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Wright County road conditions improving; still slick

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN -   An accident adjacent to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School on County Road 6 was one of several reported in the county this morning.

photo by Jami Berg

photo by Jami Berg

As of 10 a.m. Monday, Captain Dan Anselment of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office reported that there were six accidents that involved property damage, one spinout that left a vehicle in a ditch, and no reported crashes that involved injuries.

Although the snow is winding down and moving out of Wright County, Anselment said that many roads, off-ramps, and bridge decks remain treacherous, and extreme caution should be used for those that have to be out on the roads this afternoon.

One issue that will continue to be a concern is that because of the high winds that have accompanied the storm, the Wright County Highway Department will not be able to chemically treat the roads and will depend on plowing to get the roads as clear possible.

Wright County Highway Maintenance Superintendent Steve Meyer said that all of the county’s plows were out on the roads clearing snow, but that, given the gusting wind the came behind the storm not only has created limited visibility in open areas, but that chemical treating of roads isn’t effective. It tends to collect on the road surface because of the wind and, at times, can create more problems than it solves in these kinds of conditions.


State Football Basics

WHO? Delano Football Team

WHAT? Class AAAA State Quarterfinals

WHEN? Friday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.

WHERE? Husky Stadium, SCSU

HOW MUCH? Adults: $11    Students: $7


Class AAAA State Quarterfinals Schedule

Friday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m. – Hopkins High School
No. 1 Hutchinson (10-0) vs. No. 8 Fridley (10-0)

Saturday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m. – Centennial High School
No. 4 SMB (10-0) vs. No. 5 Chisago Lakes (5-6)

Friday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. – St. Cloud State
No. 3 Delano (7-3) vs. No. 6 Rocori (8-2)

Friday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. – St. Cloud State
No. 2 Winona (10-0) No. 7 Simley (9-1)

Friends in the Kitchen Nov. 14

WINSTED, MN – Friends in the Kitchen will be offered Thursday, Nov. 14 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winsted. The free class is 1.5 hours long, and teaches three recipes for eating healthy on a tight budget. It is open to anyone 55 and older.

Howard Lake City Council to discuss “Villas” development ordinance modification on Oct. 15

HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Howard Lake City Council will discuss a possible PUD ordinance modification for the Villas of Howard Lake development at their Oct. 15 meeting, which begins at 7:00 p.m.

Other items on the agenda include discussion of the Lions Park Project change order, the closure of Dutch Lake Trails to vehicles on Halloween, authorization for the sale and disposal of a surplus squad car, and police assistance/public street use for the 10th Annual Turkey Tag-Along 5K.


Unbelted Waverly woman injured in crash

BUFFALO, MN – A Waverly woman was injured when the vehicle she was riding in was involved in a crash at 3:57 p.m. Saturday.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 1999 Honda Accord driven by Victor Hernandez DeJesus, 23, of Waverly, was eastbound on Highway 55 in Buffalo. A 1998 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Benjamin Petri, 28, of Buffalo, was southbound on Second Street, had a green light, and T-boned the accord in the front left quarter panel.

Rosa Moralez, Nazario, 28, of Waverly, was not wearing a seat belt, according to the State Patrol, and was tossed in the vehicle on impact. She was transported to Buffalo Hospital with noncritical injuries.

All others, including two other passengers in the Accord, were wearing seat belts and were not injured.

Road conditions were dry and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

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.