Archive for Winsted

Winsted City Council to review potential lake improvements

WINSTED, MN – The main item on the agenda for the Tuesday, July 17 Winsted City Council work session is to review an analysis of potential Winsted Lake water quality improvements.

The work session will start at 5 p.m. in the Lewis Room of city hall, followed by the regular city council meeting at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.

Look for coverage of both meetings in the Friday, July 20 edition of the Herald Journal.

Funeral notice: Jeffery R. Quast, 59, of Howard Lake

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Jeffery Richard Quast, 59, of Howard Lake, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family Sunday, July 8, 2018. Jeff fought a valiant battle against glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer.There will be a celebration of Jeffery’s life Friday, July 13 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Winsted. Visitation will take place Thursday, July 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted; continuing Friday at the church beginning at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Arrangements are with the Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted. Online condolences may be made to

Highway 12 Cokato to Howard Lake lanes close as resurfacing begins July 16

ST CLOUD – Motorists who travel Highway 12 between Cokato and Howard Lake will encounter daytime delays, including during rush hours, while segments of the road are reduced to a single lane beginning Monday, July 16.

The lane closures will occur from sunrise to sunset, up to seven days per week, while crews resurface the road. Flaggers and a pilot car will allow one-way, alternating traffic through work zones on the two-lane segment of Highway 12 located in Cokato.

Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected during peak travel times. Motorists should plan their travel, and consider alternate routes or staggering their typical travel times. Motorists approaching the daily work zones should slow down, be prepared to stop, and move over to give crews room to work safely.

All lanes of Highway 12 will open by Aug. 10.

When complete, the project will provide a smoother ride along five miles of Highway 12 between Seventh Street E in Cokato and 13th Avenue in Howard Lake, extend the life of the road, upgrade guardrail and restripe a short segment of Highway 12 east of downtown Cokato.

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HLWW to discuss solar gardens July 9

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – Some of the agenda items for the Monday, July 9 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting are listed below. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

Look for coverage in the Friday, July 13 edition of the Herald Journal.

A. Discuss Solar Gardens

B. Approve Student Activities Handbook

C. Approve Treasurer Report

D. Discuss Draft of MAWSECO Lease Agreements

E. Approve Health and Safety Long Term Facilities Maintenance Resolution, Plan & Policy

F. Approve Truth in Taxation Hearing Date

G. Negotiations Update/Contract Approval

H. Review/Approve New Policy-Support of Breastfeeding Employees

Winsted City Council to hire administrator search consultant Tuesday

WINSTED, MN – One item on the consent agenda for the Tuesday, July 3 Winsted City Council meeting is to “approve a proposal from DDA Human Resources, Incorporated, to conduct a search and administer the hiring process for a city administrator in the City of Winsted, for a cost not to exceed $16,000.”

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the council chambers. 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 Friday, July 6 edition of the Herald Journal.

Guardian Angel Fund helps HLWW families

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – It could be a family that’s facing a tragedy. Or parents who are struggling to pay for their children’s sports fees.

In an assortment of challenging situations, people at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District are carrying one another’s burdens through something called the Guardian Angel Fund.

“It’s really, really worked well,” commented Pam Henry-Neaton, who serves as the committee chair.

Look for the full story in the Friday, June 29 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here for newsstand locations.