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Teresa and Stan Parochka spend every weekend in December playing Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Look for their story in the Dec. 22 edition of the Herald Journal.
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The City of Winsted presented community service awards Dec. 16. Look for photos in the Monday, Dec. 22 issue of Herald Journal.
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The ‘real’ Santa lives in Carver County
CARVER COUNTY, MN – Everyone knows Santa Claus lives in a place with lots of snow and cold, but very few realize that place is not the North Pole – it’s north of New Germany.

Drug numbers way up in Winsted
WINSTED, MN – Since 2012, the number of drug complaints in Winsted has tripled – a trend that’s prompted the city to seek specialized help for complex cases.

HL predicts profit for liquor store in 2015
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake City Council approved the 2015 budget for the off-sale portion of the municipal liquor store at its meeting Tuesday.
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