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Delano man injured in crash

BUFFALO, MN – A Delano man was injured in a crash Sunday evening in Buffalo.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, shortly after 6 p.m., a 2000 GMC Jimmy driven by Victor Stang, 59, was westbound on Highway 55 at Second Street South when it drove over the median, across both eastbound lanes, struck a sign, and went into a ditch.

Stang suffered noncritical injuries, and was transported to Buffalo Hospital.

Alcohol was not a factor and Stang was wearing a seat belt, according to the State Patrol.

Road conditions were dry at the time of the crash.

Buffalo  Police Department assisted at the scene.

Honor the Blue recognizes law enforcement

DELANO, MN – Between 150 and 200 people showed up at Central Park Tuesday to show their appreciation and support for law enforcement during the Honor the Blue event organized by local teenagers Justin May and Isaac Jacobson.

Speakers included Delano Mayor Dale Graunke, Maple Plain Mayor Julie Maas-Kusske, Wright County commissioner candidates Mike Kaczmarek and Dan Bravinder, State Representative Jerry Hertaus, state senators Bruce Anderson and David Osmek, Stacy Morse on behalf of US Rep. Tom Emmer, Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer, Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis president Lt. Bob Kroll, and US Senate candidate Jason Lewis.

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Apartment resident smelled smoke, took action

DELANO, MN – Devon Brown likes to sleep with her window open.

That habit likely prevented major damage to her apartment at 671 Elm Ave. E., and, potentially, saved herself and her neighbors from being injured or killed during a Sept. 28 fire.

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Hunt for the granite chip begins Wednesday, Oct. 14

DELANO, MN – A granite chip hunt will begin Wednesday, Oct. 14.

It’s a very different year, so the hunt for the granite chip will be different, as well, taking place over MEA break.

The granite chip is 3 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall and pays homage to the city’s motto and Delano Granite Works. It will be hidden somewhere on public property within Delano city limits. Participants are asked to be respectful when hunting for the chip. No one will need to dig or otherwise alter property in order to find the chip.

Clues will be released at 9 a.m. each morning at the Delano Senior Center, on the Delano Senior Center Facebook page, the Estates at Delano Facebook page, and the Delano Herald Journal Facebook page.

Once found, the chip should be turned in at Delano Senior Center. Outside of business hours, call 763-972-0574 and leave a message.

Whoever finds the granite chip first will receive a $100 cash prize, sponsored by the Estates at Delano.

Minnesota House, Senate forum Wednesday, Oct. 14

DELANO, MN – Delano Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee will host a forum featuring candidates for Minnesota House District 29A and Minnesota Senate District 29 at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Delano City Hall.

The event is open to the public, but capacity will be limited to adhere to social distancing guidelines, and masks will be required. Those unable to attend may view it and ask questions on the Delano Herald Journal Facebook page, watch on local access cable channel 180, or listen on KRWC 1360 Radio.

Those invited to participate are Minnesota House District 29A candidates Renee Cardarelle (DFL-Annandale) and Joe McDonald (R-Delano), and Minnesota Senate District 29 candidates Bruce Anderson (R-Buffalo) and Chris Brazelton (DFL-Delano).

Delano City Council, school board forum Tuesday, Oct. 13

DELANO, MN – Delano Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee will host a forum featuring candidates for Delano City Council and Delano School Board at 7 and 8 p.m., respectively, Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Delano City Hall.

The event is open to the public, but capacity will be limited to adhere to social distancing guidelines, and masks will be required. Those unable to attend may view it and ask questions on the Delano Herald Journal Facebook page, watch on local access cable channel 180, or listen on KRWC 1360 Radio.

Delano City Council candidates Larry Bartels, Betsy Moran, and Jon Sutherland are vying for two seats.

Delano School Board candidates Jim Gierke, Amy Johnson, Regina Lupton, and Sue Roeser are vying for three seats.

They have all been invited to participate.