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Lori Copler

05/23/2018 - 11:30am
fourth Monday of May — had simple origins. It was a day set aside to honor those who had offered the ultimate sacrifice to our country, the sacrifice of their lives. Memorial Day has strayed from that simple premise. People see the three-day holiday weekend as the launching pad into the busyness of summer: camping, fishing, vacations, time on our decks and patios enjoying sunshine, beverage,...
05/23/2018 - 11:26am
McLeod County commissioners expressed frustration at a Monday morning workshop that the recycling bins placed in cities and townships are being contaminated with non-recyclable material. Commissioner Doug Krueger brought the issue to the forefront, saying he has documented everything from dead rabbits to weed whips, TVs, furniture and computers,...
05/23/2018 - 11:21am
The Stewart City Council awarded the bid for its “Group C” improvement project May 14 after holding an assessment hearing. Andy Kehren, engineer with Bolton & Menk, said the city had obtained a significant amount of grant money to help with the project. “There is $2.5 million in grant money coming to this community to do this project,” Kehren...
05/23/2018 - 11:18am
The Brownton City Council approved temporary funding for its utility and street project, which will pay bills until the long-term loan from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development can be accessed. The council met in a special session Thursday night with Shannon Sweeney of David Drown & Associates, the city’s...
05/23/2018 - 11:17am
In a brief meeting Tuesday morning, the Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board heard that ride efficiency is down for the transit system. Executive Director Gary Ludwig said the main culprit is the dispatching software, although some rides are also longer as the service expands into Wright County. “The software is really struggling to keep up with...
05/16/2018 - 10:37am
Monday night, the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board turned down a proposed cut of a full-time fifth-grade teaching position for the 2018-19 school year. Mind you, the administration wasn’t looking to eliminate someone’s job; instead, it was taking advantage of a retirement to reduce its staff by not replacing that teacher, and by moving a current...
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