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Aldean, Swindell to Headline Winstock’s 30th Anniversary Festival

SPONSORED POST – It was announced that three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean and first-time Winstock artist Cole Swindell will headline the 30th anniversary Winstock Country Music Festival, set for Friday-Saturday, June 14-15, 2024, at the festival grounds in Winsted. Best-available tickets and camping are on sale now.


With 27 number one singles, 15 billion streams, and more than 20 million albums sold, Saturday night headliner Jason Aldean is the current reigning ACM Artist of the Decade and an ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee. Since his 2005 debut, Aldean has had more Top 10 songs on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs than any other artist. His 11th studio album, Highway Desperado, will be released Nov. 3
Friday night will feature a Winstock newcomer in Swindell who, in the 10 years since his debut, has racked up an impressive 12 number one singles as an artist – 13 as a songwriter. The Georgia hitmaker has over 5.2 billion global career streams.
“Cole Swindell is an artist we’ve wanted to have at Winstock for years,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Committee Chairman Dave Danielson. “Even though he’s getting married earlier during the week of Winstock, we’re grateful he’ll be able to celebrate both his new marriage and our 30th anniversary with us.”

Joining Aldean and Swindell will be Jon Pardi, Russell Dickerson, Sara Evans, Tracy Lawrence, Love and Theft, Tigirlily Gold, Neon Union, Rocket Club, Hailey James, and more still to be announced later this year. In addition to the remaining artists, organizers are also planning some fun surprises to commemorate the 30th year of Winstock and celebrate Winstocks of years past.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years of Winstock,” Danielson said. “It’s amazing to look back at its beginnings and what it’s become today. The Winstock Committee appreciates the entire Winsted community, as well the support of the city, county, township, and local and regional EMS/police and fire who provide coverage and ensure the safety and well-being of our fans. Ultimately we also thank our volunteers and sponsors who, without their support, Winstock wouldn’t be possible.”

Tickets on sale now

Based on the high demand for tickets at this year’s event for 2024, Winstock’s VIP tickets, along with campgrounds A, B, C, and D are sold out. A limited number of reserved seats remain available and are expected to sell quickly.
“We had a record number of orders placed at this year’s festival for our 2024 event,” Danielson said. “We hope those who didn’t get their tickets this year will take advantage of this first chance to get their tickets and camping passes secured for what’s guaranteed to be a great time.”Tickets and camping are available at or by calling (320) 485-4287, though organizers recommend getting best-available tickets and camping online and only calling if there are questions.
For additional announcements, ticket information, and everything Winstock, go to and sign up for Winstock Email news. Be sure to follow the festival on X (formerly known as Twitter) @WinstockMNFacebookInstagram, and Snapchat.

Meet new council member Jeremiah Hawkins

Jeremiah Hawkins isn’t the type of guy who sits on the sidelines waiting for others to act.
The 45-year-old, who is the senior division director for children and family services for Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, moved to Delano a year ago with his family.
Since then, he has thrown himself into community life. He joined the city’s Spirit of Community Commission, where he began meeting people and making connections.
“I’d rather be at the table and trying to find a solution to something than just sitting on the sidelines and complaining about it,” Hawkins said Aug. 7 during an interview with the City Council.
After that interview, the council unanimously voted to appoint Hawkins to the board to fill the seat held by former long-time council member Betsy Moran.

See the full story in this week’s newspaper.

Carbone’s Pizzeria Bar & Grill set to bring the heat to Delano

The long-awaited grand opening of Carbone’s Pizzeria Bar & Grill should be next week.
The Delano restaurant, located at 1338 Babcock Boulevard East in the Coborn’s Center, is scheduled to open 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Rachael Faust, one of the restaurant’s owners, said people are already stopping by the pizzeria to find out when it will open.

See the full story in this week’s newspaper.

City Council votes to increase next year’s preliminary tax levy by more than 17%

The Delano City Council voted Tuesday to raise next year’s preliminary tax levy by 17.1%.
Council members set the preliminary tax levy for 2024 at $4,912,998, which is $717,128 more than last year. The tax levy is how much money city officials will ask taxpayers to collectively pay to fund their local government.
The council had to approve the preliminary levy by the end of September so they could send it to the county. Officials in Wright County will use it to prepare notices about next year’s proposed property taxes. The city’s budget and tax levy won’t be finalized until the end of the year.
Once set, the city cannot increase the preliminary tax levy, but council members can lower it before they OK the city’s 2024 budget. That should happen sometime in December.

See the full story in this week’s newspaper.

Wright County public hearing: interim use permit


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. the Wright County Planning Commission will hold a hearing in the County Commissioner’s Board Room at the Wright County Government Center, in the City of Buffalo, Minnesota to consider the following item:
LOCATION: 1616 40TH Street SE – part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and the North Half the Southeast Quarter of Section 20, Township 119, Range 25, Wright County, Minnesota. (Crawford Lake – Rockford Twp.) Tax # 215-100-204305 Owner: Mindy J. Brummer Trust
Requests an Interim Use Permit to extend mining operations within the existing pit for an additional 3 years, in accord with Title XV, Chapter 155.100, of Title XV Land Usage of the Wright County Code of Ordinances.
Such persons that desire to be heard with reference to the proposed application will be heard at this time. If you do not attend the hearing or submit written comment, it will be assumed that you have no objections to the proposal. If there are any questions, please contact the Planning and Zoning Office in Buffalo. Interpreter services for the hearing impaired will be provided on request for public meetings and other county sponsored classes and events.

Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Sept. 8, 2023. |

Assumed name: Constructrive Tech + Financial Solutions

Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 333
The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable customers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.
Constructive Tech + Finance Solutions
Silver Slate Consulting LLC
By typing my name, I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath.
DATE FILED: Sept. 2nd, 2023
SIGNED BY: Kevin Halme
Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Sept. 8, 15, 2023. |