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Kids asked, we listened

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Newspapers aren’t just for adults.

A while back, a few of our youngest readers sent a letter to the editor reminding us of this fact.

Part of the letter states, “Once upon a time, there was a girl and a boy who went to Wisconsin, and we only bought the newspaper for the comics, and the girl even separated the comics from the news. Then they went back to Minnesota and got the newspaper and looked for comics, but NEWS FLASH! There was none! The End.”

As a way to put more kid-friendly content in the paper, we’ve created a “Kidz Korner” featuring a question of the week, jokes, and games.

We hope children will enjoy reading this section, and we welcome your feedback. Send comments to scray@heraldjournal.com or call (320) 485-2535.

Here’s a look at our first section, which is in the Monday, Aug. 22 edition of the Herald Journal:

Look for the children's section in each issue of the Herald Journal.

Look for the children’s section in each issue of the Herald Journal.

 

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PHOTO GALLERY: McLeod County Fair

MCLEOD COUNTY, MN – View pictures from the McLeod County Fair by clicking here. Select images can be found in the Aug. 22 edition of the Herald Journal.

Despite the challenge, young Ben had fun learning it is actually difficult to walk on water at the water ball pool at the McLeod County Fair.

Despite the challenge, young Ben had fun learning it is actually difficult to walk on water at the water ball pool at the McLeod County Fair.

Winsted looks to rev up revenue

WINSTED, MN – Five-year projections show that more funds are needed to keep Winsted’s capital projects on track.

“Right now, the CEIP (capital equipment and improvement plan) is not structurally balanced,” Winsted City Administrator Dan Tienter told council members at the Aug. 16 work session.

He noted that “it’s not a really big problem,” as many cities are in this situation, but it does need to be addressed.

The city could choose to delay certain projects, or utilize a significant amount of bond proceeds/interfund transfers.

The city could also raise revenue. Tienter proposed accomplishing this by reallocating an existing fee and creating a storm sewer utility fee.

Look for the full story in the Monday, Aug. 22 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

Special meeting to discuss Winsted’s industrial park Tuesday

WINSTED, MN – A special city council meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 11:30 a.m. in the Lewis Room of Winsted City Hall to discuss the city’s industrial park expansion.

Look for coverage in the Monday, Aug. 29 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

 

LP compost site open for storm debris

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Due to the storm damage in Lester Prairie, the city will leave the compost site open until dusk today, Friday, Aug. 19. City residents can use the site to dispose of their storm compost debris.

The site will also be open Saturday, Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.