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Winsted native Christina Clark (second from right in the front) received a Citizen Lifesaving Award at the Watertown City Council meeting April 10 for helping to save Phil Hanson of Waconia (center). Other award recipients included Sarah Maus of Watertown (left) and Craig Anderstrom of Watertown (right). They are pictured with Ned Schroeder of the Watertown Fire Department; Ridgeview Medical Center paramedic Aaron Hoover; Thomas Hanson of the Watertown Fire Department; and Watertown Fire Chief Ryan Schroeder. Not pictured is Jeff Hasse of Ridgeview Ambulance.
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Students in kindergarten through eighth grade at St. James Lutheran School in Howard Lake, the St. James Worship Choir, and St. James band members presented their annual spring concert April 8 at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. Kindergarteners are pictured, sharing their gift of music in praise to the risen Lord.
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Representing the Lester Prairie Lions Club, Lion Dale Klaustermeier recently presented a check to a staff member at McLeod Emergency Food Shelf. The LP Lions Club has also recently donated funds to several programs at Lester Prairie School and the community, including the youth mission trip, Future Problem Solvers Club, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), bike safety program, youth football program, and After Prom Party.
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Council hears public works report, tours department’s tight quarters
HOWARD LAKE – Tom Goepfert, longtime Howard Lake public works director, detailed the work accomplished by his department throughout 2017 at the city council’s meeting April 17.

Winsted finds solution to heating/cooling problems at city hall
WINSTED – At its work session April 17, Winsted City Council members found out what has been causing problems with the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at Winsted City Hall.

LP School Board hears plans for band trip to Chicago
LESTER PRAIRIE – Terri Schuft-Helland presented information to the Lester Prairie School Board about the upcoming band trip to Chicago during the board meeting April 16.

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