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Archive - Mar 2017


March 21st

Stewart City Council accepts bid for new north truck ring road

The Stewart City Council awarded the low bid of $831,322.58 to R&R Excavating, Inc., of Hutchinson for the proposed Mill Street construction project.
City Engineer Andy Kehren from Bolton and Menk informed the council that five bids were received ranging from the low bid to over $985,000.
The sealed bids were opened March 1.
The city has received a $500,000 grant from the state Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) to help with the project.

Junior high band, choir performance

9 suicides in county in 2016

Our view: Let’s raise awareness of suicide, mental health


Student seeks info on state of Minnesota

To the Editor:
To the people of the great state of Minnesota:
Hello, I am a fourth-grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we do state reports and I have chosen your state. I am very excited to learn about the great state of Minnesota as I work on my report.

Local businesswoman needs our support

To the Editor:
OK, so I’ve never done anything like this before, but I’m going to do it now and I need your help.
We all know what a wonderful person Janette Goettl is and the battle she is fighting. We can and should continue praying for her healing and recovery and that showing of support is priceless. However, I think we can and should do more. Prayers are great, but what about being a part of the answer to a prayer.

Why not recognize trails as assets?

To the Editor:

Wright reports on MARL trip to Washington, D.C.

To the Editor:
Concerned about the issues that are evolving around our federal government these days? Wonder how our federal government works?
Recently, I was able to spend six days in Washington, D.C., along with other members of the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership program (MARL). Our purpose was to spend time with our congressmen, federal committees, embassies, professional appointments and various work groups to better understand our federal system, and to learn how to become more effective in it.

Care Connection Thrift Store to reopen

The Care Connection Thrift Store, which closed at the end of last year, will reopen in a new location Tuesday, March 28, as the Allina Health Hospice Thrift Store. As it did before, the thrift store will collect and sell donated goods with the proceeds going to support the Allina Health Hospice programs in the Glencoe and Hutchinson region.

Medical examiner’s report: 9 suicides, 1 motor-vehicle-related death in 2016

There were nine deaths by suicide in 2016, according to the annual medical examiner report.
Dr. A. Quinn Strobl of the Midwest Examiners Office said that was the highest number of suicides in McLeod County that she has seen. She gave her report to the McLeod County Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning.
There were four suicides in 2015, and four in 2014, Strobl said.

Judge Savre to retire from bench March 31

First District Judge Michael Savre is retiring at the end of March after 13 years on the bench. He primarily handled McLeod County cases where he is chambered, but also presided over matters in every one of the seven counties that make up the state’s First Judicial District: Dakota County, Scott County, Carver County, Goodhue County, LeSueur County, Sibley County and McLeod County.