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Longtime Winsted City Council member Bonnie Quast was honored the Jan. 17 council meeting, receiving a plaque and a standing ovation from a room full of spectators. See more in the Jan. 23 issue of Herald Journal.
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This is the third year Nhan Nguyen of Vietnam has been hosted by Lori and Ken Pelzel of Lester Prairie. He is pictured next to his “sister” Julia Pelzel, a senior at Holy Trinity High School. See full story in the Jan. 23 issue of Herald Journal.
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HLWW junior Kayla Hooser shook hands with nursing director Lynn Johnson during a certified nursing assistant (CNA) celebration Jan. 12. Also pictured is Carol DeVries of Ridgewater College’s nursing program. See the full story in the Jan. 23 issue of the Herald Journal.
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Howard Lake looks at Highway 12 safety
HOWARD LAKE, MN – After a pedestrian was hit at the intersection of Highway 12 and Wright County Road 6 (7th Avenue) in Howard Lake Jan. 13, some citizens are questioning the intersection’s safety.

Winsted sets goals, gives awards
WINSTED, MN – The year 2017 seems to be off to a good start for the community of Winsted.

From Vietnam to Lester Prairie
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The life of a teenager in Ho Chi Minh City (population over 8 million) is a lot different than that of teens in Lester Prairie and Winsted, according to foreign exchange student Nhan Nguyen.

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