Herald Journal

Serving the communities of Howard Lake, Lester Prairie, Winsted, Watertown, Mayer, New Germany, Waverly, MN and the surrounding area

Rep. Joe McDonald returns to Capitol in St. Paul for start of legislative year

Rep. Joe McDonald returns to Capitol in St. Paul for start of legislative year

Rep. Joe McDonald recently began another legislative year in St. Paul, vowing to oppose what he sees as wasteful spending and extreme legislation by members...

State Rep. Joe McDonald plans to seek an eighth term

State Rep. Joe McDonald plans to seek an eighth term

Rep. Joe McDonald isn’t ready to retire.  He’s also not finished with driving back and forth from Delano to St. Paul. “Yes, yes I do,”...

Wright Technical Center may close without state help

Wright Technical Center may close without state help

Wright Technical Center needs an infusion of cash or it may be forced to shut its doors, leaving high school juniors and seniors in Delano...

McLeod County jailbreak, part two

It was June of 1872, and Richard Fadden and Samuel Chase sat alone in the McLeod County Jail. The two men had been confined since...

Disregard for seat belts, other risky behavior blamed for six road fatalities

We’ve all heard this before: to arrive at your destination safely, don’t drive intoxicated, put down the phone, pay attention to your speed, and buckle...

Why it’s important to show your kids you love each other

I chose last week to write a column about Toby Keith, which many of you enjoyed. I heard from several people who told me they...

END OF AN ERA: Mayer Lutheran football coach Dean Aurich retiring

END OF AN ERA: Mayer Lutheran football coach Dean Aurich retiring

It's the end of an era for football at Mayer Lutheran High School. After 36 years of pacing the sidelines at Mayer Lutheran, head coach...

PREP GYMNASTICS: Royals cap off regular season with win at G-SL

PREP GYMNASTICS: Royals cap off regular season with win at G-SL

GLENCOE – The streak for the Watertown-Mayer/Mound Westonka gymnastics team will last for another season. Closing out the regular season at Glencoe-Silver Lake, the Royals...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Big second half leads Lester Prairie by NYA

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Big second half leads Lester Prairie by NYA

LESTER PRAIRIE – It was a tale of two halves for the Lester Prairie girls basketball team. After getting off to a slow start in...

Howard Lake public accuracy test 3/5/24


CITY OF HOWARD LAKENOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TESTFOR THE STATE PRIMARY ELECTIONNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test of the DS200 ballot counter...

Victor Township public accuracy test 2/27/24


VICTOR TOWNSHIPPUBLIC ACCURACY TESTVictor Township will hold their Public Accuracy Test for the March 5th Presidential Primary Election on Friday, February 27th, at 1pm at...

Wright County Planning & Zoning variance hearings 3/1/24


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGTHIS IS A NOTICE TO INFORM YOU AS AN ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER WITHIN 500 FEET, THAT AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE HAS...