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Winsted Summer Festival Day 2

Check out our coverage of the Winsted Summer Festival 2022.  Day 2.

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Fatal accident near Waconia kills teen

According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office,  Saturday, Aug. 13, at about 4:19 am, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a personal injury crash on Oak Avenue near Goldfinch Drive in Waconia.
A motorist and passenger were travelling northbound on Oak Avenue in a Toyota Camry and collided with a payloader that was parked on the east side of the northbound traffic lane. The payloader had been marked with a traffic cone. The posted speed limit in the area is 30 mph.
The driver, Isaiah Kenneth Whitted (16) of Waconia, was transported to Hennepin Healthcare for non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger, Anthony Michael Lewin (16) of Waconia, sustained serious injuries during the crash and died as a result of the injuries.
The MN State Patrol, Ridgeview Ambulance Service, and Waconia Fire Department responded to the crash to assist the Sheriff’s Office. The matter remains under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office and MN State Patrol.

2022 Winsted Summer Festival Photo Gallery Day 1

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Music in the park-ing lot, held by Howard Lake Lions Club

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The Howard Lake Lions Club is hosting its third annual Music in the Park-ing lot.
This event will have sweetcorn, hamburgers, lemonade, and more. It will take place Friday. Aug. 19, at the Lions Hall parking lot. The event is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The group said to bring a lawn chair. The music this year is being provided by DJ Tim Scheer.

New ownership at the Corner Bar and Grill in Winsted

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Aleksey Karels is the new Corner Bar and Grill owner in Winsted. Karels from Winsted said there are some changes with the new ownership, including a rebrand of the logo.
Karels said the bar, starting July 30, will have new open hours, new beverage selections, more pull tab options, and new daily and weekly specials. Then, toward the end of August, the menu will have the current line-up and some new choices.
“The amazing burgers and pizza you all know will remain,” Karels said.

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Lester Prairie to implement wage increases for city employees

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The Lester Prairie City Council adopted a resolution regarding its employee wage scale Aug. 8. The city wanted to increase employee wage scales to ensure that all of its employees are being paid competitively.
Earlier this year, the city hired David Drown Associates (DDA) to assist in determining the market values for its seven city employees. These positions include city police officers, maintenance workers, and the city clerk.

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