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Archive - Nov 2014


November 19th

5th District vote recount verifies original tallies

A hand recount of the McLeod County District 5 Commissioner ballots Monday afternoon had the same results as the count the night the of the Nov. 4 election — challenger Joe Nagel defeated incumbent Commissioner Jon Christensen by a 34-vote margin.
The recount was requested by Christensen, who also had to pay the cost of the recount, estimated at about $700.
According to the recount, Nagel had 1,209 votes, Christensen had 1,175 votes, and there were 144 write-ins.

Glencoe City Council approves insulation bid at brief meeting

During a brief 20-minute meeting Monday night, the Glencoe City Council approved a bid of $7,660 from Northern Insulation of Gibbon to spray insulation foam into areas of the Glencoe municipal liquor store building.
City Administrator Mark Larson said the insulation will be sprayed into the basement ceiling to solve a moisture problem.
The funding will come from the city’s liquor store fund, which currently has about $200,000.

For more from the meeting, see the Nov. 19 print edition of The Chronicle.

Veterans Day message: ‘They have all served so we can have freedoms’

When Dave Meyer joined the U.S. Army as a senior in high school, he did it for a lot of reasons — a chance to pay for college, to see the world, and to carry on a family tradition.
“But at some point, serving in the military took on a whole new meaning,” Meyer told the audience at the Glencoe-Silver Lake Veterans Day program Nov. 11. “I don’t know why or what triggered it, but I started standing a little taller and more at attention. And I started taking a longer and more respectful look at veterans.”

‘Shrek’ continues

Veterans Day program

Everyday heroes

A ‘Marathon’ haircut

November 16th

Lester Prairie family involved in fatal Highway 212 crash

Two members of a Lester Prairie family died and two were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 212 in Carver County  Saturday shortly before 2 p.m.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the deceased have been identified as Angelica Salas, 29, of Lester Prairie, and Jorge Salas, 6, both passengers in one of the vehicles. Jorge Salas, 29, the driver of the vehicle, and Omar Salas, 4, a passenger, of Lester Prairie, were both seriously injured.

Matthew Rodde, 33, of Excelsior, the driver of the other vehicle, had nonlife-threatening injuries.

November 15th

Christensen requests recount

McLeod County 5th District Commissioner Jon Christensen has requested a recount of votes from the Nov. 4 ballot. Challenger Joe Nagel was the apparent winner in the Fifth District contest by a 34-vote margin.

The recount will take place Monday at 1 p.m. Christensen is responsible for the cost of the recount, which is estimated at $700.

The 5th District consists of one of the city of Hutchinson three precincts and Acoma and Hutchinson townships.

November 14th

Glencoe City Council agenda includes updates, quotes

The Glencoe City Council will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the Glencoe City Center.

Agenda topics include quotes for spray foam insulation at Glencoe Wine & Spirits, work on the north wall, a replat of the GlenTech Park Addition, and updates on the medical cannabis proposal, the airport and Economart.