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November 19th, 2014

Veterans Day message: ‘They have all served so we can have freedoms’

When Dave Meyer joined the U.S. Army as a senior in high school, he did it for a lot of reasons — a chance to pay for college, to see the world, and to carry on a family tradition.
“But at some point, serving in the military took on a whole new meaning,” Meyer told the audience at the Glencoe-Silver Lake Veterans Day program Nov. 11. “I don’t know why or what triggered it, but I started standing a little taller and more at attention. And I started taking a longer and more respectful look at veterans.”

‘Shrek’ continues

Veterans Day program

Everyday heroes

A ‘Marathon’ haircut

November 16th

Lester Prairie family involved in fatal Highway 212 crash

Two members of a Lester Prairie family died and two were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 212 in Carver County  Saturday shortly before 2 p.m.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the deceased have been identified as Angelica Salas, 29, of Lester Prairie, and Jorge Salas, 6, both passengers in one of the vehicles. Jorge Salas, 29, the driver of the vehicle, and Omar Salas, 4, a passenger, of Lester Prairie, were both seriously injured.

Matthew Rodde, 33, of Excelsior, the driver of the other vehicle, had nonlife-threatening injuries.

November 15th

Christensen requests recount

McLeod County 5th District Commissioner Jon Christensen has requested a recount of votes from the Nov. 4 ballot. Challenger Joe Nagel was the apparent winner in the Fifth District contest by a 34-vote margin.

The recount will take place Monday at 1 p.m. Christensen is responsible for the cost of the recount, which is estimated at $700.

The 5th District consists of one of the city of Hutchinson three precincts and Acoma and Hutchinson townships.

November 14th

Glencoe City Council agenda includes updates, quotes

The Glencoe City Council will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the Glencoe City Center.

Agenda topics include quotes for spray foam insulation at Glencoe Wine & Spirits, work on the north wall, a replat of the GlenTech Park Addition, and updates on the medical cannabis proposal, the airport and Economart.

County Board to meet in afternoon session

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday as usual, but in the afternoon rather than the morning to accommodate a training session the commissioners are involved in.

The meeting starts at 1 p.m. The agenda includes a continuation of discussion on the tobacco ordinance, a request from the solid waste department to buy a new forklift and a review of the material recovery facility's retrofit project, quotations on new windows for the health and human services building and the 2015 board meeting schedule, among other items.

November 12th

Mason, Merrill receive write-in Council votes