For day-to-day shopping needs in Winsted, one doesn’t need to go far. Groceries, household items, auto body repair, financial planning services, dining, hair care, and more are just a minute away.
Local retailers are promoted by the Winsted Area Chamber of Commerce through a variety of initiatives, including Winsted Bucks, which can be used like cash at local businesses. Purchasing Winsted Bucks for employees, friends, and family members is a way to keep spending within the community. To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groceries and gifts
Need ingredients for that new recipe? Glenn’s SuperValu (located at 491 Main Ave. W.) is a full-service grocery store with a wide selection of fresh produce, meats, dairy, frozen goods, and more. The store even offers complimentary bagging and carry-out to customers’ vehicles.
Household shopping is also simple when shopping local. A Dollar General store was constructed on 6th Street in 2014. The small-box retailer offers supplies for beauty, pets, baby, cleaning, food, and more.
Keaveny Drug, located in downtown Winsted, is a full-service pharmacy that carries Hallmark cards, scented candles, and other gift lines, as well as a wide range of healthcare products. Crazi Flowers and Events/Crazi Cakes and Coffee recently relocated downtown, taking up shop at the old city hall building.
Full-service banking, financial management, insurance and investment services, and legal advice are all available in Winsted. There are also beauty salons, health care services, and dentist offices nearby.
Joyful Vibes, which offers massage therapy, essential oils, wellness classes, and more, opened its doors in 2016. The business is located at 109 2nd St. S. Suite #2, and is owned by Tara Vetsch.
Hertzog Sales & Leasing opened in downtown Winsted the summer of 2015. Owned by Winsted residents Justin and Jeanne Hertzog, the real estate business helps people buy, sell, and rent property in several communities.
For professional portraits, make an appointment at Duran’s Photography, Laxen Photography, or His Image Photography, all in Winsted. The framing can be done at Oak Tree Gallery, off of McLeod County Road 5 southwest of town.
For printing and signs, stop at Greater Minnesota Sign & Graphics (part of Herald Journal), located at 120 6th St. N.
For gun repair, hunting/fishing licenses, and hunting supplies, try Habisch Outdoors along McLeod County Road 1.
All-inclusive vehicle care is also available in Winsted, such as auto body, repair and parts, custom vehicle and conversions, and gas and fuel. In 2012, NAPA Auto Parts upgraded to a larger building with more visibility on McLeod County Road 1.
Pizza, ice cream, coffee, chicken . . . if you’re in the mood to eat out, try one of Winsted’s appetizing dining establishments.
Casey’s General Store, which offers pizza, subs, donuts, and more, opened a new building at 240 6th St. N. in December 2012. Subway and Hussong’s Liquor (both located at 132 6th St. N) are also popular establishments in Winsted. Downtown Winsted, homestyle meals are available at V’s Grill and The Pantry.
Carlson’s Orchard, Bakery and Restaurant (a few miles west of Winsted on Montgomery Avenue) is open August through November for lunch, apples, baked goods, homemade soups, and jams. On Third Street South, The Blue Note Restaurant and the Blue Note Bar and Ballroom offer dining, catering, on- and off-sale liquor, and a banquet facility. Other entertainment-focused restaurant options include Keg’s Bar and The Corner Bar (both on First Street North) with live bands, karaoke, and special events throughout the year.
High-speed internet services and cable TV are available through local telephone company TDS Telecom or Mediacom Cable. TDS Telecom added fiber optic lines in Winsted in 2015, increasing internet speeds. Residents with local 485 telephone numbers can also choose to take advantage of Hutchinson Telephone Company’s DSL access and internet access packages.
For website design and online marketing, Greater Minnesota Digital Services (part of Herald Journal) is a local one-stop-shop. For details, visit greatermndigital.com or call (320) 485-2535.
Rooted in agriculture
For agricultural services such as crop fertilizer, herbicides, custom crop spraying, bulk fuel delivery, and tire sales and service, stop at the Winsted Farmers Co-op Creamery on McLeod County Road 1, just south of town. The co-op also offers 24-hour gas pumps.
The Herald Journal newspaper publishes a Farm Horizons guidebook six times per year, available at www.herald-journal.com/farmhorizons.