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Archive - Dec 20, 2017

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Vehicle, deceased male found in ditch

A 48-year-old Cohasset man was found deceased in a vehicle in a ditch in Renville County Thursday, Dec. 14.
The Renville County Sheriff’s Office reported that it received a call about 10:32 a.m. that day regarding a vehicle that was on its roof at the bottom of a drainage ditch in a farm field north of Highway 212 about one-quarter mile east of Hector. The ditch was located in a farm field about one-fourth of a mile from any nearby road.

Hutchinson man hurt in car crash

Philip Gordon Graves, 73, of Hutchinson, was injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 7 and Babcock Avenue near Lester Prairie Friday, Dec. 15, at about 7:30 p.m.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Graves was driving a 2016 Kia Soul westbound on Highway 7, and Trinity Kadeejah Lawrence, 22, of Carver, was southbound on Babcock Avenue. The vehicles collided in the intersection.

City Council finalizes 2018 levy, budget

The Glencoe City Council passed a resolution to approve the 2018 budget and tax levy at its Monday night meeting.
In a memo from City Administrator Mark Larson, who was absent from the meeting, it was noted that only one citizen had requested information on the budget and tax levy since the truth-in-taxation hearing on Dec. 4.
The General Fund levy is set at $1.577 million with the Debt Service levy set at $806,000 which brings a total of $2.383 million, a 4.886 percent increase from last year’s levy.

County Board OKs Morningside actions

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a couple of items in preparation for the Morningside Avenue extension project in Glencoe, which will most like be constructed in 2019.
The project is considered the third phase of the Morningside improvements, and will extend the road from 11th Street to 16th Street. Morningside also is McLeod County’s County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 15.

Group brainstorms ideas for promoting Glencoe

About 20 people attended a Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee brainstorming meeting at Gert & Erma’s on Dec. 14, with a goal of coming up with the committee’s next project.
Those 20 people represented over 14 businesses, including Ameriprise Financial, Miller Manufacturing, Home Solutions, Fahey Sales, Lighthouse Church, McLeod For Tomorrow, the McLeod County Historical Society, First Minnesota Bank, Glencoe Family Chiropractic, Security Bank & Trust and Twin Cities & Western Railroad, among others.