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Clarification regarding Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted polling location

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – A story in the Dec. 15 issue of Herald Journal made reference to a resolution adopted by the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board during its Dec. 11 meeting concerning the polling location for district elections.

The story stated in error that the polling location adopted by the board would affect the district’s 2018 election. However that is not the case, because the 2018 election is a general election, not a special election. The resolution was adopted in response to a change in Minnesota Statute 205A.11, subdivision 2, effective July 1, 2017 that affects the combined polling places for all school districts in the state for special elections.

All school districts will need to adopt resolutions by December 31 each year establishing combined polling places for any potential special elections in the upcoming year, even if the polling places never change. The school district’s combined polling places must be polling places that are used during regular general elections.

Voters in the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District will cast ballots at their usual locations during the November 2018 general election.

Last Minute Monday – Check Out the Local Deals!


Support your local businesses on Last Minute Monday and get great deals as you finish checking off items on your gift list!  Mon., Dec.18



Howard Lake’s old Kadlec building coming down today

HOWARD LAKE – The building considered by some to be an eye-sore in the heart of downtown Howard Lake is being demolished today.  The video included via the link below was taken at approximately 10:15 this morning, and shows just a glimpse of the process.

See Herald Journal’s Dec.15 edition for more photos and information about Howard Lake’s revitalization projects.

Lester Prairie City Council to approve budget and levy

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie City Council will conduct its annual truth in taxation public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at city hall during the regular council meeting. Following the hearing, the council will consider approval of the city’s final budget and levy for 2018.

Other items on the agenda include: employee compensation and concerns about employee benefits, zoning amendments regarding hydonic furnaces, an internal control policy, the Dakota Rail Regional Trail, an IT contract employee, and the Maple Street South storm sewer.

PHOTO GALLERY: Waverly’s Christmas event

WAVERLY, MN – Click here to see photos from the Dec. 9 Christmas event in Waverly:

Select photos will appear in the Friday, Dec. 15 edition of the Herald Journal.

Vote for Winsted’s best business decorations

WINSTED, MN – Click here to vote in the Winsted Area Chamber of Commerce business decorating contest:

Voting is open now through Friday, Dec. 15. Winners will be announced Monday, Dec. 18.