Archive for Happenings

Mt. Olive cookout Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14

DELANO, MN – Mt. Olive Lutheran Church and School, located at 435 Bridge Ave. E., Delano, will host a community cookout 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14. For $2, individuals can purchase a meal of a brat or hotdog, chips, and a drink. T-ball and youth baseball games will take place from 6-8 p.m., in addition to other family-friendly activities like beanbags and crafts, and information about Vacation Bible School and a MAJ performance.

Love INC Heartland alley, bag sale Wednesday, June 13

DELANO, MN – Love INC Heartland’s next alley and bag sale will be 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. Clothing will cost $8 per bag. Check out the new 25-cent sale in the warehouse across the alley. Love INC Heartland is located at 318 Railroad Ave. Delano.

Library reading program kickoff Tuesday, June 12

DELANO, MN – Individuals are invited to read with a dairy ambassador, enjoy ice cream, register for the summer reading program, and sign up to win a prize basket at the library 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 12.  This event is sponsored by Wright County Dairy Farmers and the Delano Friends of the Library. See the June 8 edition of the Delano Herald Journal for more library events.

Magic Bob and Lovely Lynn Marie at the library Monday, June 11

DELANO, MN – Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave., will host a program to introduce children to “explore remarkable worlds, meet outrageous characters, and learn how to do extraordinary things” 10-11 a.m. Monday, June 11. This is a Legacy event.

Highway 55 construction open house Thursday, June 7

ROCKFORD, MN – All who travel Highway 55 in Wright County are invited to attend an open house about a major road project that will resurface and reconstruct Highway 55 between Buffalo and Rockford in 2018. Highway 55 will be closed to through traffic for several weeks during the project, and the official detour will take motorists through Delano.

The public open house will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Rockford Park Shelter, 8220 Elm Street.

Open house attendees will be able to learn about the project’s schedule, work to be performed, detour and traffic plans, and take home project information. A project layout will be on display, and MnDOT staff will be available to answer any questions. No presentation is planned, and guests are invited to arrive any time.

The project will begin June 18, and the detour will begin July 9. The project will be complete late-August. All local businesses and residences will remain accessible throughout the project.

The project will reconstruct Highway 55 between Division Street in Buffalo and Autumn Oaks/Electric Drive in Rockford, resurface between Autumn Oaks Drive and the Crow River bridge in Rockford, replace or repair underground culverts and remove cattle passes, upgrade guardrail, install a new center left-turn lane at Highway 55/Walnut Place, upgrade the Highway 55/Main Street signal, and improve sidewalks in Rockford.

When complete, the project will improve the ride along 7.5 miles of Highway 55, and improve drainage, safety and accessibility.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to

To get the latest information and maps, or to sign up to have important project email updates including advance notice of future traffic changes sent directly to your inbox, visit the project’s website at

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Delano hydrant flushing June 4-15

DELANO, MN – Delano Municipal Utilities crews will be flushing water hydrants in Delano from Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 15. A drop in water pressure may take place during this time. It is temporary, and will return to normal in a short period of time. The flushing procedure may also knock loose rust sediments in the water lines. For more information, call (763) 972-0557.