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Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity's Dylan Ruzicka fights for extra yards as Mayer Lutheran's John Nygaard and Cody Bonk try to bring him down. LP/HT knocked off their rival Mayer Lutheran 31-15 on Senior Night Oct. 17.
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The HLWW FFA soils team placed second in the region and qualified for state competition. Team members are Shane Koeppe, Macenzie Ramola, Paris Kubes, Yanik Penkert, Destiny Skiles, Hailey Walker, and Lily Schurmann.
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Children learned about smoke detector safety during a visit to the Winsted Fire Hall during National Fire Prevention Week.
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Winsted takes steps to attract and keep firefighters
WINSTED, MN – When there’s an emergency in Winsted or the surrounding townships, Winsted’s firefighters are often the first ones on scene to help. Currently, 22 volunteers are signed up to serve on the department. A full roster is 30. In order to retain existing members and attract new ones, the City of Winsted is considering paying members for the time they are on-call.

LP school audit shows strong unrestricted fund balance
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Blake Bode presented a summary of the district’s audit during the Lester Prairie School Board meeting Oct. 15. This was the first time the district opted to have the audit presented remotely, rather than having a representative attend the board meeting in person. The change saved the district money.

HL approves bond sale for historic city hall project
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Shannon Sweeney of David Drown Associates presented information regarding a bond sale for the city hall project during the Howard Lake City Council meeting Oct. 16. The council conducted a public hearing during which no comments or questions from the public were received, then adopted a resolution approving property tax abatement for certain properties in the City of Howard Lake.

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