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Archive - Jun 2018


June 20th

County Board accepts bid for Dakota Trail, change order to reduce costs

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners approved a construction bid for a portion of the Dakota Trail at its Tuesday morning meeting, contingent on its also passing a change order designed to reduce the cost.
John Brunkhorst, public works director, said the county had received four bids for the project, which would include the reconstruction and paving of the trail between McLeod County Road 1 and the Carver County line.

New GRHS nursing home to open in July

At the midpoint of its two-year nursing home remodeling and expansion project, Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) recently announced a new facility name and other details to residents, their family members and all GRHS staff.

City Council addresses light agenda in 35-minute meeting

A well-behaved Glencoe City Council meeting on June 18 was only 35 minutes in length — a seemingly immediate impact in efficiency and behavior, possibly correlated to a League of Minnesota Cities counseling session at the last Personnel and Legislative Committee meeting. Or, it could’ve been because the council didn’t have much to talk about.
At the meeting, the acceptance of 1128 Hennepin Ave. demolition bids was tabled, there was a second reading of an amendment to the city liquor ordinance, and the council decided to switch over from committee meetings to workshops.

Planning Commission considers parameters for measuring height

The variance request for Ted Newmann to build a detached garage with square footage and height greater than allowed by city ordinance made its way back onto the city of Glencoe’s Planning and Industrial Commission’s meeting agenda and, for now, it’s not going anywhere. The commission was split on the decision 2-2, with Chair Wes Olson and Secretary Lynn Exsted voting no and David Stark and Bob Senst voting in favor of the variance — Kevin Dietz was absent, but reported on his thoughts of the variance to Olson, though he wasn’t able to weigh in on the vote.

MNA delegation heads to D.C. seeking tariff relief

Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA) members were in Washington, D.C., last week urging lawmakers to intervene in a recent U.S. Department of Commerce decision they believe poses a serious threat to the future of not only newspapers across the state and nation, but to freedom of the press itself.

Issues continue at the Villager Apartments in Silver Lake

t is not a rare sight to see the law enforcement vehicles in front of the Villager Apartments on Grove Street in Silver Lake. According to Police Chief RJ Cripps, the apartment building has averaged 207 police calls per year, a total of 1,036, over the last five years and the number seems to be increasing.
The City Council learned that the owner is still working on bringing the facility up to compliance in order to obtain the certificate of occupancy, which should have been issued in January. City officials have been unable to communicate with the owner.

Bury — Stoeckman

Elissa Bury of Watertown and Darrin Stoeckman of Green Isle announce their engagement.
Parents of the couple are Larry and Ruth Bury of Watertown and Rollin and Beth Stoeckman of Green Isle.
Elissa Bury is a graduate of Mayer Lutheran High School and Crown College. Darrin Stoeckman is a graduate of Arlington-Green Isle High School and Willmar Technical College.
A June 30 wedding is planned.

Bartol-Byers — Anderson

Cierra Bartol-Byers and Eric Anderson, both of Hutchinson, announce their engagement.
Parents of the bride are Carol Bartol of Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, and the late Douglas Byers. The groom’s parents are Ellen and Roy Anderson of Fergus Falls.
Cierra Bartol-Byers is a 2011 graduate of Baraboo High School in Baraboo, Wisconsin, a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, and is currently employed as a fourth-grade teacher in the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District.

Rakow to participate in Aquatennial program

The Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) announces that Faith Rakow of Silver Lake will be participating in the AAO Candidate Program from July 17 through July 22.

Locals graduate from GAC

Among the spring graduates at Gustavus Adolphus College (GAC) in St. Peter were Stephanie Klockmann, Brownton, nursing; Oakley Clark, Glencoe, religion, political science, summa cum laude; Eric Dahlke, Glencoe, management; and Nolan Lepel, Plato, management.