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Three LP American Legion Auxiliary members were honored for their years of service: Donna Machemehl, 30 years; Luella Ristow, 41 years; Miriam Jilek, 35 years; and (not pictured) Marlys Klaustermeier, 55 years.
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Scott and Heather Eastling at 651 Harvest Circle were chosen for the “Classic Christmas” category. See coverage of the Winsted Winter Festival in Dec. 14 issue of Herald Journal.
Younger students at St. James Lutheran School in Howard Lake have been working to fill a poster in the school’s hallway with farm animals. Incorporating the theme, “Reading is Farmtastic,” volunteer librarians read books to the students and then help them create animals the books tell about.
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HL and Buffalo form partnership to improve liquor operations
HOWARD LAKE, MN – It’s not uncommon for municipalities to work together on issues such as law enforcement and fire protection, but under a new partnership between Howard Lake and Buffalo, the cities will collaborate in an area where they could be competitors. The purpose of the partnership will be to improve the municipal liquor operations in both cities.

LP residents express concerns about tax increases
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – During Lester Prairie’s annual truth-in-taxation hearing Dec. 11, residents asked some questions about the city’s budget and levy, but the main message they had for the council is they are concerned about tax increases, regardless of which government entity is responsible or what the funds are used for. The purchase of a new fire truck is one item that is driving the increase in Lester Prairie.

Senior housing in downtown Winsted?
WINSTED, MN – Picture strolling along Main Avenue in downtown Winsted and seeing a beautiful senior apartment complex surrounded by landscaping. This is the vision the city officials have been exploring recently. A special joint meeting with the Winsted City Council and Winsted Economic Development Authority (EDA) took place Dec. 6 to look at options.

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