Celebrating Winsted expo’s 10th Anniversary

WINSTED, MN – The 10th annual Winsted Women’s Expo is being called another success by its hard-working committee members Sarah Fasching, Julie Guggemos, Erin Kutz, and Jennifer Stratton. More than 60 vendors were represented this year at the Blue Note Ballroom, with attendance just under last year’s estimated 425. The feedback from this year’s vendors was very positive, and explains […]

Titanic program draws large audience

DASSEL,COKATO, MN – One hundred years after the Titanic struck an iceberg in the cold waters of the Atlantic, a large audience gathered at the Dassel History Center April 14 to hear detailed accounts from that infamous disaster. With several years worth of research, Greg Isola presented his findings from the ship’s birth to its fateful death. He also shared […]

State of the city address presented at Thursday’s chamber meeting

DELANO, MN – From last year to this year, there are a lot of exciting things going on in the city, Delano Mayor Dale Graunke told those in attendance at the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual state of the city address. Graunke said it is great to see Delano has progress and growth taking place when the same can’t […]

Community dedication award given to Sil-Pro in Delano

DELANO, MN – Sil-Pro Medical Manufacturing Solutions was recently recognized with the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce 2012 community dedication award. The company plays a major role in the FIRST Robotics Competition at Delano High School, which it helped initiate four years ago. “We pay for the program in its entirety,” Sil-Pro president Kevin Carver said in 2011, adding that […]

Meeker County sets districts for next election

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – Voters in Meeker County will see a new set of districts come November as the board of commissioners adopted its redistricting plan Tuesday, passing by only one vote. Prior to the vote, a public hearing took place in which Meeker County Auditor Barb Loch explained the key elements of the process and the requirements of county redistricting. […]

NG fire dept. trains for grain bin rescue

NEW GERMANY, MN – “This will only take a second,” a busy farmer thinks as he enters his grain bin, attempting to dislodge a clump of corn that’s formed over the auger. But, suddenly, the seemingly simple task becomes a death trap, as the grain collapses under his weight. In an instant, the farmer is trapped in the flowing kernels. Within […]

Traffic was light during LP street improvement project open house

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The flow of residents was light, but relatively steady during an open house at Lester Prairie city hall Tuesday. Residents were able to view maps, ask questions, and express concerns about a proposed Second Avenue South and Pine Street improvement project. The project is part of a street turnback agreement between the city and McLeod County. […]

Labelogix USA gives new location its seal of approval

DELANO, MN – If you’ve been curious about the Labelogix USA office in downtown Delano, you’re not alone. “People come in and ask, ‘what is this?’” owner Dom Sorensen said. “I’m getting a kick out of just having a presence in the community.” Labelogix USA (a premier seller of tamper-proof labels and seals) has been in business about two years. […]

HLPD’s new squad car arrives

HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Howard Lake Police Department recently received its new Chevrolet Tahoe, and Police Chief Tracy Vetruba parked it in front of city hall during Tuesday’s city council meeting for all to see. The vehicle was purchased to replace the Ford Expedition totaled in an accident last year, and will be one of the primary squad cars […]

Cokato Lions Club: Dedicated to serve

COKATO, DASSEL, MN – Pork chops, pork chops, and more pork chops. Each spring, and during the Cokato Corn Carnival, Cokato Lions Club members grill up the tasty chops for the community to enjoy, in an effort to raise money for local needs. Currently, the club is gearing up for its spring fundraiser, the annual pork chop supper, slated for […]