By Julia Jagodzinski
WINSTED, MN Recently, the civil defense siren that was purchased in December 2014 was installed south of Winsted at the intersection or Babcock Ave. and McLeod County Road 5.
The siren was installed in case of severe weather during the Winstock Country Music Festival.
Also, it will alert farmers in the area when there is severe weather if they are in their fields working, and it can be sounded during other emergency situations.
CenterPoint Energy, the Winstock committee, Centra Sota, and Pioneer Seeds were all major donors in purchasing and installing the siren.