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Michael Dietz and Katlyn Pokornowski were crowned homecoming king and queen at a coronation ceremony Sept. 19 at Holy Trinity High School in Winsted.
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Wally Krienke’s last day at Midwest Machinery in Howard Lake will be Friday, Sept. 28. He is retiring after working 47 years at John Deere dealerships.
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The sixth-grade class at Lester Prairie School has officially made the transition out of the high school side of the building, and moved into the elementary hallway. With 41 students this year, Lester Prairie now has two sixth-grade homeroom classes.
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Farewell, Wally!
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Wallace “Wally” Krienke has spent the last 47 years in the green – John Deere green, that is. Later this month, he’ll be retiring from his position as sales representative at Midwest Machinery, the local John Deere dealership in Howard Lake.

Winsted OKs preliminary budget
WINSTED, MN – Based on early budget numbers, the average homeowner in Winsted shouldn’t see much change in their property taxes next year.

LP board approves non-certified employment agreement
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Board, during its meeting Sept. 17, approved an employment agreement with the district’s non-certified employees for 2018-19 and 2019-20.

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