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Our PHOTO GALLERY from Howard Lake’s Good Neighbor Days is online!

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Our photo gallery from Good Neighbor Days in Howard Lake is online. CLICK HERE to see the photos.

Geese crossings cause drivers to pause

Flocks of geese and goslings have been seen crossing McLeod County Road 1 in Winsted.

Flocks of geese and goslings have been seen crossing McLeod County Road 1 in Winsted.

WINSTED, MN – Last week, a flock of 22 geese and goslings took a morning walk across 6th Street (McLeod County Road 1) in Winsted directly in front of the Millerbernd Manufacturing Company, with another flock of a similar size behind it. Seeing large numbers of geese cross Co. Rd. 1 has become a common occurance as they travel back and forth throughout the day, causing traffic to stop. Motorists should be prepared to see these families as each party heads to its destination.

Winsted teen struck by car in Delano

DELANO, MN – A 16-year-old Winsted boy was seriously injured when struck by a vehicle near the Holiday gas station located on Highway 12 in Delano around 1 p.m. Thursday.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2003 Suzuki Aerio driven by Tayler Zepeda, 23, of Woodbury, was turning east onto Highway 12 from the Holiday gas station “when for unknown reasons, the vehicle struck a pedestrian, causing serious injuries.”

That pedestrian was Leighton Robinson, of Winsted. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.

Neither Zepeda nor any of her passengers were injured.

Alcohol was not a factor in the incident, according to the state patrol, and no charges have been announced.

Traffic was restricted on Highway 12 from Woodland Road to the bridge while emergency personnel responded and the state patrol investigated the incident.

The state patrol was assisted by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Ridgeview ambulance, and Delano Fire Department.Pedestrian.hit.1

Howard Lake City Council approves election judges

HOWARD LAKE, MN – The agenda for Howard Lake’s Tuesday night city council meeting was fairly light, but among the items approved was the hiring of the 2016 election judges.

The following will serve as judges during the Tuesday, Nov. 8 election: Meghan Rathkamp, Nola Dickhausen, Barb Gueningsman, Kathy Hincher, Jean Schmidt, Wanda Werner, Tracy Drake, and Mary Doongoski.

For more information, see the June 27 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe to the print version.

LP school board approves revisions to principal’s contract

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The Lester Prairie School Board approved revisions to a new three-year contract for Principal Nathaniel Boyer during the meeting on Monday, June 20.

The revisions come after the school board got word that Boyer had been contacted by other school districts about employment opportunities.

Look for more coverage of Monday’s meeting in the June 27 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

 

 

Winsted gets $900 grant for multi-gas breathing apparatus

WINSTED, MN – Through CenterPoint Energy’s Community Partnership Grant Program, the City of Winsted was awarded a $900 grant June 21 for a multi-gas breathing apparatus.

Pictured are Mayor Steve Stotko and Josh Hawkinson of CenterPoint Energy. Police Chief Justin Heldt applied for the grant.

Over the past 14 years, CenterPoint Energy has contributed more than $1 million dollars in donations to communities for safety initiatives.

Mayor Steve Stotko and CenterPoint Energy representative Josh Hawkinson

Mayor Steve Stotko and CenterPoint Energy representative Josh Hawkinson