Denise Rosenau Column, 3/25/02

I have been in touch lately with some of my girlfriends from high school via e-mail. I am so happy that everyone is now becoming part of the electronic age. I’ve never been good with keeping in touch. It isn’t that I don’t feel that my old friends (and by that I mean “old” as in known a long time, […]

Lynda Jensen Column, 3/25/02

A college friend of mine used to cherish the words of author and inspiring lecturer Leo Buscaglia. “Seize the day,” is a saying that Buscaglia made popular, of which my friend lived by. She was a very energetic person. Here are some antedotes that pertain to him. Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose […]

Winsted pressing McLeod County on tax abatement proposal

A wrinkle in the land swap related to Waste Management isn’t stopping the Winsted City Council from trying option number two ­ tax abatement. The deal involves the swap of five acres of land along McLeod County Road 1 in the heart of Winsted, for eight acres at the industrial park for the sanitation giant. The move would optimize Waste […]

Berry appears in court on Feb. 17 shooting

Benjamin Keith Berry, 16, Lester Prairie, appeared in McLeod County District Court on Monday regarding the Feb. 17 shooting of Ryan Fiecke, 16, Lester Prairie, in Lester Prairie. Berry was previously charged with three felonies – felon in possession of a firearm, second-degree assault and receiving stolen property. The hearing was a probable cause hearing in which Patrick Goggins, Berry’s […]

Waverly man running for state rep

Dick Borrell of rural Waverly has announced he is running as a candidate for state representative in the newly created House District 19B. As a result of the Minnesota Supreme Court’s re-districting plan, House District 19B was newly created and has no incumbent elected official. This new district includes most of the southern and all eastern townships in Wright County. […]

Some say ‘sweet deal,’ others don’t bother

To some who have dreams of an expanded clinic, it’s a sweet deal ­ and to others, it’s a waste of time and taxpayer money. A public hearing about the proposed bank expansion of Security State Bank and probable medical clinic expansion attracted a fair-sized crowd Wednesday, asking questions about the project in relation to taxpayer funding. As it stands, […]

LP joint facility just talk, but sounds good

Cautious, but hopeful talk about a possible joint use facility between Lester Prairie School and the City of Lester Priarie was the hot topic at last Monday’s special joint meeting. City Council members Rollie Bruckschen, Ron Foust, and Larry Hoof took part in the discussion with school board members Fred Blaser, Barry Kyllo, Chester Hoernemann, Bob Remer, Bob Carlson, and […]

Redistricting shifts local lawmakers

New boundaries ordered by a panel of five state court judges last week gave three local lawmakers somewhat of a dilemma. For US Rep. Mark Kennedy, it will cause him to choose between two newly formed congressional districts ­ District 2 or District 6, which is where Wright County will be grouped. The redistricting left him as the only congressional […]

Board gets supt. seaching moving

With a newly found spirit of cooperation, the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board settled into the task of finding a new superintendent during two meetings last week. The board engaged in well rounded conversations that resulted in several decisions being made about the search Thursday. A pile of resumes was rather quickly reduced to six applicants, plus one addition that arrived […]