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Archive - Mar 28, 2015


County Board to consider re-establishing K9 program

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, March 31, at 9 a.m., and among agenda items is the possibility of reinstating the sheriff's department's K9 program.

Sheriff Scott Rehmann will be asking for County Board approval of $13,200 to buy a dog and train both the dog and a handler.

Also on the agenda are an update on the county's planned switch to a one-sort recycling plan, including the possibility of the city of Glencoe joining the county program, and the awarding of bids for summer highway department work.

Highway 212 speed limit to increase

Speed limits on U.S. Highway 212 between Granite Falls and Glencoe will increase to 60 miles per hour from 55 mph next week, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Crews will begin changing the speed-limit signs next week. The new speed limit will not go into effect until the signs have been posted.

School building bond forum Monday night

Glencoe-Silver Lake Schools' first public forum regarding its proposed building bond is set for Monday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m., at the Helen Baker Elementary School in Glencoe.

The school district is proposing a $24 million building bond referendum that, if approved by voters on May 12, will close the Helen Baker school and add on to the high school and junior high school campus to accommodate students in kindergarten through second grade, as well as make improvements to the high school/junior high complex.