Archive for Happenings

Blood drive in LP Nov. 27

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at Lester Prairie City Hall Friday, Nov. 27 from 1 to 7 p.m.
The event is by appointment only. Call Audrey at 320-395-8488, or go online to to make an appointment.

Free Thanksgiving dinner in Winsted Nov. 26

WINSTED, MN – St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winsted will offer a free drive-thru, take-out Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to noon.
The dinner will include turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, green beans, pumpkin bars, and apple bars.
Donations for McLeod Emergency Food Shelf will be accepted.
RSVP by Sunday, Nov. 22 to

Veterans Day event in Lester Prairie Wednesday

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Members of Lester Prairie American Legion will be celebrating Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 with a rifle salute at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in Central Square.

American Red Cross bloodmobile, Nov. 4

WATERTOWN, MN – The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown Wednesday, Nov. 4 from noon to 6 p.m.

Winsted Library features program about gangsters in Minnesota

WINSTED, MN – The Winsted Library/Pioneerland Library System will feature a program about gangsters in Minnesota.

Researcher, author, and investigator Chad Lewis welcomes guests to put on their zoot suits and follow in the footsteps of America’s most infamous gangsters as they turn Minnesota into their personal crime vacation land. Filled with deadly bank robberies, explosive shootouts, brutal murders, and daring kidnappings, this presentation lets the audience discover the grisly locations where the gangster history will never die.

Lewis, who is the author of more than a dozen books, has spent more than 20 years traveling the globe in search of unique and bizarre stories and history. The gangster program is one of several programs he presents to libraries across the Midwest.

The program will be accessed online from Monday, Oct. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 1. Registration is needed for this program. Please email

Trick or treat events planned in area

Several local towns have events planned to celebrate Halloween.

• Howard Lake – Visit participating businesses for treats, Friday, Oct. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m.

• Lester Prairie – Visit participating businesses Saturday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m.

• Mayer – Treats distributed to children in cars at baseball field along Bluejay AVenue Saturday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m.

• New Germany – Children’s party at city hall Friday, Oct. 30 form 4 to 6 p.m.

• Winsted – Visit participating businesses Friday, Oct. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m.