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Residents and staff at St. Mary's Care Center in Winsted recently opened The Country Store. Resident Donna Reese; staffer Michele Muller; and resident Margie Kritzeck were instrumental in bringing the store to reality. The store offers a wide variety of items, including a selection of jewelry. Lola, in Kritzeck's arms, works hard as the store mascot.
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Kindergarteners at St. James Lutheran School in Howard Lake celebrated the 100the day of school Feb. 11. They had special hats and glasses to wear, and brought items they created at home using 100 items.
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Two students from Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School, Stephanie Nowak and Marlene Gutierrez, presented an organization report at the Winsted City Council meeting Feb. 18.
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LP council hears input about vacating a portion of Second Ave. N.
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie City Council conducted a public hearing Feb. 18 to gather input regarding a request to vacate portions of a street. Lester Prairie Schools petitioned the vacation in conjunction with the school building project. The request involves the portion of Second Ave. N. between Hickory St. N. and Fir St. N.

HL City Council approves addition of splash pad
HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Howard Lake City Council approved revisions to the Central Park Project Phase 1 and design services for the addition of a splash pad during a city council meeting FEb. 18, because of residents’ requests to add it.

Council approves platting and topographical survey in Industrial Park
WINSTED, MN – Winsted City Council approved items related to a Millerbernd Maunfacturing expansion during its meeting Feb. 18.

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