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Mary Koester, 81

Mary Teresa Rose Koester passed away peacefully at home February 21, 2022, a few short hours shy of her eighty-second birthday.
Born to Henry and Rose Laxen in Winsted, MN on February 22, 1940. She grew up on the family farm and moved to Green Lake, MN in 1964, where she enjoyed the next 57 years on the lake.
Mary worked several years for Barton Sand and Gravel as a Weigh-Master and she ultimately retired from the Cambridge State Hospital in 1997 where she worked in food services.
She and her partner, Gene, spent more than twenty years wintering at their Englewood, FL home.
Mary is survived by her son: Kurt and grandchildren: Jacob and Megan; brother: Vincent (Cecile) Laxen; several nieces, nephews and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her son: Scott; parents; four brothers: Raymond, Herman, Mickey, Tom; and one sister: Marcella Weibel

Funeral notice: Emmert Schroeder, 100

Emmert F. Schroeder, age 100, of New Germany, Minnesota, passed away Monday, May 9, 2022, at his home in New Germany, Minnesota.
Funeral Service was held Monday, May 16, 2022, 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, Minnesota, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Visitation was held Monday, May 16, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., one hour prior to the service at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, Minnesota.

As summer approaches projects are heating up in Howard Lake

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Howard Lake City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller recently gave multiple updates on several important subjects that the city council has on its agenda as summer quickly approaches. In a weekend update, Haggenmiller discussed the status of multiple road projects in the city, one currently occurring and one planned for the future, while also raising awareness on a variety of other topics.

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Budding artists to show off their talent at Winsted Arts Council’s Youth Art Show this weekend

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Do you ever wonder how a gallery decides to give a new artist the first show? The Winsted Arts Council is doing just that with an event that takes place this weekend, Saturday, May 14, at the Winsted Arts Council building located downtown, Winsted. The event will be open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m.

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The Lester Prairie City Council clears up land ownership issue at its meeting

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The council addressed an issue recently regarding land ownership in the city—specifically, the ownership of a small stretch of Maple Street near its intersection with Pine Street.

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Kimball man killed in car and motorcycle crash in Maple Lake Township

Wright County deputies were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of County Rd. 12 NW and County Rd. 37 NW in Maple Lake Township May 9 at approximately 4:11 p.m. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) and Maple Lake Fire and Rescue.

Evidence from the scene as well as interviews with involved persons indicated a 2013 Nissan Altima being driven by a juvenile male (16-year-old from Monticello) was traveling north on County Rd. 12. The Nissan Altima stopped at the stop sign and then turned west on County Rd. 37 in front of a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling eastbound on County Rd. 37 NW. The motorcycle was being driven by William Schwandt (39-year-old from Kimball). Schwandt’s motorcycle hit the driver side of the Nissan Altima.

Schwandt was transported by ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital by Allina Ambulance where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel.