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Jason Thiel, son of Chuck Thiel of Lester Prairie, holds the 2015 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy statue he and his team at WCCO-TV received. See the full story in Monday's Herald Journal.
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George Montgomery, a teacher at HLWW High School, takes time out of his busy schedule to “give back” by donating blood at a recent drive at the HLWW School. HLWW FFA officer Kaitlyn Decker helped the Red Cross throughout the day.
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Holy Trinity graduate John Homer participated in a contest to design an altar for Pope Francis' visit to The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, in September. See the full story in Monday's newspaper.
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Controversy over Kingsley
WINSTED, MN – After about an hour’s worth of public input Oct. 6, Winsted City Council members decided to move forward with “preparation of plans” for the proposed improvement project on Kingsley Street.

Familiar face returns to Howard Lake city administrator’s office
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake City Council approved hiring former City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller as the city’s interim administrator during Tuesday’s meeting.

Lester Prairie native wins an Emmy
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Jason Thiel, a 1999 graduate of Lester Prairie High School, was one of 12 people from the WCCO morning newscast to win a 2015 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award Oct. 3.

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