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County board holds hearing, adopts trails plan

Jail project under way

Glencoe library hosts tea party

Panthers hit halfway mark of season

Bruins win over St. Boniface

County Board unanimously adopts trails plan

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted its proposed trails plan after hearing nearly two hours of testimony at a public hearing Tuesday morning.
Those in attendance raised a wide variety of topics, from funding to maintenance to whether condemnation or eminent domain processes will be used to acquire property for new trails.

City Council approves bond issue for Armstrong Avenue project financing

The Glencoe City Council approved the bond resolution for the 2016 Armstrong Avenue project at its regular meeting Monday night. 
Paul Donna of R.W. Baird presented the bond to the council. The total interest rate is 2.29 percent with a total cost of $4,025,000.
Donna explained the rate was a little higher because the market has been going up and down a lot recently. 

Ehrke returns to city in joint economic development/city center position

Dan Ehrke will be returning to work in the Glencoe community as the city’s new assistant city administrator--marketing and community development position. 
This new position will be a combination of the city center coordinating and economic development responsibilities. 
Previously, Ehrke served as the director of the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce for about eight years before leaving to work for Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH). 

Ali-Skelton pleads guilty to lying, threat charges

bdul Raheem Ali-Skelton, 23, of Glencoe, pleaded guilty  to various charges in both federal and district court last week.
On Wednesday, April 27, Ali-Skelton entered an expected guilty plea to a charge that he had lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding contact he had in 2015 with the terrorist organization ISIL, based in Syria.

The Pinske Edge now an ESOP company

PLATO — The Pinske Edge, a premier company providing surfaces and specialized tooling for residential and commercial applications, is proud to announce it is now a 100 percent employee-owned company.
This announcement of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan & Trust (ESOP) was made to The Pinske Edge employees at a special meeting held at the company’s headquarters in Plato.