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Watch for ‘Last Minute Monday’ coming soon

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

A new local promotion named “Last Minute Monday” will be announced in next week’s newspaper.

Last Minute Monday will be Dec. 18 and feature special offers from local area businesses geared for people who still need to finish their holiday shopping and can do so locally.

Watch next week’s newspaper for the details.
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Winstock 2018 – FULL LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

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SPONSORED POST – This morning, the full Winstock Country Music Festival 25th anniversary celebration lineup was unveiled and features a combination of tried-and-true favorites and some of today’s hottest stars.

Joining Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, and Brothers Osborne June 8-9 in Winsted will be Billy Currington, Luke Combs, Neal McCoy, Sawyer Brown, LANCO, Walker Hayes, Trick Pony, Jordan Davis, Jake McVey, Maiden Dixie, Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band, and Jake Nelson.

“We wanted this to be a special lineup that represents Winstock and how we’ve grown over the years,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Chairman Dave Danielson. “For our 25th anniversary, we really wanted to blend some of our favorites along with the top artists of today.

Neal McCoy holds the record for most Winstock performances with five (1998, 01, 05, 09, and 13), and Sawyer Brown has taken the Winstock stage four times (2000, 04, 08, 13).

“To have Neal and Sawyer Brown be part of our 25th anniversary lineup is very special to us,” Danielson said. “They have been with us since the early years, and they’re two acts our fans absolutely love.”

Pairing them with hot newcomers Luke Combs and LANCO, who recently had the number-one hit “Greatest Love Story,” is sure to make it a weekend that all will enjoy.

“We built our foundation as a band on ‘Greatest Love Story’ because we believed in the power of Country music storytelling,” said LANCO lead singer Brandon Lancaster. “To see how much it has resonated with so many people makes us feel a little less crazy for believing in it so much.”

Combs also has hit big with “When It Rains It Pours,” and “Hurricane,” and that’s just the start. The North Carolina native has been featured on many “artists to watch” lists and is currently headlining his own “Don’t Tempt Me With a Good Time” tour into the spring.

Also in 2018, Winstock goers will see a new flair for what has been coined the Emerging Artist Stage over the years. Moving forward, the name of Winstock’s second stage will be more expansive to allow not just newcomers to take the stage. This year, Trick Pony will entertain fans from the new West Stage, along with Walker Hayes, Jordan Davis, and Jake McVey.

To see the complete Winstock ’18 schedule, click HERE. To learn more about the Winstock ’18 artists, visit HERE.

TICKETS

Tickets and camping for Winstock Country Music Festival 2018 went on sale online Oct. 16, with VIP tickets and campgrounds A, B, C, and D having sold out at this year’s event for 2018.

General admission tickets to Winstock ’18 cost $115 before the early-bird deadline of March 15. Note the early-bird date is earlier this year than previous years. Reserved seats cost $185, and camping passes cost $125. All are available now at WinstockFestival.com/tickets or by calling (320) 485-4287.

More Information

For additional announcements, promotions, sponsor and ticket information, and everything Winstock, continue to follow our website, sign up for Winstock E-mail news, follow the festival on Twitter @WinstockMN, and like Winstock on Facebook. Winstock is also on Instagram and Snapchat.

2 Days Left for DISCOUNTED TICKETS to the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted

SPONSORED POST: One final reminder that there are only 2 Days Left for DISCOUNTED TICKETS to the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted. Order online through the afternoon of Friday, Sept., 8th and get General Admission Tickets for $25 ($35 at the Gate). PLEASE PRINT YOUR ORDER EMAIL AND PRESENT AT THE GATE.

For a chance to sample beer, wine, & spirits from more than 20 local and national vendors, look no further than the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted. In addition to the sampling, food will be served at the event including burgers, brats, pork chops, pizza, bottled water, & pop.

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This 4th annual event will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Winstock Country Music Festival grounds. Gates will open at 2 p.m.

Only those 21 and older, with a valid ID, will be allowed to enter. Participants will receive a commemorative mug to use for the 2-ounce beer and wine samples, and they will be able to vote for their favorite beverage.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.stmarysbrewfest.com, St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, or at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted.

Early bird tickets will be $25 through Sept., 8th 2017. At the gate, tickets will be $35 each. Designated driver tickets are available for $10 each, and include a mug and non-alcoholic beverages.

There is no charge for parking.

Craft Beer Festival Sat. Sept. 9, 2017 – Winsted, MN

SPONSORED POST: For a chance to sample beer, wine, & spirits from more than 20 local and national vendors, look no further than the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted. In addition to the sampling, food will be served at the event including burgers, brats, pork chops, pizza, bottled water, & pop.

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This 4th annual event will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Winstock Country Music Festival grounds. Gates will open at 2 p.m.

Only those 21 and older, with a valid ID, will be allowed to enter. Participants will receive a commemorative mug to use for the 2-ounce beer and wine samples, and they will be able to vote for their favorite beverage.

HURRY! SPECIAL PRICING ENDS AUGUST 15, 2017

Tickets can be purchased online at www.stmarysbrewfest.com, St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, or at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted.

Early bird tickets will be $25 through August 15, 2017. At the gate, tickets will be $35 each. Designated driver tickets are available for $10 each, and include a mug and non-alcoholic beverages.

There is no charge for parking.

Delano Herald Journal switching to Fridays later this month

At the end of this month, Delano Herald Journal and its sister newspapers, Herald Journal and Dassel-Cokato Enterprise Dispatch, will switch to a Friday publication date instead of Mondays.
On Memorial Day weekend, the newspapers have traditionally been printed early and distributed on Friday instead of the Monday holiday. That will be the case again this year, but after that week, the Delano Herald Journal will continue on a Friday schedule, offically starting June 2.
We believe the change will be a benefit for both readers and advertiers, as news and information will now be in readers’ hands before the weekend when they typically have more time to spend with media.
It will also enable us to highlight weekend events shortly before they occur, when interest is at its highest point.
The change will also allow distribution of both print and online versions to be more closely tied to each other.
Previously, some web content was posted throughout the day on Fridays as the bulk of the newspaper was put together for Monday distribution. In the new schedule, only a small amount will be online Thursdays with both print and web distribution occuring Friday mornings.
Of course, the schedule means that everyone, including our staff, will need to adapt to new timing.
The new deadline for display adverising and submitted new items will be noon Wednesday each week. Classified/Going Out section ads must be in by the end of the day Wednesdays.
Staff will have Thursdays to organize and lay out the newspaper, with printing taking place Thursday evening and overnight for Friday morning distribution.
The online edition, weekly email summaries, and websites will also be new each Friday.
For some items that reach us too late to be included in the newspaper, we will be able to update online.
With any weekly cycle, there will always be events that just make it in and others that just miss, no matter when the deadline and publishing day is.
The new deadlines will go into effect the week of May 15. This will give our staff an opportunity to adjust schedules and do a “practice run” even though that newspaper won’t be distributed until May 22, which will be the final Monday.

Final Week for DISCOUNTED PRICING – St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted

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Don’t miss out on DISCOUNTED pricing for the 3rd Annual St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival Saturday, September 10th. Order before the event and save $$$. CLICK HERE to order tickets

event_guideAlso check out this year’s event guide which includes the beer, wine, and liqueur samples available at the festival. CLICK HERE to view the guide online.