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Highway 123 closed due to flooding between Watertown and Mayer

Effective today, Monday, Sept 16, Highway 123 between Watertown and Mayer will be closed due to flooding. During the road closure drivers won’t be able to travel north of Highway 7 on Highway 123. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes, such as Highway 25 or Highway 21.


HLWW crowns homecoming royalty


Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School has crowned its 2019 homecoming royalty.

The royal court includes: Princess Gracie Mallak, Prince Drew Oestreich, Queen CJ Decker, and King Quinn Mathison.

Watch next week’s Herald Journal for full coverage of the coronation and the pep fest that followed.

Wright County Rd. 106 to be closed for culvert replacement

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Beginning Sept. 16 at 7 a.m., the Wright County Highway Department will be closing County Road 106 (Maple Lake) for a culvert replacement. The road will be open to traffic by the end of the day Friday, Sept. 20.

There will be no detour route posted – motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

LP City Council to consider 2020 budget and levy

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN  – Lester Prairie City Council will  review the city’s proposed 2020 budget and levy during its Tuesday, Sept. 10 meeting. Other items on the agenda include a trail agreement, a discussion of fall cleanup day, a complaint regarding rabbits, and a maintenance pickup and plow. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at city hall.

Winsted Pride Award winners announced

WINSTED, MN – The 2019 Winsted Pride Award winners were recognized during Tuesday’s city council meeting. The recipients were Curtis and Kathryn Weibel, 330 1st St. N., and the Winsted Arts Council, 141 Main Ave. West. See photos in the Friday, Sept. 6 edition of Herald Journal.

Mayer council to conduct workshop meeting Sept. 4

MAYER, MN – Mayer City Council will conduct a special city council workshop at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4 at city hall. The council will discuss the 2020 contract with the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, the proposed new fire station, and the preliminary 2020 draft budget.