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National Honor Society members at Lester Prairie School cleaned trash from the highway and ditches of Co. Rd. 9 May 6. Taking a break are: front – Lauren Trittabaugh, Liz Krienke, Emily Rademacher, Kayla Lorentz, Myranda Hentges, Jerry Perales, Evan Lee; back – Andrew Jackson, Liam Meyer, Maxwell Vergin, Kayla Weinzierl, Tyler Scheevel, Dylan Ruzicka, Chase Engelke, and Matthew Schmidt.
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Scott Bayerl has been the owner of B&B Tire & Auto Repair in Winsted since 2005. Now, he’s also the new owner of Winsted Laundry & Car Wash. Both businesses are located on 3rd Street South.
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Longtime volunteers with the sandwich ministry hosted by St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Howard Lake have become good friends through the years.
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Winsted’s car wash and laundromat has new owner
WINSTED – New things are planned at Winsted Laundry & Car Wash this summer.

LP School Board approves superintendent’s contract
LESTER PRAIRIE – Lester Prairie School Superintendent Jeremy Schmidt will lead the district for another three years following school board approval of his contract during the meeting May 14.

Howard Lake City Council approves new budget for historic city hall
HOWARD LAKE – Despite the denial of a $285,000 grant request from the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS), Howard Lake staff and longtime project planners from Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH) presented a revised plan and budget for the renovation of the historic city hall at the council meeting May 15.

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