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Reception for Quast after Tuesday’s Winsted City Council meeting

WINSTED, MN – A public reception in the Vollmer Room of Winsted City Hall will take place after the Tuesday, Jan. 17 Winsted City Council meeting, to honor Bonnie Quast for her many years of service as a council member.

Quast will also be acknowledged at the meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.

Look for coverage of the meeting in the Monday, Jan. 23 edition of the Herald Journal.

Benefit for Mike Tesch • Jan. 15, 2017 • Blue Note, Winsted, MN


In June Mike was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. After a month of chemo and radiation he was to have surgery to remove part of his esophagus. A PET scan prior to surgery revealed cancer was now in his liver. It was diagnosed as stage 4. So now Mike is back for more chemo. Mike and Lendra are so thankful to family, friends, and bandmates who have supported them through this journey.

What: Benefit for Mike Tesch – Live Music, Food, Raffles, Prizes, Live & Silent Auction, & more
When: Jan. 15, 2017 – 12p-6p
Where: Blue Note Ballroom, Winsted, MN


First CNA class graduates from HLWW

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – Jessica Schauer, an RN at Good Samaritan Society in Howard Lake, was hired by Ridgewater College to teach Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School’s certified nursing assistant (CNA) course. She is pictured with the first class of graduates – Chase Lang, Roberto Gallegos-Celis, Jenna Koosman, Kayla Hooser, Kaitlyn Decker, Gemma Gutierrez, Anjela Turnock, Katrina Juncewski, and Ashley Spar.

Look for a story in the Monday, Jan. 23 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to see where to buy a copy, and how to subscribe.

HLWW CNA class

McLeod Co. man sentenced for ISIS contacts

GLENCOE, MN – Abdul Raheem Ali-Skelton, 23, of Glencoe was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison for lying to the FBI about his social media exchanges with Islamic State group recruiters, KARE 11 reported.

In April, Ali-Skelton pleaded guilty to lying about his communications with the group. He later threatened to blow up a Walgreens, an incident his attorney said stemmed from a drunken rant after seeing his wife with another man at the store, KARE 11 reported.

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Cute baby contest now accepting entries

MINNESOTA – Know someone with an adorable baby? The Herald Journal’s sister paper, the Delano Herald Journal, is hosting a cute baby contest.

Entrants do not need to be from Delano to win.

Nearly $1,000 will be given away in cash prizes.

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HLWW votes on new track

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – On a split vote, the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board approved moving ahead with replacement of the outdoor track at the high school/middle school campus Jan. 9.

The bond amount the board approved is $1.345 million, but Superintendent Brad Sellner said he anticipates the actual cost of the track will be lower.

Look for the full story in the Monday, Jan. 16 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to see where to buy a copy, and how to subscribe.