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National Night Out events this week in HL, Winsted, NG, and Waverly

HOWARD LAKE, WINSTED, WAVERLY, NEW GERMANY, MN – Several local communities have planned events as part of National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 4.

According to, “National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Together, we are making that happen.”

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement, and provides an opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

On National Night Out, neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.

Following is a summary of some local NNO events set for Tuesday, Aug. 4:

Howard Lake

There will be a big party at Memorial Park in Howard Lake from 6 to 8 p.m.

The theme is bike safety, and the event will include a bike rodeo.

There will be a free hot dog roast, as well as sno cones and popcorn provided by the Howard Lake Lions.

The Howard Lake Police Department and the Howard Lake Fire Department will have equipment on display for children to explore.

The event will also feature drawings for prizes provided by local businesses.

Also in Howard Lake there is a neighborhood party at 5361 Imhoff Ave., which is on the lake.

New Germany

New Germany will celebrate NNO from 6 to 8 p.m.

LifeLink helicopter is scheduled to make a landing, and there will be a visit from the Carver County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse.

There may be street walkers from the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and there will be horse-drawn buggy rides.

The city will be providing popcorn and refreshments in front of city hall, where there will also be face painting.

Down South Bar & Grill, T-Road Tavern, and Heimey’s will also have food items available in front of their establishments.


The NNO event in Waverly is scheduled 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Waverly Village Hall.

There will be games for children organized by the Waverly Boosters, and face painting by Angie.

The Waverly Fire Department will be on hand with a fire truck on display, and the Wright County Sheriff’s Office will have a representative present.

Fat Matt’s will serve pizza, and The Waverly royalty will serve ice cream provided by Citizens Bank.

The Waverly Heart Healthy Communities Committee will be on hand to provide information about this new initiative.

Lester Prairie

Lester Prairie is not hosting a NNO event this year, but plans to do so again in 2016.


Mayer is not hosting a NNO event this year, but encourages residents to host their own neighborhood get-togethers.


Winsted does not have NNO events scheduled Aug. 4, but has its own Winsted Night Out event scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug 6 at Weinbeck Field.

Food and beverages will be provides, and prizes will be distributed.

Photos of the 2015 Wright County Fair in Howard Lake

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More photos will be uploaded of events up until the end of the fair.

Who should pay for school supplies – HLWW district taxpayers or parents of students?

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – “You know that I am opposed to fees of any kind, because I think it’s a horrible, hidden tax,” Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board Member Charles Bush said at the July 27 work session.

Bush was specifically referring to school supplies – things like backpacks, folders, and pencil boxes – which each student purchases before the start of the school year.

The lists vary per grade level.

High school students, for example, are asked to bring a USB drive, calculator with trigonometry functions, and gym clothes, among other items. Kindergarten through second-grade students each have a $20 fee, which the school uses to purchase many items in bulk.

At the end of the school year, students take their supplies home with them.

Bush stated that he believes it is the school’s obligation to supply everything the student needs, a stance other board members were concerned about.

“I get your compassion, but I don’t think it would have as much of an impact as you think,” Board Member Joanie Kocher told Bush. “I’ve never heard anybody else but you complain about supplies.”

Board Member Michelle Heuer said that for her kids, going to the store to purchase school supplies helped them get excited for school.

“It gives students a sense of personal contribution,” she said. “Those who can’t afford it, we find ways to make it happen.”

Superintendent Brad Sellner agreed, noting that buying the items gives students a sense of ownership, and it encourages them to take care of their supplies.

“If a student loses their pencils or breaks their crayons, what then? Should the school keep providing more?” Sellner asked.

Board Member Jesse Tintes said he agrees that students should supply their own personal items, but noted that some items on the list – such as Kleenex and napkins – are shared by the class.

“My kid might never use a Kleenex,” he said, and suggested that the school consider possibly purchasing these types of items.

Sellner said it would be difficult to make a change so close to the start of this school year. The board plans to revisit the topic before the start of the 2016-17 school year.

Find out what else the board talked about in the Monday, Aug. 3 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

HLWW board to discuss solar project tonight

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for tonight’s HLWW School Board meeting is an update on the Sun Share solar garden project.

Other items include a performance review, discussion about school supply lists, and discussion about administration’s goals. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

Look for coverage in the Monday, Aug. 3 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

Robbery results in attempted murder charge

MIDDLEVILLE TOWNSHIP, MN – A Waverly man and Delano woman have been charged in connection with a July 14 robbery near Howard Lake, during which shots were fired.

Casey Harold Lambert, 23, is facing charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree aggravated robbery, and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Callie Lynn Anderson, 19, is facing charges of aiding and abetting second-degree attempted murder, aiding and abetting first-degree aggravated robbery, and aiding and abetting second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with the incident.

According to a criminal complaint, the incident began when two brothers met up with Lambert, Anderson, and a 14-year-old juvenile male to smoke marijuana near the Crow River bridge in Middleville Township.

When the brothers were ready to leave, they were allegedly approached by Lambert, who was armed with a shotgun and demanded one of the brothers to open the trunk of his vehicle. When the brother refused, he was reportedly struck in the face with the barrel of the shotgun. He then opened the trunk.

The juvenile reportedly retrieved a safe containing marijuana from the trunk, took it to the driver’s side door and demanded for it to be opened. The driver did so, and then started the vehicle in an attempt to flee the area.

As the vehicle started to drive away, Lambert allegedly fired four rounds from the shotgun, damaging the vehicle and breaking glass that struck the passenger in the face.

The two drove to a relative’s home in Montrose and were transported to Buffalo Hospital, where the driver was treated for a fractured nose and a broken orbital bone. A piece of metal that appeared to be a pellet from a shotgun shell was imbedded near his right eye and could not be removed.

A deputy met with the brothers at the hospital, where they recalled the incident and reported that a phone, wallet, and marijuana had been stolen.

For more information, see the July 27 edition of the Herald Journal.

Beer Festival Sat. Sept.12, 2015 – Winsted, MN

SPONSORED POST: For a chance to sample beer, wine, & spirits from more than 25 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.

st_marysThis 2nd annual event will take place Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 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, St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, or at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted.

Early bird tickets will be $25 through August 1, 2015. 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.