Archive for Happenings

Last chance to vote for ‘Best of Delano Area’ Tuesday, July 31

DELANO, MN – Voting for the “Best of Delano Area” ends Tuesday, July 31, so it’s time to get your vote in if you haven’t yet.

Online at, is a list of contest categories such as best burgers, convenience store, live music venue, and many more.

Simply vote for those you think are the best.

There is no cost to vote, and every entry will be included in a drawing for prizes. Grand prize is a pass for two for a dinner and show at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. Other prizes are subscriptions to the Delano Herald Journal.

Complete entries are appreciated, but you only need to vote in the categories you wish.

Remember, this is “Delano area” so your favorites don’t necessarily have to be in Delano (but many of them will be, right?).

Eligible votes must be on a page from the Delano Herald Journal; online voting is limited to one entry per email address.

Prizewinners will be announced shortly after the close of voting, and the Best of Delano Area winners will be featured in a special section of the newspaper in September.

Love INC alley/bag sale Wednesday, Aug. 1

DELANO, MN – Love INC Heartland, 318 Railroad Ave., Delano, will host an alley and $8/clothing bag sale from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1. It will feature a new “free-will donation” area and “cozy furniture corner.”

Spirit of Community Breakfast Tuesday

DELANO, MN – The Spirit of Community Breakfast will take place from 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Delano City Hall. All leaders and members of area volunteer and civic groups are invited.

Wright County Sheriff candidate forum Monday, July 30

DELANO, MN – In advance of the Aug. 14 primary, Delano Area Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate town hall-style forum for the five candidates for Wright County sheriff from 7-9 p.m. Monday, July 30, at Delano City Hall, 234 Second St. N. The event is open to the public, and all five candidates have confirmed attendance.

Maple Plain bike safety rally Saturday, July 28

MAPLE PLAIN, MN – West Hennepin Public Safety Department will host a bike safety rally from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 28, at the Maple Plain Library, 5184 Main St. E.

Food distribution Tuesday

MONTROSE, MN – For Each and Every Day will conduct a food distribution from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Montrose Community Center, 200 Center Ave. S. Distributions are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, call (763) 227-3793.