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The Winsted Police Department hosted a bicycle rodeo May 12, and gave away two bicycles. Six-year-old Hunter Bush of Winsted won a boys’ bike, and 3-year-old Claire Hauer of Winsted won the girls’ bike. Sponsors of the event were: TDS, XCEL Energy, and Winsted Chamber of Commerce.
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Kindergarteners from Lester Prairie School, Ariyanna Sponsel, Nathan Otto, Zachary Dye, Mariana Ixtlilco, and Arlet Garza needed a little rest as they neared the end of their Como Zoo visit recently.
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Fourth-graders from Humphrey and Winsted elementary schools fished off the dock at Waverly Lake during Woitalla Fishing Day in Waverly.
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Longtime Winsted teacher retires
WINSTED, MN – They prayed together. They served together. And they learned together.

Gene Gilbert attends last meeting as city clerk
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Things won’t be quite the same in Howard Lake from now on.

Dakota trail plan approved
McLEOD COUNTY, MN – McLeod County Board, conducting its meeting at Lester Prairie City Hall Tuesday, approved a Dakota trails master plan.

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