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A public meeting to discuss potential options for the Winted Public Cemetery, which is running out of operating funds, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. at Winsted City Hall. See details in the Dec. 6 issue of the Herald Journal.
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The students in first-hour computer class at Lester Prairie High School have been given the title of "Tech Squad." In addition to learning the curriculum in computer class, this group of students is eager to get hands-on experience in tech support.
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This fall, the weight room at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School made the transition to being paperless. Senior Jackson Workman completes a power clean, as real-time workout results display on the weight room television.
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Rick and Lisa Baumann chosen as Winter Festival Grand Marshals
WINSTED, MN – According to Lisa Baumann, “When Jeff Campbell reached out to ask me and Rick if we would be grand marshals [for Winsted’s 31st Winter Festival], we laughed and said, ‘Why us?’” It’s unlikely that anyone else is asking that question, as the Baumanns have been actively involved in, and contributing to the Winsted community in many ways since they moved to the city in 1998.

HL City Council approves 9.93 percent levy increase for 2020
HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Howard Lake City Council conducted its truth-in-taxation hearing Dec. 3. This annual hearing allows residents to bring forth questions and comments related to the proposed budget and levy. It also allows the council to consider resident opinions prior to adopting the final property tax levy.

Filling veterans with food . . . and fresh hope
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Melissa Williams of Lester Prairie said she has always had a heart to help people find the nourishment they need. Recently, she has had the opportunity to put that sentiment into action. Williams, with the full support and helping hands of her congregation at Harvest Community Church, has started a sandwich ministry which benefits homeless veterans in Minneapolis.

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