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Fire destroys barn, greenhouse in Watertown Township

CARVER COUNTY, MN – Carver County sheriff’s deputies responded to a barn fire at 12975 32nd Street in Watertown Township at approximately 7:26 p.m. June 15, according to a release from Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson. The barn was fully engulfed when deputies arrived. Deputies learned that the homeowner was in the barn and started an older vehicle when something under the engine caught fire. The fire spread before the homeowner had a chance to extinguish it, and he called 911 for assistance. The 50-foot-by-75-foot barn and contents, along with an adjacent 20-foot-by-30-foot greenhouse, were a total loss. There were no injuries. Watertown Fire Department responded and summoned assistance from fire departments in Mayer, Delano, St. Bonifacius, and Victoria. Ridgeview Ambulance was called to scene as a precaution.

Extended summer hours for back-to-school physicals at Hutchinson Health

SPONSORED POST – Summer is a great time to take care of annual wellness and physical exams for kids of all ages.

At Hutchinson Health, extended evening hours for back-to-school appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting Monday, July 17 and ending Thursday, Aug. 31.

Regular clinic hours in Hutchinson are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To schedule an appointment, call (320) 234-3290.

Back-to-school appointments can include:

• sports physicals

• preschool/kindergarten physicals

• annual wellness check-ups and immunizations

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PHOTO GALLERY: Family night in Winsted

WINSTED, MN – Click here for photos taken at the family fun night at Mill Reserve Park in Winsted June 16.

Select photos will be in the Friday June 23 edition of the Herald Journal.

PHOTO GALLERY: Wright County Breakfast on the Farm

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Click here for photos from the June 17 Wright County Breakfast on the Farm.

Select photos will be in the Friday June 23 edition of the Herald Journal.

Good Neighbor Days Medallion Hunt Clue Number One:

Good Neighbor Days is soon to be,

Who will find the medallion, we will see,

Be sure to join in on the fun,

You might just be the one.

Winsted to consider $800K of lift station improvements

WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for the Tuesday, June 20 Winsted City Council work session is a financial analysis of about $800,000 in proposed lift station improvements.

The work session will start at 5 p.m. in the Lewis Room of city hall, followed by the regular meeting at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.

Look for coverage of both meetings in the Friday, June 23 edition of the Herald Journal.