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Jakob Kounkel

02/13/2019 - 10:35am
“What do you want to do so we can put this to bed for a change?” Council Member Carol Altrichter said as the council approached the line item to approve a new pet ordinance. Now, once and for all, the Stewart City Council resolved the issue after months of deliberation. The new ordinance approved by the council on Tuesday, Feb. 11, states: “(A) The number of dogs or cats in any combination...
02/13/2019 - 10:21am
“I thought the last one was going to be it. I wasn’t going to make any more big ones,” Clarence Mikolichek said, looking over a 5-foot wide, 24-foot long, 42,000- piece puzzle he’d just completed. The puzzle he started in October was assembled after the big puzzle he completed in 2015 -- a puzzle Mikolichek vowed would be his last puzzle...
02/06/2019 - 2:17pm
In a rare bout of disagreement, the McLeod County Board of Commissioners discussed an allegedly breached conditional use permit (CUP) issued to Lev Mirman of Plato. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has an open investigation pending against Mirman for illegally disposing of wastewater and cooking oil, but Mirman has also been violating the...
02/06/2019 - 2:05pm
The 32nd year of the Brownton Rod & Gun Club’s ice fishing contest and raffle brought warm weather, $30,000 in prizes and hundreds of people to Lake Marion on Saturday, Feb. 2. The annual ice fishing contest brought out competitors and their families for a day of ice-fishing related fun. Hosted at the Brownton Rod and Club and across the road...
02/06/2019 - 1:32pm
Last week, during the polar vortex that froze Minnesota schools to a halt, Glencoe-Silver Lake students warmed up devices for a school-from-home initiative called, “digital day.” The school district utilized its two yearly digital days on consecutive days last week, Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 28-29. “Advancements in technology allows us to still...
01/23/2019 - 11:53am
Three days after a Sibley-McLeod joint powers meeting at Unhinged! Pizza, representatives of the McLeod-Sibley-Trailblazer Joint Insurance Pool met Jan. 17 at Trailblazer headquarters in Glencoe, where administrators and county commissioners called for a $300,000 loan to replenish the needs of the insurance pool. The loan is the result of a high...
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