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City Council votes to remove cemetery space as option for storm water pond

Applause broke out Monday night as the Glencoe City Council approved a motion to remove the green space in the cemetery as a proposed location for a storm water pond. The decision followed a public hearing held on the Armstrong Avenue project and its accompanying storm water pond. 
The public hearing opened with a presentation from Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH) engineer Justin Black to explain the entire Armstrong Project. 

St. John’s Lutheran Church planning to open day care center in Glencoe in May

Precious Little Blessings, a new day care center in Glencoe, will soon be full of the children that give it its name. 
The center is a project planned by St. John’s Lutheran Church in Helen Township. The day care will be fully licensed by the state and is set to open May 1 at the old computer building at 1304 Fir Avenue. 

County gets low bids for installing new corner signs

Bids to install new intersection street signs in McLeod County came in nearly 75 percent under the engineer’s estimate.
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday accepted a bid of $18,805 from Sign Solutions of Glencoe to install the signs. The engineer’s estimate for installation was $74,760, so Sign Solutions’ bid was 74.85 percent under that estimate.

Crow River Habitat for Humanity helps resident with home repairs

Crow River Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial hosted an event to help a homeowner upgrade his home and neighborhood through a unique partnership program called Thrivent Builds Repairs. Thrivent Financial provided $2,500 to help Habitat continue on with the mission to assist struggling individuals in our community live in decent homes.

City council hears update on the airport taxiway project

The Glencoe City Council heard  an update on the Glencoe Municipal Airport taxiway project from Park Superintendent Mike Drew.
Drew said the project is moving along nicely. 
“The weather has been great for them,” he said. 
The sand base for the taxiway is finished and work on the gravel base will start on Thursday and Friday. 

City Council drops cemetery pond option­

A proposal to locate a storm water pond in the Glencoe City Cemetery has stirred up considerable consternation in the community the past month.
The city was considering the cemetery as a possible site for a holding pond as part of its Armstrong Avenue area improvement project.

Obamacare, MNsure are failing Minnesotans

Earlier this month the Commerce Department released the individual insurance rates for 2016. This includes rates on the MNsure exchange, as well as those who purchase individual plans.
When Democrats brought Obamacare to Minnesota they promised a system that would increase choice, decrease cost, and that Minnesotans would be able to keep plans and doctors that they liked.

Disfunction is costing U.S. respect abroad

Earlier this month, The Economist, the renowned British weekly, ran an editorial advocating an end to the U.S. dollar’s supremacy as the world’s chief currency. The magazine offered several economic motives and one supremely political one. “For how long,” its editors wrote, “will countries be ready to tie their financial systems to America’s fractious and dysfunctional politics?”

GSL in full swing; building project update

To the Editor:
We are in full swing at Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL).  
Classes are in the second half of the first trimester, fall activities are moving into the section competition, and our calendar continues to move along.  The school year is certainly moving fast and furious.

Parks are unkept; who’s in charge?

To the Editor:
Last week I took my son to the playground out by Miller Manufacturing. The grass outside the playground was freshly mowed. The weeds inside the playground were 3 feet tall. It made me curious to know who owns this playground. Is the city in charge of it? Is Miller? Who is responsible for maintenance?