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Funeral notice: Todd Brown, 52, of Washington, formerly of Glencoe

SILVER LAKE, MN – Todd Brown, 52, of Washington, formerly of Glencoe, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 28, 2018. There will be a celebration of Todd’s life Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the county park at Swan Lake, in Silver Lake.

Broker confirms sale of LP’s former Prairie Market grocery building

LESTER PRAIRIE – ReMax Commercial Broker Douglas Harris confirmed today that the former Prairie Market grocery store building at 26 Juniper Street has been sold.  Closing on the property took place Aug. 31.

Former owners Mark and Linda Detlefsen purchased the grocery store in 2008 from Dan and Shari Wagner, who had purchased the business in 2006.  The Detlefsens operated the grocery store until early this year, closing it permanently Jan. 26.

Harris indicated the new owners, an investment group, allegedly intend to open a bakery in the building.

Lester Prairie’s Economic/Community Developement Coordinator Adam Birkholz knows rumors have been circulating about the building‘s fate.  As of today, Birkholz said, no one has approached him regarding potential city Economic Development Authority (EDA) opportunities at the former grocery store building.  No one has inquired about planning and zoning issues related to the property, either.

Watch this blog and Herald Journal for updates.


ED Sports Schedule, 9/7-9/14

Friday, Sept. 7

Football: v. Annandale, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

DC volleyball at Paynesville

Thursday, Sept. 13

DC girls swim & dive, at Orono, 6 p.m.

DC volleyball,  at Watertown-Mayer, 7 p.m.

Highway 12 Cokato to Howard Lake lanes close as resurfacing begins July 16

ST CLOUD – Motorists who travel Highway 12 between Cokato and Howard Lake will encounter daytime delays, including during rush hours, while segments of the road are reduced to a single lane beginning Monday, July 16.

The lane closures will occur from sunrise to sunset, up to seven days per week, while crews resurface the road. Flaggers and a pilot car will allow one-way, alternating traffic through work zones on the two-lane segment of Highway 12 located in Cokato.

Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected during peak travel times. Motorists should plan their travel, and consider alternate routes or staggering their typical travel times. Motorists approaching the daily work zones should slow down, be prepared to stop, and move over to give crews room to work safely.

All lanes of Highway 12 will open by Aug. 10.

When complete, the project will provide a smoother ride along five miles of Highway 12 between Seventh Street E in Cokato and 13th Avenue in Howard Lake, extend the life of the road, upgrade guardrail and restripe a short segment of Highway 12 east of downtown Cokato.

For information on state road projects in Wright County, follow MnDOT District 3 on Twitter @MnDOTCentral and visit

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit or dial 5-1-1.

Waverly Daze photo gallery is now online!

Waverly Daze 2018 is in the books, but you can see or relive all of the fun by viewing our photo gallery.

Enjoy, and see you next year.

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DC Sports Schedule, 7/5-7/12-18

DC sports schedule, July 5-12

Thursday, July 5

Cokato Kernels at Maple Plain, 7 p.m.

Friday, July 6

Montrose-Waverly at DC Saints, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 7

Cokato Legion at Avon Wood Bat Tournament, TBD

Sunday, July 8

Cokato Kernels at Montrose-Waverly, 2 p.m.

Maple Lake at DC Saints, 2 p.m.

Monday, July 9

Legion at Mound, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 10

DC VFW at Hutchinson, 6 p.m., DH

Wednesday, July 11

Hutchinson at Cokato Kernels, 7:30 p.m.

Litchfield at DC Saints, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 12

Legion at Hutchinson, 5 p.m.

GSL at DC VFW, 6 p.m., Saints Field