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New Germany City Council to review carpet and painting quotes for city hall

NEW GERMANY, MN – New Germany City Council will review quotes for replacing the carpet in the city office and painting the city office during its Tuesday, Sept. 2 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include: roofing bids, possible address changes, an easement, and county reimbursement for items included in the recent infrastructure project.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at city hall.

Winsted to approve preliminary budget Tuesday

WINSTED, MN — One item on the agenda for the Tuesday, Sept. 2 Winsted City Council meeting is approval of the city’s 2015 preliminary budget. A 1.7 percent levy increase ($19,222) is planned. Council members said they hope to lower the levy amount by the time the final budget is approved in December.

The Sept. 2 meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall. A work session will take place beforehand, at 5 p.m. in the Lewis Room of city hall.

Look for coverage of both meetings in the Monday, Sept. 8 edition of the Herald Journal.

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.