Howard lake, MN –Traffic had to be detoured around a semi vs. bridge underpass crash this morning (Friday) in Howard Lake.
Local residents indicate that around 9 a.m., the trailer of a semi-truck made contact with the top of the underpass bridge on County Road 6 in the City of Howard Lake, preventing use of the roadway well into the afternoon.
Local law enforcement and crash clean-up crews remained on the scene for several hours. There were no immediate reports of injury, but reports indicate the vehicle sustained significant damage.
The limited clearance underpass has been the sight of numerous incidents of vehicle vs. bridge strikes for many years.
Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Miranda Lambert and one of the hottest artists to emerge in recent years, Cody Johnson, were announced as headliners for the 29th Winstock Country Music Festival, set for Friday-Saturday, June 16-17, 2023, at the festival grounds in Winsted, MN. Tickets and camping are now on sale.
Lambert’s eighth studio album, “Palomino,” was released in April as the highest-debuting country album of 2022. It marks the latest installment in a storied career that has spanned seven previous number-one solo albums, 10 number-one hits, and more than 70 awards.
In addition to announcing the complete lineup for Winstock 2023, organizers also unveiled the festival’s “best deal yet” for camping passes and general admission tickets.
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN–On Thursday, Dec. 9 at 11:00 a.m. a young adult male allegedly stole items from the Lester Prairie Dollar General according to the Lester Prairie Police Department. Authorities reported that the suspect then exited out a fire escape door with a black back pack. Police are asking for the publics help in identifying the man in this picture from surveillance video. Please contact (320) 395-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you know his identity.
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Members of the Lester Prairie School Board, school staff, Mayor Eric Angvall, and others participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the school expansion project Tuesday morning. More photos will be in Friday’s Herald Journal.
WINSTED – Zemirah and Ariana Riemer stood next to County Hwy 1 in Winsted, near Casey’s Convenience Store today, Friday, May 29, with protest signs regarding the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.
Zemirah, who will be a sophomore at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School in the fall, said she felt moved to protest because of the unfairness of the situation. She said she didn’t understand how such a tragedy could happen, and that she hoped people would become more aware of racial issues. She said she felt the officers involved should go to jail.
Drivers coming past the protesters honked in acknowledgment.