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Winstock traffic woes may be averted as CSAH 30 closure sees rapid progress

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Winsted, MN – Good news for music fans headed to the upcoming Winstock festival! The Wright County Highway Department has announced significant progress on repairs to a collapsed culvert that caused the closure of CSAH 30 between Howard Lake and Waverly. This stretch of road is a common route for festival attendees. The closure, initially announced as indefinite, was caused […]

Winstock attendees face road closure on CSAH 30

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Winsted, MN – June 10, Motorists traveling to Winstock next weekend should be aware of a road closure on CSAH 30 between Howard Lake and Waverly in Wright County. According to the Wright County Highway Department, a culvert failure caused a sinkhole on the road, forcing its closure indefinitely at around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The damaged culvert is located […]

Highway 123 closed between Watertown and Mayer due to flooding

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Watertown, MN – Travelers beware! Highway 123 is closed between Watertown and Mayer starting today, June 7, due to flooding. This closure applies specifically to the section north of Highway 7. Detours and alternatives: Drivers looking to travel north are advised to use alternate routes like Highway 25 or Highway 21. Flood safety reminders: Floods can happen quickly and unexpectedly. […]

Watertown-Mayer Royal Booster Club donates $55,000 to activities department


The Watertown-Mayer Royal Booster Club was started in the late 90s, but their support of Watertown-Mayer Activities continues to be strong! Again this spring, the Royal Booster Club donated $55,000 to the activities department to help supplement budgetary needs for both athletic teams and activities. This most recent donation was made possible from the funds raised and local business sponsorships […]

New Germany honors veterans at five cemeteries


The New Germany American Legion performed a rifle salute and played taps at five cemeteries to recognize those veterans who had died. The program was put together by the Carver County Veterans Memorial Committee in Mayer.The first item on the agenda was to remove the flag that was flown for one month at the Veterans Memorial for Dwayne Krienke, who […]

Wright-Hennepin awards $29,800 in scholarships to local students


Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) recently awarded $29,800 in scholarships to 21 local students to help them continue their education. WH’s scholarship program began in 1988 and has awarded more than $709,750 to local students. Scholarships are made possible with funding from unclaimed capital credits as well as contributions from diversified businesses under WH Holding. WH and WH Holding are […]

New Germany premieres new lights in CRVL matchup


After a long awaited journey and process, the New Germany Dutchmen played their first game under the newly displayed lights.Eric Roepke, who takes care of the field in New Germany, has worked on many fields around the area. Some of the fields he helped put lights up were Lions Field in Waconia, Highland Park in Watertown, and Blue Jay Stadium […]

Watertown-Mayer Class of 2024 led by nine co-valedictorians


Parents and school staff recently celebrated the Watertown-Mayer High School Class of 2024 during the school’s annual graduation commencement ceremony May 24.The event took place outdoors on the school’s football field, and families of the students in the graduating class filled the bleachers.The ceremony began with the students being ushered onto the field to the sounds of instruments played by […]

Watertown-Mayer approves new school day start and end times


The Watertown-Mayer School Board, at its meeting Monday night, approved changes to the start and end times for the elementary, middle, and high schools starting in the 2024-25 school year to help shorten wait times for buses.As it stands now, many middle and high school students find themselves waiting up to 25 minutes for their bus after school, and the […]

St. Peter Lutheran Church celebrates annual Maifest


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