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History of fire department presented in Winsted

WINSTED, MN – One of Winsted Fire Chief Brian Langenfeld’s first duties after recently taking on his new position was to prepare a presentation on the history of the department.
Langenfeld, along with Mike Laxen, the senior current member of the department with 35 years of service, and his father, Vince Laxen, who retired from the department with 21 years of service, presented facts and anecdotes about the history of the department and how things have changed over the years.
The program July 24 was sponsored by the McLeod County Historical Society (MCHS) as part of its 2016 theme, which will explore the history of firefighting in the county. See more in the Aug. 1 issue of Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.



Winsted’s Kassandra Scherping named a 2017 Aquatennial princess

WINSTED, MN – Kassandra Scherping of Winsted was crowned as one of the 2017 Aquatennial princesses July 23.

The Aquatennial Ambassadors represent the Aquatennial festival and Minneapolis throughout North America.  The AAO Ambassadors consist of the Queen of the Lakes, Commodore, two Aquatennial Princesses an two Captains.winsted

The Aquatennial Crew completes approximately 300 appearances annually at local and international festivals and other community events. At the end of their year of service as an Aquatennial Ambassador, the Queen of the Lakes and Princesses each receive educational scholarships provided by the AAO.

Kassandra attends North Dakota State University where she studies Human Development and Family Science with Elementary Education and a Special Education Endorsement. Upon graduation, she hopes to work as a special education teacher. In high school, Kassandra was the recipient of the AAA award for her achievements in athletics, arts, and academics. Kassandra enjoys photography, singing, and dancing.

Concert band entertains at Mill Reserve Park

WINSTED, MN – The Mid-Minnesota Concert Band performed at Mill Reserve Park in Winsted, July 18. The Winsted Lions Club sponsored the event, and sold brats and hotdogs before the concert.

The Mid-Minnesota Concert Band performance was sponsored by the Winsted Lions Club, who hope to sponsor one event per month until autumn.

The Mid-Minnesota Concert Band performance was sponsored by the Winsted Lions Club, who hope to sponsor one event per month until autumn.

Winsted Township seeking to fill vacant seat

Winsted Township is seeking an individual to fill the remaining term of Winsted Township Clerk Lisa Bayerl. Bayerl is stepping down due to time constraints associated with the expansion of Big J’s Transport. Interested applicants should contact Tony Hausladen at (320) 420-2853.

The circus is coming to town

The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus is coming to Winsted Monday, July 25 for performances at 5 and 7:30 p.m. on the school grounds of Winsted Elementary.

Music in the Park tonight

Mid-Minnesota Concert Band will perform Monday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at Mill Reserve Park, Winsted. The Winsted Lions will be offering brats and hotdogs for sale beginning at 5:30 p.m.