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Coyotes spotted in Waverly; city warns residents to be careful

WAVERLY, MN – The City of Waverly wants residents to be aware that coyotes were recently spotted in the wooded area of Carrigan Meadows (near Cologne Lane). Residents are asked not to leave children and pets unattended outdoors. Also, pets’ food/water should not be kept outside, and garbage containers should be secured.

HL resident graduates AmeriCorps

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake resident Elena Lillehei graduated from Ameri-Corps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) July 24, after 10 months of nationwide community service.

She was one of 234 AmeriCorps NCCC members honored at graduation ceremonies at the Pacific Region campus in Sacramento, CA.

Lillehei was born in St. Louis Park in August 1993. She attended Delano Public Schools, graduating in 2011.

The daughter of Richard and Kathleen Lillehei of Howard Lake, Elena has two sisters, Marina and Juliana.

In the fall of 2011, Elena attended college at Iowa State University, where she majored in psychology.

During her sophomore year, Elena signed up for AmeriCorps.

For full story, see Sept. 1 issue.

Prairie Arts Council didn’t let rain ruin its chalk art day

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Prairie Arts Council wasn’t going to let a little rain get in the way of its first sidewalk chalk event.

Originally scheduled for Aug. 21, the event was moved to Aug. 22 due to rain.

Following a suggestion and a chalk donation from Lester Prairie resident and business owner Judy Angvall, the Prairie Arts Council organized the sidewalk chalk event.

The idea was that adults and children in the community would gather and decorate the sidewalks with art drawn with chalk.

“When we told community members about the idea, they seemed favorable; so we thought, ‘why not,’” Prairie Arts Council member Jane Holasek stated.

For full story, see Sept. 1 issue.

Dunwoody seeks students for new manufacturing program

WRIGHT, McLEOD, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – A high-paying career with full benefits and potential for advancement is just a few months away for students who’ve signed up for classes at the new Dunwoody training center in Winsted.

“We’re looking for 12 students, and there are still seats available,” said Barb Obershaw of Dunwoody College of Technology.

The 16-week welding program is set to start Monday, Oct. 13 at the new training center, located in the former NAPA building in downtown Winsted.

Students who successfully complete the fast-track training will have opportunities for immediate employment with one of more than 15 manufacturing companies in the area.

“It’s a great way to get in the door at these companies,” said Trevor Millerbernd, CEO of Millerbernd Manufacturing in Winsted. “Welding is a great career in itself, but it can also lead to other manufacturing opportunities.”

Look for the full article in the Monday, Sept. 1 edition of the Herald Journal.

New half marathon through Luce Line and Dakota Rail trails Sept. 6

HENNEPIN COUNTY, MN – A new half marathon Saturday, Sept. 6 will take place around the bays of Lake Minnetonka and through the Luce Line and Dakota Rail trails.The race starts at the Mound Westonka Grandview Middle School at 7:30 a.m. Registration and race information is available at

The event is sponsored by area businesses, and proceeds will be donated to charity. In addition to the half marathon, the event also includes a 5K family fun run for all ages and paces.


Wright County Sheriff’s office seeking missing person

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – On Tuesday, Aug.26 the Wright County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a Missing Person. Family reported that Christopher Michael Rossing 04-26-89 has not been seen or heard from since Friday afternoon, Aug. 22.

It is believed that Rossing left work in Maple Plain Friday at approximately 5 p.m. and was expected to meet friends in the Norwood Young America area later Friday evening and did not show up. Rossing frequents the Norwood Young America and Watertown areas, where he has several friends. It is believed that Rossing may have been in the Howard Lake area sometime Friday night after he left work.

Anyone who has information regarding the current whereabouts of Christopher Rossing or has seen him since Aug. 22 is encouraged to call the Wright County Sheriff’s Office at (763)682-1162.