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August 19th

City Council stands by decision regarding vendors at City Center

Monday night’s Glencoe City Council meeting saw an attempt to rescind the previous meeting’s motion to make the city the exclusive bar provider for the city center.
The motion was prompted by public input from Dubbs Grill and Bar owner Gene Moske. He said he felt making the city the only vendor went against the idea of the City Center as a way to support local businesses. He also said he was concerned with the way the city staff ran the bar equipment and felt they left it messy.

City supports proposed plan for archery range in Glencoe

The Glencoe Archery Club hopes to be shooting on a range in town in the near future. The club’s president, George Essen, presented the plan for an outdoor range to the Glencoe City Council at its regular meeting Monday night.
Council members voted to move ahead with the project and have City Attorney Jody Winters draft the necessary changes to the city ordinance.
The range will be located at the end of Ninth Street East near Pleasant Avenue North.

County Board selects construction management firm

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to hire Contegrity Group of Little Falls as its construction manager for the proposed jail expansion and courthouse security project.
Commissioner Sheldon Nies noted that the county had received four proposals for construction management services, and had pared that down to two for consideration at a workshop session — Contegrity Group and Kraus Anderson of Circle Pines.
Nies said two factors led him to believe that Contegrity Group was the best choice.

Musicfest comes to Glencoe for first time

Whirls of red and white invaded the dance floor of Glencoe’s Pla-Mor Ballroom this past weekend as the Polka Lovers Klub of America came to town for its 17th annual Musicfest.
The festival is a three-day event that brings together polka lovers from all over the nation, and even a few guests from abroad.

5 people injured in head-on crash

Five people were injured in a head-on collision on Highway 19 west of Henderson Sunday at about 4:30 p.m.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2010 Mercury Milan, driven by Kristopher Hipp, 27, of Arlington, was eastbound on Highway 19 when the vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Donald Tauer, 56, of Morgan.

Glencoe Airport site of brat, sweet corn feed; aircraft fly-in Saturday

Glencoe Chapter 92 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, known as the South Central Flyers, will host its annual sweet corn and bratwurst feed and fly-in Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Glencoe Municipal Airport (Vernon Perschau Field).
There is a charge for admission. There will be a drawing for free plane rides.

2 Hutchinson drivers injured near Kimball

Two Hutchinson drivers were injured in a two-vehicle rear-end accident on Highway 15 near Kimball Thursday morning.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Robyn Sawyer, 34, of Hutchinson, was northbound on Highway 15 in a 2012 Volkswagon JBS sedan about 7:40 a.m. when she slowed to take a lefthand turn onto County Road 147. Her vehicle was then rear-ended by a 2003 Ford Windstar driven by Marcene Hopp, 63, of Hutchinson.
Both drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to the St. Cloud Hospital for treatment.

143rd McLeod County Fair opens today

The 143rd McLeod County Fair is slated to open today (Wednesday). The fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 23.

Wednesday
The fair officially opens at 1 p.m. today, but the 4-H and open class goat show starts at noon. Other 1 p.m. events include the senior citizen program with entertainment by Sugar Loom in the Corporate Tent; Century Farm presentation, Corporate Tent; midway opens; and Lake Superior Helicopter rides until sunset.
Other events throughout the day include:

Glencoe hosts polka festival

Brownton takes delivery of new engine