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Winsted to take next step in hazardous property issue

WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for the Tuesday, July 7 Winsted City Council meeting is a resolution ordering remediation or abatement of hazardous property at 121 Baker Ave. E.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall. A work session will take place prior, starting at 5 p.m. in the Lewis Room of city hall.

Look for coverage of both meetings in the Monday, July 13 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

‘We disagree’ – HLWW School Board member shares opinions

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – Although all of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted’s school board members say they’d like to improve the district, some take a different approach than others.

Open enrollment, for instance, was discussed in detail at the June 22 school board work session, with Board Member Charles Bush chiding staff for not conducting exit interviews when students leave the district.

In the 2013-14 school year, 294 students in the HLWW district opted to open enroll to other schools. The number of open enrollees peaked at 375 in 2005-06, and has been on a declining trend since then.

At the same time, more and more students from other districts are choosing to enroll at HLWW. In 1999-2000 there were 44 students, and in 2013-14 there were 102.

Look for the full story in the Monday, June 29 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

Names for the old HLWW middle school?

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – What to call the old middle school was a topic at the June 22 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board work session. Board Member Charles Bush proposed naming it after former superintendent Fred Nus, who passed away in 2012 at age 94.

“He was one of the best bosses I ever had . . .” Bush said. “Everybody respected him and liked the man because he was very outgoing with people. He connected with everybody.”

Board Member Dwayne Diers suggested the name “Howard Lake Education Center,” because there is Winsted Elementary, and Humphrey Elementary in Waverly, but nothing to specifically recognize Howard Lake.

Sellner said the board can keep adding to the list of suggested names, which will be considered this fall.

For more school board news, check out the Monday, June 29 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

Farmers market Thursday

Winsted Farmers Market will be open 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2, south of Winsted Fire Hall.

New design! Check out Monday’s Herald Journal!

HOWARD LAKE, WINSTED, LESTER PRAIRIE, NEW GERMANY, MAYER, WAVERLY, MN – Let us know what you think when you see the June 29 edition of the Herald Journal. We’ve been planning a redesign for months, and this is our first time using the new elements.

We hope it will be easier for you all to read, and nicer looking.

Thanks to all of you who subscribe!


Stolen truck leads to high-speed chase in Wright County

WRIGHT, McLEOD COUNTIES, MN – A Silver Lake man attempting to assist a motorist who was in the ditch early this morning was assaulted and had his truck stolen, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 2 a.m., a Wright County sheriff’s deputy was patrolling the area of Highway 25 and 14 Street NE in Buffalo when his vehicle was passed on the right shoulder at high speed by a 2001 white Chevy Impala.

The deputy attempted to stop the Impala, but lost sight of it in the area of 8th Street NE.

A few minutes later, the Wright County Communications Center received a call from Brent Morris, 31, of Silver Lake, stating that his vehicle had just been stolen as he stopped to assist a motorist in a white Chevy Impala that had gone into the ditch in the area of Highway 55 and County Road 35.

Morris reported that as he approached the Impala, the driver assaulted him and fled in Morris’s 2010 Ford pickup.

Wright County sheriff’s deputies located Morris’s stolen pickup traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Highway 55 and First Street NE in Buffalo. Deputies pursued this vehicle for a short distance until the driver lost control and struck a power pole at First Street NE and Calder Avenue NE.

The driver then fled on foot, and Wright County deputies, with help from a K-9, located him near 1156 Calder Avenue NE. The man, identified as Jeremy Sterzinger, 27, of St. Joseph, was arrested for fleeing, robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, and driving after revocation. He was transported to Buffalo Hospital for injuries sustained in crash and will be booked into the Wright County Jail upon his release.