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Archive - Sep 27, 2017


Helen Baker hot topic at School Board workshop

The Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board held its work session on the Helen Baker Elementary property Monday night to discuss the building proposal for the site, the city of Glencoe’s purchase agreement for the Helen Baker site and what it means for the land to qualify as a redevelopment tax increment financing (TIF) district.

County Board proposes 7% levy hike for ’18

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners set a preliminary 2018 levy at $21.11 million Tuesday, a 7 percent increase over its 2017 levy of $19.73 million.
The County Board and its administration offered a summary sheet outlining the need for the increase, citing unfunded federal and state mandates, the ramifications of a market study on positions and wages, rising health care costs, rising Social Services costs and increasing utility and maintenance costs.

GHPS learns about the life of Martin McLeod

John Lofdahl of Hutchinson, known for his participation in historical re-enactments regarding the fur trade in the Upper Midwest, visited the Glencoe Historic Preservation Society (GHPS) during its annual meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19, to give a short presentation on Martin McLeod, the founder of McLeod County.