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Mayer City Clerk Lois Maetzold retired at the end of 2016, after 36 years of service. See the story in the Feb. 27 issue of Herald Journal.
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HLWW High School students Maggie Miller, Michael Boeson, Connor Sherod, Hannah Scherpine, Sara Varner, and their rafting guide enjoyed an excursion on the Sarapiquí River in Costa Rica.
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Blair Jilek makes a move in the post for the Bulldogs during their 66-40 win over Bethany Academy Thursday.
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Winsted’s Campbell Field upgrades to start soon
WINSTED, MN – “It’s been a long time coming,” city engineer Jock Eckstein of Bolton & Menk commented Tuesday, after the Winsted City Council approved the Denis M. Campbell Field improvement project.

Howard Lake Library use increased in 2016
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake Librarian Deb Cox-Johnson told the city council Tuesday that out of the 32 branches in the Great River Regional Library, Howard Lake was one of eight that recorded increased circulation last year.

LP School Board considers joint welding program with HLWW
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW) High School Principal Jason Mix appeared before the Lester Prairie School Board last Monday to present information about a proposed Innovation Pilot Project.

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59, Mayer, 2/16/17

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