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Archive - Oct 11, 2017

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Buffalo Lake man injured in crash

Dustin Randall Kraemer, 23, of Buffalo Lake, was critically injured Wednesday morning just before 7 a.m. in a two-vehicle crash at Highway 212 and Chandler Avenue in Glencoe.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Kraemer was eastbound on Highway 212 in a 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup and was turning left onto Chandler Avenue when his pickup was struck on the passenger side by a westbound 2016 Freightliner semi-tractor trailer driven by Robert Joseph Traynor, 42, of Maiden Rock, Wisconsin.

School Board needs to act on Helen Baker

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board is, unfortunately, back to square one on its Helen Baker Elementary School property.
The now-vacant school building and its surrounding grounds has been a hot topic in recent weeks, as the School Board considered a partnership effort with the city of Glencoe to develop housing on the site, heard a proposal to convert the property for community use and, Monday night, received an offer from a private citizen to buy the property for $2 and, if it could not be re-sold, to raze the building and restore the site to a grass parcel.

Can we take 3-plus more Trump years?

By Rich Glennie
Well, we have three-plus more years of all this chaos. Can we last that long?
Perhaps the best thing that happened to television news and cable talk shows has been the election of Donald Trump as our president. He is an entertainer of the highest quality, whether he intends it or not.

The case for bipartisanship politics

By Lee H. Hamilton
Back in March, two young members of Congress from Texas, Beto O’Rourke and Will Hurd, became brief internet celebrities. Unable to fly back to Washington because of a snowstorm, the two hit the road together, tweeting and livestreaming their trip north. They fielded questions along the way on everything from the war on drugs to immigration — and so ended up holding what O’Rourke called “the longest cross-country livestream town hall in the history of the world.”