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Number of foster parents dwindling

The number of children who need foster care is far outpacing the number of available beds in foster homes, according to a report from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
The Star Tribune’s Brandon Stahl took a hard look at why there are more foster children than available homes, and part of the answer was startling: the Minnesota Legislature in 2015, passed some sweeping reforms after it was discovered that many children “fell through the cracks” when it came to protecting them from abusers.

At the local level: storm water, precedents

While the political charades continue on the national level, local politics are at work, too. Two items come to mind: storm water and setting precedent.
At the June 6 Glencoe City Council meeting, council members heard that the city may try to prevent water from the eastern watershed from flowing west into the central watershed as a reaction to recent decisions by the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School District and the Buffalo Creek Watershed District Board (BCWD).

Site needs to be open more often

To the Editor:
Another person has stopped me on the street commenting about the elm site hours or lack thereof. That makes only two people this week. Earlier in the year it was approximately three people a day, sometimes more.

County Board OKs historical coordinator on split vote

The McLeod County Board on Tuesday — and on a 3-2 vote — approved $12,945 to fund a new position for the McLeod County Historical Society. The new position will coordinate a collaboration between the county and other historic organizations in the county, such as Historic Hutchinson and the Glencoe Historic Preservation Society.
The County Board had originally considered a request for funding for the position in May, and had tabled the request until Tuesday’s meeting.

Glencoe Days get under way Friday

Glencoe Days unofficially get under way Thursday when the midway rolls into town, and starts officially on Friday, June 24.
On Thursday, June 23, there will be carnival night midway amusement rides starting at 5 p.m.

City hires James Voigt as street, parks director

James Voigt will be the new public works director for streets and parks for the city of Glencoe. The City Council approved his hire at its regular meeting Monday night.
Voigt was a volunteer with the city’s fire department for 18 years.
He will replace current director Mike Drew when he retires in September.
City Administrator Mark Larson said there were three internal applicants for the position and he feltVoigt would be the best fit.

Glencoe hosts Dairy Day

Silver Lake Dairy Day

Storm dumps on Brownton

Plato Dairy Day