Franklin Avenue NW, Watertown.