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November 5th, 2014

County Board updated on jail project, sets workshop

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners had already planned a Nov. 13 workshop to discuss its jail expansion and courthouse security project, but will take an extra hard look at it after hearing Tuesday morning that the project’s anticipated cost is $7.1 million, about $200,000 more than the original estimate of $6.9 million.
John McNamara of Wold Architects presented more detail designs for the project, which he said will allow his company to create construction documents for the bid process.
He added that he expects to go out on bids in February.

Woodworking club up and running

Anyone interested in seeing the culmination of a two-year effort to create a woodworking club is welcome to attend an open house Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Glencoe City Center.
Along with finding out about the club, attendees can munch on hammer-shaped cookies and perhaps see a wooden bowl being created on one of the club’s “ringmaster” lathes.
The open house is being held in conjunction with the annual Season Sampler.

Trailblazer Joint Powers Board updated on Wright County service

Trailblazer Transit provided a minimum of 11,545 one-way rides in Wright County during the months of July through September, according to statistics presented to the Joint Powers Board Thursday morning.
Trailblazer Transit started providing service with the Wright County borders in June.

Glencoe City Council moves ahead with Lincoln Park plans

The Glencoe City Council approved going ahead with preparations for plans and specifications for the Lincoln Park public improvement project at its meeting Monday evening.
John Rodeberg, city engineer with Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH), said estimated project costs total $6.36 million, down from the initial estimate of $6.47 million.
The project includes the reconstruction of the street surfaces and the replacement of deteriorating and undersized water and sewer lines on the 25-block area surrounding the park.

Election day

Wee Friends Halloween­­ fun

Fall concert

Gruenhagen easily wins re-election

State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, easily won re-election to his Minnesota District 18B House seat Tuesday. He defeated DFL challenger John Lipke with 8,801 votes to Lipke's 4,939, according to unofficial results on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.

November 4th

Robeck wins city seat; Krueger defeats Terlinden

The city of Glencoe had three council seats on the ballot in Tuesday’s election. There will be one new council member as of Jan. 1 as former city employee Allen Robeck defeated incumbent Lori Adamietz in the at-large councilor race, 902 votes to 609. Precinct 3 incumbent Gary Ziemer was returned to another term with 284 votes to challenger Marie Thurn’s 164. John Schrupp, running unopposed in Precinct 2, was re-elected with 344 votes.

Incumbents returned to Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board

Glencoe-Silver Lake's three incumbent school board members were returned to their seats in Tuesday's election.

Re-elected were Jason Lindeman with 2,309 votes, Clark J. Christianson with 2,208, and Anne Twiss with 1,909. Also running were Pat Fogarty, who earned 1,895 votes, and former school board member Gary Schreifels, who had 1,298 votes.