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Delano 4th of July Celebration Sunday Events

The Wright County community of Delano hosts one of the biggest 4th of July celebrations in the state, and there are numerous reasons to enjoy the day in Delano today. Sunday’s featured events include a community worship service, a vintage item sale and flea market, a street art festival, and bingo in the park.
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New Prague Times

Monica S. Straiton, 96

Monica S. Straiton, age 96, of Waconia, formerly of New Prague, died peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society in Waconia. She was born a twin, the younger of the two, on June 28, 1926 in Mendota to Martin and Susan (Hart) Stevens. She grew up in Westbrook, MN, where she graduated from Westbrook High School. She and her sister enjoyed sports throughout their lives and were active as majorettes in high school, one of the few sporting activities available to girls. They were both on the softball team for Norwest Bank, Monica as the pitcher. It was at one of the games that Monica would meet Thomas P. Straiton, who remained the love of her life until Tom’s death in 2021. They married on March 30, 1950 in Minneapolis. Like her sister, Monica was a gifted seamstress and the two were ahead of their time as entrepreneurs, owning their own drapery business, called Monica and Veronica Draperies. The two were always finding innovations that could improve or streamline their creations. They were both gifted with numbers and used that gift helping elderly people with their taxes. Monica was active in the Democratic Party and served as an election judge. When the drapery business closed it’s doors, Monica worked at Casey’s not fully retiring until her early 80’s.
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Winsted man accused of trying to rape woman in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Conn. (WTNH) — A Winsted man is accused of trying to rape a woman in Norfolk Thursday night. Jason Heath, 20, was arrested after he allegedly attacked a woman while she walking near Parker Hill Road just before 7 p.m. State police said Heath then tried to sexually assault the woman. The suspect faces […]

Dassel woman throws Downton Abbey party

The splendor of Highclere Castle, lying on the Hampshire-Berkshire border close to London, England, was brought to the rural farm lands of Dassel, Minnesota, on April 8, at my home. The distance between the Castle and my home is 4,004 miles,. I hosted this Downton Abbey Party in celebration of...

Three-vehicle Crash East of Silver Lake

A three vehicle crash east of Silver Lake shut down highway 7 for a time Thursday afternoon. The State Patrol says the crash involved a 44-year-old woman from Excelsior, a 27-year-old man from Eagan, and an 18-year-old man from Corona, South Dakota, however, the Patrol has not released names or details on any injuries.
Southern Minnesota News

Hutchinson woman sentenced to prison in Mankato overdose death

A Hutchinson woman will serve prison time for the 2020 overdose death of a Mankato man. Alyssa Elizabeth Faith Miller, 23, was sentenced Wednesday in the murder of 23-old Marcus Krogh, who died after taking a counterfeit prescription pill that contained fentanyl. Krogh was one of three victims who overdosed in an apartment on May 21, 2020, but the only victim who died.

Delano 4th of July Celebration Begins

The community of Delano kicks off their 2022 4th of July celebration today, with events planned through Independence Day on Monday. Friday festivities will include sports tournaments, a craft beer tasting event, bingo, a cribbage tournament and the Delano Royalty Coronation at 6:30 at the baseball grandstand at the Delano Municipal Field.

Manufacturing Automation Technologies

If robots, electronics, and mechanical devices with flashing lights make you so curious you want to control them or take them apart, Manufacturing Automation Technologies could be the green light you need for a high-tech, high-demand, high-wage career. Maybe you rocked the robotic competition in high school with your team. Congrats, we want you! Or maybe you work in manufacturing and want to advance your skills for greater challenges and better pay. Ridgewater College is here for you too!

Marcella Oellien

Marcella Oellien, age 88, of Canby, MN passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, MN. A Memorial Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Antelope Hills Christian Church in Canby, MN with Rev. Steve Maas officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Antelope Hills Christian Cemetery, rural Canby. Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Canby, MN is entrusted with the arrangements.

Timothy David Youngren

Age 86 of Howard Lake, passed away June 29th at The Lodge Assisted Living in Howard Lake. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 9th from 10 AM until the time of services at the church. Funeral services for Tim Youngren will be held Saturday, July 9th at 12 noon at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Howard Lake. Arrangements were made with the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake. Online information at;