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Howard Lake native Lindsey (Grangroth) Haataja self-published a picture book about a little boy’s love for his grandpa’s farm. Lindsey is pictured with her husband, Adam, and their three children.
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Lester Prairie Ambassadors Clara Leverich and Arlene Nowak joined in celebration of Defeat of Jesse James Days in Northfield recently. The girls posed for a picture in front of the bank he robbed, and also attended a banquet, parade, and re-enactment of the robbery that went bad for the James Younger band.
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Students at Winsted Elementary School recently completed a unit on how to stay safe on the playground.
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Hundreds attend prayer vigil for Jacob MacDonald
HOWARD LAKE – Jacob MacDonald is routinely described as a “good kid.”

Maximum school levy up slightly
LESTER PRAIRIE – Lester Prairie School Board approved certifying the maximum levy amount during its meeting Sept. 18.

Winsted’s preliminary levy up 5.32 percent
WINSTED – The Winsted City Council approved the city’s 2018 preliminary property tax levy Sept. 19, but budget discussions will continue until the final levy is approved in December.

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