Archive for Winsted

Geese crossings cause drivers to pause

Flocks of geese and goslings have been seen crossing McLeod County Road 1 in Winsted.

Flocks of geese and goslings have been seen crossing McLeod County Road 1 in Winsted.

WINSTED, MN – Last week, a flock of 22 geese and goslings took a morning walk across 6th Street (McLeod County Road 1) in Winsted directly in front of the Millerbernd Manufacturing Company, with another flock of a similar size behind it. Seeing large numbers of geese cross Co. Rd. 1 has become a common occurance as they travel back and forth throughout the day, causing traffic to stop. Motorists should be prepared to see these families as each party heads to its destination.

Winsted teen struck by car in Delano

DELANO, MN – A 16-year-old Winsted boy was seriously injured when struck by a vehicle near the Holiday gas station located on Highway 12 in Delano around 1 p.m. Thursday.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2003 Suzuki Aerio driven by Tayler Zepeda, 23, of Woodbury, was turning east onto Highway 12 from the Holiday gas station “when for unknown reasons, the vehicle struck a pedestrian, causing serious injuries.”

That pedestrian was Leighton Robinson, of Winsted. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.

Neither Zepeda nor any of her passengers were injured.

Alcohol was not a factor in the incident, according to the state patrol, and no charges have been announced.

Traffic was restricted on Highway 12 from Woodland Road to the bridge while emergency personnel responded and the state patrol investigated the incident.

The state patrol was assisted by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Ridgeview ambulance, and Delano Fire Department.Pedestrian.hit.1

Winsted gets $900 grant for multi-gas breathing apparatus

WINSTED, MN – Through CenterPoint Energy’s Community Partnership Grant Program, the City of Winsted was awarded a $900 grant June 21 for a multi-gas breathing apparatus.

Pictured are Mayor Steve Stotko and Josh Hawkinson of CenterPoint Energy. Police Chief Justin Heldt applied for the grant.

Over the past 14 years, CenterPoint Energy has contributed more than $1 million dollars in donations to communities for safety initiatives.

Mayor Steve Stotko and CenterPoint Energy representative Josh Hawkinson

Mayor Steve Stotko and CenterPoint Energy representative Josh Hawkinson

McLeod Co. peace officer appreciation night June 22

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – Because of the rise of officers being hurt or killed in the line of duty, a few citizens of McLeod County decided that the officers of McLeod County deserve an event that shows them the citizens appreciate their hard work.

“I thought I should do something to show appreciation for officers,” said Judy Peik of Brownton. “My goal is to give all residents and businesses the opportunity to show their support for law enforcement.”

The public event will feature the police officers, corrections staff, deputies, posse, and conservation officers of McLeod County, and will take place Wednesday, June 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in the Agribition Building.

Residents of all ages are welcome to attend and give their thanks and support to McLeod County’s peace officers.

There will be music, children’s activities, rock wall climbing, face and hair painting, and balloon art.

Rehmann and Hutchinson Police Chief Dan Hatten will also be present.

Food will be available as well, for free. There will be hot dogs, beans, chips, cookies, popcorn, bottled water, and coffee.

A free will donation would be appreciated, but is not necessary.

For more information, McLeod Citizens Beside the Badge can be found on Facebook at

St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival Sept. 10

SPONSORED POST. St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival will be held Sat., Sept. 10 beer and wine sampling from 2-6 p.m. at Winstock ground, Winsted. Order tickets online Tickets also available St. Mary’s Care Center and The Blue Note in Winsted.

Winsted to appoint new clerk/treasurer

WINSTED, MN – At the Tuesday, June 21 Winsted City Council meeting, deputy city clerk Raquel Kirchoff will be appointed as city clerk/treasurer. Utility billing clerk Amanda Zeidler will be appointed to the deputy clerk position.

Winsted’s previous clerk/treasurer, Deb Boelter, resigned the end of May for a position in Big Lake. She had been with the City of Winsted for 12 years.

The June 21 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, June 27 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.