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Archive - 2018

March 15th

McLeod County - Comissioners Meeting

McLeod County

McLeod County
Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes 2/20/18

Commissioners Nagel, Pohlmeier, Krueger and Shimanski were present.
Pohlmeier/Krueger motion carried unanimously to approve the agenda.

Round Grove Township

Round Grove Township
Round Grove Township
The Round Grove town board will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, March 19, 2018, beginning at 7 p.m. at the home of the chairperson.
Deb Zellmann, Clerk
320-510- 2088
(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle March 14, 2018)

Round Grove Township

Round Grove Township
Round Grove Township
Assessment Notice
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review of the Town Board of Round Grove, McLeod, Minnesota will meet at the town hall in said township at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, the 5th day of April, 2018 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said real estate for the year 2019.

March 14th

Time to put police issue to rest

A letter writer has brought up, twice within a few weeks, a suggestion that the city of Glencoe explore the option of eliminating its police department and having the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office provide law enforcement protection for the city.
This isn’t the first time the issue has been raised in the city. A quick scan of The Chronicle archives shows that the issue was brought up in 2006 at a truth-in-taxation hearing, and again in 2012. Back in 2006, The Chronicle quoted a then Glencoe City Council member as saying that the issue had been raised as early as the 1970s.

Happy St. Urho’s Day from the Finns

Happy St. Urho’s Day!
You forgot? Well, here’s your gentle reminder that on March 16 we Finns celebrate the patron saint of Suomi (Finland).
It’s been awhile since I’ve written about St. Urho’s, so here’s the story: St. Urho is alleged to have chased the grasshoppers out of Finland many centuries ago and saved the Finnish grape crop. He simply shouted: “Heinasirka, heinasirka, mena taalta heiteen!” Roughly translated it means “go away!”
Really. Would a Finlander pull your leg any more than an Irishman?

Trail letter contained misinformation, distortions

To the Editor:
Another anti-paved trail letter and the misinformation campaign continues.
A March 7 letter writer laments trail-related actions that county commissioners have taken over the last five years and their resulting cost to county taxpayers. However, as usual, distortions, inaccuracies and irrelevant information are used to make things look as bad as possible.

Planning Commission recommends rezoning for planned apartments

The city of Glencoe Planning Commission is recommending approval of zoning about five acres of property directly east of Grand Meadows Senior Living as R-2 multi-family residential.
City Administrator Mark Larson said that Glencoe Multi-Family, a development company, plans to construct 85 units of housing on the parcel in two phases. The first phase will be a 50-unit development, with 35 added in the second phase. Larson said this is the same company that had looked at the former Helen Baker Elementary School site for potential development.

Father, son come together for Restore a Wreck project

The Crow River Sno Pros, Inc,. are continuing their unique competition from last year, Restore a Wreck, bringing families to the McLeod County fairgrounds from across five states. The Restore a Wreck competition calls for parent-child teams to restore vintage snowmobiles and show them off for pride, prizes and fun.
The competition will be judged at the Sno Pros annual vintage sled show and swap meet Saturday in Hutchinson.

School Board begins first discussion on replacing operating levy

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s current operating levy will expire in 2020, and the School Board will begin looking at whether it should seek a replacement levy.
Business Manager Michelle Sander brought the issue up at the board’s meeting Monday night, saying that discussions about the expiring levy should begin soon.
Superintendent Chris Sonju echoed that recommendation, saying the School Board should set a work session to review budget trends and begin planning for the future.

MnDOT plans new transportation study for Glencoe area

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is planning a new study of transportation needs in and around Glencoe, the city of Glencoe’s Personnel and Legislative Committee heard Monday afternoon.