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September 2nd

County Board hears updates on energy, highway projects

McLeod County’s efforts to improve the energy efficiency of its Health and Human Services Building on Ford Avenue are not proceeding as quickly as hoped.
Scott Grivna, the county’s building maintenance supervisor, told the County Board Tuesday morning that the contractor for the brick tuck pointing had not only not started work, but was asking to postpone it to spring 2016.
“They’re trying to push us out to next spring,” said Grivna. “Unfortunately, we need to get this (the tuck pointing) done before we do other things.”

New Auburn man hurt in motorcycle mishap

Brandon M. Deraad, 24, of New Auburn, was injured in a motorcycle accident on Highway 22 near Shilling Lake Road by New Auburn on Friday, Aug. 28, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The accident was reported at about 4:30 p.m.
According to the State Patrol, Deraad was southbound on Highway 22 on a 2006 Suzuki Street Bike when he lost control while trying to pass vehicles.
Deraad was taken by the Glencoe Ambulance to the Glencoe hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Givens makes first court appearance

Emily Louise Givens, 25, of Prior Lake, made a brief first court appearance Monday in McLeod County District Court.
Givens is facing a felony charge of criminal vehicular homicide resulting in death charge, a misdemeanor charge of careless driving, and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful use of a wireless communications device while driving in connection with an April accident in which Givens’ vehicle allegedly struck and killed Glencoe resident Penny Verdeck as she was riding a bicycle on a county road just north of Glencoe.

Planning Commission considers preliminary plat, CUP applications

The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission approved a preliminary plat for Jeremiah and Christine Kesler of Brownton to remodel an existing building on their newly purchased property in Sumter Township into a dwelling.
The property is located near  Lake Addie and the lot is within the 100 year flood plain, but the dwelling itself would be out of that plain.

Gold Star mother — 45 years later

New school year opens at GSL

4-H'ers fare well at county fair

Varsity football team defeats Hutch

Panthers varsity wins volleyball opener

JV gridders top Hutchinson