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Reminder: McLeod County Offices closed Nov. 26 and 27

McLeod County – McLeod County Offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27.


New Gas and Diesel Pumps Coming Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Holiday of Waverly


New gas and diesel dispensers will be installed Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. ALL gas and diesel pumps will be CLOSED from approximately 8:30 am to 5 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we hope you enjoy our new gas and diesel dispensers! The store and car wash will remain open.

CORRECTION: HLWW grades 7 to 12 go to distance learning Nov. 30

The article in today’s Herald Journal about HLWW and its learning models was incorrect.  The correct information is below.

Students in grades 7 through 12 will start distance learning Monday, Nov. 30.
Students no longer come to school.  Mondays and Tuesdays, and Thursdays and Fridays they follow the gold/blue calendar for classes and schedule.

Students will follow the new Wednesday schedule for classes  – no new instruction on Wednesdays – check in and homework help.

Students may return to school on Jan. 15, 2021, if things improve.

No school Nov. 23-25 for teacher planning days.

Grades K-6 will start hybrid model Monday, Nov. 30.
All students still come to school but, are spread out more to meet the health guidelines.
No school for grade 5 and 6 on Wednesday, November 25 for teacher planning time, and to move to larger spaces.

McLeod County Recorders Office announces changes

MCLEOD COUNTY – The McLeod County Recorders Office announced some changes that began Nov. 19.  Some of the impacted services are listed below.

Notary Public Recording Information
To file a Notary Public License once you have received your license, you must file it in the County of your residence.  During this time, we will accept for recording by mail your original Notary Public License which has been signed twice, a photocopy of your driver’s license and $20.00 check or money order made payable to McLeod County Recorder.

Ministerial/License Recording Information
In order to perform a marriage in the State of Minnesota, the following must be recorded in any County in Minnesota
1. Certificate of Ordination, or
2. License to perform marriages, or
3. Letter of Authorization to perform marriages (From church leaders of certain religious denominations)

During this time, we will accept for recording by mail, one of the above documents along with the following:
~ Completed Certificate of Filing form (click here for form)
~ Copy of your Driver’s License for identification and age verification – Must be 21 years of age or older to perform marriages in Minnesota
~ Fee of $20.00 cash or check made payable to McLeod County Recorder.

Passport Services
Per U.S. Dept. of State: Effective September 28, 2020, Passport Services will resume processing times for routine and expedited services.  The processing times are as follows:
Routine Service: 10 to 12 weeks, door-to-door, from date of application.
Expedited Service: 4 to 6 weeks, door-to-door, from date of application. Expedited service costs an additional $60 and should be included with the passport fees at the time of application.

McLeod County Recorder’s Office passport hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00 pm.

Wright County shares holiday meal helpers info

WRIGHT COUNTY – Wright County has shared a list of Thanksgiving celebrations taking place in its communities.  The list includes the following:

Cokato Food Shelf will not be doing any “Thanksgiving baskets.” Emergency food available, call (320) 333-7877.

Love INC – Heartland (serving Cokato, Corcoran, Dassel, Delano, Greenfield, Howard Lake, Independence, Loretto, Mayer, Maple Plain, Montrose, Rockford, Watertown, Waverly and Winsted residents) 318 Railroad Ave. in Delano.  Thanksgiving Food Baskets are available for qualified “Neighbors-in-Need,” both current and new, who complete an intake process with Love INC-Heartland. For more information, call 763 972-6547.

WCEDP Announces Cancellation of Annual Holiday Networking Social

WRIGHT COUNTY – The Wright County Economic Development Partnership regrets to announce that its annual Holiday Networking Social, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 3, has been cancelled due to COVID-19. It has been one of WCEDP’s most popular annual events. Executive Director Jolene Foss said WCEDP looks forward to bringing back the annual tradition in 2021.