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Mark Thiry appointed to serve on Lester Prairie City Council

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After a 20-year career in law enforcement serving the City of Lester Prairie, former Sergeant Mark Thiry has found a new way to serve the city. He was appointed to the city council during Tuesday’s meeting.

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HLWW grad tells her September 11 story

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With the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 this past weekend, the phrase “never forget,” was everywhere, and while the nation will never forget the tragedy that transpired that day and the heroic acts of those first responders and everyday citizens, one Dassel woman remembers events of that day a little differently than others.

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Preservation project begins on McLeod County roads

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – A pavement preservation project is tentatively set to begin Saturday, September 11 on approximately 21 miles of McLeod County roads. The start date is dependent on the progress of the Contractor on other projects. The project is a combination of seal coating with fog seal and pavement marking. The project should take about two days. Asphalt Surface Technologies Corp. (ASTECH) of St. Cloud, MN was awarded the project. Value of the work is approximately $500,000.

The roads will remain open. Flaggers and/or pilot cars will be present to help guide traffic; which should
expect minor delays.
Seal coating is a preventative maintenance activity that involves applying liquid emulsified asphalt to a
blacktop surfaced road and covering with aggregate. This process extends the life of the roadway and
helps hold off costly reconstruction. Fog sealing involves spraying the road with a thin layer of liquid
emulsion (oil).

Any questions regarding the project should be directed to Dan Swanson, Assistant County Engineer, at (320) 484-4362 or email at Daniel.swanson@co.mcleod.mn.us.

Winsted City Council addresses staffing issues

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Winsted City Council approved the hiring of Tyler Nelson as a full-time police officer during Tuesday’s meeting.

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Howard Lake Farmers Market concludes successful sixth summer

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The Howard Lake Farmers Market completed its sixth season last week, and manager Myra Laway indicated it was the best one yet.

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Walk to support firefighters will pass through LP, other communities

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An effort to raise awareness about issues facing firefighters will pass through Lester Prairie Thursday, Sept. 16.

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