Archive for Winsted

PHOTO GALLERY: 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit visits Winsted

WINSTED, MN – Click here to see photos of the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit’s arrival in Winsted Thursday.

More photos will be added to the gallery over the weekend:

Select photos will be printed in the Friday, Aug. 17 edition of the Herald Journal.

Semi/car collision crashes onto Shadowbrooke Golf Course


McLEOD COUNTY – A semi-truck and a passenger vehicle collided at the intersection of State Highway 7 and McLeod County Road 1/ Babcock Avenue at approximately 9:15 a.m. today.

The impact of the crash sent both vehicles onto the southeast corner of the Shadowbrooke Golf Course.

Street signs on the corner of the intersection were broken off and landed by the vehicles, and a nearby power pole was damaged.

The driver of the car – the lone occupant – was transported to an area hospital by Ridgeview Ambulance.

Lester Prairie Police and Fire Departments, Winsted Fire and Rescue, and the McLeod County Sheriff were among the departments responding to the scene.

Traffic was not stopped in any direction, however law enforcement was directing traffic through the area slowly.

More details regarding the accident will be published as they become available.  Watch for them here and in the Aug. 10 edition of Herald Journal.

Free cooking class offered in Winsted

WINSTED, MN – “Friends in the Kitchen” is coming to the Winsted area in August. The program is open to anyone in the area 55 or older. The ongoing class will meet the second Thursday of each month.
The first class is Thursday, Aug. 9 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winsted. The free classes are 1.5 hours long and teach three recipes each session.
Participants will taste each of the recipes presented, and receive recipe packets, shopping tips, and suggestions for preparing simple suppers, sides, or snacks.
The monthly cooking classes teach and encourage eating healthy on a tight budget. Also considered are mobility limitations, by featuring and promoting one-pot meals.
Jim and Evelyn Fowler of Winsted are the site coordinators and presenters. There are no fees, solicitation, or obligation to attend.
To RSVP, email with your name and contact information.

Natural gas facilities to be relocated near Winsted airport

WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for the Tuesday, Aug. 7 Winsted City Council meeting is to authorize an agreement with Northern Natural Gas “for the relocation of natural gas facilities to accommodate improvements at the Winsted Municipal Airport for an estimated cost of $1,356,429.”

A grant application was previously submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for this project.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at Winsted City Hall. A work session will take place prior, starting at 5 p.m. on the top floor of city hall.

Look for coverage of both meetings in the Friday, Aug. 10 edition of the Herald Journal.


HLWW to approve football co-op Monday, Aug. 6

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – A special Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 6 to consider approving a football co-op.

The meeting will start at 8 p.m. in the high school media center.

Look for coverage in the Friday, Aug. 10 edition of the Herald Journal.

Wright Co. license bureau closed

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED – The Wright County License Bureau will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 6 and 7, for mandatory Real ID training. For motor vehicle, game & fish, and limited driver’s license needs, residents may visit the one of the offices located in Annandale, Cokato, Delano, or Monticello.