April 13th, 2016

Historical society to spotlight firefighters

The McLeod County Historical Society and Museum will hold a McLeod County firefighters panel discussion on Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m., in the educational media center of the museum.
The museum is currently searching for all things related to the history of McLeod County firefighting to create displays and the 2016 Fighting Fire History booklet.
During this search, the society wanted to take time to learn from the men and women who are currently volunteers as firefighters.

Common Cup 5K run/walk set for May 7

There will be a 5K walk or run to raise funds for Common Cup Ministry on Saturday, May 7, at Masonic West River Park in Hutchinson.
Each entrant who pre-registers before April 25 will receive a T-shirt and a backpack. Pre-registration fees are discounted from same-day registration fees. Same-day registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the park shelter, and T-shirts and backpacks are not guaranteed for same-day registrants. All registered participants will receive lunch at the park shelter.
The 5K walk will start at 10 a.m. The run will start at 10:30 a.m.

GSL breaks ground for building project

Fire Department officers take oath

GSL musicians host jazz concert

Boys track to defend WCC title

Softball team looking to rebound

Girls' tracksters have strong work ethic

April 12th

County to lift road restrictions Friday

McLeod County plans to lift its spring load restrictions on most county roads and highways on Friday, April 15, according to Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst.

Restrictions may remain in place on some roads depending on conditions, he added. "As always, we will continue to monitor road conditions and alter weight limits on various roads as conditions warrant."

Updated information will be posted on the county website at for load restriction related information.

April 11th

Lester Prairie family injured in accident

Four members of a Lester Prairie family were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Hutchinson Saturday at about 5:30 p.m.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 15 and Edmonton Avenue in the city of Hutchinson.
Joshua Bonderman, 26, of Silver Lake, was southbound on Highway 15 in a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, and Adam Mochinski, 27, of Lester Prairie was driving westbound on Edmonton in a 2007 Chevrolet Impala when the vehicles collided.
Bonderman had no apparent injuries.