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City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller and Assistant City Administrator Aurora Yager showed the new Howard Lake city flag to the city council.
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Classes from HLWW preschool visited the Winsted Fire Department recently. Pictured in this group are: Jenny Moe, Beau Wegner, Jason Krause, Benjamin Sanderson, Parker McCarthy, Nixie Krenz, Rachel Rolfzen, Eizabeth Nwameme, Lily Martin, Irene Stenberg, and Stephanie Drusch.
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Prairie Arts Council of Lester Prairie is hosting two Fall & Winter Art Club events; Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m., and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. and noon. Events take place in Prairie Arts Studios above Cornerstone Hardware in Lester Prairie.
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Winsted Public Library experiences continued success
WINSTED, MN – Head Librarian Katy Hiltner and Librarian Lisa Ebert presented an update on the success of the Winsted Public Library during the Oct. 15 city council meeting.

New Lester Prairie business focuses on quality products and consultation
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – When the farm bill of 2018 legalized industrial hemp, Tom Supri was thrilled. “I’ve basically waited my whole life for this,” he said. Supri has been a proponant for cannabidiol (CBD), a natural hemp product known for its healing benefits, for most of his life. His new business, The Green Arc, which opened in Lester Prairie Aug. 1, reflects that interest.

Howard Lake City Council approves modification of PUD ordinance for Villas
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Members of the Howard Lake City Council agreed to a modification of the planned unit development (PUD) ordinance for the Villas of Howard Lake development during their meeting Oct. 15. The city has been working with a developer on 12 single-family detached villas. They have found that in order to fit all 12 units in the allotted space, the buildings would have to be closer together.

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