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Brothers Bruce, Jeff, and Jim Koch are the second generation to own K-Way Express in Winsted. They are being honored as grand marshals for Winsted's Winter Festival.
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Katie Huff, co-owner of The Scientist and His Mad Wife Soaps in Howard Lake has been making soaps for three years. Read about it in the Nov. 28 issue of Herald Journal.
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Lester Prairie eigth grade Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) essay winners include Delaney Sebora, Zach Jackson, and Lexi Langenfeld.
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Winsted winter festival starts Friday
WINSTED, MN – Ready, set, search! The 28th annual Winsted Winter Festival is set for Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, but the flurry of excitement starts now.

Local soapmaker lathers up Howard Lake
HOWARD LAKE, MN – A fresh, fruity scent drafts through Katie Huff’s dining room as she carefully pours a thick, colorful batch of her handmade soap into a silicone mold.

Superintendent explains school-closing process
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Parents, students, and community members often question why schools close – or don’t close – due to the weather.

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