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Winsted Mayor Steve Stoko (right) presents the Don C. Guggemos Sr. community service award to Fran Kappel in recognition of his years of service in the city. See other award recipients in today's Herald Journal.
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Gavin Starr placed first in the recent Lester Prairie school spelling bee and Lilly Parrott earned second place.
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Wright County dairy princesses Bethany Kozitka and Grace Volden visited with younger students at St. James Lutheran School in Howard Lake. The royalty explained some of the day-to-day chores in caring for calves and cows on their respective farms.
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Winsted reinstates new housing program
WINSTED, MN – The Winsted City Council, during its Jan. 15 meeting, approved a 2019 new home construction program and authorized the city administrator to begin accepting applications Monday, Feb. 4.

HL council hears plans for new senior housing
HOWARD LAKE, MN – There will soon be a new housing development at the Terning Trails Senior Housing Campus. Community Asset Foundation representative Dave Pokorney presented plans for 12 new houses during the Jan. 15 Howard Lake City Council meeting.

LP School Board completes reorganization for 2019
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Board began its first meeting of the year Jan. 14 with its annual reorganizational meeting.

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