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May 4th

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.

2 accidents reported Saturday evening

There were two accidents on state highways in McLeod County Saturday evening.
The first was reported Saturday at 6:23 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 212 and Morningside Drive on the east edge of Glencoe.

Finance committee discusses stormwater rates for business

The city of Glencoe’s finance and strategic planning committee discussed stormwater fees at its meeting on Wednesday, April 27. 
The Glencoe City Council had voted in February to raise stormwater rates from $5 to $7.50 this year, and then to $10 in 2017. The council later voted to freeze the increase so that the city could research the fee applied to commercial and industrial properties. 

Adoption of trail plan was good decision

After nearly two hours of taking public comment, the McLeod County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a proposed trail plan that has been in the works for over a year.
Although many don’t believe it, the trail plan — which outlines possible improvements that can be made over the next 20 years — is not set in stone. It’s a guiding document, not a commitment.

State needs to focus on roads, not more trails

To the Editor:
I had occasion to speak with Minnesota House Representative Tim Miller-R this past weekend. Tim represents District 17A, which borders McLeod and Sibley counties. Miller won his election in a stunning upset victory in 2014, with an 11 percent margin, against Andrew Falk, his three-term DFL opponent.

Blood drive exceeds goal by 13 units

To the Editor:
I want to thank all of the patient donors who took time out of their day on Wednesday, April 27, to donate at the Glencoe Community Blood Drive.

Volunteers needed to maintain gardens

To the Editor:
We need two more volunteers to help with watering the baskets in Glencoe. It is getting to be a big job for one or two people to do it.
Last year, we had four people watering. It worked very well. The job consists of about three hours a day for one week a month from the end of May to Labor Day. It also includes occasional watering of the Glencoe gardens. The parks department provides the truck for watering.

Running mates may be key to election

As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton methodically march to their political party nominations, I have been hearing more and more people saying they may not vote at all. They may sit on the sidelines because they don’t care for either party front-runner.

County planning commission gives approval of three mining permits

The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission gave its nod of approval to three mining conditional use permits at its Wednesday, April 27 meeting. 
Public hearings were held on each application, and one drew more comment than the others.
Jay Rickert of Rickert Excavating, Inc., asked for mining conditional use permit to take sand from property in Sumter Township, located near 65th Street and Major Avenue.

SL City Council accepts fire tank bid

The Silver Lake City Council held a special meeting on Monday, May 2, to review and approve the bids for the purchase of a new water tank for a truck for the fire department.
The department sent four bid requests and received one back.
The lone bid was from US Tanker in Delavan, Wisconsin, for $144,739.