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Honorary commodore awards given in Winsted

WINSTED, MN – Two honorary commodore awards were given during the Winsted ambassador coronation Aug. 12.

The first recipient was LuAnn Ollig, who has been involved in numerous committees and volunteer efforts since she moved to Winsted 45 years ago. Among other accomplishments, Ollig has worked with the Winstock Country Music Festival, the Holy Trinity Spring Fling, the St. Mary’s Walk of Hope, and the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival.

The second award recipient, Tom Specken, is also active in Winsted. He has helped the Winsted Ambassador Committee with parade float decorating, is a member of the Winsted Arts Council, and has been involved in many other aspects of the community.

See photos here, and in the Friday, Aug. 17 edition of the Herald Journal:

PHOTO GALLERY: Winsted Summer Festival 2018

WINSTED, MN – Just like summer in Minnesota, the Winsted Summer Festival goes by fast. Here are some photos to remember the festivities from Aug. 10-12:


Select photos will appear in the Friday, Aug. 17 edition of the Herald Journal.

PHOTO GALLERY: New royalty crowned in Winsted

WINSTED, MN – Emma Fury and Katlyn Rose Pokornowski were crowned the 2018-19 Winsted Ambassadors this afternoon (Aug. 12) at the Blue Note Ballroom.

Fury was named Miss Congeniality, and she was also recognized for selling the most buttons (403) for the raffle drawing.

During the coronation ceremony, Heidi Otto and Ellen Guggemos gave their farewell speeches as the outgoing 2017-18 Winsted royalty. Both received scholarships, and Otto was selected to represent Winsted at next year’s Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization candidate program.

Check out our photos here, and in the Friday, Aug. 17 edition of the Herald Journal.






Mayer City Council to review quarterly financial reports

MAYER, MN – Mayer City Council will reviews second quarter financial and investment reports during its Monday, Aug. 13 meeting.

The council will also discuss a speed limit monitor at the intersection of Carver County Road 30 and Highway 25.

The council will conduct a workshop meeting following the regular meeting to discuss the city’s long-range financial plan and capital improvement plans.

The regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

PHOTO GALLERY: Winsted Night Out 2018

WINSTED, MN – Click here to see photos from the Aug. 8 Winsted Night Out at the Winsted Fire Hall. Select photos will appear in the Aug. 17 edition of the Herald Journal.

HLWW to approve co-op with Rockford for soccer

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – One item listed on the agenda for the Monday, Aug. 13 Howar d Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting is “approve co-op with Rockford for soccer.”

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center. Look for coverage in the Friday, Aug. 17 edition of the Herald Journal.

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