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Location change for tonight’s concert in the park

DELANO, MN – Due to rain in the forecast, Delano’s concert in the park is being moved to the Delano Senior Center tonight. The concert will start at 6:30 p.m.

Montrose man dies after his car rolls over him in driveway

MONTROSE, MN – A Montrose man died Aug. 7, two days after his vehicle apparently rolled over him in his driveway. According to Wright County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Todd Hoffman, the sheriff’s office was dispatched to an address on Garner Circle in Montrose Aug. 5 when a passerby reported a possible medical situation involving a man who appeared to be in medical distress lying in the driveway.
First responders from the Montrose Fire Department began treating Robert Rohland, 64, who was complaining of abdominal pain.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner contacted the Wright County Sheriff’s Office Aug. 7, and advised the office that Rohland had died, and that his injuries were consistent with being run over by a vehicle.

Read the full story in the Aug. 18 issue of Delano Herald Journal.

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.


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, 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.

Lake Rebecca beach closed due to E. coli

The Lake Rebecca beach has been closed due to high E. coli levels.

The Lake Rebecca beach has been closed due to high E. coli levels.

ROCKFORD, MN – The swimming beach at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve has been closed due to high E. coli levels.

“The culprit is probably the geese,” said Tom Knisley, a media relations specialist for Three Rivers Park District. “We’ve tested the water and should get results back sometime this week to know if we can re-open.”

The closure is posted at the entrance of the park, on the beach itself, and on the Lake Rebecca Park Reserve website.

Knisley noted that Lake Rebecca is not the only area body of water with high E. coli levels.

“There are a lot of beaches in western Hennepin county that are running into similar problems,” Knisley said.


Health and Human Services office closed Thursday, Aug. 10

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – The Wright County Health & Human Services Agency offices will be closed for all-staff training Thursday, Aug. 10.

Individuals needing to reach someone from the agency during that time, should call (763) 682-7400.

Mayer to begin negotiations with Montrose city clerk/treasurer for administrator position

MAYER, MN – Mayer City Council, during a special meeting July 31, authorized staff to begin negotiations with current Montrose City Clerk/Treasurer Margaret (Maggie) McCallum to fill the vacant city administrator position in Mayer.

The council had previously made an offer to its top candidate, David Mandt, who withdrew from the process. McCallum was the next finalist in line.

Read more in the Aug. 4 issue of Delano Herald Journal.