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Archive - 2013

County Board calls for final plans for solid waste retrofit

The McLeod County Board voted unanimously Tuesday to have its solid waste consultant, Burns & McDonnell to start preparing contracts, final plans and requests for proposals for a possible retrofit of its materials recycling facility (MRF) to accommodate one-sort recycling.

December 30th

Bigs start scoring for Panthers

November 6th

Football played the right way; may best team win

To the Editor:
Just a note from a high school football fan/father. My two younger sons  play for St. Croix Lutheran High School, and my guess is our teams will meet in the near future.
While we’ve never played GSL before during my sons’ time at SCLHS, nonetheless, we hold your team in very high regard.
Our coach often holds GSL as an example of how high school football should be coached and played. Play hard, play tough, be disciplined, assignment sure on blocking, sound gap defense, and RUN the ball.

October 16th

July 3rd

ECFE ground-breaking ceremony

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Early Childhood Family Education/Special Education addition to Lincoln Junior High was held last week. Participating in the ceremony were members of the chamber of commerce, school district and ECFE/SE program.

Getting to know you on Dairy Day

Noah Brinkmann, 16-month-old son of Tom and Jennifer Brinkmann of Glencoe, tried to get up close to several baby pigs at Thursday’s Glencoe Dairy Day activities at Oak Leaf Park. Local 4-Hers also showed calves as well.

April 17th

Creekside concept plan runs into roadblocks

The Glencoe Planning and Industrial Commission Monday afternoon received a brief update of the concept proposal to turn the Creekside subdivision near Miller Manufacturing into an affordable housing subdivision.
City Administrator Mark Larson said initial research, however, indicated that the tax increment financing (TIF) request by Hutchinson developer Gus Wurdell may not be available for this project, because Wurdell is not the initial developer of the subdivision.

March 27th

Stewart City Council discusses I&I issues in workshop session

The Stewart City Council is hoping to take advantage of its current street and utility improvement project to address some of its inflow and infiltration (I&I) of storm water into the sanitary sewer system.

March 13th

Echo praise for Lee and coverage of local sports

To the Editor:
We, too, have to echo the praise of Rich Glennie in his recent column regarding Lee Ostrom. As parents of three sons, who competed for GSL and the Plato Blue Jays over a 10-year period, we spent a lot of time on bleachers.
We, undoubtedly, saw Lee at every event. It didn’t matter if you saw him at an event on a Tuesday and Thursday; you would still see him Sunday afternoon following a baseball game with his notepad and camera in hand.

February 14th

Fracking good for Minnesota, United States

To the Editor:
A controversy is brewing at the state Capitol on whether to end or severely restrict mining of silica sand because of the potential environmental concerns.
These concerns have been inflamed by a Hollywood propaganda film “Promised Land,” filled with misleading information. The film claims, among other things, that families in Pennsylvania had their groundwater contaminated because of “fracking” for natural gas.