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By John Mueller

08/07/2019 - 11:36am
Glencoe does a decent job with economic development. Naturally, the city wishes it had more businesses knocking at its door wanting to buy more land in its industrial parks. It would be nice if the city council had the luxury of more frequent discussions about implementation of an economic development assistance policy and the extent of which the city could, and would, invest in them when they...
07/10/2019 - 10:25am
About a month after a proposal to change the times when the school day started and ended failed in a split vote, the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board did an about-face Monday evening and approved the change. The board voted 4-1 in favor of the change at the July 8 meeting. The change will be implemented when the 2019-2020 school year begins. It...
07/10/2019 - 10:14am
There’s a group of residents who enjoy the chance to practice a hobby they cherish while giving back to their community. They see it as a win-win for themselves and Glencoe alike. The group helps the city out with daily or as-needed watering of hanging planters intended to beautify Glencoe’s downtown area. Its members include Eileen Harff, Gloria...
05/15/2019 - 11:01am
By John Mueller Editor Alex Barton took advantage of an opportunity to move her business from Silver Lake to downtown Glencoe. The leap has worked out well so far. Earlier this spring, Barton, a Glencoe resident, moved her business from downtown Silver Lake to 1005 Hennepin Ave. N. She took advantage of space that had been available for many...
04/17/2019 - 2:11pm
GSL junior Anthony LaPlante made the most of his first trip to the Minnesota Class A State Speech Tournament Friday at Wayzata High School. He won a state championship. LaPlante headlined the GSL contingent. He and senior Leah Bettcher both competed in extemporaneous reading from “A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories,” by Ray Bradbury. Bettcher...
04/17/2019 - 1:58pm
Congratulations to Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, and all the lawmakers in the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives. The so-called hands-free bill making it illegal to drive a vehicle while holding a cell phone is a solid piece of bipartisan legislation. It seems well-crafted and reasonable. The...
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