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A grand opening for the Dakota Rail Regional Trail is set for Sept. 12 in Lester Prairie. Read more in Monday's issue of Herald Journal.
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Dave Sherman, Dick Roufs, and Darrel Telecky recently celebrated the 50th reunion of the Chiantis, a local band in which they played.
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The Howard Lake High School recently hosted its 50th reunion.
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Grand opening planned for Dakota Rail Regional Trail
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Dakota Rail Regional Trail enthusiasts will have some new territory to explore Saturday, Sept. 12, when a 1.3-mile segment west of the Carver/McLeod county line opens to allow users to enter Lester Prairie.

Howard Lake’s first foreign exchange student returns for 50-year reunion
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Robert Rasmussen, a Denmark native, was the first foreign exchange student at Howard Lake High School, and recently returned to the US to attend a 50-year reunion for his graduating class, and to reminisce with old friends.

Winsted house slated for a controlled burn
WINSTED, MN – Firefighters from Winsted and neighboring communities may soon have an opportunity for hands-on training, with a controlled burn planned at 340 McLeod Ave. W. in Winsted Saturday, Oct. 10.

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