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LP schools closing early today, Thursday, Feb. 7

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie Schools are closing due to weather. The school will be closing as soon as the administration is able to make sure every student is taken care of. Bus routes 1-4 will return students. Kids Depot will remain open as long as students are there. The school apologizes for any inconvenience. Parent/Teacher conferences are also cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Wright County Soccer U15 girls give back

The Wright County Soccer U15 team has been busy during this off season. The team recently made and donated tie blankets to Love INC.

The Wright County Soccer team includes players from Delano, Loretto, Rockford, Buffalo, Hanover, and is coached by Kirk Reierson.

Pictured in the team photo are (front row, from left) Lauren Brouwer, Gracie Larson and Madeline Engel; and back row:  Ava Chappuis, Victoria Viteri, Maggie Leipholtz, Sydney Kazin, Kendra Ellis, Maddy Remer, Ava Reierson, Livia Loecken and Amber Peterson. Not pictured are McKenna Allen, Hattie Jackson, Lucy Paul, Grace Panek, Kelly Peterson, Lucy Smith and Emma Wolf. Photo submitted

Pictured in the team photo are (front row, from left) Lauren Brouwer, Gracie Larson and Madeline Engel; and back row: Ava Chappuis, Victoria Viteri, Maggie Leipholtz, Sydney Kazin, Kendra Ellis, Maddy Remer, Ava Reierson, Livia Loecken and Amber Peterson. Not pictured are McKenna Allen, Hattie Jackson, Lucy Paul, Grace Panek, Kelly Peterson, Lucy Smith and Emma Wolf.
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Players who delivered the blankets (below photo) are Ava Reierson, Lauren Brouwer, Madeline Engel and Manager Britta Reierson.

Players who delivered the blankets (below photo) are Ava Reierson, Lauren Brouwer, Madeline Engel and Manager Britta Reierson.

 

 

 

 

New plastic surgeon joins Hutchinson Health team

Dr. James Kong likes to help patients come up with personalized plans to help them feel and look their best.

Dr. James Kong likes to help patients come up with personalized plans to help them feel and look their best.

Hutchinson Health recently added Dr. James Kong to its team of medical professionals seeking to improve the health and well-being of its members, patients, and community.

Kong is a plastic surgeon with Park Nicollet Health Services, and became connected with Hutchinson Health through its partnership with HealthPartners.

He studied at the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, OH, and is board-certified in general surgery, surgical critical care, and plastic surgery.

“I enjoy all aspects of plastic surgery, and find reconstructive surgery particularly challenging and rewarding,” shared Kong. “It brings me joy to help my patients improve their quality of life through competent and compassionate care.”

Some of Kong’s professional interests include breast reconstruction, augmentation, lift, and reduction; gender affirmation top surgery; eyelid surgery; neck and face lifts; cancer reconstruction; and body contouring, such as after significant weight loss.

“I want all of my patients to be well-informed of their surgical and nonsurgical options in order to make the best decisions together to achieve their desired results,” Kong stated.

 

Winsted council to consider McLeod Avenue feasibility study

WINSTED, MN – The Winsted City Council will consider a feasibility for a proposed McLeod Ave. street improvement project during its Tuesday, Feb. 5 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include approval of council priorities for 2019 and an agreement with Kodet Architectural Group.

There will be a workshop meeting at 5 p.m., followed by the regular council meeting at 6 p.m.

New Germany council to discuss website, other items

NEW GERMANY, MN – The New Germany City Council will discuss an update to the city website during its Tuesday, Feb. 5 meeting. Other items on the agenda include a fourth quarter water and sewer report, a solid waste grant agreement, and a report on the city clerk’s annual review. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at city hall.

Photo gallery: Lester Prairie Sno Fest 2019

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Congratulations to Lester Prairie’s 2019 Sno Fest king and queen Parker Bayerl and Lauren Trittabaugh, and prince and princess Connor Meyer and Allison Knoll! CLICK HERE to view photos from the Jan. 31 LP Sno Fest coronation.

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