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Friday, November 25, 2022

Tonight, is the Christmas Lighting at Heritage Village in Mountain Lake. Don’t miss stepping back in time and creating that peaceful and fun feeling of Christmas. From 5-7 there will be horse drawn wagon rides, Gift Shops are open, Santa will be present to get pictures taken, there will be Christmas Music, and The Mountain Lake Ambulance will be sponsoring a chili, cornbread, dessert, drink and a Kids Hot Dog Meal for a Fund Raiser. Don’t forget to bring donations for the Local Food Pantry. Lights will be lit till January 1st to view for drive-thru. Step out tonight and enjoy the experience. The Heritage Village is located at 1803 Mountain Lake Road and don’t forget to tune into 94.3 FM to enjoy the sounds of Christmas as you drive to and from the Village.


Small Business Saturday is tomorrow!!! Time to see what your local communities have to offer you!!! There are so many LOCAL businesses that have unique and personal gifts that you aren’t going to find anywhere else AND having that personal contact with the business owner is a treat in itself! Support your local hometown small businesses! I personally guarantee you will be surprised at how the whole shopping experience is so much different than the big box or online shopping. Get to know what makes your community unique and special. GET OUT OF YOUR HOUSE and make it a point on Saturday and beyond to visit that shop you drive by every day wondering what is inside. I promise you are going to find a treasure.


SANTA IS COMING TO WINDOM!!!!  Whether you have been naughty or nice NOW is your chance to talk directly to the big jolly guy in red!!!! Come get your picture taken and take a moment to see Santa he will be in the Courthouse from 10 to Noon!


Tomorrow, Saturday Night, the Lights will be LIT in Island Park. Come stroll through the thousands of lights as a new tradition begins in Windom. Lights will be lit until January 3rd.


Mountain Lake Police Department reported 12 calls in the week of November 14th to the 19th. Officers on the 17th at 2:39pm handled a report of criminal sexual misconduct of a child, this is under investigation. Officers on the 16th at 11:33am arrested a 52-year-old male from Mt Lake for 1st degree criminal sexual conduct.  three calls involving vehicles. Two non-injury accidents a dog at large which the dog was impounded. A report to the Union Pacific Railroad for a malfunctioning light and railroad crossing arm. Officers also took a report of harassment and assisted another agency with a verbal domestic.


The Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners met on Monday the 21st for a special disciplinary action against a county employee. The meeting was originally meant to be a closed session but at the request of the employee they wanted it to be an open meeting. Ann Goering, the County’s Labor Attorney reviewed the allegations and facts presented during the meeting with the employee. The Commissioners then closed the meeting pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.05 for consideration of discipline against the employee based upon attorney-client privilege. The Board reopened the closed session after close to an hour stating no action would be taken by the Board at this time.