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PHOTO GALLERY: McLeod County Fair

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – Click here to see pictures from the 2014 McLeod County Fair.

Photo gallery:

Select photos will also be printed in the Monday, Aug. 18 edition of the Herald Journal.

PHOTO GALLERY: Winsted Summer Festival 2014

WINSTED, MN – Click here to see photos of this year’s Winsted Summer Festival! More photos will be added throughout the weekend!


PHOTO GALLERY: Carver County Fair

CARVER COUNTY, MN – To see photos from the 2014 Carver County Fair, click here

Select photos will also be printed in the Monday, Aug. 11 edition of the Herald Journal.

Photo gallery from National Night Out events is online

CARVER, McLEOD, AND WRIGHT COUNTIES, MN – A photo gallery from National Night Out events in Mayer, New Germany, and Lester Prairie is online. Photos from events in other local cities will be added soon.

Click here to see the gallery

Photo gallery from Wright County Fair is online

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – A gallery of photos from the Wright County Fair is now online!

Wright County Fair gallery

Man arrested after allegedly firing shotgun at another in New Germany

NEW GERMANY, MN – Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson issued a press release today, July 29, regarding an incident involving a gunshot in New Germany. At approximately 8:47 p.m. July 27, sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a gunshot occurring in a residence on the 300 block of Park Street East in New Germany.

According to the release, the victim (who reported the incident), a 30-year-old male from Dassel, told deputies he had been at the house drinking with friends when an adult male used a 12 gauge shotgun to fire a single round at him, missing him and putting a hole in the adjacent wall. The victim was not injured.

The suspect, a 51-year-old male from New Germany, admitted he fired the shotgun at the victim, according to the release. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Carver County Jail where he awaits formal charges. The name of the suspect has not yet been released.

Sheriff’s deputies interviewed the witnesses and processed the crime scene for physical evidence. They will continue to gather evidence and investigate this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Carver County Sheriff’s Office at (952) 361-1212.