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May 13th, 2015

Demer — Martin

Aria Demer of Oakdale and Tyler Martin of Glencoe announce their engagement.
Parents of the couple are Karl and Stacie Demer of Oakdale, Eric and Katherine Todd of Oakdale, and Dave and Pam Martin of Glencoe.
Aria Demer is a graduate of Tartan Senior High School and the University of Minnesota. She is employed as a nurse at Maple Grove Hospital and is currently studying for her doctorate in nursing practice at the University of Minnesota.

Music in the Park donations needed before June 10

The Silver Lake Music in the Park Committee is reminding donors of prizes for the event that donations are due by June 10 so a listing may be compiled. If an organization, business or individual would rather donate cash for the small gratuity paid to the musicians, it would be appreciated.
Donors are encouraged to put their names on the prizes if they want to be acknowledged.
Any donations turned in to the committee after that date or brought to the park will be listed as given by an anonymous donor.

Silver Lake Poppy Day is Friday

As Memorial Day approaches, some may wonder what those little red flowers are that are appearing on people’s hats and lapels and purses. Perhaps it’s time for a reminder of what the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Program is about.

Ban on plastic shopping bags?

As convenient as they are for so many tasks, from hauling our groceries to cleaning up pet waste, most of us are aware that plastic bags are not healthy for our environment.
Although there are biodegradable plastic bags, most in use are not. Plastic bags are, however, recyclable, but getting them to proper recycling facilities is problematic. They clutter up recycling equipment, blow around landfills and along highways, and generally are as detrimental as they are useful.

Despite my best effort, I finished the ride

As usual, I was under-prepared, under-trained and, I admit, more than a little frightened.
As I have written before, my brother, his daughter and I like to push ourselves with new challenges, from 5K runs to a duathlon and other events.
Now, we have become biking enthusiasts. Well, maybe enthusiast is too strong of a word, at least for me, considering how little time I’ve spent on a bicycle lately.
But earlier this winter, we committed ourselves to riding in the MS Society’s 50-mile ride, which was Saturday in the Twin Cities.

GSL kids get kudos on behavior

I just wanted to let all Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) parents and community members know that our kids received an excellent comment from the staff at the Brunzwick Zone, where prom and the after-prom party were held.
The kids were commended for their great behavior and respectfulness. GSL truly has great kids!
Laura Donnay

Why utility ‘net metering’ reform is needed

To the Editor:

House GOP spotlight on rural state fades

To the Editor:
Republicans swept into the majority last year by picking up 10 House seats in Greater Minnesota, convincing voters that they would shine the spotlight on rural areas of the state that they claimed had been ignored by the Democrats. That spotlight shone brightly on rural Minnesota at the start of this legislative session, but it faded quickly once the House Republican majority started passing their major bills last week.

Urge legislators to fund transportation

To the Editor:
As we move into the final stretch of this year’s legislative session it is refreshing to see all sides agreeing that Minnesota has significant transportation problems that require a long-term investment to get back on track.

Adult crime drops slightly in the county

McLeod County Attorney Mike Junge reported a slight decrease in adult criminals charged in 2014 compared to the previous year while presenting part of his annual report at the May 5 McLeod County Board of Commissioners meeting.
He gave part of the report for the benefit of students from the county attending the meeting. The rest will be presented to the board at its next meeting.
“What I often say is our job involves drugs, sex, booze and gambling,” said Junge about how 95 percent of charges are found in these areas.