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No injuries reported during Watertown business fire

Watertown, MN –Fire officials are investigating what caused a second alarm fire at a Watertown business Wednesday morning.

According to the Watertown Fire Department, crews were called to a fire that was reported to be near a lumber yard on the south side of Watertown shortly before 4 a.m.

When firefighters arrived, they found flames had engulfed the rear warehouse.

Watertown Fire Chief Tom Hanson says the building, which was determined to be Arrow Building Center, is considered to be a complete loss.

Chief Hanson adds no one was reported injured.

Multiple fire departments were called in to help extinguish the flames, including Delano, Mayer, Montrose and St. Bonifacius

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Teen injured in Watertown Township crash

Watertown, MN –A 19-year-old from St. Louis Park was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash in Carver County the evening of Sept. 17, according to the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP).
Authorities said Olivia Nelsen was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
The MSP said Nelsen was traveling eastbound on Highway 7 near County Road 10 in Watertown Township when the vehicle crossed lane lines and hit a driveway approach, causing it to go airborne and roll.
The crash happened just after 6:30 p.m.

Immaculate Conceptions Fall Festival Sept. 18

There will be a Fall Festival Sunday, Sept. 18 at Immaculate Conception Church, 109 Angel Ave. NW, Watertown. Homestyle turkey dinner with all the fixings and dessert. Serving from 10:30 am-1:30 pm. Tickets: $15 adults and takeout, $5 kids 12 and under. Food, beer, kids games, live music, bingo, silent auction, raffle and country market from 10 am-2 pm. Fun for the whole family!


Freedom Fest in Lester Prairie will feature Donkeyball hosted by Dodge House



Krauser’s Dodge House will be hosting Freedom Fest in Lester Prairie this Saturday, September 17 starting at 1 pm.

Stop out for a day of fun! Donkeyball Baseball starts at 1 pm at the Lester Prairie Ball Fields, bean bags start at 3 pm, Jesse Wemhoff will play music from 5-6 pm, then from 6 pm to Midnight there will be back to back entertainment from Isaiah Muller with the Treefrogs, and South 40.

Food & Drinks start at Noon and go to Midnight!

There are a few more openings for riders at the donkey baseball game on Saturday, September 17.
Let Gary know if your interested.

To learn more visit Dodge House on Facebook at

(320) 395-2877  |  22 Juniper St N, Lester Prairie, MN 55354


Carlson’s Orchard Bakery & Restaurant Opens September 1st

SPONSORED POST – Come visit Carlson’s Orchard Bakery & Restaurant September 1st for their 2022 opening. Restaurant, Bakery, & Apples are in FULL SWING! Open Tues.-Sun. 10-5 & Closed on Mondays. Lunch served from 11-4. Free Sat. Hayrides, Kids Play Area, & Pumpkins • 1893 Montgomery Ave, SW, Winsted • 320-485-3704 •


Update on crash in Hollywood twp. where 6 were injured

Update from the Carver County Sheriff’s Office:

The driver of the southbound vehicle has been identified as Chad Zellmann, 23, from Norwood
Young America. The passenger was Carmen Grangroth, 20, from Waverly, MN.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle has been identified as Annie Hendrickson, 16, from Kimball,
MN. The passengers were Selina Siltala, 15, Vanessa Homola, 15, and Kindra Foley, 17, from
Cokato, Watertown Township, and Dassel, respectively.

Hendrickson and Siltala remain hospitalized at this time, all others have been treated and

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The Carver County Sheriff’s Office reported that at approximately 1:47 p.m.  Aug.  14, it received a 9-1-1 call of a personal injury crash involving two vehicles at the intersection of Country Road 21 and County Road 20 in Hollywood Township.

Deputies arrived on the scene and learned that a 23-year-old male from Norwood Young America, was driving a motor vehicle southbound on County Road 21 and ran through a stop sign at County Road 20 hitting an eastbound vehicle occupied by four juvenile females.

The eastbound vehicle did not have a stop sign.
The 23-year-old male driver and his 20-year-old female passenger from Waverly, were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two juvenile female occupants of the eastbound vehicle, the 16-year-old driver from Kimball, and a 15- year-old from Cokato, were transported by air to Hennepin County Medical Center with critical injuries. The other two juvenile female occupants, a 15-year-old from Watertown Township, and a 17-year-old from Dassel, were transported to Ridgeview Medical Center via ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Watertown Fire Department, Mayer Fire Department, Ridgeview Ambulance, North Air Care, Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) ,and the Carver County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office and the MSP.