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Lester Prairie crowns homecoming royalty

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Congratulations to Lester Prairie High School’s 2019 homecoming king and queen, Evan Lee and Emily Rademacher!

CLICK HERE to see a photo gallery from the Sept. 29 homecoming coronation. Selected photos will also be published in the Friday, Oct. 4 edition of Herald Journal.


HLWW crowns homecoming royalty


Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School has crowned its 2019 homecoming royalty.

The royal court includes: Princess Gracie Mallak, Prince Drew Oestreich, Queen CJ Decker, and King Quinn Mathison.

Watch next week’s Herald Journal for full coverage of the coronation and the pep fest that followed.

Two Lester Prairie candidates represent McLeod County at Princess Kay coronation

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Two young women from Lester Prairie were among 10 finalists for the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way chosen from across the state.

Grace Jeurissen and Elizabeth Krienke represented McLeod County at the coronation, which took place Wednesday at the bandshell at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Krienke, along with Brittney Tiede of Le Center, were selected as runners-up, while Amy Kyllo of Byron was crowned the 66th Princess Kay.

Jeurissen and Krienke were also named scholarship winners during the event.

See the story in the Aug. 23 issue of Herald Journal.

Lester Prairie School referendum passes by 8 votes, according to unofficial results

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Voters approved the Lester Prairie School referendum by a narrow margin today. Preliminary (unofficial) election results are: YES= 589 NO=581. All results are unofficial until certified.

The referendum was for $13.65 million in facility improvements.

See more in the Friday, Aug. 16 edition of Herald Journal.

Mayer to conduct public hearing regarding USDA loan for fire station

MAYER, MN – Mayer City Council during its Monday, Aug. 12 meeting, will conduct a public hearing regarding a United States Department of Agriculture loan for a new fire station. Other items on the agenda include a discussion regarding mosquito control; Watertown-Mayer School special election; parking lot bids for West Ridge Park; and a possible closed session to discuss labor negotiations strategy. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. A work session meeting will follow the regular meeting.

Winsted Summer Fest is set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10

WINSTED, MN – Winsted Summer Festival, hosted by the Winsted Area Chamber of Commerce will feature two days loaded with events for the entire family. Most events will take place at Mill Reserve Park. Two popular features are the fireworks display over the lake, set for 9:30 p.m. Friday, and the grand parade, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday night. CLICK HERE for more details.