Archive for Watertown

Making a corn maze

WRIGHT, CARVER, McLEOD, MEEKER COUNTIES, MN – What does it take to create a corn maze?

Don Nelson, owner of Nelson Farm in Litchfield, knows that the process starts long before stalks are tall and tasseling.

“We’ve been doing this for many years,” he said, noting that the mazes are part of the farm’s annual Pumpkin Patch Festival, which runs the last weekend in September through the last weekend in October.

Look for this story in “Fall Destinations,” a special section in the Monday, Aug. 29 edition of the Herald Journal, Enterprise Dispatch, and Delano Herald Journal.

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The corn maze is different every year.

The corn maze is different every year.

State Modified Pitch Tournament Aug. 27-28

SPONSORED POST. State modified pitch tournament Sat.-Sun., August 27-28 at Hollywood Sports Complex, Watertown.

Kids asked, we listened

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Newspapers aren’t just for adults.

A while back, a few of our youngest readers sent a letter to the editor reminding us of this fact.

Part of the letter states, “Once upon a time, there was a girl and a boy who went to Wisconsin, and we only bought the newspaper for the comics, and the girl even separated the comics from the news. Then they went back to Minnesota and got the newspaper and looked for comics, but NEWS FLASH! There was none! The End.”

As a way to put more kid-friendly content in the paper, we’ve created a “Kidz Korner” featuring a question of the week, jokes, and games.

We hope children will enjoy reading this section, and we welcome your feedback. Send comments to or call (320) 485-2535.

Here’s a look at our first section, which is in the Monday, Aug. 22 edition of the Herald Journal:

Look for the children's section in each issue of the Herald Journal.

Look for the children’s section in each issue of the Herald Journal.


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Funeral notice: Dennis M. Davis, 64, of Watertown

WATERTOWN, MN – Dennis Michael Davis, 64, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, Aug. 20 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to Mass. Interment with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are with Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

PHOTO GALLERY: Classic fun for all at Carver County Fair

CARVER COUNTY, MN – The Carver County Fair in Waconia was a fun-for-all gathering from Aug. 10-14. From mini donuts to the animal barns to the Ferris wheel, there was something for everyone to do. CLICK HERE to see the photo gallery.