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Lester Prairie City Council conducts closed meeting

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie City Council conducted a special closed city council meeting Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. pursuant to Minn. Stat. Sec. 13D.05, Subds. 2(b) and 3(a) to discuss allegations against an individual subject to its authority, and to evaluate the performance of an individual subject to its authority.

Herald Journal has requested a statement from the council and city attorney regarding the identity of the employee and any action that is taken by the council. We will publish any factual public information that is released as soon as it becomes available.

Winsted approves environmental assessment for Main Ave. property

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The Winsted City Council, during Tuesday’s meeting, authorized City Administrator Adam Birkholz to execute an agreement with American Engineering Testing, Inc. to complete a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment and Asbestos and Regulated Waste Inspection, at a cost not to exceed $26,520, and authorized Birkholz to execute a memorandum of understanding with the property owner to conduct work at the property at 231 West Main Avenue.

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Howard Lake City Council hosts annual board of appeals

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Wright County’s Principal Appraiser Chase Philippi didn’t let COVID-19 slow him down. He was present at Tuesday evening’s Howard Lake City Council meeting, for the Local Board of Appeals and Equalization public hearing.

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LP board approves commissioning agent for building project

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Lester Prairie School Board heard an update from Joe Uhlhorn of H+U Construction during Monday’s meeting and approved several items related to the project.

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Area WWII lost soldier’s dog tag found in Italy

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Rodrigo Bastoni, of Itry, Italy, on a walk from his home to his barn about a month ago, saw something that looked like scrap metal on the side of his path.

 

Once he pulled the metal out of the dirt and brushed it off, he recognized what he called “identification tags.” Many people refer to them as dog tags.

 

The tag, while worn down by time, was still readable. It was imprinted with the names “Harlan Melinsky,” followed by “Gustav Melinsky,” and “Howard Lake, Minn.”

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Lester Prairie City Council to conduct closed meeting April 22

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie City Council will conduct a special closed city council meeting Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. pursuant to Minn. Stat. Sec. 13D.05, Subds. 2(b) and 3(a) to discuss allegations against an individual subject to its authority, and to evaluate the performance of an individual subject to its authority. The meeting will take place at city hall, 37 Juniper St. N. The meeting will not be open to the public.