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February 15th, 2018

City of Glencoe- Council Meeting

City of Glencoe

7:00 P.M.
Mayor Wilson called the regular meeting of the City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Schrupp, Alexander, Neid, Ziemer, Robeck. Also present: Assistant City Administrator Dan Ehrke, Finance Director Trippel, PWDs Schreifels and Voigt, Fire Chief Grack and Police Chief Raiter, City Attorney Mark Ostlund. City Administrator Mark Larson was absent.
Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented entered by Member Ziemer. Second by Member Alexander. All members voted in favor.

McLeod County-Minutes

McLeod County

McLeod County Board of
Commissioners Meeting Minutes 1/16/18

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

McLeod County-Minutes

McLeod County

McLeod County Board of
Commissioners Meeting Minutes 1/30/18

Commissioners Nagel, Wright, Shimanski, Pohlmeier and Krueger were present.Pohlmeier/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to approve the agenda.Krueger/Wright motion carried unanimously to approve release of the draft North Fork Crow River One Watershed One Plan for a 60-day public comment period.

(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle February 14, 2018

City of Brownton-Council Meeting

City of Brownton
Brownton City Council
February Meeting
٠ Melanie Lindeman approached Council regarding BABS upgrade proposals to the west softball field wherein they requested electricity to the shack, dugouts and fences. BABS has funding for the upgrades and was given the go ahead to proceed with the upgrades with promised support from the city.

McLeod County- Public Hearing

Public Hearing
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that the regular meeting of the McLeod County Planning Commission has been scheduled on Wednesday the 28th day of February 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at the North Complex in the North Half - Large Conference Room (south side of bldg) at 2391 Hennepin Avenue North, Glencoe, Minnesota.

February 14th

Can Fischbach serve in dual roles?

Michelle Fischbach, a Republican from a St. Cloud-area Senate district, currently has two roles in Minnesota’s state government — she is a state senator who was recently appointed lieutenant governor — as provided for in the state constitution — after former Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to fill the seat of former U.S. Sen. Al Franken, who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.

What to look for in a political candidate

By Lee H. Hamilton
Have you already made up your mind about how you’re going to vote — at least by party — in this year’s important elections? I hope not.
Because to serve our nation well at this troubled time in its political history, you should be looking for certain qualities in the politicians you favor. Ideology, party affiliation, positions on key issues — these are important considerations, but this year demands more from us as voters.

Crow River Sno Pros cater to snowmobile enthusiasts in area

The Crow River Sno Pros are always looking for ways to help snowmobile enthusiasts, whether it be grooming and maintaining 160 miles of trail, offering safety classes or giving a venue for people to show off and see vintage snowmobiles.
Its latest venture is the purchase of a new tractor and groomer for the trails. But this groomer is unique — it was designed by club members and custom built by OEM in Green Isle. The tractor to pull the groomer was bought from Arnold’s in Glencoe, as the club tries to keep its business in the local area.

School Board votes to hire social worker

The Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board approved a motion to end the service provided through Southwest Central Service Cooperative (SWCS) and hire a school social worker through the district because of changing social work needs at the elementary level.
With the change — which is recommended by Superintendent Chris Sonju — the position would increase from an eight-tenths to a full-time position.

McLain to specialize in feedlots, septic systems for county

Jacob McLain has joined the McLeod County staff as an environmental technician specializing in feedlots and sub-surface treatment systems (SSTS).
The county had been looking for someone to fill the position after the retirement of longtime county environmentalist Roger Berggren and the resignation of the assistant, who moved on to another position.