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Jakob Kounkel

11/14/2018 - 1:02pm
Though the county board spent most of its Nov. 6 meeting hearing two presentations regarding the new government center — if approved, the two line items would amount to nearly $800,000 — its meeting approved just over $415,000 worth of purchases aside from the two big-ticket items. The largest chunk of cash was due to requests from the McLeod County Public Works Department. The approval of a...
11/14/2018 - 1:01pm
With Mayor Norm Schwarze, the remaining four Brownton City Council members convened on Wednesday, Nov. 7, a day after its normal meeting slot due to elections, and begrudgingly approved payment application number six to R&R Excavating for $447,459.79, with five percent retainage, putting the city at 47 percent payment completion. Though...
11/14/2018 - 1:00pm
McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), a globally-recognized business and economic research think tank, predicted up to one-third of the future workforce in the United States may need to find new occupations due to automation. The report added, depending on big-business alacrity to adopt full automation, the United States labor force could face...
09/05/2018 - 10:36am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners breezed through their agenda yesterday, Sept. 4. The board closed its meeting for discussion, and when it reconvened in an open session, decided to go ahead with the purchase of the Jungclaus Implement dealership and surrounding properties for just over $2.4 million. Before the closed-door portion of the...
09/05/2018 - 10:24am
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. Executive Director Gary Ludwig presented the joint powers board with his administrative...
08/29/2018 - 9:43am
The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission made a recommendation to the county board for another 4-megawatt solar garden. On property owned by Dennis and Berta Lilienthal in Helen Township, ReneSola Power — an international solar project development company — is looking to make use of Xcel Energy’s solar rewards community program, which...
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