Gibbon City Council agrees to amend liquor ordinance

by Doug Hanson Ashvin Papel, a representative of Fill Me Up, presented plans for remodeling the convenience store in Gibbon at the January city council meeting last Wednesday. The plans include a separate liquor store in the location where the old laundry mat was located in the building. No decision was made on whether or not…

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Depth a key for T-Birds

by Michael Mattison Weather and COVID permitting, the GFW Thunderbird boys basketball team will begin its season Friday evening at home against Cedar Mountain. Coach Jon DeRock returns three main cogs from last year’s team. Damian Hopp, Johnnie Ambrose and Dominic Henrichs provide the experience on the squad. For the complete story, check out the January…

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Shirley Ann (Nelson) Chrest

Shirley Ann (Nelson) Chrest, 87 of Winthrop, MN died on January 10, 2021. Shirley was born February 28, 1933 in New Sweden township to Marvel (Brenke) Nelson and Sheldon Nelson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday January 15th 2021 at First Lutheran Church in Winthrop. Visitation will begin two hours prior…

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Steven Proehl

Steven Proehl, 66, passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home in Mankato on December 27. He was a kid at heart who loved people and had a deep faith. Steve never wanted to grow up. At the annual 4th of July celebration with extended family, he was the only adult who played capture the…

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Public Notices January 13

Winthrop City Council Regular Minutes Monday, December 7th, 2020 A regular meeting of the Winthrop City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly Pierson at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 7th at the City Hall. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL: Council members: Kelly Pierson, Pete Machaiek, Julie Trebelhorn, Dale Malheim, Rob Edwards and Lynn Drinkall,…

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Classified January 13

Real Estate Sales 9.37 Acre Farm Site: 3 bed, 1 full bath home w/ front porch, hardwood flooring and open concept living/dining room. Outbuildings: 2-stall garage, a shed w/ kennel spaces & cold storage & barn previously set up for horses. South side of the yard there is a Solar World 7.2 kW solar panel…

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Winthrop’s State of the City

by Mayor Kelly Pierson Last year in my State of the City article, on the second to the last line, I wrote: Once again I feel our city is well positioned to handle the challenges and opportunities that will arise in the coming year. And what a year it has been! I am happy to…

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New GFW School Board meets

The GFW School Board held an organizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 4, with three new directors taking part. Mike Kuehn was elected chairman with Jason Haas taking the vice-chairman position. Marissa Lee will continue on as clerk and Dan Merkel will be the treasurer. Directors volunteered for various committees with the designation of the banking,…

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