Lori Copler

03/21/2017 - 11:16pm
There were nine deaths by suicide in 2016, according to the annual medical examiner report. Dr. A. Quinn Strobl of the Midwest Examiners Office said that was the highest number of suicides in McLeod County that she has seen. She gave her report to the McLeod County Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning. There were four suicides in 2015, and four in 2014, Strobl said. The average age of the...
03/21/2017 - 11:07pm
McLeod County is looking to bring together county, city school and township officials, businesses, as well as “county shareholders” on April 20 to discuss the economic vitality of McLeod County. The County Board on Tuesday agreed to host an economic summit Thursday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m., to pull all those people into one room...
03/15/2017 - 8:15am
After a year or more of hammering out financing for its street and utility project, the city of Brownton may finally be able to put the project out for bids late this year. The City Council met with John Rodeberg and Chris Knutsen of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH), its consulting engineers, in a workshop session prior to its regular...
03/15/2017 - 8:02am
The Brownton City Council has decided to press charges against the owner of a decrepit building on Fourth Avenue N, its main business street. The roof of the building, a former grocery store, has begun to cave in and its brick facade is falling into an empty lot on the south side of the building. The city has placed warning cones around the...
03/15/2017 - 7:55am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners and Hutchinson City Council met jointly Thursday afternoon to discuss topics ranging from the joint planning ordinance to a shared roto-chopper to water drainage issues. First up was a discussion of McCuen Creek, located between Allen Lake and the south edge of Hutchinson, which is in desperate need of a...
03/15/2017 - 7:53am
The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board shortened the student school year by one day at its Wednesday, March 8, meeting. Instead, teachers will be given a “packing day” at the end of the year to prepare to move from current classrooms into the new building additions. Superintendent Chris Sonju said the other option to create a packing...
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