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Small Business Saturday feature: The Prairie Gift Shop

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The Prairie Gift Shop in Lester Prairie is one of the featured businesses in the Nov. 3 edition the Herald Journal for Small Business Saturday.

Look for more Small Business Saturday articles leading up to the shopping event, which takes place Saturday, Nov. 29 (the day after Black Friday). Small Business Saturday is an opportunity for customers to purchase their holiday items locally, with many discounts and specials.

The Prairie Gift Shop employee Jill Duncan and co-owner Judy Angvall are ready to help customers find just the right items for everyone on their holiday gift list.

The Prairie Gift Shop employee Jill Duncan and co-owner Judy Angvall are ready to help customers find just the right items for everyone on their holiday gift list.

Winsted to consider new police officer hire Wednesday, Nov. 5

WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for the Wednesday, Nov. 5 Winsted City Council meeting is to consider approving an employment offer for Randall Campbell for the position of a full-time patrol officer.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of Winsted City Hall. A work session will take place at 5 p.m. in the Lewis Room of city hall.

Look for coverage of both meetings in the Monday, Nov. 10 edition of the Herald Journal.

*Note: Normally, Winsted’s council meetings take place Tuesday evenings, but the date was changed due to the Tuesday, Nov. 4 election.

Splettstoeszers of Mayer to be featured in Monday’s paper

MAYER, MN – With a population of 1,749 at the 2010 census, Mayer is by no means a metropolis – but Loren and Barb Splettstoeszer remember a time when the town was a quarter of the size.

“For a long time, the population on the road sign was 373,” Loren said. “Now, there are developments on every corner of town.”

Look for a story about Loren and Barb Splettstoeszer in the Monday, Nov. 3 edition of the Herald Journal.

Loren and Barb Splettstoeszer

Loren and Barb Splettstoeszer

HL’s new city administrator is happy to re-plant her small-town roots

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake City Administrator Jennifer Nash grew up in Albion Township, not far from Howard Lake.

“I love central Minnesota, and I really love the small towns here,” Nash commented.

Nash graduated high school in Annandale.

Nash obtained a bachelor’s degree in public administration from St. Cloud State University, and is currently working on a master’s degree in public administration through Metro State University.

Prior to accepting the city administrator position in Howard Lake, Nash completed an internship with the City of Winsted, held the assistant to the city administrator position for the City of Northfield where she worked for more than four years, and was the deputy clerk for the City of Howard Lake since Jan. 2013.

For full story, see Nov. 3 issue.
This post was edited to reflect Nash’s correct job title with the City of Northfield.

New paint regulations affect local retailers and consumers

ST. PAUL, MN – A new paint stewardship program, effective Nov. 1, requires retailers to only sell paint and paint products from manufacturers who have registered with PaintCare.

Additionally, retailers will notice a PaintCare recovery fee added to paint and products they purchase.

The recovery fee will be based on the size of container purchased. There is no fee for containers less than one-half pint. Containers more than one-half pint but less than one gallon carry a fee of 35 cents; one gallon 75 cents; and more than one gallon, up to five gallons, $1.60.

Retailers are required by law to add the recovery fee to the purchase price of the paint and paint products.

For full story, see Nov. 3 issue.

 

Small Business Saturday feature: Holasek Flower Power Garden Center

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – In November, Holasek Flower Power Garden Center is offering make-and-take greens classes, customer appreciation specials, and more. Look for details in the Small Business Saturday section of the Monday, Nov. 3 edition of the Herald Journal.

This year, Small Business Saturday takes place Saturday, Nov. 29, the day after Black Friday. Small Business Saturday is an opportunity for shoppers to check out holiday deals at local businesses.

Retail Manager Jason Ziermann shows some holiday greenery.

Retail Manager Jason Ziermann shows some holiday greenery.