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05/23/2018 - 3:38pm
Today (Tuesday) was the opening day for filing for candidacy for McLeod County offices, and five candidates have filed to have their names on the ballot. They include: Doug Krueger, incumbent commissioner for District 2; Joe Nagel, incumbent commissioner for District 5; Michael Junge, incumbent county attorney; Connie M. Kurtzweg, interim auditor-treasurer who is seeking election as the auditor-...
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 - 11:20am
The Silver Lake City Council approved a final landscaping plan for the front of the auditorium at its Monday meeting. The total cost of the project is estimated at $7,275. The council has been looking at plans for some time and approved the plan based on a recommendation from the planning commission. The plan includes one flag pole from...
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...
05/23/2018 - 11:14am
McLeod County Commissioner Doug Krueger announced Monday that he is filing for candidacy for a second term as the District 2 commissioner. District 2 includes the cities of Glencoe and Plato, and Glencoe and Helen townships. Krueger also said that, if elected, this will be his final term. Filings opened Tuesday for federal, state and county...
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