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September 5th, 2018

Kenneth H. Mackenthun, 86, of Plato

Kenneth Herbert Mackenthun, 86, of Plato, passed away Monday, Aug. 27 at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long-Term Care in Glencoe.

Letter to the editor

As the Minnesota State Fair wraps up another year, now begins the wait for a chance to see or participate in it again next year. Many things are impressive about McLeod County’s ties to the state fair. Facts like this year the president of the State Fair Board is Lynn Township resident Paul Merkins. This honor has happened to a McLeod County resident only two other times in history. We recognize many local farms that bring their livestock to compete in the Great Minnesota Get Together and watch a trail of ribbons follow them home to show their accomplishments.

Property rights apply to landowners pursuing unpopular projects

Years ago, former Sen. Tom Neuville, R-Northfield, noted many people like the idea of green energy and finding a way to expand our ability to generate and transmit power without damaging the environment.
…. Of course, he said, that’s “until the power lines show up.”

Trailblazer Transit board looks at finances, software update

The joint powers that consisted of two commissioners from McLeod, Sibley and Wright counties, as well as a duo of representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), convened Thursday, Aug. 30, to discuss a bevy of diverse agenda items.

Pedestrian bridge over Highway 212 in Glencoe will undergo maintenance this week

The Highway 212 pedestrian bridge on the west side of Glencoe will undergo maintenance operations this week, beginning Sept. 4. There will be a lane closed in each direction under the bridge and the bridge will be closed to pedestrian use while crews paint the bridge.
MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, and reminds them to slow down in the work zone and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.

Planning commission sends Harpel’s Addition Plan to City Council

With no public comment and only questions about the state of streets that will serve it, the Glencoe Planning Commission needed little time Thursday when considering whether or not a development proposal that will bring a Kwik Trip to town should get the commission’s backing.

MCA results: GSL students’ scores about average with peers statewide

Results from last year's Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) in math, reading and science showed Glencoe-Silver Lake School District students performed approximately on-par with their counterparts statewide.
The Minnesota Department of Education released the results of last year's MCAs last Thursday, Aug. 30, just in time for the opening day of the 2018-19 school year. The results can be analyzed in a variety of ways, all depending on how a person chooses to read and interpret the results.

E-cig, charger suspected in Labor Day house fire between Plato and Glencoe

A fire in a bedroom of a farmhouse along Highway 212 just outside Plato has a family living in temporary quarters.
Firefighters from Plato, Glencoe and Norwood Young America responded to a report of a bedroom fire at Steven Robert Kessling’s house at 4039 Highway 212 between Plato and Glencoe Monday, Sept. 3, just before 2:45 p.m. The fire left the house uninhabitable until it is properly cleaned, said Plato Fire Chief Nathan Bruch.

Glencoe man’s fight with MS a selfless effort he won’t give up

He’s never been one to give up, not when was seriously hurt during a high school basketball game and not when his doctor told him he has multiple sclerosis.
Kevin Pries is working to help researchers find a cure for the disease that has changed his life as well as his mother’s life. Pries was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 14 years ago. His mother, Joan, has lived with it since 1998.

MnDOT reports multi-vehicle crash on Hwy. 7 east of Silver Lake Sept. 5

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – MnDOT reported at 8 a.m. this morning, Sept. 5, that a multi-vehicle crash is causing a backup on Highway 7, one mile east of County Road 15 east of Silver Lake. Vehicles are being waved through at this time, however, motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.