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See the coverage of Winsted's Winter Festival in today's Herald Journal, and the photo gallery online here.
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Drew Jackson of Lester Prairie recently earned the Eagle Scout rank. He is pictured next to his service leadership project, which involved renovating Packer Cemetery in Bergen Township.
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The Howard Lake Lions running the kitchen at a recent event included Judy Mattson, Tom Sullivan, Gary Hagemann, Terry Thorson, and Harvey Krohn, who made sure all the food to be served was just right. One hundred percent of all donations to the Lions Club is used for charitable causes. No donated money ever goes toward administrative expenses. See the story on the Howard Lake Lions in the Dec. 15 issue of Herald Journal.
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Despite division, City council fills vacant seat
HOWARD LAKE – The good news? Three candidates filed for the vacant council seat on the Howard Lake City council. The difficult news? All three applicants, according to the council, would do a great job. “I’m equally impressed with all of you,” Councilor Al Munson said during the council meeting Dec. 5.

Winsted plans for 5 percent tax increase
WINSTED – City property taxes for the median valued home in Winsted ($158,456) are expected to be about $53 higher in 2018 compared to 2017.

Eagle Scout renovates Lester Prairie cemetery
LESTER PRAIRIE – Andrew “Drew” Jackson, son of Craig and Tracy Jackson of Lester Prairie, recently achieved the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America – an objective he’s been working toward for more than a decade.

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