Shopping local is quick and easy

From food to finances, Winsted has a lot to offer. 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 an effective way to retain spending within the community. Orders can be sent to

Groceries and gifts

Need a few ingredients for that new recipe? No need to travel far. 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.

Gift-giving is also simple when shopping local. Keaveny Drug carries Hallmark cards, scented candles, and other gift lines. Dueber’s Variety, nearby on Main Avenue, also offers gifts, as well as clothing and craft supplies. Winsted Floral and Gifts, located one block north of Glenn’s SuperValu, is a fun place to go for flowers, balloons, and tux rentals, while Copper Creek Pottery, a local online pottery shop (, offers handmade functional and decorative items.

Professional services

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.

For professional portraits, make an appointment at Duran’s Photography in downtown Winsted. The framing can be done at Oak Tree Gallery, off of McLeod County Road 5 southwest of town. 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. NAPA Auto Parts recently upgraded to a larger building with more visibility on McLeod County Road 1.

Tasty treats

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. The Roadhouse Coffee Shop (with soups, sandwiches, and other treats) and Subway are also close by. 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.

Top technology

High-speed Internet services and cable TV are available through local telephone company TDS Telecom or Mediacom Cable. Residents with local 485 telephone numbers can also choose to take advantage of Hutchinson Telephone Company’s DSL access and Internet access packages.

The local newspaper, Herald Journal, also has a very strong Internet presence. In addition to its own website at, which is considered a leader among weekly newspaper websites, the company also designs websites for many other area businesses.

Rooted in agriculture

Farming is an integral part of Winsted, with businesses and individuals that help support the region’s strong agricultural base. 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 several times per year, available online at