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October 26th

Write-in campaign will cost county money

To the Editor:
This is an exciting time for District 4. With Sheldon Nies not seeking re-election, we will have our first new county commissioner in over 20 years.
More than ever before, voters appear eager to embrace fresh and new ideas. It seems Jeff Nies can sense this when he reminds audiences that he is “not his father” and “will not vote as he did” and we see two very important differences between the other two, and more qualified, candidates.

Write in Ane Fitzgerald for commissioner

To the Editor:
If you want to do something good for McLeod County and you live in District 4, you should write in your vote for Ane Fitzgerald for county commissioner. I don’t live in Ane’s district, but I would vote for her if I could, and this is why:
Ane cares about McLeod County. Her family farms here so she is deeply invested in the community. She understands exactly how important good roads and bridges are to get farm products to market.

Wilde will accomplish a lot as a state senator

To the Editor:
I signed on to Amy Wilde’s first campaign for Meeker County commissioner because I knew she could accomplish a lot — and she did. Now I’m supporting Amy as a candidate for the Minnesota Senate for the same reason. Unlike those now in office who let two years go by without passing a major bill, she can get the job done.

Encourages write-in votes for Ane Fitzgerald

To the Editor:
This letter is written as an endorsement for Ane Fitzgerald as a write-in candidate for McLeod County commissioner, District 4. Both of us have worked with Ane and have known her for many years. We believe that Ane is uniquely qualified to serve as an excellent county commissioner for District 4.

Mosel will represent constituents of District 18B

To the Editor:
Just to review a few of the basics. Our form of government is a republic, which means that we elect someone to represent us in the performance of governing functions. I have not had a representative for a number of years. Our alleged representatives are part of an obstructive movement that accomplishes nothing and is good at blaming others.

New Auburn candidates talk about growth, blight, more

Keeping streets clear, providing youth activities, encouraging business and residential growth, and trying to keep taxes and fees down were all priorities listed by New Auburn City Council candidates at a forum Thursday night.
The forum was hosted by the New Auburn Lions Club, and featured incumbent Mayor Doug Munsch and mayoral candidate Fred Grack, and city council candidates Wayne “Scootie” Schultz and incumbent Becky Brockhoff. Unable to attend was council candidate Dennis  Kuehl, an incumbent.

City candidates field variety of questions at forum

Candidates for mayor and the city council fielded several questions from their constituents at a forum Tuesday, Oct. 18, that was hosted by the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce at the Glencoe City Center.
Candidates at the table were Randy Wilson, running unopposed for another term as mayor; Dan Perschau, incumbent, and Milan Alexander, challenger, candidates for Precinct 1; and Kevin Dietz, incumbent, and Cory Neid, challenger, candidates for Precinct 4.

Chamber hires Custer as president

There is a new face in the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce office (GACC).
Sally Custer officially took the helm as president of the GACC on Sept. 20.
She brings a wealth of Chamber and non-profit experience to the position.
For the past 12 years, Custer served as the executive director of the chamber in Buffalo.
Orignally from the Washington, D.C., area, Custer and her husband Ken live in Howard Lake, where they own a glass business.

School candidates asked about testing, transgender facilities

Two of the three candidates for the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board fielded a few questions at the Tuesday, Oct. 18, forum hosted by the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce.
All three candidates are incumbents and are running unopposed. At the forum were Donna VonBerge and Kevin Kuester. Jamie Alsleben had another commitment and was unable.
The school board candidates came up to the table at the tail-end of the session, and most attendees had left after the city council forum.
One of the first questions fielded regarded transgender students and restrooms.

Candidates talk about gridlock, health care, transportation

Candidates for state legislative offices differed sharply on transportation and gridlock issues at a candidates forum hosted by the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Attending the forum were Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, and Amy Wilde, DFL-Dassel, who are competing for the Minnesota Senate District 18 seat, and Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, and Darrel Mosel, DFL-Gaylord, who are facing off in the Minnesota House District 18B race. Newman and Gruenhagen are the incumbents.