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Winsted Police Department received a report of a counterfeit $100 bill passed at a local business Nov. 17.
Police Chief Justin Heldt said the counterfeit bill looks like the most recent version of a $100 bill, but the blue line through the center is a different hue of blue, and the front surface of the bill is glossy rather than matte. Also, when the bill is turned over, the back is upside down.
Heldt reminds businesses to be aware of the possibility of counterfeit bills, and to call the police department right away at (320) 485-2600 if they suspect that a counterfeit is being given to them.
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Rumors that Frontera Cafe and Bistro in Howard Lake are premature, owners Carlos and Nooreen Olivar have stated, although the building is for sale and the business is seeking alternatives to make ends meet. See the full story in today’s Herald Journal. Pictured are Carlos and Nooreen in front, with two of Carlos’s sisters, Cecilia and Irene.
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Lester Prairie School Board members Rebecca Heimerl, Mary Otto, Marc Sebora, Meganne Stifter-Knoll, Steve Ziermann, and Corbey Hentges reviewed the new certified teacher contract with Superintendent Jeremy Schmidt during Monday’s board meeting. The agreement includes 2.4 percent pay increases for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, which board member Steve Ziermann said is in line with the state average for teacher contracts.
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Winsted Winter Festival Dec. 1 and 2
WINSTED – It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year – time for the Winsted Winter Festival. Activities will take place throughout town Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2.

LP School Board approves teacher contract with 2.4 percent increases
LESTER PRAIRIE – Lester Prairie School Board approved a certified master agreement for 2017-19 during its meeting Nov. 20.

Rumors that HL’s Frontera Cafe and Bistro has closed are premature; family fighting for survival
HOWARD LAKE – The rumors whirling around Howard Lake’s Frontera Cafe and Bistro have been thick in recent weeks. Is the authentic Mexican restaurant closing already? What’s happening with the owners? Why is the building for sale?

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