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Before they got married in real life, Don and Dorothy Mitchell of Howard Lake practiced a proposal scene while perfoming in a junior class play in 1937. Read about their 75th wedding anniversary below, and in Monday's Herald Journal.
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Anna Jagodzinski cares for her miniature horse, Buck, on her family’s farm between Howard Lake and Winsted. Look for 'Pet of the Month' in Monday's Herald Journal.
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Finalists for Princess Kay of the Milky Way include: front – Maggie Mills, Ellen Sheehan, Kyla Mauk, Kallie Baker, Jennifer Oelfke, Carley Vinkemeier; back – Kylee Fernholz, Rachel Stender, Morgan Uphoff, McKinzie Smith, Samantha Keller, and Michele Green. Look for local interviews in Monday's Herald Journal.
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Don and Dorothy Mitchell of HL celebrate 75th anniversary
HOWARD LAKE, MN – It is often said that life imitates art, and in the case of Don and Dorothy Mitchell of Howard Lake, nothing could be closer to the truth.

Winsted cautiously jumps into skydiving contract
WINSTED, MN – Amidst apprehension and uncertainty, skydiving in Winsted will continue – at least until the end of 2015 – as per the contract city council members approved Tuesday evening.

LP School Board approves principal’s contract
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Board approved a three-year contract with Principal Nathaniel Boyer during a special meeting May 13. Under the contract, Boyer will receive $78,000 for the 2015-16 school year, $80,000 for the 2016-17 school year, and $82,000 for the 2017-18 school year.

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