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Second-graders at Lester Prairie Elementary School have been learning all about Minnesota in a variety of ways. Each of the children created a Minnesota book in which they labeled its main rivers, the state capital of Saint Paul, the city of Minneapolis, and Lester Prairie. Eliza D. and Abigail M. show pages from their Minnesota books.
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Three Don C. Guggemos Community Service Awards were presented at Tuesday’s Winsted City Council meeting. The business/organization recipient was Littfin Lumber, a premier truss manufacturer that employs more than 200 people. The award was accepted by Jack Littfin and Judy Schmilling, who are pictured above with Mayor Steve Stotko. See more in the Jan. 19 issue of Herald Journal.
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Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted inducted three new members into the Hall of Fame Saturday, Jan. 13. This year’s members that were inducted include Richard Sonstegard, Carol Sideen, and Dale Decker. Each member was awarded with a plaque between the boys and girls basketball games Jan. 13.
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Winsted reviews last year’s priorities
WINSTED – One year ago, the Winsted City Council made a list of 13 priorities for the city to work on in 2017. At the council meeting Jan. 16, City Administrator Dan Tienter shared the city’s progress.

HL council holds the line on water and sewer rates
HOWARD LAKE – Howard Lake City Council, during its meeting Jan. 16, voted to keep sewer and water rates unchanged for the third consecutive fiscal year.

LP School Board prepares for the year ahead
LESTER PRAIRIE – Lester Prairie School Board approved its annual appointments during its Jan. 8 reorganizational meeting with few changes.

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