Archive for Winsted

HLWW to discuss food service staffing hours

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – Discussion about food service staffing hours at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District is one item on the agenda for the Monday, Oct. 24 school board work session.

Two other items include an energy audit presentation and an outline for early kindergarten entrance.

Look for coverage in the Monday, Oct. 31 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

Special budget meeting Oct. 24 in Winsted

WINSTED, MN – A special Winsted City Council work session will take place in the Winsted City Hall Lewis Room Monday, Oct. 24 at noon to discuss the recommended 2017 budget.

More space for kids at Humphrey Elementary?

HOWARD LAKE, MN – The way things look now, about 277 students will likely be enrolled at Humphrey Elementary in Waverly next school year.
That’s seven more students than today, and 59 more than in 2011-12.
“The trend is probably not going to change,” Superintendent Brad Sellner said at last Monday’s Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board  meeting.
With more students comes the need for more room, and Sellner said existing classroom space is limited – the computer lab could be used, and the teacher’s lounge, “but then we’re maxed out.”

Look for the full story in the Monday, Oct. 17 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

Winsted EDA Commission seeks applicants

There are five vacancies on the City of Winsted’s newly reconstituted Economic Development Authority (EDA), for which applications are currently being accepted. The EDA serves as an advisory commission to the city council, and the terms for the vacancies have various lengths. See the ad in today’s paper for more information, or contact city hall at (320) 485-2366;

Counterfeit bills reported in Winsted

WINSTED, MN – The Winsted Police Department has received reports from area businesses that counterfeit bills have been circulated in the Winsted area throughout the last week.

The police department noted that the reports have been for varying denominations, and at various locations.

Businesses often use the counterfeit detector pens on bills, in an effort to find counterfeit money. However, the bills that have been circulating lately pass the counterfeit detector pen test, and the pen is not effective. Businesses should implement additional measures when trying to determine whether or not they’ve received a fake bill.

Consumers should also be aware that counterfeit bills are circulating, and take extra precautions when using or accepting cash for transactions.

If anyone has information regarding the counterfeit money, or if someone thinks they may be in possession of counterfeit money, contact the Winsted Police Department at (320) 485-2600.

Scarecrow contest for Winsted businesses starts Oct. 13

WINSTED, MN – Businesses in Winsted are eligible to participate in a scarecrow building contest through the Winsted Area Chamber of Commerce.

The prize is $50 in Winsted Bucks. To participate, contact the chamber at by Thursday, Oct. 13.

Voting information will be published when the participants are known, and the winner will be announced on Halloween.