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HL council reviews municipal’s profitable path


The Howard Lake municipal liquor store showed a solid profit last year, the Howard Lake City Council learned during its meeting Jan. 19.


Winsted approves school expansion for new gym


Winsted City Council adopted two resolutions during its meeting Jan. 19 that will allow the proposed expansion project for a new gymnasium at Winsted Elementary School to move forward.


Progress continues on LP school building project


The Lester Prairie school building project continues to progress.

The Lester Prairie School Board scheduled a special meeting at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27 to discuss one or two colors for the bleachers in the new gym.


PREP WRESTLING: Watertown-Mayer toughs out pair of wins; Delano falls twice

The Watertown-Mayer wrestling squad hosted Tri-City United and Delano Thursday night, the home team coming away with two victories while the Tigers couldn’t string together enough strong performances to get a win.

Watertown-Mayer 34, Tri-City United 30

Watertown-Mayer 61, Delano 15

Tri-City United might have driven a long way to take on their Section 2AA opponent, but they were ready to put up a competitive dual against the Royals. W-M eked out a win 34-30 to open the tri against another team receiving top-12 votes in Class AA, according to The Guillotine.

“It was a tough match against TCU and the guys found a way to come out on top,” coach Kurt Becker said. “It was a big section win against another ranked team.”

Even more impressive was the next match — the Royals took down conference foe Delano 61-15, holding control of the mat throughout. Senior Austin Gabbert made quick work of his opponent at 132 pounds. Eighth-grader Bryce Burkett had a nice win by decision at 145 pounds, while Jackson Drahos and Jason Fenske put up big decisions at the 182 pound and heavyweight divisions to seal the win.

It was a sign of focus for Becker’s squad to come back after a tightly-contested first matchup and go to work like nothing happened against Delano.

“I really like how our guys followed up that win with a dominating performance,” Becker said. “It was a good finish to the night. I love how our team battles every match. And if one guy doesn’t have his best night, one of his teammates steps up for him.”

W-M heads to Mankato West Friday for duals with the Scarlets and the Owatonna Huskies.

Tri-City United 48, Delano 21

TCU had the Tigers’ number most of the way in the first match. Wins for Cael Olson at 113, Aiden Quast at 132, Carson Tschudi at 152, Clete Scherer at 160 and Max Harder at 182 highlighted Delano’s performance, but it wasn’t enough as only one of those wins was more than a decision. For Delano against Watertown-Mayer, Tschudi won at 152 pounds with a very quick pin and Olson picked up another victory at 113 pounds. Otherwise, advantages were hard to come by in both duals.

“Both TCU and Watertown-Mayer have excellent teams this year,” coach Jeff Olson said. “But we need to execute better and more importantly we need to compete better than we did tonight.”

Delano heads to Annandale Friday for matches against the Cardinals and the Jordan Hubmen.

Winsted, Silver Lake fire departments respond to shed fire

WINSTED, MN – Winsted Volunteer Fire Department was paged to a shed fire on County Rd. 5/Falcon Ave. at 5:02 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. Silver Lake Fire Department was paged for mutual aid at 5:10 when Winsted requested water and manpower.

New government center open in Glencoe

The McLeod County Government Center, 520 Chandler Avenue North in Glencoe, announced Jan. 19, that it has begun offering public services from its new facility location.

Visitors are encouraged to reference the following guidelines to obtain services while the county continues to operate under its adjusted COVID-19 guidelines.

License center

The license center is taking phone calls each morning for an appointment on the following business day.

Call 320-864-1310 after 8 a.m. to schedule an appointment for the following services: driver’s license renewals, motor vehicle transactions, department of natural resources, and birth, death and marriage certificates.

Tab renewals and tax payments are accepted as walk-in services.

All written knowledge tests and road tests at the exam station have been closed by DPS-DVS until further notice.

Callt 651-284-1000 for a list of exam stations that are open for testing services.

Recorder’s office

All regular services are being provided as walk-ins.

Health and human services

Continue to call ahead to schedule an appointment with Health and Human Services. Call Public Health at 320-864-3185, and Social Services at 320-864-3144.

Coming soon 

Staff looks forward to implementing an online and mobile check-in system, QLess, in the near future.

Watch for more information on how visitors and customers can schedule and check-in to appointments and services using their computer or mobile device.