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Kassandra Scherping of Winsted was happily shocked to be named a Minneapolis Aquatennial princess July 23.
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Metal poles currently crisscross and zigzag throuhgout the sanctuary at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. The church is undergoing a major renovation that is expected to be finished by the end of summer.
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Todd Olson, owner of Space Trailers, and his dogs, Ozzie and Cash, stand outside of the Lester Prairie location where many products are developed and sent out.
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Winsted girl crowned Aquatennial princess
WINSTED, MN – When Kassandra Scherping set off to represent Winsted in the Minneapolis Aquatennial Queen of the Lake Scholarship Program July 19-23, she wasn’t expecting to come home with a crown.

St. James Church in HL undergoes major renovations
HOWARD LAKE, MN – At the moment, the sanctuary of St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake is a metal jungle. Poles crisscross and zigzag through the place of worship as if they had been growing through the walls and ceiling, into a thick, dense forest that no one had bothered to chop down.

Local business owner discusses story behind Space Trailers
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – A little over five years ago, Todd Olson of Lester Prairie was taking a trip up north with his 115-pound sheperd-husky mix, his girlfriend and a couple of friends. With only a small Subaru station wagon and trailer to haul all their gear, Olson was left to choose what to leave behind, and it wasn’t going to be the dog.

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