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  • Lupine Brewery

    Lupine Brewery

    Source: The Growler 09/05/2015 Business
    It's only fitting that a brewery, whose name relates to wolves, should find a home in the heart of "Big Woods" country in Delano, Minnesota.

    Brewer: Grant Aldrich
    Beer: IPA, cranberry oatmeal stout, brown, APA, Irish ale, cayenne chocolate stout, altbier, and Convocation Tea Ale
    Visit: 248 River St, Delano, Minnesota
    Hours: Wed & Thurs 4-10pm, Fri 4-11pm, Sat 1-11pm
  • A Fundraiser is set to take place at Apple Tree-O Orchard, located at 5667 90th St. SE, on September 7th from 12pm to 5pm. It will be featuring an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, Ice Cream Social from 2 to 4, and more! All proceeds will go to the Library. For more information please contact the Apple Tree-O Orchard at 763-390-7795 or go to their website by clicking here.
  • Delano's 4th of July Celebration Kicks Off Soon!

    Delano's 4th of July Celebration Kicks Off Soon!

    Source: 06/25/2014
    Delano is set to kick off Minnesota's oldest and largest 4th of July Celebration on Wednesday, July 2nd at 5pm and ending July 5th after the fireworks show. The celebration will include live music, GoldStar Amusement Carnival, Family Entertainment Stage, a Craft Beer Showcase (for the adults), and many, many more attractions! You can view or print the full list HERE!
  • Delano Continues to Battle the Rising River

    Delano Continues to Battle the Rising River

    Source: 06/24/2014
    The Delano area continues to deal with high water from the swollen Crow River after heavy rain came through the area last week. City leaders met with Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday to update him on their needs and worries as more rain is in the forecast for the area... Continue Reading
  • State Baseball Tournament to Begin Tonight!

    State Baseball Tournament to Begin Tonight!

    Source: 08/16/2013
    Come out and see some of the best amateur baseball in the state of Minnesota in a beautiful setting at Delano Municipal Baseball Park! Even if you don’t have a connection to a team, it’s a fun atmosphere watching the small town support and enthusiasm that many of these towns bring to the tourney! Admission is $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for students, and kids age 12 and under are free! Ticket covers all the games for the day of purchase! Go to the official MBA State 2013 website for more info.
  • WWII veteran Fred Gordon honored at MN Twins

    WWII veteran Fred Gordon honored at MN Twins

    Source: Herald Journal 08/14/2013
    Nearly frozen, utterly exhausted, and surrounded by German soldiers, Fred Gordon didn’t know if he’d make it out of World War II alive – much less be honored in front of 30,000 people 70 years later. Called “one of the greatest American heroes in Delano,” Gordon was selected to raise the flag at Target Field prior to the Minnesota Twins game against the Cleveland Indians July 21. “The whole family was very proud and very excited,” said Gordon, who has a wife, Cheryl, three children, five... Continue Reading
  • Delano Community Market Saturday to feature Singleton

    Delano Community Market Saturday to feature Singleton

    Source: Delano Herald Journal 07/26/2013 Business
    The Delano Community Market Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to noon will feature music from Singleton, who will be playing again for you to enjoy while you shop the food and art vendors. St. Peter’s School will be at the The market is located in downtown Delano on either side of the Three Crows Coffee House.
  • Delano 4th of July Celebration!

    Delano 4th of July Celebration!

    Source: 06/06/2013
    Dear Parents and Community Members, As you probably know, Delano's 4th of July Celebration is an enormous event for the community, as well as the state of Minnesota. Delano Public Schools have many students/groups that participate in events during this four day celebration that help support these groups financially. We have attached a 4th of July flyer to this article to help advertise this exciting celebration and all it has to offer. Bring your family, bring some friends, and celebrate community!

    View Delano 4th of July flyer!
  • Barb King (1946-2008), cofounder of Landscape Structures Inc., the Delano, Minn.-based commercial playground equipment manufacturer, was inducted into the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame on April 25. The Hall of Fame was created to honor 25 women entrepreneurial leaders—20 living and 5 posthumous—who represent 150 years of Minnesota business history. Barb was honored for her business innovation, leadership and the legacy she left for future generations of Minnesota business women... Continue Reading
  • Wine Bar and Pub Comes to Delano

    Wine Bar and Pub Comes to Delano

    Source: 05/08/2013 Business
    "Luscious wines, intriguing beers, and live music – The Bohemian Wine Bar and Pub, owned by Sara and Ken Beamish, is the newest hot spot in downtown Delano. The public is encouraged to stop by for the pub’s grand opening, Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20. “It’s a nice place for people to come and relax, a place to de-stress,” Ken said. “We love inviting people to our house, and we thought it’d be neat to have that atmosphere at our business,” Sara added. Beamishes’ passion for wineries and breweries began with a date at the Bohemian Bed and Breakfast in New Ulm, which was owned by Sara’s aunt. While in New Ulm, Sara and Ken shared their first bottle of wine from Morgan Creek Winery, and toured Schell’s Brewery..." Continue Reading.
  • The St. Paul Saints are coming to Delano Municipal Baseball Park on Saturday, May 11th, to play a 2 p.m. game. The Saints will face off against the North Star League All Stars. A collection of town team players from around the area, including Delano's Andy Brown, Kevin Jaunich, Joey Althoff, and Jeff Althoff. View full roster here. There will be a pregame Home Run Derby along with fun between inning entertainment associated with the Saints! All proceeds will go directly back into ongoing Delano ballpark improvements. Advanced tickets are $7.00 and $8.00 at the gate. Checks should be made out to the Delano Athletic Club. Tickets are available at Delano City Hall, the State Bank of Delano, Crow River Bank, Coborn's, All Seasons Sports, Jaunich Tire, and from any Delano Athletic Club member. Or you can contact Joe Schleper or Andy Brown to pick up tickets at school.
  • Delano Lions hosting fundraiser for Central Park improvements

    Delano Lions hosting fundraiser for Central Park improvements

    Source: 04/02/2013
    The Delano Lions are hosting a night of “world champion BBQ” as a benefit for Central Park improvements. Ribs and brisket from the local Shiggin’ and Grinnin’ Championship BBQ team will be part of the event, which will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 12 at the Delano American Legion. Music by Tunakanu will take place until midnight. There is a 250 ticket limit, and tickets are $25 in advance only. Tickets are available at Coborn’s, State Bank of Delano, USAquatics, Flippin’ Bills, and Bauer Design Build.
  • Delano native recieves USHL Honors this week.

    Delano native recieves USHL Honors this week.

    Source: 04/01/2013 News
    Tyler Heinonen, F, Chicago Steel: The Delano, MN native tallied eight points (4g, 4a) over three games played during the week. On Wednesday, he dished out an assist in the Steel’s 5-3 win over the Indiana Ice. He scored a pair of goals, one on the power play and one shorthanded, in the 4-3 win over the Muskegon Lumberjacks on Friday..
  • Delano grad witnesses announcement of new pope:

    Delano grad witnesses announcement of new pope:

    Source: 03/28/2013 News
    When 2009 Delano High School graduate Jakob Lawman signed up for a three-month study abroad program, he never expected to see the picking of the 266th pope.“It was absolutely by chance that we were there during the election,” said Lawman, who has been studying in Antwerp, Belgium with eight fellow architecture students from North Dakota State University since Jan. 23.The group traveled to Italy mid-March, a short spring break excursion they had planned months before 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation due to advanced age.“When we heard the pope had resigned, we thought we might be there during that time, but didn’t think we’d get to see the actual election; it usually takes longer than two days,”
  • Delano Girl, Kirby Crofutt, Crowned Miss SDSU

    Delano Girl, Kirby Crofutt, Crowned Miss SDSU

    Source: 03/25/2013
    After being crowned Feb. 24, Crofutt is now eligible to compete for Miss South Dakota in June. If she wins, she’ll be in the running for Miss America. “Being Miss SDSU has been an unbelievable experience so far. I love attending South Dakota State University and being a Jackrabbit,” said Crofutt, a 2010 Delano High School graduate. Crofutt’s decision to run for Miss SDSU came after a friend encouraged her to consider it. “I went into it to enjoy every aspect of the experience and have fun with it,” Crofutt said. “The best part was getting to meet the other girls in the pageant.”
  • Bowling for Cures

    Bowling for Cures

    Source: 03/21/2013
    Terri's Troopers is hosting a bowling fundraiser on Sunday, April 14 12-4pm at Delano Lanes & Entertainment. A Donation of $10 to the American Cancer Society/ Delano Relay for Life 2013 will get you 2 hours of Bowling and shoe rentals. There will be 2 sessions: 12-2pm and 2-4pm. Come join for bowling and support a great cause at the same time! There will be door prizes and a silent auction. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society/ Relay for Life. (Tickets can be purchased and time slot reservations made in advance of the event- contact Nicole at 763-675-3870 or
  • Delano Community Expo set for April 6

    Source: 03/11/2013 Business
    The Delano Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 24th annual Community Expo, which will take place in the Tiger Activity Center at Delano High School, Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature many area businesses displaying products or services in booths.
  • Delano Lions picking up Christmas trees

    Delano Lions picking up Christmas trees

    Source: 01/03/2013
    Delano Lions will pick up Christmas trees within the Delano city limits Saturday, Jan. 5, beginning at 9 a.m. Leave your old tree at the curb. Food or check donation to the local food shelf would be appreciated. Leave with tree.
  • Holiday Stories at Delano Library Dec. 11

    Holiday Stories at Delano Library Dec. 11

    Source: 12/10/2012
    Children ages 3 to 5 are welcome to visit the Delano Public Library to enjoy Holiday Stories Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. This preschool story-time includes stories, songs, rhymes, and fun for everyone. The attendance limit is 25. Pre-registration is required. Delano Public Library hours are: Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 1 to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information about library programs, contact the library at (763) 972-3467.
  • Delano Jaycees annual toy drive continues

    Source: 12/03/2012
    The Delano Jaycees annual toy drive for Love INC kicked off recently, providing the opportunity to keep your donations local this holiday season. Toys needed include for 8-years and older boys and girls. Drop off your new, unwrapped tows through Wednesday, Dec. 12 at any of the following locations: American Family Insurance, Angela Kalthoff Photography, Coborn's, Crow River Bank, Crow River Harley-Davidson, Delano Eye Clinic, Delano Herald Journal, Delano Veterinary Clinic, Donahue Sports Center, Flippin' Bills, Linda's Photography, Loopy's Dollar Store, McDonald's Photography Studio, McLean Family Dental, Meyer Chiropractic Health Center, My BodyShop Fitness Center, New Attitudes Salon, or State Bank of Delano. For more information on the Delano Jaycees, visit
  • Snow season parking in effect in Delano

    Source: 11/12/2012
    Snow season parking in Delano went into effect Nov. 1, and continues through April 1, 2013. No vehicles can be parked on any street, avenue, or alley between the hours of 2 and 7 a.m. This is regulated by city ordinance and enforced by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Seminar on ending poverty in MN presented Sunday

    Source: 10/29/2012
    Ending poverty in Minnesota will be explored at Light of Christ Lutheran Church, 3976 County Line Road S. in Delano, Sunday, Nov. 4 at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free. Mike Gregory, a representative of “A Minnesota Without Poverty,” will speak on the statewide movement begun in 2001, to end poverty in Minnesota by the year 2020. This is an ecumenical and interfaith initiative. According to the 2010 census, nearly 600,000 Minnesotans live below the poverty level. One in four women over the age of 16 live in poverty. The event is sponsored by the Peace & Justice Ministry of Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano.
  • The "biggest and prettiest" pumpkin contest is set for Saturday, Sept. 29 at Apple Jack Orchards from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Upper Midwest Giant Pumpkin Growers. A weigh-off is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to noon. There is no cost to enter, and cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded. All are welcome to participate. Set up is at 10:30 a.m.

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  • Artists sought for library art show

    Source: 09/24/2012
    The Delano Public Library, Delano Friends of the Library, and Delano Art Guild are seeking artists to display art and fine craftwork in its 27th annual Art Show, which will take place throughout the library from Tuesday, Oct. 2 through Saturday, Oct. 27 during regular library hours. All artists in the community, both young and old, professional and amateur, are urged to bring in two of their finest works to display during the show. This exhibit does not include photos, quilts, or any fiber arts, since the library has other exhibits planned for those types of art. Artwork should be brought to the library no later than Friday, Sept. 28 during regular library hours. Artists should also fill out a display form. Artwork must be ready to hang, or to be placed in small, low bookstands, otherwise it will not be displayed. If pieces are very fragile, notify the library staff when dropping them off. All artwork should be picked up no later than Monday, Nov. 5.
  • Medallion hunt clue holders announced

    Source: 09/11/2012 Business
    Fall Heritage Festival is coming up Sept. 22, sponsored by the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce and the Delano-Franklin Township Historical Society. The Fall Harvest Festival will take over downtown Delano Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by to enjoy a bowl of chili, entertainment, live theater, numerous children’s activities, hay bale maze, and a pie-eating contest. Also, if you have a great chili recipe, you are encouraged to bring a crock pot of your specialty chili to the 2012 Fall Heritage Festival chili cook off. It’s free to sign up, and the winner will receive $100 in Delano Dollars. After being judged, the chili will be sold for $2 per bowl. All of the proceeds will go to a local non-profit organization.

    The Delano Area Chamber of Commerce is also sponsoring a medallion hunt, with a prize package valued at more than $500.

    Participants may collect daily clues at the following locations:

    Saturday Sept.15, Star West Chevrolet

    Sunday Sept.16, Apple Jacks Orchard

    Monday Sept. 17, Verizon Wireless

    Tuesday Sept.18, Bagy Jo Embroidery

    Wednesday Sept. 19, MacLean Law Office

    Thursday Sept.20, Delano Printing

    Friday Sept. 21, Delano Eye Clinic

    Saturday Sept. 22, Three Crows
  • Love INC alley sale coming up soon

    Source: 09/11/2012
    The Love INC-Heartland alley sale will be taking place Wednesday, Sept. 19 and Thursday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at Love INC-Heartland, located at 318 Railroad Avenue in Delano. Furniture, housewares, sporting equipment, artwork, and baby items, among many other items will be available. There is also a wide variety of estate sale items in this final alley sale of 2012. For more information, call (763) 972-6547 or visit
  • Community market set for Saturdays

    Source: 08/21/2012 Business
    The Delano Community Market will take place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, in downtown Delano along the Crow River. It will feature local foods, art, music and family fun. The market is a working collaboration between the Delano Food Council and the Delano Lions Club.
  • Bazaar vendors sought

    Source: 08/21/2012
    Organizers are seeking vendors to participate in the Delano Royalty’s third annual bazaar, which will take place Saturday, Nov. 10 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Lesley at (763) 238-0390, or
  • Community garden registration now available

    Source: 04/09/2012
    Registrations are now available for the Delano Community Garden in Central Park. 10x20 foot plots are $15. Applications and additional information is at the City Website Anyone one interested in having their own garden plot in the Community garden is encouraged to contact the Delano City Hall at (763) 972-0550 or visit the web site for application, rules and release forms, or visit city hall. The committee will be seeking site preparation help from individuals, businesses, and area civic groups. Individuals, businesses, or civic groups willing to help with the preparation of the garden site are asked to contact Jan Johnson at The work day is scheduled for May 18.
  • Following much discussion at a special work session Monday night, the Delano School Board made a mid-week announcement that current high school principal Matt Schoen will become the district’s next superintendent.
  • Booth space available for chamber expo

    Booth space available for chamber expo

    Source: 03/20/2012 Business
    The 23rd annual Delano Area Chamber of Commerce spring expo will be Saturday, March 31 at Delano High School’s Tiger Activity Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Booth space is now available, and one can register by calling the chamber office at (763) 972-6756, or at and downloading a registration form. This is a great opportunity to showcase your business to the community.
  • Paint the Town Purple July 13-28

    Paint the Town Purple July 13-28

    Source: 03/13/2012
    The Delano Relay for Life is hosting Paint the Town Purple, to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Everyone is welcome to sponsor purple lights or decorations in memory of, or in honor of a loved one who has battled cancer, which will be displayed from Friday, July 13 through Saturday, July 18. A $50 donation, Light of Hope Sponsor, will host one purple solar light; a $100 donation, Fight Back Sponsor, will host one string of purple lights; and a $600 donation, Tree of Hope Sponsor, will host a large tree by Three Crows Coffee Shop in Delano. Other sponsorship opportunities are also available. The deadline to participate is Friday, June 15. Donors and tributes will be printed in mid-July. For more information, call Sarah at (763) 442-4457, or visit
  • Experience an evening on Broadway right in the heart of Delano. Tickets are available for the Saturday, March 17 Delano Senior Center fundraiser, “Come to the Cabaret,” at the center, 234 Second Street in Delano, or by calling (763) 972-0574. Tickets for adults are $18, and $10 for children under 12. An evening of music and memories, featuring 13 performing groups from the Delano community will entertain and delight the audience at Delano City Hall. This gala night on the town at will start at 6 p.m. with an elegant four-course dinner, followed at 7:30 p.m. with a lively review of Broadway show tunes. There will be musical numbers to appeal to all ages and musical tastes. Seating is limited. Tables for large groups can be reserved upon request.
  • Bean bag tournament at Delano Legion

    Source: 02/06/2012
    An indoor beanbag tournament will take place at the Delano American Legion Saturday, Feb. 11, with registration beginning at noon and the tournament beginning at 2 p.m. The entry fee is $30, which includes lunch. It is open to 64 teams and is double-elimination. Call (763) 972-2969 for more information.
  • Toast to Art planned for Feb. 22

    Toast to Art planned for Feb. 22

    Source: Partners in Education 01/30/2012
    The second annual Toast to Art will take place Friday, Feb. 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Delano Heritage Center, 140 Bridge Avenue East in Delano. Participants will taste beer and wine, while enjoying a silent auction of children’s and professional art work, food, and raffles. Tickets are $10 if purchased by Friday, Feb. 15; and $15 if purchased after Feb. 15 or at the door. Must be 21 to attend. Toast to Art is a fundraising event for the Delano Elementary Parents in Education (PIE). Proceeds will go directly to the school to purchase materials needed to create a leveled library system, and future art and science residency programs.
  • The Citizens League, in partnership with the Bush Foundation, is hosting a community workshop, Common Cents, at Delano City Hall Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. The event will be hosted by Delano Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee. The topic will be balancing the state budget. The workshop will be presented free of charge. These workshops create a nonpartisan space where Minnesotans learn, share, and discuss the enormous state budget challenges. The workshops are fun, informative, and interactive. The findings from each individual workshop will be summarized and posted online at, and the overall findings will be presented to the governor and state legislators. To RSVP or for more information, contact the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce at (763) 972-6756 or e-mail
  • Delano Theatre goes digital

    Delano Theatre goes digital

    Source: 01/30/2012 Entertainment
    Due to the digital conversion of film projectors at the Delano 5 Theatre, there will be limited shows and showtimes Monday, Jan. 30 through Thursday, Feb. 2; and again Monday, Feb. 6 through Thursday, Feb. 9. For all show and showtime information, check the Delano Herald Journal, visit the theatre’s website at, or join them on Facebook at
  • GFWC Snowflake luncheon set for Saturday, Feb. 4

    GFWC Snowflake luncheon set for Saturday, Feb. 4

    Source: 01/09/2012
    The General Federated Women's Club of Delano is planning its annual snowflake Luncheon for Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Delano Legion, located at Highway 12 and Bridge Avenue in Delano. Social time is set for 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon to follow at noon. Entertainment and prizes will be provided. The GFWC invites first timers and returning guests to come to the luncheon. Entertainment will be presented by Soul Sisters. Tickets are available from all GFWC members: Lisa Blodgett, Chris Brazelton, Alice Fink, Jennifer Halverson, Kay James, Jennifer Halverson, Bernice Kittock, Donna Laidlaw, Lucille Ludescher, Ann Lundsten, Marlene Muckenhirn, Jeanie Pilarski, Lorraine Statema, Pat Sawatzke; Downtown Beauty, Dorothy Tulkki, Judy Vanderlinde, Norma Wandersee and Barb Winkle. GFWC uses all proceeds for the betterment of the community. Anyone interested in joining or finding out what more about the GFWC may call co-presidents Lorraine Statema at (763) 972-6627 or Norma Wandersee at (763) 972-2068.
  • Delano’s city hall, senior center, and motor vehicle department will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 in observance of Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 26 for Christmas Day, and Monday, Jan. 2 for New Year’s Day. The Delano Post Office will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2.
  • Christmas tree lighting set for Friday, Dec. 2

    Christmas tree lighting set for Friday, Dec. 2

    Source: 11/22/2011
    The Delano Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the fifth annual Christmas tree lighting Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at River’s Edge Park, on the corner of Bridge Avenue and River Street. Activities will include a visit from Santa Claus, carriage rides, caroling, and the lighting of the community Christmas tree. This event has been moved from Thanksgiving night as it has been in the past. Organizers of the event will be accepting donations of new or gently used coats, blankets, gloves, scarves, and non-perishable food items for Love INC and the Delano Helping Hands Food Shelf. Donations may be dropped off at the following locations: Coborn’s, State Bank of Delano, Crow River Bank, Calbrandt Inc., Landscape Structures, Sil-Pro, and Solar Plastics.
  • Delano Citizen of the Year nominees sought

    Source: 11/22/2011
    The General Federated Women's Club (GFWC) of Delano is seeking nominations for Delano Citizen of the Year. The presentation of the award will take place at the annual GFWC Spring Banquet Saturday, April 21, 2012. Organizers are looking for nominees from all groups, organizations, and individuals in the Delano area. The nominee need not be from the organization making the nomination. Information about the nominee should include: family, work, volunteerism, and community involvement. The more information submitted, the better. Mail nominee information to Jeanie Pilarski, 213 Fourth Street North, Delano, MN 55328. Nominations must be received by Monday, Dec. 5.
  • Business of the year nominations sought

    Source: 11/22/2011 Business
    The Delano Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Delano’s 2012 business of the year award. The chamber ambassadors will review all nominations at the January 2012 meeting. Submit nominations by Sunday, Jan. 15. All nominations will be confidential and nominations should focus on a business, not a person. To find the criteria and to nominate a business, visit
  • Art, music, shopping, and more are on the schedule during the Old-Fashioned Christmas scheduled in downtown Delano Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Delano Area Council for Art javascript: save_and_close();and Culture is sponsoring the third annual event that features an art walk with more than 20 artists displaying and selling their work. Downtown businesses and offices are hosting the artists. There will also be demonstrations by fiber artists in the Heritage Center. Find more information in the next two editions of the Delano Herald Journal.
  • Volunteers sought for Old-Fashioned Christmas

    Volunteers sought for Old-Fashioned Christmas

    Source: 11/08/2011
    Delano Area Council for Art and Culture is seeking volunteers and artists for this year’s Old-Fashioned Christmas in downtown Delano. Organizers are seeking volunteers to help with the event, artists for the Art Walk, businesses to host the artists, carolers, and actors for the Christmas Story Windows. For more information, contact Melinda at
  • Delano Royalty Bazaar will be Sat., Nov. 12

    Source: 10/31/2011
    The second annual Delano Royalty Bazaar will take place Saturday, Nov. 12 from 4:45 to 9:30 p.m. at the Delano American Legion. The event will include door prizes and many vendors, including Thirty-One, Mary Kay, Vault Denim Jeans, Tastefully Simple, Norwex, Pampered Chef, Sunshine Crafts, and more.
  • Registration is underway for next year’s Relay for Life event in Delano. Team captains can register by midnight Monday, Oct. 31, to get 50 percent off the entire team’s registration fees.

    Register at

    For more information, call Nicole at (612) 532-9603. The 2012 Relay for Life will by Friday and Saturday, July 27-28 at the Delano City Park.

  • October Fest at Delano Legion

    October Fest at Delano Legion

    Source: 10/18/2011
    October Fest will be taking place Saturday, Oct. 22 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will feature Wally Pikal’s polka band, German food and bier specials, brats and sauerkraut, and more. Call (763) 972-2969 for more information.
  • Delano Jaycees/Royalty haunted house begins

    Delano Jaycees/Royalty haunted house begins

    Source: 10/11/2011
    The Delano Jaycees and the Delano Royalty Organization are partnering for the "insane asylum" haunted house during the Halloween season. Located at the old True Value Hardware store on Bridge Avenue in downtown Delano, admission will be $7 per person or $5 with a food-shelf item. The haunted house insane asylum will be open Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19 from 6-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6-10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26 from 6-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6-10 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 28 from 4-9 p.m. (4-6 p.m. is kid-friendly).

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  • 26th annual library art show kicks off Tuesday

    26th annual library art show kicks off Tuesday

    Source: 10/04/2011
    The Delano Public Library will host its 26th annual art show, celebrating creative talent in the Delano community from Tuesday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 29 during library open hours. A “Meet The Artist Open House” will take place Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m., including refreshments and presentations by local artists using a variety of media. More information is available by contacting Jill Woodward at (763) 972-2066 or by calling the library. This event is co-sponsored by the Delano Art Guild and Delano Friends of the Library.
  • Turkey dinner at St. Peter’s Church Sunday

    Turkey dinner at St. Peter’s Church Sunday

    Source: 09/19/2011
    Fall festival is planned at St. Peter’s Sunday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, Delano. Event includes a turkey dinner from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (adults: $9, kids 5-12: $5, under 4: $2), polka band, farmers market/bake sale, raffle, and games for all ages.
  • The Delano Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Delano-Franklin Township Historical Society for the best fall celebration to date. The Fall Heritage Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Delano. Organizers are seeking organizations, artists, farmers, crafters, businesses, or food vendors. The cost is $15 for a display booth, and $30 for a sales booth. Also, if you have a great chili recipe, you are encouraged to bring a crock pot of your specialty chili to the 2011 Fall Heritage Festival chili cook off. It’s free to sign up and the winner will receive $100 in Delano Dollars. After being judged, the chili will be sold for $2 per bowl. All of the proceeds will go to a local non-profit organization. For more information, or to sign up for a booth/chili contest, contact Kim Larson at the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce (763) 972-6756 or e-mail
  • Delano citywide garage sales coming up

    Delano citywide garage sales coming up

    Source: 08/02/2011
    Delano’s annual garage sale days will be Thursday, Aug. 18 through Saturday, Aug. 20. Subscribers to the Delano Herald Journal may place a garage sale ad for free in the Monday, Aug. 15 edition of the newspaper. The cost for non-subscribers is $20, or a subscription to the newspaper can be purchased for $35 and a free garage sale ad will be provided. The deadline to place ads is Tuesday, Aug. 9 at noon. To place an ad, email, call (763) 972-1028, or stop at the newspaper office.
  • The fourth annual Taste of Delano will take place Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Central Park from 5 to 8 p.m. and feature more than a dozen of the Delano area's restaurants providing plenty of food. Advance tickets are available and can be purchased through Aug. 1 at the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce office, Star West Chevrolet-Honda Sports, Crow River Bank, State Bank of Delano, Coborn's, and at the Delano City Hall. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Tickets the day of the event will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.
  • Relay for Life in Delano starts Friday

    Relay for Life in Delano starts Friday

    Source: Ann Hayes 07/27/2011
    Where can people of all ages enjoy an evening of games, food, and friendship, while supporting a worthy cause? Look no further than the Relay for Life at Delano Central Park, which starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 29 and ends at 5 a.m. Saturday, July 30.
  • Crossings Carnival in Delano Saturday

    Crossings Carnival in Delano Saturday

    Source: 07/20/2011 Business
    The Crossings Carnival will take place Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Delno Crossings, a retail strip center located in the northwest corner of Highway 12 and County Road 139 in Delano. The event will feature free Inflatafun rides, a giant slide, Tiger Belly Bouncer, free drawings, and live music. True Value Hardware, Fantastic Sam’s, Verizon Wireless, and Kickin’ Nutrition will be participating and offering specials. True Value Hardware Store will be hosting its Green Bag Sale Saturday, July 23 only. Customers are encouraged to pickup a free Greener Options shopping bag, and save 20 percent off everything they can fit inside.
  • Concerts In the Park - Wed. July 20th

    Concerts In the Park - Wed. July 20th

    Source: 07/12/2011

    Come join us for Concerts in the Park located at the Delano Central Park Gazebo! Wed. July 20th's event is at 6:30PM and will be featuring Galactic Cowboy Orchestra. The GCO fuses an electric mix of original and traditional bluegrass-edged tunes with jazz and world elements.

    More info about GCO can be found here

  • Film society event Tuesday, July 19 at Three Crows

    Film society event Tuesday, July 19 at Three Crows

    Source: 07/12/2011
    The Delano Film Society will be hosting a filmmaker panel Tuesday, July 19 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Three Crows Café and Coffeehouse. There will be three filmmakers who will answer questions about the filmmaking process and show examples of their work. Gwen Briesemeister, Delano Public School’s teacher of the year, will be one of the participants. All are welcome to attend.
  • Delano Royalty Organization car wash Saturday, July 16

    Source: 07/05/2011
    A car wash sponsored by the Delano Royalty Organization will take place Saturday, July 16 in the parking lot of the Delano United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds raised will benefit the royalty organization.
  • Pizza in the park Thursday, July 14

    Pizza in the park Thursday, July 14

    Source: 07/05/2011
    Great River Regional Library along with Pizza Ranch will will sponsor pizza in the park Thursday, July 14 with an evening of entertainment in the Delano Lions Park near the gazebo from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Relax with your family and enjoy some special entertainment. Slices of pizza will be available for a donation, along with free beverage and an icy treat. All proceeds from this event will go to the Delano Friends of the Library, servers for the evening. Everyone can participate.
  • Delano’s largest fireworks show ever is this year

    Delano’s largest fireworks show ever is this year

    Source: 06/28/2011
    A 16-inch diameter rocket will be launched in Delano Monday, July 4 as part of Delano’s Fourth of July celebration. “We are one of the few cities in the entire state that meet the location requirements to do this,” said Alex Roeser, the Fourth of July celebration committee chairman. “It’s going to be an amazing show.”
  • Advance 4th carnival tickets now available

    Source: 06/21/2011
    The Delano Area Chamber of Commerce/Fourth of July Celebration Committee is once again coordinating the advance sales of discount carnival ride tickets for Delano’s Fourth of July Celebration. The tickets are available now through Thursday, June 30 at the State Bank of Delano, Crow River Bank, Delano True Value, Coborn’s, Flippin Bill’s, Loopy’s Dollar Store, and Delano Floral and Gifts. The tickets are sold in strips of five for $10. For more information, visit
  • Parade units sought for Fourth of July

    Parade units sought for Fourth of July

    Source: 06/21/2011
    The annual Fourth of July parade in Delano will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 4. Parade units are presently being sought, with online registration being available this year at The parade grand marshal this year will be Minnesota State High School League Coaching Hall of Famer Merrill Pavlovich. “Pav” has spent his 36-year coaching career at Delano High School, where he has amassed the 15th most wins in state football coaching history. For additional Fourth of July events and information, visit and “like” the celebration page on Facebook.
  • Open house for Delano parks and trails plan

    Source: 06/06/2011 Business
    All interested residents, businesses, and property owners are invited to an open house Tuesday, June 14, from 5 to 6:45 p.m. for a presentation of the draft Delano parks and trails plan. The open house is to solicit comments and suggestions on the plan. Later the same evening, the Delano Planning Commission will be reviewing the plan and holding a public hearing for public comment on the plan. The city asks people to attend if interested.
  • Annual salad luncheon coming up

    Source: 06/06/2011
    An annual salad luncheon will be served at the Delano United Methodist Church, 3310 County Line Road, Tuesday, June 14. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the menu will include a variety of salads, bread sticks, bars, and beverages. Take out luncheons will be available.
  • Annual pork chop dinner coming up

    Source: 06/06/2011
    An annual pork chop dinner with pork chops grilled by members of the Delano Fire Department and served with all the trimmings and ice cream will be Thursday, June 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Delano Senior Center. The cost is $8 for one chop, and $10 for two chops. Music will be provided by Wally Pikal. Call the Delano Senior Center for a ride or for more information at (763) 972-0574.
  • River Street Jam - Saturday

    Source: 06/02/2011
    The third-annual River Street Jam with Butch Automatic will take place Saturday, June 4 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on River Street in front of Dave’s Town Club, between Bridge and Railroad avenues. Advance tickets to the River Street Jam cost $10 and are available at the St. Peter’s School office, Dave’s Town Club, Delano American Legion, Crow River State Bank, and State Bank of Delano. Tickets will cost $15 at the door. This is a fundraiser for St. Peter’s Catholic School.
  • Delano Jaycees sandbox fill coming up

    Source: 05/06/2011

    The Delano Jaycees' annual sandbox fill will be coming up Saturday, May 21. Sand will be delivered by the Jaycees within a five-mile radius of Delano with a minimum donation of $5 per wheel barrow being requested.
    Contact Meyer Chiropractic at (763) 972-9355 to place orders.

  • Farmers market every Wednesday in Delano

    Source: 05/06/2011

    The Delano Farmers Market will be open May through October every Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the parking lot of Flippin' Bills. Contact person Deb Hoen at (763) 238-2702 for more information.

  • Delano Blood Drive / American Red Cross

    Delano Blood Drive / American Red Cross

    Source: Ann Hayes 05/06/2011

    When - Monday, September 19
    Time - 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Where - Delano American Legion Club

    Down the street and across the country there are patients in need of lifesaving blood. Delano and surrounding resident's can be a summer lifesaver and make a difference in the lives of others by donating blood through the American Red Cross. Every day, blood is needed for people with blood disorders, cancer patients, transplant recipients, trauma victims and many others. When you give blood, you reach out to help those in need.

    For more information or to schedule an appointment, sign up on-line at or contact Mary at 763-972-6270.

  • Register for community garden plots in Delano

    Source: Newsletter 04/27/2011
    Residents in the Delano area are looking forward to the upcoming growing season. It’s not that far off, really. Through the cooperation of The Big Woods Garden Club, City of Delano, and local businesses, the Delano Area Community Garden was founded in 2009. Participants will receive a 10-foot-by-20-foot plowed garden plot with aged manure and a water tank. The cost is $15 per plot, and limit is one plot per family. Participants will be required to attend a one-hour educational seminar, explaining the rules of the Delano Area Community Garden. At the educational seminar, registered gardeners will hear from a Wright County Master Gardener. In addition, city park rules must be followed and will be explained. Registration will continue through Friday, May 6. A garden work day is scheduled for Friday, May 20, with the opening of the garden scheduled for Saturday, May 21, weather/flooding permitting. Anyone interested in starting their own plot is encouraged to contact the Delano Area Community Garden Committee at for further details and an application.
  • Mothers Day omelet breakfast set

    Source: Newsletter 04/27/2011
    The Delano Sons of the American Legion will be hosting a Mothers Day omelet breakfast Sunday, May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The first 75 mothers will receive a rose bush in honor of Mothers Day. Omelets are made-to-order along with pork sausage, hash browns, toast, juice, milk, and coffee. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds to benefit the Delano American Legion baseball program.

    For more information, contact Adam Jaunich at (612) 414-8018.
  • Vietnam veterans reunion coming up

    Source: Newsletter 04/27/2011
    The Delano Legion Post 377 first ever Vietnam era veterans reunion will be Wednesday, May 4 at the Delano Legion in Recognition of the End of the Vietnam War in May 1975. The event includes:

    5 p.m. – Bar and Kitchen Open
    6:15 p.m. – Roll Call
    6:30 p.m. – Group Picture
    Post 377 has 135 Vietnam era veterans

  • Creating robots – building dreams

    Source: Starrla Cray - Delano Herald Journal 01/31/2011
    The FIRST Robotics Competition has been described as “the varsity sport for the mind,” and for Delano High School participants, the thrill is unlike any other.Read full article...
  • Spring Flood Forecast

    Spring Flood Forecast

    Source: City of Delano's Official Site 01/31/2011
    As the City of Delano continues to monitor the possibility of spring flooding, it is important that residents, property owners, and other stakeholders are able to keep up with the latest information regarding this challenge. Read full article...
  • Leland and Sons reach agreement

    Source: Delano Herald Journal 01/19/2011 Business

    The City of Delano is nearing completion on the west side flood protection project, parts of which have been in the planning stages for decades.

    One of the final elements, the acquisition and relocation agreement with Leland and Sons, LLC, was successfully completed Jan. 11. Click here for full article

  • Intro to Memoirs Workshop

    Source: Delano Eagle 12/13/2010
    The Guthrie Theater will offer an Introduction to Memoirs Workshop at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 8.
  • Winter Morning Stories

    Source: Delano Eagle 12/13/2010
    Youth ages three to five are invited to a story time with Joan Zimmerman from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E.
  • Tom Emmer concedes in Minnesota Governor Race

    Tom Emmer concedes in Minnesota Governor Race

    Source: Delano Eagle 12/13/2010 News
    Republican Tom Emmer Wednesday, Dec. 8, conceded that he had lost the race for Governor of Minnesota to Democrat Mark Dayton at a 10:30 a.m. press conference outside of his Delano home.
  • DPIE: The Dangers of Cyberbullying

    Source: Delano Community Calendar 12/13/2010
    Delano Partners in Educations Presents: The dangers and reality of cyberbullying and sexting in our schools presented by Wright County Probation Officer, Brian Stoll. Mon, January 10, 2011, 7pm – 8pm at the Middle School Media Center (map)
  • Delano Jaycees

    Source: Delano Eagle 12/13/2010
    Are you new in town? Meet new friends with the Delano Jaycees. The Jaycees are a local organization dedicated to community service while developing the leadership skills of its members. The group is open to men and women ages 21 to 40. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month. For more information call president Patrick Baumgard at 763-972-4764.
  • Old-Fashioned Christmas event in Delano Dec. 1

    Old-Fashioned Christmas event in Delano Dec. 1

    Source: Delano Area Council for Art and Culture 11/24/2010

    Events Start Saturday December 1st, 2012

    Delano’s Old-Fashioned Christmas event Saturday, Dec 1, will showcase local artists and also be a fun-filled holiday event for families. Artists will exhibit and sell their works inside downtown businesses, and all other activities will take place in downtown Delano from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Delano Area Council for Arts and Culture welcomes the public to participate, and enjoy the artists’ creations.

  • New to Delano?

    Source: Delano Chamber 11/06/2010

    Are you new to the area? Find out about local organizations, schools, daycare/preschools, and businesses in Delano with a New Resident Packet from the Delano Chamber. You may contact the Delano Area Chamber at 763-972-6756 or email them at

  • Dorothy's Home & Craft Show

    Dorothy's Home & Craft Show

    Source: Ann Hayes 11/06/2010

    Come "shop for a cure" and 15% of the proceeds from each vendor/booth are donated to the American Cancer Society. The home and craft show will be held on Saturday, April 30th from 9am-3pm at the Light of Christ Church. For more information go to or call 763-442-4457.

  • Delano Community Education Classes

    Source: Delano Community Education 11/06/2010
    Find out more about the following Delano Community Education classes: Adult Enrichment, Aquatics, Early Childhood Family Education, Tiger Activity Center, Tiger Kids Club and Youth Enrichment by visiting
  • 2010 Unofficial Election Results

    Source: City of Delano 11/06/2010 News
    2010 Election local winners include: Dale Graunke (Mayor), Derek Schansberg (City Council), Dan Vick (City Council), Joe McDonald (State Represenative), Timothy Douglas (School Board) and Carolyn Milano (School Board).

    Visit the City of Delano website for complete results.