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Wright County Board to re-appoint surveyor

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County Board will consider the re-appointment of Steve Jobe for another four-year term as county surveyor during its Tuesday, Sept. 23 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include an update on the Clearwater River Watershed District Board, setting conditions of sale for tax forfeit properties, consideration of a state wildlife management area land acquisition resolution for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, discussion of the Aurora Solar Project, appointment to the Lake Pulaski Lake Improvement District board, and discussion of a Tri-County Regional Forensic Laboratory report.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wright County Government Center in Buffalo.

Lester Prairie School Board to approve levy, other items

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Board will approve its proposed property tax levy during is Monday, Sept. 22 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include approval of the contract with the MN School Employees Association, scheduling the district’s truth in taxation hearing, discussion of the district calendar for 2015-16, and approval of assorted resignations and contracts.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the school media center. NOTE SPECIAL TIME.

Mayer City Council to consider advertising for bids for roundabout

MAYER, MN – Mayer City Council will consider advertising for bids for the proposed Highway 25 roundabout project during its Monday, Sept. 22 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include discussion of trees in the Fieldstone development, discussion of the former creamery property, award of a contract for a parking lot at Bluejay Park, and consideration of a recommendation from the park commission regarding a skating rink liner.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by a council work session.

Work session topics include a dangerous dog ordinance, discussion of splash pads and a fire department lot, and a city noise ordinance.

Both meetings are open to the public.

PHOTO GALLERY: Winsted Fire Dept. 125th celebration

WINSTED, MN — To see photos from the Winsted Fire Department’s 125th anniversary event, click here:

Select photos will also be printed in the Monday, Sept. 29 edition of the Herald Journal.

HL Area Chamber of Commerce announces fall gala awards

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (HLACC) announced that it will distribute awards in three categories at its fundraising gala, which will take place Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m.

The awards will include one for partnership with the chamber, one for business service to the community, and three “dream big” awards.

For full story, see Sept. 22 issue.


Man who died in Watertown fire identified

WATERTOWN, MN – Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson has announced the deceased adult male found inside a burning residence on the 400 Block of Franklin Ave NW in Watertown has been identified as David John Reuter 69, of Watertown. The medical examiner’s preliminary report indicates the victim died of smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. At this time, there is no reason to believe the cause of the fire was intentional, according to the sheriff’s office.

Previously, Olson announced that at approximately 9:47 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13  his office received a report of a house fire in the City of Watertown.

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office, Watertown Fire Department, and Ridgeview Ambulance were dispatched to the 400 block of Franklin Avenue NW in Watertown. When they arrived at the scene, the residence was fully engulfed.

The body of an adult male was located in the residence, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Also assisting at the scene were the Waconia, Mayer, Victoria, New Germany, St. Bonifacius, and Delano fire departments.

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Watertown Fire Department, Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Minnesota Regional Coroner’s Office are investigating the cause of the fire and the cause of death of the adult male.

UPDATE: time corrected from a.m. to p.m.