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2022 Winsted Summer Festival Photo Gallery Day 1

Hwy 7 closed east of Hutchinson due to a crash

MnDOT announced at 1:55 p.m. today that Highway 7 is temporarily closed east of Hutchinson between Memory Circle and Major Avenue, due to a crash. Traffic is being detoured on local roads by flaggers; drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes.

Wisconsin woman severely injured in railroad accident in Delano

Wright County Deputies responded to the area of 4th St. S. and Franklin Ave. E. in the city of Delano July 22 at approximately 2:07 a.m. for a report of an injured adult female who had reportedly been injured by a moving train. Deputies discovered Heather Sinkel (51-year-old from Webster, WI) lying on the railroad track, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

She had reportedly been crossing the tracks with two others and tried to cross between two train cars that were parked on the tracks. The train reportedly began moving when Sinkel and the others were crossing between the cars, and she reportedly fell and became stuck below the moving train cars. Sinkel suffered severe injuries from the incident. Lifesaving procedures were implemented by Wright County deputies and rescue personnel from Delano Fire Department. The injured female was transported to HCMC (Hennepin County Medical Center) by Ridgeview Ambulance.

Good Neighbor Days medallion has been found!

More details coming soon……

Wright County Sheriff’s Office turns Gardas case over to BCA

A 44-hour standoff between law enforcement and 39-year-old Brandon Gardas in St. Michael ended at approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 when officers entered the residence where Gardas had barricaded himself.

This confrontation resulted in Gardas being shot and injured. He was airlifted by helicopter to a hospital in Minneapolis for treatment of his wounds.

Because there was an officer-involved shooting, the case was transferred from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). Any comment on the case from here on through will be coming through the BCA.

Good Neighbor Days Medallion Hunt Clue #3

While you search, look high and low,

now get on your feet and off you go,

But while I am not easily seen,

you will see around you many colors of green.

Must have a Good Neighbor Days shirt to win! Shirts can be purchased at Emmy’s Salon, Country Store, Vintage Exchange, City Hall and Howard Lake Wine & Spirits.  Prize is $100, and a clue will be posted each day of GND.  If found, contact Cindy Zitzloff at 612-202-4868 to claim your prize.