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Pet of the Month: A Howard Lake calf that came back from the brink of death

HOWARD LAKE, MN – A few weeks ago, life was looking pretty hopeless for Woolly. The tiny calf had a bad case of rotavirus and coronavirus, and Joe and Jennifer Gallus of rural Howard Lake didn’t know how much longer he’d survive. Look for his story in the Monday, March 30 edition of the Herald Journal.

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Woolly had many people praying for him.

Woolly had many people praying for him.

PHOTO GALLERY: HL Community Expo

HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Howard Lake Community Expo took place Saturday, March 21 at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School. The expo featured 54 vendor booths, and served pancake breakfasts to more than 900 attendees.

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Waverly Municipal Liquor Store shows positive financial trend

WAVERLY, MN – Waverly City Council informed residents during a public hearing Wednesday that its municipal liquor store’s (MLS) financial audit showed a profit of $8,106 in 2014.

“We feel this is a positive trend for the MLS,” Mayor Connie Holmes said. “And it didn’t happen without a lot of hard work.”

Waverly MLS had shown a loss in 2012 ($11,837), and 2013 ($20,917), and Minnesota statutes require a public hearing for any municipal liquor store with a financial loss two out of three years.

“No decision will be made on the position of the liquor store until the audit for 2015 is complete, especially after the positive outcome of 2014,” Holmes stated.

The 2015 audit will be complete about June 2016, she added.

For full story, see March 30 issue.


HLWW doesn’t buy Bush’s bid to forgo activity fees

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – “To the day I die, I’ll never accept that we’re charging kids to participate in something we want them to do,” Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board Member Charlie Bush said at the March 23 work session.

Bush proposed eliminating, or at least reducing, extracurricular fees, stating that he believes it could help increase student enrollment.

Other board members, as well as school staff present at the meeting, expressed reasons they don’t believe eliminating these fees would be a wise decision.

“We’re already the second lowest [for fees] in  the geographical area,” Superintendent Brad Sellner said. “If you give up activity fees, there’s no guarantee that it’s going to bring in three or four kids – it is truly a risk.”

Look for the full story in the Monday, March 30 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

Mutual funds: The good, the bad and the fine print

Insider’s Financial
By Brian Wolf
This is part one in a series of columns pertaining to perhaps the most common of all investments; the mutual fund.
Although this is an investment that nearly all adults have, very few people really understand the complexities of the mutual fund industry.
I’m going to take you behind the scenes of one of the largest industries in the world (mutual funds) and show you how that industry affects investors. I would like to share some information with you to give some additional transparency about the mutual fund industry that today’s financial media may not regularly comment on.
Let’s take a look at the good and the bad in mutual funds, and then provide you with some ideas of what you can do to improve how you invest. My goal is that you become better informed, and hopefully, wealthier over time.
Investing well is sometimes referred to as luck and other times referred to as skill, I personally believe that it’s probably a little of both. However, if you don’t have the correct information, then your luck or skill factor is likely to go way down. Read more . . .

Photo Gallery: Waverly Easter egg hunt 2015

WAVERLY, MN — Did you go to Waverly’s Easter egg hunt March 22? We did, and we took pictures. Click here to see them. A select few will be printed in the Monday, March 30 edition of the Herald Journal.