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HL interviews for assistant city administrator

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake City Council will have a special meeting Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. to interview final candidates for the position of assistant city administrator.










Wright County seeking election judges

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Attention Wright County residents – election judges are needed to help administer elections in Wright County. Election judges are temporary, paid employees trained to handle all aspects of voting at the polling place on election day. Being an election judge provides an opportunity to learn more about the election process and to serve the Wright County community.


To serve as an election judge, one must:

Be eligible to vote in Minnesota and be able to read, write, and speak English.

Complete Election Judge training course(s)

Be appointed by the city or township in which you will serve

Students 16 & 17 years-old can be Election Judge Trainees

Upcoming Elections available to serve at:

  • March 3, 2020 – Presidential Nominating Primary (PNP) election
  • March 10, 2020 – March township elections
  • August 11, 2020 – State Primary election
  • November 3, 2020 – State General election

Those interested in serving as an election judges must complete the election judge interest form on the Wright County website.


The Winter Festival medallion has been found

WINSTED, MN – Scott Williams of Winsted tracked down the elusive Winsted Medallion and brought it to the Herald Journal office on Tuesday afternoon to claim his prize. He found the medallion around the corner of the shed at Westgate Park after a thorough hunt through many of the town’s other parks. He noticed the medallion in a previously unsearched spot because it was glinting in the sun.

Williams will be presented with $100 in Winsted Chamber of Commerce Bucks Saturday, Dec. 7 at noon, during the Winter Festival event in the Holy Trinity School gym.

Congratulations, Scott!


Winter Festival medallion hunt: clue number two!

I enjoy being a part of Winsted’s land -
and to help your search plan.

Your work will soon be done -

I am where kids have fun.

Winsted’s truth in taxation hearing set for Tuesday evening

WINSTED, MN – Winsted City Council will conduct the city’s annual truth in taxation public hearing during Tuesday’s meeting. This is an opportunity for residents to ask questions and provide comments regarding the city’s proposed 2020 budget and levy.

The hearing will take place during the council’s regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.

Prior to the regular meeting, the council will conduct a council workshop starting at 5 p.m. Items on the agenda include discussion of a draft public works maintenance plan, ordinance amendments related to the Winsted Volunteer Fire Department, and discussion of the purchase of snow removal equipment.

Winter Festival medallion hunt: clue number one!

Anywhere in Winsted I shall be
On City property
Around a corner I shall be found
If you find me today
All will be astounded!