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In what has become an annual tradition, members of the Winsted Fire Department took time Wednesday to honor and remember the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Winsted firefighters Todd Koch, Troy Scherping, Bryan Schaust, Ken Fitchwell, and Mike Laxen rang the fire department's bell and stood at attention at the exact moments hijacked planes crashed 18 years ago.
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Sept. 21 is city-wide garage sale day in Lester Prairie, which draws a large crowd to town. In a look back to the past, shoppers in 1993 lined up in front of Roger's Jack & Jill grocery store to purchase food offered.
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HLACC President Jeff Schoess presented an award to Mike and Marj Stueven, of Stueven Farm, at a recent Harvest Festival. The Stuevens are vendors at the Howard Lake Farmers Market.
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LP council approves preliminary levy increase of 25.6 percent
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie City Council, during its meeting Sept. 10, adopted a resolution establishing the city’s proposed 2020 levy of $1,035,393. This is an increase of $211,181, or 25.6 percent from the 2019 final levy of $824,212.

Winsted Veterans Memorial will honor those who served
WINSTED, MN – Months of preparation, planning, and work will come together Sunday, Sept. 15 at a dedication ceremony for the Winsted Veterans Memorial. The program will take place at 1 p.m. at the memorial, which is located in the southwest corner of Hainlin Park, along McLeod Co. Rd. 1.

Sept. 19 Harvest Festival to celebrate and award HL businesses
HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Howard Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (HLACC) is set to celebrate and promote local businesses at its 6th annual Harvest Festival fundraiser Thursday, Sept 19. Keeping with successful tradition, the event will take place at the Codger’s Cove Lodge on Howard Lake. The evening begins with a social hour and the kick off of a silent auction at 6 p.m. Special guests at this year’s event include Howard Lake royalty. Howard Lake City Council Member Jason Dieter will provide music during the evening.

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