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Win a horse essay contest – deadline Sept. 2

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Two horses (an Arabian and a Paint) will be given away as contest prizes this fall. To enter either contest, submit a typed essay of up to one and a half pages including information (about the breed) that shows the reason this type of horse is wanted. Include how care would be provided, the environment in which the horse would be raised, and any other relevant information, along with a cost of care sheet (showing an understanding of the financial obligation involved in horse ownership).

For eligibility rules and mailing instructions, follow the links below:

Arabian Horse Essay Contest: http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/projects/animal-science/horse/arabian/index.html

Paint Horse Essay Contest: http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/projects/animal-science/horse/paint/index.html

Local families to be recognized at Farmfest Thurs., Aug. 7

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER, and MEEKER COUNTIES, MN – Representing agricultural achievement in diverse farming operations, 74 families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as a 2014 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota.

The farm families will be recognized in ceremonies beginning at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, at the annual Minnesota Farmfest on the Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls. The event is in the Wick Buildings Farmfest Center on the estate grounds.

Here are a few of the local honorees:

• Engelmann Dairy – McLeod County Farm Family of the Year

• Tony and Patti Fisher Family – Meeker County Farm Family of the Year

• Buetow Farms Inc. – Carver County Farm Family of the Year

• Carlsons Orchard, Bakery, and Restaurant – Wright County Farm Family of the Year

To see a full list of the 2014 farm families, click here.

HL City Council will hold a special meeting Tues., July 22

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. regarding use of city space for the Wright County Fair.

The council will also discuss searching for a new city administrator.

For an update after the meeting, check back with HJ Blogs.

Wright County Board to approve bid for salt storage facility

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County Board will consider approval of a bid for a salt storage facility during its Tuesday, July 22 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include discussion of quorums at committee meetings and scheduling a meeting to discuss the county’s capital improvement plan.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wright County Government Center in Buffalo.

Lester Prairie School Board to discuss football district, other items

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Board will discuss moving the football program into a different district during its Monday, July 21 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include discussion of the west section of the school roof, approval of coach and advisor contracts, approval of bids for commodity items, and approval of the health and safety budget.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

Mayer City Council to conduct budget meeting

MAYER, MN – Mayer City Council will conduct a budget workshop meeting today, Monday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

Items to be discussed include the city’s five-year capital improvement plan and preliminary expenses for the 2015 city budget.