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See coverage of the Lester Prairie Veterans Day program in the Nov. 15 Herald Journal.
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Commaner Tim Burley spoke at the Winsted American Legion's 68th annual Veterans Day Dinner.
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St. Cloud native Andrew Walesch will be performing classic Christmas music at Howard Lake Library Monday, Nov. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Veterans honor military colleagues on their final journey home
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Military funerals tend to be big and bold occasions, as is fitting for United States heroes. Americans may have seen such services, featuring flag-draped caskets and honor-guards. But what if a veteran prefers cremation? Can the same honors take place? If the veteran is in the care of Howard Lake Cremation Services, Inc. crematory operator Richard Lammers, who is himself a veteran, they most likely can.

LP Fire Dept. needs to replace turnout gear
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The turnout gear used by Lester Prairie firefighters has a useful life of 10 years, after which the chemicals begin to break down, reducing their effectiveness, according to Lester Prairie Fire Chief Jim Hoof. Some of the turnout gear being used by the department is 17 years old, well past its effective life.

Winsted Legion Post 407 veterans dinner speakers encourage reaching out
INSTED, MN – Veterans attending Winsted American Legion Post 407’s 68th Veterans Day dinner Monday evening were reminded about the importance of reaching out and supporting the US’s freshest veterans.

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