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Seven hour stand-off ends safely near Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON – According to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Department, its dispatch received a 911 call from 14594 Hwy 7, just outside the eastern Hutchinson city limits, yesterday, Oct. 1, at 1726 hours.  (The address listed belongs to Yamaha Motorsports and Marine.) The call was about an adult male who was acting erratically.

The first deputy arrived on scene at approximately 1732 hours, and encountered the male inside of the business armed with multiple edged weapons. It was apparent that the male was experiencing a significant mental health crisis.

Additional deputies and officers from the Hutchinson Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, and Minnesota DNR arrived to assist with the incident.  A member of the Carver County Mobile Crisis Response team also responded to the scene to assist.

After approximately 7 and one-half hours, deputies were able to take the adult male into custody without incident at 0156 hours.  The male individual was transported to the Hutchinson hospital for evaluation.  The deputies cleared the incident with reports.  The Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by Allina Ambulance.

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COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop Millerbernd Manufacturing’s expansion

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Millerbernd Manufacturing in Winsted hopes to add 100 jobs when it completes a $12 million expansion, and it’s doing it at a time when most companies are holding back.

 

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Nov. 3 levy looming large for HLWW School Board

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The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW) School Board welcomed a new member at its meeting Monday night.

Board Chair Michelle Heuer administered the oath of office to Kelsey Puncochar at the beginning of the meeting. Puncochar was selected by the board to fill the remainder of the term of Lacy Detlefsen, who moved out of the district.

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Emergency medical services workers honored in LP

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Former North Air Care flight nurse Debra Schott and former Howard Lake Fire Chief Daryl Drusch were among those honored during a National EMS Memorial Bike Ride stop Sept. 25 along the Dakota Rail Regional Trail in Lester Prairie’s Central Park.

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HLWW School Board to meet for study session this evening

The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW) District School Board will meet this evening for a planned work session.

Agenda items include discussing the upcoming levy; hearing an update on county COVID-19 numbers; and discussing home school students.

The meeting will take place in the high school media center at 6 p.m.

Watch Friday’s edition of Herald Journal for a full report of the meeting.

Funeral notice: Gerald VanBenschoten, age 72, of Howard Lake

Gerald (Jerry) Theron VanBenschoten, age 72, of Howard Lake, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at the Buffalo Hospital Emergency Room. A memorial service wil take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Waverly. Following the service, all are invited to a COVID-safe box lunch at the residance.