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Free battery recycling at Winsted City Hall

WINSTED, MN – Properly dispose of old household batteries by dropping them off in the collection bucket at Winsted City Hall.

For more information about McLeod County household hazardous waste and recycling programs, call 1-800-335-0575 or (320) 484-4300, or e-mail

Winsted brush site opens Saturday, April 26

WINSTED, MN – The brush site located one-half mile south of Winsted on McLeod County Road 9 will open for the season Saturday, April 26. The collection/drop-off site is available to all city and rural residents of McLeod County.

Hours of Operation:
• Wednesdays 4 p.m. to sunset
• Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Accepted yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, brush, and small logs (18-inch diameter or less).
Stumps are not accepted. Appliances and electronics require a permit from Winsted City Hall. (Appliances and electronics can be recycled year-round at the McLeod County Solid Waste Facility in Hutchinson.)

Residents are responsible for proper disposal of their yard waste in the designated areas.

Hutchinson Health recognized for high-quality diabetes education

Hutchinson Health’s diabetic educators include registered nurse Colleen Bonniwell, registered nurse  Holly Oestreich, and registered dietitian Lynn Marcus.

Hutchinson Health’s diabetic educators include registered nurse Colleen Bonniwell, registered nurse Holly Oestreich, and registered dietitian Lynn Marcus.

Sponsored Post – The American Diabetes Association estimates that 8.5 percent of people in the US have diabetes.

Some will be unaware that they have this disease until they’re treated for one of its life-threatening complications, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, or amputation.

The diabetes education team at Hutchinson Health takes a proactive approach to diabetes, helping those who have been diagnosed or are at risk.

Hutchinson Health’s comprehensive self-management education program meets national standards, and was recently awarded the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate.

The four-year certificate is awarded to programs that offer effective education as an essential component of diabetes treatment.

“The process gives professionals a national standard for measuring the quality of their services, and it gives patients extra assurance that they’ll receive quality care,” noted Lynn Marcus, a registered dietitian at Hutchinson Health.

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US, and about 5,205 Americans are diagnosed with this disease each day.

Hutchinson Health is one of the largest independent health care providers in Minnesota. Services include primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services, and specialty programs. To learn more, go to

St. John’s in Winsted seeks help for homeless mission experience

WINSTED, MN – St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winsted is seeking the community’s help for its upcoming homeless mission experience Sunday, June 22 through Wednesday, June 25.

During the mission, Pastor Mark Loder and members of the youth group will live homeless on the church grounds, and will rely on the congregation and community for food, blankets, and other necessities.

The group plans to do various service projects during this time, and collect food for the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf.

“Our goal is to raise $4,000, and collect 2,000 pounds of food,” Loder said.

Anyone who is willing to donate money or food can contact St. John’s Lutheran Church at (320) 485-2522.

Howard Lake City Council to conduct special meeting Thursday, April 24

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake City Council will conduct a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at city hall. The purpose of the meeting will be to consider a resolution requesting assumption of the Terning Trails development.


Look for Easter egg hunt photos in the April 28 paper

LESTER PRAIRIE, WINSTED, WAVERLY, HOWARD LAKE, MN – Children in several local communities participated in Easter egg hunts April 19. Below, Piper Strom visits with the Easter Bunny in Lester Prairie.

Look for more photos from each event in the Monday, April 28 edition of the Herald Journal.

Lester Prairie Easter Egg Hunt

Piper Strom with the Easter Bunny in Lester Prairie